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Brown Butter Banana Bread + More Quick Bread Recipes

A delicious twist on banana bread, eggnog loaves and gingerbread are a cinch for homemade gifts or to enjoy throughout the season—plus fun with baking science
Mod Playhouse toy ice cream truck

5 MN-Made Gift Ideas for Kids

Classic wooden toys, a colorful knit cap, and other locally made holiday shopping ideas for tots
Laurel Lawson, a white woman, is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a light-skinned Black woman, is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman/BRITT Festival.

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 3-6

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Minnesota Zoo light show, holiday tree exhibit, virtual holiday baking class, and more
Addington Co.

5 MN-Made Holiday Ornaments

Local makers have crafted perfect baubles to refine your holiday tree

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Laurel Lawson, a white woman, is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a light-skinned Black woman, is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman/BRITT Festival.

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 3-6

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Minnesota Zoo light show, holiday tree exhibit, virtual holiday baking class, and more
All Is Calm performed at Theater Latte Da

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 27-29

This weekend: Small Business Saturday, "All Is Calm" on TPT PBS, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker," and more

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

Drive-ins, sunflowers, biking, and more things that kept us from totally losing it this year

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 19-22

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Winter light shows, Christmas market, wine sampling, and more

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10 Must-Read Minnesota Sports Books From the Past Decade

Curl up with a page-turner detailing the stories behind several of our top teams, athletes, and traditions

Paisley Park Announces New Holiday Pop-Up Store

...and it ain't in Chanhassen

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

See the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Up Close at Mall of America

It all began with a less-than-ideal visit to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.“I didn’t really enjoy the experience,” recalls Martin Biallas, founder and CEO...

Food

Brown Butter Banana Bread + More Quick Bread Recipes

A delicious twist on banana bread, eggnog loaves and gingerbread are a cinch for homemade gifts or to enjoy throughout the season—plus fun with baking science

Minnesota Whiskey Is Having Its Moment

New offerings from a trio of local producers show local whiskey is growing up

Pairing Wine with Holiday Dinners

Uncork a delicious wine match for holiday dinners, whether turkey, beef, pork or ham is on the menu

Now Open: ViV!R Debuts in Northeast Minneapolis

The Mexican cafe, bakery, and market is Centro's new neighbor

Culture

Mod Playhouse toy ice cream truck

5 MN-Made Gift Ideas for Kids

Classic wooden toys, a colorful knit cap, and other locally made holiday shopping ideas for tots
Addington Co.

5 MN-Made Holiday Ornaments

Local makers have crafted perfect baubles to refine your holiday tree

10 Must-Read Minnesota Sports Books From the Past Decade

Curl up with a page-turner detailing the stories behind several of our top teams, athletes, and traditions

New App Spots COVID Cases Near You

Using Bluetooth technology, the Department of Health’s app tracks the coronavirus to curtail exposure

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