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December 2006

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Minnesota Monthly: Lookin’ Good at 40

Tim Gihring talks with John Reger of WCCO about what made our list of 40 memorable moments for our 40th anniversary issue.

Chambers Kitchen

Watch our virtual tour of Chambers Kitchen, a new restaurant located within Minneapolis' Chambers Hotel.

Dine Fireside

Eight eateries that heat you up while you chow down.

December 2006 High School Athlete of the Month: Kirsten Olson

Shattuck-St. Mary's own Kirsten Olson will be representing figure skating and 'jumping shrimps' everywhere at this year's Nationals.

December 2006 College Student of the Month: Tina Nimz

Minnesota State University's Tina Nimz proves that mothers really can do it all.

December 2006 High School Student of the Month: Molly Quinlan

Visitation's Molly Quinlan represents her family, her class and the entire institution.

December 2006 College Athlete of the Month: Jamie Steffensmeier

Despite a finished season, the future is bright for St. John's football player Jamie Steffensmeier.

Give the Gift of a Smile

Local professionals who make a difference in people’s lives get behind the Minnesota-based charitable organization Smile Network International.

The Gift List

Use our handy guide to find beautiful, unique gifts for everyone on your list.

2006 Holiday Happenings

Minnesota offers such a festive selection of special holiday events and holiday getaways, it’s hard to keep track of them all. We highlighted a few of our favorites.

The Perfect Time to Shine

The Jewelry Information Center is ready to rescue people from fading into the black background with richly colored gemstones, grand jewelry styles, and animated themed designs.

40 Moments That Changed Minnesota

Four decades ago, Minnesota Monthly got its start. Here are 40 events that have had undeniable impact on Minnesota and its inhabitants in the past 40 years.

The Arts

Minnesota Monthly's recommendations for cultural diversion in December 2006

Nativity Story

Lou Bellamy keeps the faith at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.

Through a Lens, Collectively

A group of shutterbugs gathers for a critique.

Gross Anatomy

Photographer Angela Strassheim takes risks.


Where have we been? Where are we going?

Book 'em

Gift ideas from the land of 10,000 tomes

White Hot

Bright ideas for everyone on your holiday gift list


Ditch the list, hit Patina, and don’t sweat the small stuff