Home Authors Posts by Em Cassel

Em Cassel

Em Cassel is a journalist based in Minneapolis. You can follow her on Twitter (@biketrouble) and find more of her work at emcassel.com.

Best of MN, 2023: Food & Drink

Some delicious local favorites of the past year include coffee, comfort food, and underrated Thai—plus cannabis standouts
Philipo Dyauli

Best of MN, 2023: Arts & Culture

Among our faves and raves this year: an illustrator, an open mic, a fiction writer, a new music venue, and more

From ‘A’ To Weed: Cannabis Questions Answered

What's the difference between CBD and THC? How about hemp and marijuana? A Weed 101 Primer

Get Your Bike Bags from Minnesota Makers

Six local gear brands to help you haul your stuff around on two wheels
Bikepacking gear

So You Want to Try Bikepacking?

Popular trend combines camping with biking

Best of MN, 2022

From dry-hopped lagers and Marty’s Deli to Houston White and Wild Witchery Co.—these are Minnesota’s premier people, places, and things of 2022

Behind Twin Cities Pride: Andi Otto Organizes the Army of Volunteers

Ever thought of volunteering for Pride? Otto tells us how crucial volunteers are to the event.

Behind Twin Cities Pride: Dot Belstler on Retirement

After joining Twin Cities Pride in 2009, executive director Belstler retires from her position this fall
Lisa Vecoli is the longtime curator of the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection and the founder of the Minnesota Lesbian Community Organizing Oral History Project

Behind Twin Cities Pride: Lisa Vecoli on the Tretter Collection

Vecoli has long curated the University of Minnesota's archive of LGBTQ+ materials and documents, and founded the Minnesota Lesbian Community Organizing Oral History Project

A Timeline of Twin Cities Pride at 50

From its beginnings in 1972, we track some of Twin Cities Pride's milestones