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Katie Ballalatak

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

It’s Farmers Market Season

No matter where you live in Minnesota, fresh produce, flowers and homemade goodies await

Plan Your Twin Cities Mother’s Day Now

Nothing speaks more to your love for the mothers in your life than quality time and someone else doing the cooking and organizing. This weekend is loaded with workshops, events, sweets, and brunches that...
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...
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A Day Trip to Downtown Hopkins

Enjoy good food, fun shops, and even a show or two along Hopkins’ Mainstreet