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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.
Take a walk around Minneapolis and St. Paul

Let’s Go For a Walk

Celebrate the spring weather by taking a walk outside at one of these cool Minneapolis and St. Paul destinations
Electro-pop band Yam Haus photographed in downtown

Q&A with Hudson-based Yam Haus

Hudson-based Yam Haus is made up of Lars Pruitt (vocals, guitar), Seth Blum (electric guitar), Jake Felstow (drums), and Zach Beinlich (bass). While they are relatively new to the Minneapolis music scene, you might...
A selection of goodies at Rose Street Patisserie

5 Spots to Visit in Linden Hills

Just south of Bde Maka Ska and west of Lake Harriet, the Linden Hills neighborhood is tucked away with beautiful homes (seriously, they’re perfect) and winding paths along the lakes, making it a hot...
Close up of dirty rainboots in spring

Journeys: An Ode to Spring

I don’t think there’s anything quite so exhilarating as watching the final snow melt for the season. In Minnesota, though, it’s never quite clear as to when that will happen. Will Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions...
An outside view of Pub 819 featuring red patio umbrellas

A Day Trip to Downtown Hopkins

Enjoy good food, fun shops, and even a show or two along Hopkins’ Mainstreet
Photo of close up of raindrops on window

Photo Tips: Rain or Snow or Sludge

Photographers and bloggers give their advice for taking photos in rainy and snowy weather
Makeup brushes in mason jars in black and white filter

Spring Cleaning: Makeup Edition

Minneapolis-based event personality Hillary Kline touches on makeup cleanup, organization, and more
Photo of a car dashboard, looking out at a sunset

5 Podcasts For Your Next Road Trip

A long road trip is the perfect time to learn new things or listen to haunting stories

5 Places To Go That Feel Like Spring

If you focus on enough plants and water, the snow will disappear (probably)

3 Minnesota Maps and Paintings for Your Home

Celebrate the great state of Minnesota with one of these creations