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Kathy Berdan

Kathy Berdan recently retired after 42 years working in newspaper newsrooms, the last two decades of which were at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where she was an arts and entertainment writer and editor for 17 years.

­­­St. Paul Shines in the Wintertime

Winter Carnival and other community events make the most of the capital city’s charm
From left to right: Greta Grosch as Mavis Gilmerson, Dorian Chalmers as Karin Engleson, and Janet Paone as Vivian Snustad

Where Are They Now?: Church Basement Ladies Character Mavis Gilmerson

Series returns to stage on Jan. 4 and actor Greta Grosch speculates about where the ladies are now

Renaissance Festival’s Puke and Snot Celebrate 50 Years

Original Puke actor Mark Sieve returns for another season as RenFest opens this weekend

Visual Artist Reflects on the Art of Well-Being

St. Paul artist Anne Labovitz examines the intersection of health, wellness, and art in new exhibit in Rochester

5 Rail-to-Trail Minnesota Bike Itineraries

Blue skies and a tailwind are all you need to enjoy these bicycle routes
Rod Kaats is producing "Beauty and the Beast" for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

How Rod Kaats Became the Ordway’s Oracle

Producing artistic director Rod Kaats sees up to 150 shows a year so the St. Paul theater stays relevant

Holiday Theater Shows in the Twin Cities, 2022

From the classics to Bing Crosby, Minnesota is set for holiday performances
Visitors to the Minnesota State Fair

Essay: A Fair to Remember

One writer spans the highlights of a decades-long love affair with the Minnesota State Fair