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August 2007

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The Power—and Piousness—and Frustration—and Sorrow—of One

How Cheryl Johnson became C.J., the most infamous journalist in Minnesota.

What to Drink Now

Rosé is the comeback kid of the wine world.

Unique Education Programs

Local schools touch on unique educational opportunities, from math and science to fine arts.

Sue Z Says

Alfresco dining suggestions

Great Escapes

Books and music reviewed

Dream Weekends

Paradise is just a short drive from the Twin Cities.

August 2007 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers on the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Green Monsters

Why I don’t believe in lawns

End of the Road Radio

End of the Road radio in Ely.

Russian Rebirth

Judi Dutcher and Russian art.

Kernels of Truth

Cob-nobbing with Minnesota’s sweetest summer crop

Artificial Turf

Minnesota’s traditional cabin culture is vanishing. But are laments of Paradise Lost overblown?

Scenes from a Mall

The Mall of America turns 15

Tray Chic

Trays that shimmer and shine.


From high-waisted to hip-hugger, where to find the coolest denim styles.

Il Vostro

Il Vostro gets the boot-Italy, that is.

Blurbs on a Stick

Critical acclaim for the Minnesota State Fair

Cycles of Life

Little fluctuations in the daily rhythms of the human body can make a big difference when it comes to health

The Last Word

A tribute to Carol Ratelle Leach

Bounty Hunt

Your guide to lesser-known, locally grown produce.