Ashlea Halperns sizes up the selections at Wolcyn Tree Farm in Cambridge, Minnesota. Cutting down your own Christmas tree is romantic, epic, and inherently nostalgic—but it's also trickier than (or just as tricky?) as movies make it out to be.

The Hunt for the Perfect Holiday Tree

The joys (and perils) of choosing an evergreen, chopping it down, hauling it home, and setting it up—from the POV of a couple MN transplants
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What Will Black Friday Look Like This Year?

The pandemic has pushed Twin Cities retailers and malls to reimagine the holiday shopping season
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8 Tips to Choose and Cut Your Own Holiday Tree

We spoke to an expert at Wolcyn Tree Farms about how to find the perfect pine this season

MN-Made Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Check out more than 40 locally made products for giving this holiday season

Face Foundrié Offers DIY Facial Kits in Maple Grove

The facial spa recently opened its third location among the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
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Best of MN 2020: Readers’ Choice

You picked ’em—the best burger, bakery, barber, bike trail, and more than 80 other bests throughout the state

Why Foundry Home Goods Prefers Giving Back Over Discounts

This Minneapolis shop is rethinking holiday shopping and giving
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7 Sweet Treats for a MN-Made Halloween

Indulge locally this year, with creepy Glam Doll Donuts, TC Chocolate, pumpkin-spice popcorn, at-home caramel apples, and more
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Style + Shopping Sept. 15-28 || Black Fashion Week MN

With multiple runways in the next couple of weeks, the fall fashion scene is overcoming the pandemic

5 Products for Fall: Stylish MN-Made Statements

Fair-trade coffee, a wraparound scarf, some new frames—all locally made for fall's fresh start

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