Adam Platt

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011. He assigns, edits, and writes features stories, concepts and edits our Starters section, and helps set the overall editorial course for the magazine while ensuring copy is flowing as it should. A seasoned journalist-turned-editor, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, became a staff writer and media critic for the Twin Cities Reader, moved on to become editor of Casino Executive, and then joined Mpls.St.Paul Magazine in 1998, where he served as executive editor until joining TCB.
Target Field All Star Game
City Centered: When Subsidy Pays (And Doesn't)

Was fighting for the All-Star Game worth it for the Twin Cities? How about the Super Bowl?


City Centered: Save the Bookstores

The big boys are long gone, but the Twin Cities’ independent booksellers need you this holiday season.


City Centered: Inside the Denver Miracle

A look at our competition creates doubts for Adam Platt about how high the Twin Cities can fly.


Nicollet Mall
City Centered: Nicollet Mall Redo

Revitalizing our downtown center will take more than a makeover.


Target Field
City Centered: Hello, Goodbye

A Beatle’s return to Minneapolis tells the story of the summer of 2014.


The Yard
City Centered: The Orphan

Will anyone seize the opportunity of The Yard?


blow dry tools
City Centered: Here's to the Rest

Sometimes you don’t have to be “best” to make a big impact.


Star Tribune sports page
City Centered: A Savior for the Strib?

Is Glen Taylor the 21st-century newspaper baron we’ve been looking for?


Light Rail station
City Centered: Fine Whine

Urban complainers are a city’s best friend.


Tweeting Heads
City Centered: Tweetle Dumb

Why do smart journos become tone-deaf on social media?


Light Rail Transit Minneapolis
City Centered: In the Dark on the Light Rail

Beware of what passes for knowledge on hot button urban issues.


Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida
Training Days

Make the most of Spring Training in Southwest Florida.


Midtown Global Market
City Centered: The Midtown Global Market - What We Did Wrong

Can we admit the Midtown Global Market, still deep in subsidy, was a big missed opportunity?


Star Tribune building
City Centered: Save the Strib!

The Star Tribune building should not fall (entirely) to the wrecker’s ball.


Heidi's
Blood Sport

The demise of Heidi’s illustrates the difference between image and reality in the restaurant business.


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Our Time's Coming

Why are Twin Cities sports teams so thoroughly unsuccessful?


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School Daze

When did high school become so intense?


No Vacation From the Weather

Climate change hits home and on the road.


City Centered: Losing it Over Lunch

Food trucks are great, but their collateral damage is real.


Maui On My Mind
Maui On My Mind

Why the nation’s 50th state is its number one place to chill out and get right with the world.


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