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Best of MN 2020: Food & Drink

Best pivots, places we'll miss, patios, curbside wine, takeout, and lots more

Best of MN 2020: Shopping & Services

Foxwell Shoppe + Studio, Tare Market, the Plant Penthouse, and more of the year's must-stops for shopping

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

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

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more
Ashlea Halperns sizes up the selections at Wolcyn Tree Farm in Cambridge, Minnesota. Cutting down your own Christmas tree is romantic, epic, and inherently nostalgic—but it's also trickier than (or just as tricky?) as movies make it out to be.

The Hunt for the Perfect Holiday Tree

The joys (and perils) of choosing an evergreen, chopping it down, hauling it home, and setting it up—from the POV of a couple MN transplants
Wolcyn Tree Farms

8 Tips to Choose and Cut Your Own Holiday Tree

We spoke to an expert at Wolcyn Tree Farms about how to find the perfect pine this season

5 Spooky Duluth Destinations

Get your thrills at Enger Hill and other Duluthian haunts
Train engines at the old Duluth Depot

How Haunted Is the Duluth Depot?

A ghostly little girl, an old wedding, an orb-like apparition—the train station's executive director tells all

Is the Duluth Public Library Haunted?

We joined Duluth Paranormal Society's Investigative Team on a search for spirits
Soren Van Luven, 3, of Minneapolis, helps drill a hole for a maple tap during a demonstration of the tapping process at

Maple-Tapping Season Is Short and Sweet in Minnesota

March through April, squeeze the most out of maple tapping in Stearns County—and stick around for ceramics and hard cider