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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen
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Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
Canoeing on North Union Lake, one of 11 forming Alexandria's Chain of Lakes

Resilience and Beauty Make Alexandria Our “Best MN Town”

This lake community has what makes the state great: big ideas, bigger hearts, and a whole lot of hospitality
Art-a-Whirl ordinarily takes place in northeast Minneapolis. For its 25th anniversary, it's going online.

Twin Cities Art Festivals to Experience Online

Take in Art-A-Whirl and the St. Paul Art Crawl in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic
Brave New Workshop’s humorous marquee cuts through uncharacteristically silent downtown Minneapolis

Twin Cities Comedians Fight COVID-19 with…Jokes?

Laughter is not the best medicine, but there’s a science to how it helps us feel less stuck

30 Local Podcasts and Books for Quarantine

During COVID-19, ”shelter in place” with these great reads and listens by Minnesotans

How COVID-19 Has, and Hasn’t, Changed Life for Minnesota’s Homeless

The Twin Cities were already feeling pressure to address a record-high number of homeless and unsheltered residents—and then a rampant virus enveloped the globe

These 7 Livestreams Are Keeping the Fine Arts Alive

Ballet dancers, jazz musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, Cantus—they’re keeping us entertained and themselves in good shape

Online Concert Benefits Hospitality Workers

Bridge the Gap has Minnesotans take the stage at Icehouse, even with no one in attendance, to raise money for displaced workers

Paisley Park Hosts Nur-D for Virtual Concert

On Saturday, Paisley Park keeps the spirit of Prince alive with a different sort of pop-up concert
Jessie Diggins winning the United States' first-ever cross-country gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

Gov. Walz’ Book Club: Local Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Walz just launched a statewide book club, so here are some fresh perspectives from home

Weekend Best Bets: March 6-8

Things to do this weekend: Bock Fest, Festival of Owls, RollerGirls, Rock the Cradle, Food & Wine Experience, and more