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Home-Grown Hollywood

Twin Cities filmmaker Selim spent nearly two decades working on his film Sweet Land. Now complete, the feature-length movie showcases our state’s landscape and cultural heritage—as well as the tenacity of its mild-mannered but single-minded director

Heartland Wine Bar

WHILE PERUSING HEARTLAND RESTAURANT’S WEBSITE RECENTLY, I discovered that Lenny Russo, the meticulous, dedicated, and inspired owner/chef, posts the custom menus he composes for groups. Clicking on “The Murray McAllister Birthday Celebration,” I reviewed...


A chef changes cities but doesn't lose his accent.

Parents are the New Friends

What a grownup can gain by moving back in with the folks.

House Party

In pastoral southwest Wisconsin, it’s six degrees of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Born Again

Can a cheeky revision of confirmation materials persuade Lutheran teens to keep the faith? All things are possible—through grace.

Maverick’s Wood Grill

A Champlin eatery goes classic—with a twist.

Unlocking Door County

They call it “Wisconsin’s Cape Cod”—But a trip to the tip of the famed peninsula finds peace and beauty still exist among the fish boils and gift shops.

La Swell Vie

La Swell Vie: After a move from Stillwater to Minneapolis, life is still good at one of the state’s best-loved restaurants.

Destination Dining

Off the beaten track but still top-flight, these far-flung restaurants go the distance.