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 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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Laurel Lawson, a white woman, is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a light-skinned Black woman, is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman/BRITT Festival.

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 3-6

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Minnesota Zoo light show, holiday tree exhibit, virtual holiday baking class, and more
All Is Calm performed at Theater Latte Da

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 27-29

This weekend: Small Business Saturday, "All Is Calm" on TPT PBS, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker," and more

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

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

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 19-22

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Winter light shows, Christmas market, wine sampling, and more
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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

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Laurel Lawson, a white woman, is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a light-skinned Black woman, is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman/BRITT Festival.

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 3-6

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Minnesota Zoo light show, holiday tree exhibit, virtual holiday baking class, and more
All Is Calm performed at Theater Latte Da

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 27-29

This weekend: Small Business Saturday, "All Is Calm" on TPT PBS, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker," and more

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

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

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 19-22

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Winter light shows, Christmas market, wine sampling, and more
"Preis" by Michaela Eichwald, whose first U.S. exhibit is at the Walker Art Center

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 12-15

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Utepils beer garden, Craft Bash, new Walker exhibit, and more
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Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 5-8

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Gingerbread Wonderland, MN Christmas Market, Comedy Corner Underground, and more

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