Home Authors Posts by Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen
Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com
Maria Bamford's speech is worth for anyone struggling with the pandemic

Watch: Maria Bamford Is Your 2020 Commencement Speaker

The Duluth-raised comedian's vulnerable, bizarre address to graduates fits 2020 perfectly
Whiskey Inferno is doing a BBQ Drive-Thru for a Difference

Weekend Best Bets: May 21-24

This weekend: Whiskey Inferno's barbecue drive-thru, Theater Mu's variety show, a bike tour of Minneapolis' top parking lots, and more
Pottery by Jan McKeachie Johnston, one of the 57 participating potters this year

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour Goes Online

Support more than 50 potters as they go from studio to "web shop" this weekend
Worker B co-founder Michael Sedlacek stirs locally produced honey at his production facility in northeast Minneapolis, behind stacks of beeswax candles

Worker B’s All-Natural Bee Products Are Keeping Us Centered

Now in year 10, these beekeeper-made beeswax and honey products still do a body good

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Opens to Vehicles Only

Overwhelming interest has led to expanded capacity starting Saturday
Izzy's has permanently shuttered its original St. Paul shop

Izzy’s Ice Cream Closes St. Paul Location for Good

Minneapolis spot plans to reopen for delivery service

How to Help the Homeless During COVID-19

Shelter providers across the Twin Cities have stepped up operations. Here's how you can help.
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