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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen
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Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

How Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Speaks Up for Indigenous Peoples Day

The highest-ranking Native American woman elected to executive office in U.S. history reflects on Columbus Day
The Mahkato Wacipi Pow Wow is held each September in Land of Memories Park in Mankato

Minnesota Rethinks Columbus Day

As Indigenous Peoples Day catches on, Mankato joins Minnesota cities backing away from Columbus Day
Still from "Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary"

KARE 11 Doc Shows the Heart of North Minneapolis School

The film about Lucy Laney Elementary airs on KARE 11 this month
The Red Bull Flugtag in Istanbul, Turkey

Weekend Best Bets: Sept. 6-8

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Minneapolis Greek Festival, James J. Hill Days, Red Bull Flugtag, Lenny Kravitz, and lots of arts
The Grandstand puts on its last shows this weekend at the Minnesota State Fair

Weekend Best Bets: Aug. 30-Sept. 2

To do this Labor Day weekend: Fest du Nord, Bellies & Beer, "Risk!" Live—plus a Minnesota State Fair resource guide for the last weekend
J.S. Ondara

Fall Arts 2019: Minnesota’s Must-See Autumn Shows

Your guide to art, theater, dance, comedy, and music events in MN, September through December
Leinie Lodge Bandshell

50+ Free Shows at the Minnesota State Fair, Opening Weekend

Do you realize how much free programming happens at the fair? From Belinda Carlisle to lumberjack feats, here's what to catch
Viking helmet

Who Were the Vikings, Really?

New exhibit at the American Swedish Institute confirms a few stereotypes, dispels others

Interview: Omar Ansari on Surly Brewing Co.’s Furious Success

Plus, lots on hazy IPAs, and mixing brews with a summer concert series

How Minnesota Could Win or Lose the 2020 Census

With much at stake—including a congressional seat—Minnesotans are already worried about getting a complete head count for the 2020 Census