Eat & Drink
July 10
Hats (and caps) off to a great first year from Spilled Grain.

6 Minnesota breweries win U.S. Open Beer awards

St. Louis Park's Haggard Barrel also took a trophy after only just hitting the market in January.
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July 10
A toast with four glasses of beer over a summer bonfire.

10 beers to sip at your summer bonfire

From crushable lagers to more contemplative brews like barrel-aged ales, there's a beer for every mood.
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July 10
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5 ways to boost your attention span

Simple changes can produce big benefits.
Books
July 10
photo of author Angie Hong next to the St. Croix River

Get your supper club on, find bike paths and nature trails in Stillwater writer's 'Exploring the St. Croix'

LOCAL NONFICTION: TikTok sensation Angie Hong will visit area libraries, and walk-and-talk at Franconia Sculpture Garden, to spread the word about her new book.
Books
July 10
photo of author Sarah Pearse

Novelist Sarah Pearse ends her twisty trilogy with crime novel 'The Wilds'

FICTION: The thriller is about a woman's disappearance in a Portuguese national park.
Taste
July 10
Four recipes for a summer full of potato salad (clockwise,from top): Rainbow Potato Salad, South of the Border Potato Salad, Classic Potato Salad and

4 potato salads for your next backyard barbecues

The flavors of the recipes might differ, but the technique is the same. And it's simple if you follow these tips.
Music
July 10
Nickel Creek/ Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The Big Gigs: 10 best concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Highlights for July 11-17 include Nickel Creek with Andrew Bird, Grace Potter, Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire, X and Jeezy.
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July 10
Chris Botti will perform three nights at the Dakota in October.

Tickets go on sale this week for Chris Botti, La Dona, Sidepiece and B2wins

Other shows include Delfeayo Marsalis, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rick Wakeman and Jake Xerxes Fussell.
Home & Garden
July 9
Clare sells 56 paint colors directly to consumers. Supplies are also available. MUST CREDIT: Clare

8 things to know before you renovate your home for the first time

How to set a realistic budget, when to DIY or hire a pro and other things to consider.
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July 9
Thousands of fireflies light up at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on July 9, 2020. (This photo is a multiple exposure of images taken over a 5-minu

What's the latest light show in town? Fireflies at the Arboretum.

Conditions are just right this soggy midsummer to see the quiet magic in after-hours viewings.
Music
July 9
That means you, too, are invited to watch iconic Prince scenes like this when "Purple Rain" is screened at Target Center on July 27 its 40th anniversa

'Purple Rain' to be screened at Target Center on 40th anniversary of movie's release

The July 27 event in Minneapolis will feature members of Prince's family and collaborators.
Eat & Drink
July 9
Bardo chef/owner Remy Pettus in the bar of his restaurant. "This is literally a dream come true," he said. "It's so enjoyable and rewarding when thing

Former Minneapolis chef Remy Pettus dies at 41

He had recently left the restaurant industry to pursue another passion: writing.
Stage & Arts
July 9
Minnesota Dance Theatre & School was known as Minnesota Dance Theatre until May, when it paused operations as a performance company.

American Ballet Theatre alum Lauren Post to head Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Houlton family to open auditions beyond MDT for "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy" this holiday season.
Nation
July 9
A Maryland resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. on Feb. 22, 2022.

This may be the most overlooked COVID symptom

Gastrointestinal issues are a common but often unrecognized sign of infection.
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July 9

Asking Eric: Boss won't stop bringing up age

Older worker is worried about long-term future.
Books
July 9
photo of author Emily Nussbaum in front of a brick wall

'I didn't come here to make friends': Great book traces fallout of 'Real Housewives' and 'Survivor'

How did we end up at "The Real Housewives?" Emily Nussbaum's book about reality TV, "Cue the Sun!," has the answers.
Stage & Arts
July 9
Bill Maher says he has the goods to make people laugh with his points of view even when he turns 80.

Bill Maher explains why upcoming Orpheum Theatre show may be his last in Minnesota

HBO's "Real Time" host calls his book "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You" a labor of love.
Variety
July 9
Line-dancing "queen" Diane Horner helped new dancers at “Hold Your Lady Tight Night” at the Hamel VFW.

Yuen: He spent years searching for VHS queen of country line dancing. He found her in Minneapolis.

A resurgence in line dancing has introduced instructor Diane Horner to a younger generation, including an unlikely protégé .
Music
July 9
Jane Ramseyer Miller conducting One Voice Mixed Chorus at the GALA Choruses Festival 2016 in Denver.

LGBTQ choirs gather in Minneapolis for the GALA Choruses Festival

Some 7,000 singers and 122 choirs from across the globe will converge on the city for five days of song.
Variety
July 9
Nickle Creek performs with Andrew Bird at Surly Brewing Field on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Critics' picks: The 15 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.

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