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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen is Managing Editor of Minnesota Monthly. He studied journalism at Northwestern University. etormoen@greenspring.com

5 Things You Need to Know About Rondo Days

On the weekend of July 15, the annual Rondo Days Celebration, Minnesota’s largest African American–sponsored event, returns to St. Paul at the Rondo Education Center and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center Park.

Introducing Stokley: Mint Condition's Frontman Goes Solo

Stokley's new album pushes the celebrated Twin Cities R&B singer into the spotlight—but it's no vanity project

Cloud Cult Takes On Its Toughest Live Performance Yet

The art-rock band prepares to score its first cinematic release—live and in real time

How to Replace Your Doomed Ash Tree

While ash trees fall to insatiable beetles across the Twin Cities, it's up to us to maintain biodiversity in our yards

Weekend Best Bets: June 2–4

Summer's in gear—meaning street festivals are, too. Check out what's happening in St. Anthony Park and Edina, plus more things to do this weekend around the Twin Cities.

Always the Odd One Out

Quinton Skinner reads from his new novel—a domestic odyssey taking place in Minnesota—at Magers & Quinn.

5 Things About the New and Improved Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

This month, the beloved art park reopens after major renovations. Along with installing 18 new sculptures, here’s what went down

Weekend Best Bets: May 12–14

Mother's Day, sheep shearing, Broadway, and Indigenous dance—this weekend around the metro area

Weekend Best Bets: May 5 – 7

Our young graduating artists show off their work; the Festival of Nations celebrates MN's immigration legacy; a MayDay festival exalts the sun; and more this weekend

Weekend Best Bets: April 28 – 30

Do you take your pop music with comedy or religion? Check out concerts, art events, and Arbor Day this weekend.