Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 40 Years of the Best

40 lists that celebrate the things that tie us together.

 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 40th Anniversary
Photographs by Steve Henke, Stephanie Colgan, and Katherine Harris

40 & Loving It!

YEP, IT'S A BIG BIRTHDAY. And after a certain number, most of us would prefer to just treat it like any other day. So that’s just what we did! For 40 years, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine has been giving these towns the best we’ve got. And this month is no different. We asked our rock star team of editors—and a few special guests—to pull together 40 lists of 40 ways we celebrate our communities: the events, people, places, institutions, highs (and a few lows) that link us all together around what we love about calling the Twin Cities home.


12 Iconic Minnesota BlondesBest Tressed: 6 Great Do'sCrazy 8: People with StyleMinnesotans We Envy: Four People who Make Us Green •  10 People We Hope Never Leave5 People We MissSeven Power Couples10 Who Put Us on the Map. . . And 5 We Wish Hadn't6 People With More Money Than You'll Ever Have

Arts, Entertainment, and Popular Culture

10 Favorite 1st Avenue Stars7 Movies with Local Ties8 Minnesota TV Moments10 Weirdest Walker Exhibits10 Famous MCAD AlumsMall of America Magnetism: 10 Top Celeb DrawsStages Prince has Graced5 Reality Shows We'd Like to See10 Famous Authors You Might Bump Into at a Local Bookstore8 Moments When we All Think, "OMG, Why Do I Live Here?"10 Reasons Twin Citians Call in Sick4 of Burt's Bests12 Things We Hope Never ChangeCovers That Make Us Laugh

Sports, News, and Weather

Mark Rosen's 10 Most Memorable Sports Moments10 Sports Injuries That Broke Our HeartsRick Kupchella's 11 Most Momentous News StoriesPaul Douglas's Top 7 Weather StoriesThe Good, the Bad (and the Ugly): 10 Predictions for the Next 40 Years


7 Power Dining SpotsAM to PM: Seven Places for Your Best Day of EatingAndrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods5 Places Chefs Eat on Nights OffMinnesota Food/Drink Icons6 Fave Foods on a Stick


12 Cool Brands We Claim10 Beloved Corporate Mascots 10 Things We Miss About Dayton's •  11 Buildings We Brag AboutTarget's 12 Circles of Influence5 Distinguished U of M ContributionsFour Famous InventionsLook Who Else is Having a Birthday