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With 2024 being Leap Year, we get an extra day of February

How to Make the Most of Leap Year

It won’t be back for another four years, so recognize this year's extra day in simple but impactful ways

Photo Essay: Winter Sights in Minnesota

At last, it's feeling like winter here in Minnesota. Time to bust out some favorite reader-submitted scenes from snowy times past.

On Your Fashion Radar: Coalesce Collective

The Minnesota-based fashion collective celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as well as BlPOC creatives
Clean Haven Naturals

5 Local Products for Winter

It's not the snowy Minnesota winter we're used to. Live the fantasy, at least.

Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Minnesota

While Gov. Tim Walz joined signed the historic bill on May 30, the law takes effect today, Aug. 1—making recreational cannabis legal in Minnesota.
A class in session at Gorilla Combat gym.

Seven Boxing Gyms to Try in the Twin Cities

If you want to check out a new boxing class or looking for specialized training, these gyms offer all types of exercise
 

Where Are They Now?: Becca Kufrin and Michelle Young

Michelle Young of St. Louis Park starred in season 18 of “The Bachelorette,” and Becca Kufrin of Prior Lake starred in season 14’s “The Bachelorette”
Jessie Diggins of Afton edged out Sweden's Stina Nilsson for the gold medal in 2018

The Lessons Jessie Diggins Learned

After a triumphant showing in 2018, the Minnesota native continues to win World Cup titles
Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins

Joe Mauer Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on First Ballot

Recalling some of the best moments from his Minnesota Twins career

Snubs? Not Really in Twin Cities Semifinalists for James Beard Awards

Eight chefs, two restaurants, and a bar make the long list announced today
 
Tiffanie Ellis and other volunteers on the Powwow Trail

These Volunteers Keep the Trails of the Boundary Waters Alive

A Minnesota nonprofit group fulfills what the U.S. Forest Service is no longer able to do: keep BWCAW trails open to hikers and backpackers

Guide to Twin Cities Black-Owned Business

Support these local, Black-owned businesses this month—and every month

From Our Archives: Essay: Waiting for the Russian Invasion

A Minnesotan journalist living in Ukraine reflects on Putin’s plans and a nation’s resolve

Braver Angels Is Bridging the Political Divide

This organization, co-founded by a Minnesota professor, is working to depolarize America one workshop at a time
 

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Science, the Script, the Human Right

Why do we do ’it,’ fundamentally—have sex? Sex researchers, locally and abroad, are trying to drive home that it’s about a basic human right: pleasure.

What One Local Couple Learned With a Sex Therapist

What's a pursuer-distancer pattern? Why does your family of origin matter? What the heck is 'normal'?

Local Sex Therapist Dishes on Common Issues for Couples

Plus, advice on authenticity and how to inject more fun, connection, and playfulness into one's sex life

Q&A: Surgical Oncologist on Breast Cancer Care Developments

National experts lowered the age at which to begin breast cancer screenings. Dr. Natasha Rueth, of Allina Health, says it was a long time coming.
 

On Your Fashion Radar: Coalesce Collective

The Minnesota-based fashion collective celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as well as BlPOC creatives
Clean Haven Naturals

5 Local Products for Winter

It's not the snowy Minnesota winter we're used to. Live the fantasy, at least.

Highlights from the Second Installment of ‘Sonder’

On Saturday night, the Canopy by Hilton in Minneapolis played host to the second iteration of Sonder, an event created to celebrate aspiring artists...

A New Makeup Space for ‘EVRYone’

Former Bobbi Brown executive brings her knowledge and resources to Minneapolis

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