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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen
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Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
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

Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 17-19

Things to do around the Twin Cities this weekend: Art Shanty Projects, tropical escapes, (probably just watch) ski jumping, and more
John Harren builds a toboggan in his workshop near Warroad

Get to Know This Toboggan Manufacturer before It’s a Big-Name Brand

As Northern Toboggan Co. perfects a nearly forgotten craft, it also aims to be your next—and last—stop for winter gear
Screenshot from "Amazing Grace" trailer/YouTube

Paisley Park Kicks off Concert Film Series

Featuring Stax Records, Aretha Franklin, and Dave Chappelle

Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 10-12

Things to do this weekend around the Twin Cities: Janis Joplin tribute, Mankato beers, new art, Oprah is coming, and more
"Blue Monarch," John Beaver

Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 3-5

This weekend around the Twin Cities: dance, photos, dogs, Music Under Glass, margaritas with improv
Lizz Winstead

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 27-29

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Kwanzaa, end-of-year comedy, music, and more

Our 2020 Winter To-Do List

Whether you're outdoors or indoors, we've rounded up 80-plus ways to make January and February fantastic
Hot Air Affair

Winter To-Do List: 46 Can’t-Miss Events

Get up north, downtown, to theaters, among the clouds, jamming out, fishing, eating, riding a giant kite across a frozen lake—and more January through February
Monarch Migration Shanty soars again in 2020

The Art Shanty Projects Return with Fresh Life, Funding, and Purpose

After a year in peril, the pop-up village makes an eagerly awaited comeback on Lake Harriet