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October 2007

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Café Maude Tour

Take a look inside Café Maude, a new bistro in the Armatage neighborhood, just south of Minneapolis.

What to Drink Now

October brings out the primal in us.

Scotch of Ages

Extra time in the barrel brings out the best in Scotch whisky.

Zin Master

With his unswerving devotion to venerable vineyards, Ridge Vineyard’s Paul Draper has done more than anyone to raise the profile of Zinfandel.

Net Gain

Puckish behavior, Oktoberfests, and a St. Olaf ghost story.

Mono and Me

One woman’s courageous battle with the kissing disease.


Books and music reviewed

The Agenda

Art, music, sports & more—the best events in October.

Cold Truth

Arctic explorer Will Steger takes on global warming and political spin.

Who Pulled The Plug On Lake Superior?

The largest lake in North America is changing in ways that scientists never anticipated, heating up the climate-change debate and raising questions about its future—and ours.

Rocking the Underground

Is bad-boy caver John Ackerman saving Minnesota caves—or destroying them?

Girl Talk

Fans of FM107’s Lori and Julia will follow the perky hosts anywhere—even the Big Apple.

October 2007 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers on the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Fall Forecast

Trendwatch with Macy’s fashionista Laura Schara

Think Pink

Pink products that help fund breast-cancer research

Pulp Fashion

Pulp Fashion churns out chic invitations; plus, retail news in the Style File.


It seems a bridge supports much more than traffic.

The How-To Guide to Your Health

From bone health to better sex, local experts offer easy-to-use advice on the health topics that matter most to you. Plus, the Slacker’s Guide to Living Forever!

Seasonal Disorder

Summer is officially over. And to that we should all say, “Thank God.”


How a little love and a box of 20 Mule Team Borax can soften death’s sting. An excerpt from Kevin Kling’s book The Dog Says How.