Lisa Hammer, left, sold Palmer’s Bar to Tony Zaccardi, right, in 2018

‘Sorry We’re Open’: Palmer’s Bar Is Still Standing

Prohibition, bootlegging, raids, two World Wars, the COVID-19 pandemic—this legendary dive on Minneapolis’ West Bank has seen it all

Fall Arts, 2021-22: Theater, Music, and More in the Twin Cities

Our finest stages and museums welcome back audiences for another season of entertainment
Canoeing on North Union Lake, one of 11 forming Alexandria's Chain of Lakes

Resilience and Beauty Make Alexandria Our “Best MN Town”

This lake community has what makes the state great: big ideas, bigger hearts, and a whole lot of hospitality
The shuttered Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis updates a line from 1994 cult classic "Clerks"

Photo Essay: What the Twin Cities Look Like on Lockdown

Minnesota’s efforts to slow the spread of novel coronavirus emptied businesses and launched an era of social distancing

6 Fresh Spring Fashion Looks

Bold fashion with vibrant colors, floral inspiration
Surdyk's at Home

From Surdyk’s Catering to Surdyk’s at Home

After many hard decisions, Surdyk's has switched up operations in order to stay afloat
Lizzo at the Palace Theatre, 2019

The Best of MN: 2019

125 reasons to full-on obsess about our state—from food to shopping, from activities to the arts—125 reasons to full-on obsess about our state—from food to shopping, from activities to the arts—picked by us and by you

Sip and Sample at Minnesota Monthly’s Food & Wine Experience

Join us for the Food & Wine Experience, a night of fine wine, craft beer, spirits, delectable bites, and Minnesota-made products March 6-8, at Target Field.
Kayaking along northeast Minnesota inland waterways

A Guide to Minnesota’s Natural Escapes—Away From Crowds

Places and activities for outdoor release during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Minnesota DNR’s input

10 Truly Dog-Friendly Patios in the Twin Cities

Looking for a place that both you and your pup will enjoy? These places will welcome you with open arms