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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, 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

Taking Pride: A History of Twin Cities Pride at 50

As Twin Cities Pride celebrates its half-century anniversary this year, we explore the origins and future of the festival
CSAs, which box up farm-sourced foods for delivery, saw a pandemic-induced bump

CSAs Saw a Pandemic Boom in Minnesota—But Will It Last?

Share-based, locally sourced produce subscription boxes were a hit last year, and farmers are still adjusting expectations

Head to the Cuyuna Region for New Trails and Experiences

Mountain biking is one of many outdoor offerings, plus a wealth of enticing lodging and dining