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February 2008

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February 2008 Scene

Phillips Eye Institute's "For Your Eyes Only" cocktail party, 20.21 honored WELL (Wolfgang's Eating, Loving, and Living program), United Way Women's Leadership Council, the annual Beaujolais Nouveau Chancellor's Benefit Dinner and Art Auction, and Children's Cancer Research Fund's annual "Dawn of a Dream"

Meet Dara

Assistant managing editor Courtney Lewis speaks with new food reviewer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl about her background, what brought her to Minnesota Monthly, and what she's planning for the magazine’s local food coverage.


Watch a video tour of Meritage, a new French American restaurant in St. Paul.

Postulating Theorems and Formulating Equations

Schools work to maintain a pipeline of scientists and engineers in a competitive global economy

Minnesota Endorses...

The Republican Convention, Iowa caucuses, Piano Man and more

Survive Revive

We traveled to Minnesotans’ favorite destinations to find the best ways to embrace or escape winter.

Blind Spot

MJP learns her handicap


Pete Hautman, Wayne Johnson, and music by Dan Israel and Dan Newton

The Agenda

Art, concerts, sports & more—your best bets for February

Shooting Star

The Gopher’s Gigi Marvin takes aim at the Olympics—and her family’s legacy

The Toughest Man Alive... Lives in White Bear Lake

Ultramarathon running is not for the weak-kneed, and Pierre Ostor has the toe fragments to prove it.

Patriot Acts

A group of Vietnam War protestors remembers their draft-raiding days

Miner Problem

On the Iron Range, miners are dying of a rare lung cancer. What’s to blame—and who’s at risk?

February 2008 Letters to the Editor

Mail from the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Lux Life

With amenities like fully stocked refrigerators and gassed-up SUVs, a local company is changing the luxury vacation business.

Object of Desire

Loco for cocoa


Whether you crave carats or cool cuffs, there’s a local shop or designer to suit your fancy. These five are all gems.

Saving Face

Baby, it’s dry outside. And so is your skin. Make it glow again with these winter warriors.

February 2008 Style File

Retail updates and products you'll love


More frills than chills at Duetta