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July 2010

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Running Man

Mark Dayton has a thick wallet and the biggest name in Minnesota’s race for governor. The only question is why he's spending his days and remaining fortune running.

1st Annual Dakota Street Fest

The Dakota Jazz Club's free Jazz Fest featured four stages of live music.

2010 Heart of the Event Awards Reception

A night to recognize six star volunteers, nominated by their peers

Most Amazing Race 2010

The 2010 MOST Amazing Race is an official event of the Minneapolis Aquatennial and will take place on July 24, leading teams on a race around Minneapolis.

Rock the Vine 2010

Rock the Cause presented "Rock the Vine," a celebration of wine, blues and soul at St. Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, MN on Saturday, July 17.

World Cup 2010: Brit's Pub

Minnesotans packed into Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis to watch the final between Spain and the Netherlands. We stopped by to capture the madness.

Kids Are Eaters Too!

Experts say spending time together at the table is crucial for happy families—but only we dare to tell you where you and your kids will find kids’ meals worth eating.

Rock The Garden 2010

The Walker Art Center and 89.3 present Rock the Garden 2010-one of the best summer outdoor concert events of the year.

Rich Sommer: The Complete Interview

Our full chat with the Mad Men actor (he plays Harry Crane) and former Stillwater resident.


Guillermo Kuitca, among the foremost painters in the world today, is now enjoying a major retrospective at the Walker Art Museum. Here, a sampling of his work, which uses everyday images—of maps and beds and theaters—to dramatize our private journey through public spaces.

Web Exclusive: Reilly’ed Up

John C. Reilly, the actor best known for yukking it up with Will Ferrell, chats with MNMO about St. Paul, strange love, and Cyrus, his funny yet unsettling summer blockbuster.

Sue Z.'s Finds

Signs of summer, cupcakes, and more

Women of Influence: Christine Fruechte

This month's guest speaker was Christine Fruechte, president and CEO of Colle+McVoy, a Minneapolis-based ad agency.

Tiny Bubbles

Pétillant, frizzanté, crémant, spumante—not all bubbles in wine are Champagne or Prosecco!

What It Feels Like...

We asked a few exceptional Minnesotans to share their stories about doing daring, unusual, and—some might say—foolhardy feats. You may never do any of these things, but now you'll know exactly what it feels like.

Desiring Ricardo

Desperate Housewives’ resident hunk Ricardo Chavira on starring in July’s A Streetcar Named Desire at the Guthrie Theater, why TV is easy, and the sex appeal of brutes

Mad Scientist Meets Cupcake

Cake Eater Bakery and Café, with its cakes of mind-blowing flavors, rises above all the stellar cupcake offerings in the Twin Cities

Picture Perfect

Photographer Liz Banfield offers her advice on getting the best wedding shots for your budget

July 2010 Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

July 2010 Style File

Store openings, closings, and a new Aveda product