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Erik Tormoen
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Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
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The Best Events in MN, March-April 2020

The top 20 things to do in Minnesota this spring—from the Twins to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival and more
"Woven Chronicle," part of "When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Weekend Best Bets: Feb. 21-23

What to do in the Twin Cities this weekend: Midwest Corgi Fest, Winter Beer Dabbler, new Mia exhibit on migration, and more
The cast of "Spamtown, USA," left to right: Arden Michalec (plays Amy Bolton); Zachary Sullivan (plays Travis Olsen); Malia Berg (plays Carol Bolton); Isabella Spiess (plays Jude Olsen); Marcelo Mena (plays Scott Olsen)

Children’s Theatre Revisits the Hormel Strike, for Kids

A play about the famous 1985 labor dispute that split residents of Austin, Minn., uses actual testimony in ”Spamtown, USA”
Pinstripes

Weekend Best Bets: Valentine’s Edition (Feb. 14-16)

What to do on Valentine's Day weekend in the Twin Cities: dinner specials, shows, skating, and more

Weekend Best Bets: Feb. 7-9

Things to do around the Twin Cities this weekend: chili cook-offs, ski-lift speed dating, a dog derby, and more

Where to Watch Super Bowl 2020 in the Twin Cities

From bars to breweries and Puppy Bowl highlights
City of Lakes Luminary Loppet

Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Things to do around the Twin Cities this weekend: Doggie Depot, ice bocce, a flower show, City of Lakes Loppet, and more
Returning to her hometown of Winona, Minnesota, Winona Ryder leads Squarespace's new ad campaign about small towns

Watch: Winona Ryder Visits Minnesota for Super Bowl Ad, Locals Seem Confused

The ”Stranger Things” star explains how she was named after Winona, Minnesota, in a behind-the-scenes teaser
"Audubon Animated" at the Bell Museum

Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 24-26

Things to do around the Twin Cities this weekend: St. Paul Winter Carnival, Jewish Humor Festival, new exhibits, outdoor fun, and more
Left to right: U.S. House representative Andrew Volstead, who pushed through the act that outlawed alcoholic beverages in the United States; Surly owner and brewer Omar Ansari, who pushed through the law that allowed breweries to serve beer on-site

Minnesota’s Alcohol Laws: A Brief History

From the 100-year-old Volstead Act to arguments about 3.2 beer, here are six key moments