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Jerrod Sumner

Jerrod Sumner is Minnesota Monthly’s aesthetic editor. His work covers all things local in the maker community. He is sought after for his understanding and promotion of the modern, American-made maker movement, and is a contributor on FOX 9 Good Day, sharing stories and goods. Follow him on Instagram @mrjerrodscott.
Clean Haven Naturals

5 Local Products for Winter

It's not the snowy Minnesota winter we're used to. Live the fantasy, at least.
During Matthew Batt's teaching sabbatical, he worked as a server at Surly Brewing Co.

Memoir Pays Tribute to Restaurant Servers—and the Short-lived Brewer’s Table

Matthew Batt took a break from teaching to work as a server at Surly, only to come away with inspiration for a book

Q&A with Pattie Gonia: Eco-Activist Drag Queen on Climate Change

Co-founder of Outdoorist Oath to headline Great Northern Festival discussion

5 Local Goods for Holiday Gift Giving

‘Wrap local’ this year with artist-designed papers to pair with handcrafted ornaments
From left: Raye Zaragoza as Tiger Lily, Hawa Kamara as Wendy Darling, Nolan Almeida as Peter Pan, and Cody Garcia as Captain Hook

The Ordway’s ‘Peter Pan’ Takes Off in a New Way

Tony-nominated director Lonny Price talks about the December show's updated setting and inclusive cast

Holiday Gift Guide: The Minnesota Icons Edition

This year’s gift guide is a love letter to real and imagined Minnesotans who still make us swoon
Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis Returns to Stage with ‘Happy in the Same Pants’ Tour

'The show was created to remind women how freaking strong they are,' author says
Seven Sundays

5 Locally Made Goods and Gifts for Fall

These products celebrate sustainability, sustenance, and style for the season

Amy Thielen Is Your Guide for Hosting More Dinner Parties

It’s OK if you burn the nuts. The chef, author, and TV host ’failed so many times’ making her third book, ’Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others.’