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Winter To-Do List: 46 Can’t-Miss Events

Get up north, downtown, to theaters, among the clouds, jamming out, fishing, eating, riding a giant kite across a frozen lake—and more January through February
Beth Bombara performs at Rivertown Comics & Games during Big Turn Music Festival

A Winter Escape to Red Wing Sounds Good

The Big Turn Music Fest is an invitation to experience southern Minnesota this February
A great gray owl perched in Sax-Zim Bog

Why Winter Is a Great Time for Birding

Don't let cold Minnesota weather deter you from birdwatching spots that flourish this time of year
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Northfield

The area delivers unique charm, beauty, and possibility—from its mini beverage boom to its winter wonders

21 Breweries to Visit in Minnesota

No matter where you are traveling in the state, Minnesota is teeming with acclaimed craft breweries

How to Spend Halloween: From Kid-Friendly to Spooky

Trick-or-treat, freak out, or dress up for one of our editors' picks on Halloween
Rajane Katurah as Cinderella

Best Events in MN, Nov.-Dec. 2019

These 30 events mark the best ways to round out 2019—from musicals and comedy shows to holiday markets and gingerbread houses
The Swedish Christmas story of Saint Lucia comes alive at the Gammelgården

Living the Swede Life in the Chisago Lakes Area

The Chisago Lakes region combines hygge Nordic charm with serious seasonal indulgence
Catcher Mitch Garver high-fives outfielder Eddie Rosario

Best of MN, 2019: Things to Do

How we made 2019 fun in Minnesota: from the Little Mekong Night Market to the Minneapolis Institute of Art

5 Can’t-Miss Day Trips to Take over MEA Break

Tips for a long fall weekend of sights, shopping, dining, and more