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Amy Nelson

As editor of Minnesota Monthly, Amy works collaboratively with a team of writers, designers, photographers, and digital producers to create impactful, surprising, timely and insightful content that reflects the Spirit of Minnesota. An award-winning newspaper and magazine editor based in the Twin Cities, Amy has decades of experience guiding coverage of luxury living, arts and culture, style and travel topics across multiple platforms. She has interviewed personalities ranging from Prince to Roger Goodell and has stories to tell.

Ride Guide: Minnesota Bike Trails Across the State

Explore these miles of paved and mountain bike trails covering Minnesota's five regions
Chankaska Creek Ranch

Minnesota’s Itasca Grape and the Wine Revolution

The Minnesota-grown grape may be the start of something great, and this harvest could prove it

Minnesota Monthly’s ‘Eligible Singles’: 20-Plus Years Later

For a Valentine’s-themed 2002 issue, we profiled some Minnesotan singles—and now, a couple decades later, we’re checking back in

Editor’s Picks: Non-alcoholic wine, novelty chocolates, local jewelry, and more

Four products for Valentine's Day/Galentine's Day gift-giving
A few of our most popular stories online in the past year (clockwise from upper left): KSTP meteorologist Ken Barlow talks mental health; a wintry to-do list gets outdoors and bundles up inside; Jason's coverage of the Minnesota State Fair includes chef Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen; and some barbecue food-truck controversy gets spicy

Top 5 of 2022: Our Most-Read Stories Online

From TV personalities to food and restaurant news, popular stories spanned topics and events
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Q&A: State Rep. Ruth Richardson Leads Regional Planned Parenthood

The new CEO talks about her family legacy, the future of Planned Parenthood, what motivates her, and more
Lambeau Field

Why Minnesotans May Love Green Bay

Hear us out! Titletown is known for its football team but offers other reasons to be a fan

Editor’s Picks: Local THC Seltzers and Toothpastes, Eyelash Serum, and Natural Peanut Butter

Just in time for the holiday gift-giving rush, here are a few products we recently sampled for consideration.Clr!ty Seltzers “California sober” is the hot term right now to describe people making lifestyle changes and cutting...

Where Are They Now?: Lorie Line

The pianist kicks off “An Intimate Christmas with Lorie Line” the day after Thanksgiving

Timberwolves Announce Food and Drink Options

New foods include plant-based entrees and desserts from Wicked Kitchen