Cool runnings: Iceboats squaring off during a 2019 race on Lake Pepin

Iceboat Racing Creates High-Speed Thrills on MN’s Frozen Lakes

"The speed and acceleration is what keeps me coming back"

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

Drive-ins, sunflowers, biking, and more things that kept us from totally losing it this year
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
Wolcyn Tree Farms

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
Best Taco: Centro

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

What Staying in a Grain Bin Airbnb Is Actually Like

I spent a weekend getaway in Alexandria’s viral-on-TikTok grain bins

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 15-18

This week around the Twin Cities: Twin Cities Book Festival, Black Flea Market, horror double feature, and more
Comet Neowise over the Boundary Waters

Snapshot: Comet Neowise over the Boundary Waters

"It was such a powerful feeling"

Stillwater Harvest Fest’s Pumpkin Weigh-Off Moves Online

The festival's in-person events are canceled, but socially distanced Stillwater outings are still at hand
Train engines at the old Duluth Depot

How Haunted Is the Duluth Depot?

A ghostly little girl, an old wedding, an orb-like apparition—the train station's executive director tells all