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Katie Ballalatak

Katie Ballalatak
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Katie is an associate editor for Minnesota Monthly and Greenspring Media's Custom Publishing Division.
Woman ties ribbon to Lakewood Cemetery's Living Memory Tree

5 Virtual Events to Celebrate Memorial Day 2020

Memorials, parades, and ceremonies are off the table, but virtual Memorial Day events are still readily available
Aerial view of Sky Vu Drive-In Movie Theater in Warren, Minnesota in the springtime

Yes, Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Opening Up

How Minnesota drive-ins are operating—with new social distancing guidelines
driving through Minnesota on an empty road

Why I Enjoy Driving Now More Than Ever

This oft-mundane daily activity feels different in the COVID-19 era
clay earrings made by grey + clay, perfect for Mother's Day

30 Gift Ideas for Your Mom This Mother’s Day

From flower bouquets and skincare products to cute accessories and beyond, these Minnesota makers have you covered this Mother’s Day
Korean coffee trend

Dalgona Coffee: Everything You Need to Know

Originally I had some doubts, but this Korean coffee trend (also known as Dalgona coffee) is delicious and ridiculously easy to make

5 Less-Crowded Parks to Visit in the Twin Cities

Opt for exploring a quieter Minnesota park this spring, instead of heading to your favorite state park
Friends enjoying a beer at Indeed Brewing Co., one of many Minnesota breweries

6 Ways to Support Local Breweries During COVID-19

With taprooms, bars, and restaurants closed until May 4, Minnesota breweries need your support now more than ever
Caitlyn Smith

Caitlyn Smith on New Album “Supernova” and Her Rising Star

While penning songs for Nashville's biggest names, Minnesota-bred Caitlyn Smith carved out her own artistic path
bar mural at the Fillmore Minneapolis music hall

Top Instagram Spots at the Fillmore Minneapolis

Live Nation’s new North Loop concert venue has a lot to offer, from a killer lineup to artistic touches with local flair
Great Clip Stages at Basilica Block Party

Basilica Block Party Announces 2020 Lineup

Here’s a quick dive into who’s playing at Basilica Block Party July 10-11 and what songs you should know before tickets go on sale Feb. 7