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Staying Cool

Saint Paul Winter Carnival CEO Kate Kelly leads the tradition, with or without the snow

MN Favorites

Think of our Minnesota Favorites as the crème de la crème, the best of the best, the standouts among the superlatives that already make our state great.


Ditch the list, hit Patina, and don’t sweat the small stuff


No need to hunt for cool housewares. Just hit Gather.


What smart women do: vote, read, merge graciously, and dress for the occasion.

Dazed and Amused

12,098,923 Number of rides given through the end of last season on Wild Thing—Valleyfair’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster—since it opened in 1996. That’s 96,791,384 white knuckles.196 feet. The vertical drop on Wild Thing. Aficionados...

It’s a Wrap

Dispensing Scotch tape and seasonal factoids.

Crust Never Sleeps

Pie, turkey, gravy, shopping—and a nap. Must be November.