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Lianna Matt McLernon

Lianna Matt McLernon is a Minnesota-based writer. She enjoys writing about travel, style, and arts and culture, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.

Best of MN, 2022

From dry-hopped lagers and Marty’s Deli to Houston White and Wild Witchery Co.—these are Minnesota’s premier people, places, and things of 2022

KARE 11’s Gia Vang is #VeryAsian and Proud

Anti-racist hashtag goes viral and spurs the creation of the Very Asian Foundation
Clockwise from upper left: Yohuru Williams, Amina Jaafar, Tru Pettigrew, Anjali Bhagra

Meet Four DEI Leaders of Minnesota

In the realms of education, sports, medicine, and media, these trailblazers are pushing us beyond "Minnesota Nice" toward results in diversity, equity, and inclusion
Amina Jaafar, chief inclusion and strategy officer of Twin Cities Public Television

DEI Leaders of Minnesota: Amina Jaafar

TPT’s chief inclusion and strategy officer entered into the field through moments of disconnection

DEI Leaders of Minnesota: Tru Pettigrew

The chief diversity officer for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx wants players to reach their full potential
Anjali Bhagra

DEI Leaders of Minnesota: Anjali Bhagra of Mayo Clinic

Bhagra is Mayo Clinic’s medical director for the office of equity, inclusion, and diversity
Yohuru Williams

DEI Leaders of Minnesota: Yohuru Williams

Williams found a reason to stay in Minnesota with the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas
Sunisa Lee

The Best of MN: 2021

The future looks bright this year, and these top personalities, trends, and events lead the way

Best of MN 2020: Shopping & Services

Foxwell Shoppe + Studio, Tare Market, the Plant Penthouse, and more of the year's must-stops for shopping
Sota Clothing

What Will Black Friday Look Like This Year?

The pandemic has pushed Twin Cities retailers and malls to reimagine the holiday shopping season