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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen
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Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
Houston White, Amáda Márquez Simula, Amira Adawe, Yao Yaj, Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

22 Champions of Change in Minnesota

A deeper look at artists, leaders, farmers, and more fighting for equity, progress, and community
By studying the brain at rest, Damien Fair has expanded our understanding of ADHD and autism

This U of M Brain Science “Genius” Has Justice on His Mind

Beyond Dr. Damien Fair's groundbreaking ADHD and autism findings, he's fighting racism in academia and getting real on Twitter
Andy Frye's bipartisan T-shirt is a "love letter" to elected officials—and a plea

This Minnesotan Made a T-shirt to Help Americans Get Along

Andy Frye’s self-designed tee appeared in the New York Times—and now he’s trying to fix the country

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
Hmong New Year festivities in past years brought upwards of 40,000 people to the St. Paul RiverCentre

Why Hmong New Year Celebrations Stay True by Staying Home

With no in-person gathering in downtown St. Paul, the holiday embraces its origins in 2020
V.T. Bidania is the author the "Astrid & Apollo" chapter-book series for ages 6-8

V.T. Bidania’s Hmong-Focused Kids’ Books Make Diversity the Subtext

The characters are Hmong, but the stories are for everyone, says the author of St. Paul-based “Astrid & Apollo” series

10 Ways to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace

U.S. Bank’s chief diversity officer Greg Cunningham offers tips for building inclusivity and responding to racial injustice

What Staying in a Grain Bin Airbnb Is Actually Like

I spent a weekend getaway in Alexandria’s viral-on-TikTok grain bins

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 1-4

In the Twin Cities this weekend: Bakken Museum exhibit, Oktoberfest, new space for sales at MOA, and more