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Minneapolis and St. Paul Maker Movement

The production of artisanal goods is alive and well in the Twin Cities

Visit Like a Local

Minnesota Monthly editor-in-chief Rachel Hutton prefers to explore a new city at her own pace

The Twin Cities’ Best Neighborhoods to Eat, Shop & Explore

Use this guide to the metro’s most dynamic communities to feel like a local for a day

Weekend Getaways That Are Perfect Amounts Getaway and Vacation

Quick•ca•tion (kwĭk-kā`shən): A weekend getaway that’s far enough away to offer a fresh perspective, but close enough that getting there doesn’t feel like work.

Weekend Getaways

Spend more time on vacation, and less time in the car with these weekend getaways

The Oak Grill Closes

An ode to the Dayton Institution

Northern Exposure

Hockey and skiing are iconic Minnesota pastimes—but they're not always easy for newcomers to access

Plan On It: Events in 2017

Take the pain out of planning what to do, and spend more time focusing on fun this year

There's an Elf on the Shelf

Festive characters report children's behavior to Santa each year—could adults benefit from being watched, too?

Are Minnesotans as Generous as we are Nice?

We've long been a top donating state—but how we give is changing