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Katie Ballalatak

Katie Ballalatak
Katie is an associate editor for Minnesota Monthly and Greenspring Media's Custom Publishing Division.
J.S. Ondara

Fall Arts 2019: Minnesota’s Must-See Autumn Shows

Your guide to art, theater, dance, comedy, and music events in MN, September through December

Review: “Suicide Woods” Sends Chills, Thrills

The wild in nature and the wild in man eerily converge in Benjamin Percy’s new collection of horror stories, out October 15 from Graywolf Press
Sophia Eris

Q&A: Sophia Eris on New Music, “Space Jam,” Lizzo, and More

Radio host, artist, DJ, and one of Lizzo’s tour openers—if you don’t know Sophia Eris, you should
Farside Coffee

Farside Coffee: A Pop-Up With Purpose

It started with a quick glimpse during my commute on the Metro Green Line: A black sign, soft white cursive spelling out “Farside Coffee,” and large-paned windows on the front of an old brick...

Celebrating Fourth of July

St. Paul might not have fireworks this Fourth of July, but the rest of the state has you and your family covered
Finnegans first hemp beer, Kicked to the Herb

Finnegans Releases Minnesota’s First Hemp Beer

Hemp is a hot topic right now. Minneapolis’ first CBD store, Stigma Hemp, opened this spring in North Loop (with public support from Mayor Jacob Frey, no less); Cosmic Bean Dispensary in Dinkytown has...
A pile of books on a white bedspread, with a pair of eyeglasses on top of them.

5 Books for Parents This Summer

Parenting is an uphill learning curve, but thankfully, smart, informative people in the world have dedicated their lives to helping moms and dads navigate one of life’s craziest seasons. Whether you need a quick,...
A Back Channel Brewing Co bowl filled with an IPA

Back Channel Brewing Co. Serves Beer in a Bowl

In a sea of IPAs, the Minnetonka-based brewery offers a new drinking experience with surprising Minnesota ties
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Family-Friendly Events for Memorial Day 2019

Over the years, Memorial Day Weekend has become synonymous with grill outs, games for the kiddos, parties, patios, and sales. It is also considered the “unofficial start of the summer vacation season” and was...