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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.

People

» 12 ICONIC BLONDES


» BEST TRESSED: 6 GREAT DO'S


R.T. RYBAK
Mayor of Minneapolis
Newscasters wish they had hair as thick and effortless as the mayor's.
CHANNY LEANEAGH
Lead singer of Poliça

Her short cut is the perfect balance of sweet and rockin’.
RICKY RUBIO
Minnesota Timberwolves
His mop is fashionably, effortlessly shaggy.
BRENT WEBB
Realtor with LaVelle Group
Here's hoping he never tames that afro.
NATALIE KANE
WCCO TV reporter
Her impeccably highlighted waves were meant for TV.
LAURA SCHARA
Macy's fashion expert

Every day looks like a fresh blow-out with those silky blond locks.

» CRAZY 8: PEOPLE WITH STYLE

JOE POHLAD
Minnesota Twins
Marketing Specialist

A guy who likes sports, yet isn’t afraid to mix patterns. (He could take the other Joe shopping!)
AMY WALSH KERN
Attorney with
Leonard, Street
and Deinard

She kills in the courtroom in sleek designer looks and pulls out the caftans and vintage pieces on weekends.
BRIAN GRAHAM
Owner of
Brian Graham Salon

In a sweater and tie, jeans and sneakers, he’s the vision of casually polished.
EMMA BERG
Director of mplsart, curator and designer

A true fashion chameleon, in exaggerated shoulders one day and refined lace and pearls the next.
INI IYAMBA
Macy's district merchant

T-shirt or tuxedo, no one wears it better.
ANNE CRAMER
Fashion designer

The definition of elegantly irreverent.
BRITTANI LEPLEY
Burberry digital advisor

Oh, to be young and look so effortlessly cool.
KATHRYN MITCHELL RAMSTAD
Wife of former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad

The belle of the ball, with edge.


» MINNESOTANS WE ENVY: FOUR PEOPLE WHO MAKE US GREEN


KERRY MILLER
We’re jealous of her big, maybe too big, brain and that perfect, maybe too perfect, enunciation.

THE DAYTON BOYS
Their daddy is governor, they’re inheriting millions, and then they open the coolest Scandinavian underground bar in the Warehouse District.

DAN BUETTNER
He has a sick house on Lake of the Isles and travels around the world asking questions for National Geographic.

JOSH HARTNETT
He hasn’t had a hit movie in years, but he’s still way better looking than the rest of us. Way better.

 


» 10 PEOPLE WE HOPE NEVER LEAVE


The Pohlad Brothers
Tom Hoch
Kaywin Feldman
Olga Viso
Lowell Picket
Dave King
Steven Brown
Ralph Burnet
Joe Mauer
Julie Nelson

» 5 PEOPLE WE MISS


Peter Krause
Dan Wilson
Laura Osnes
Vincent Kartheiser
Prince

People

» SEVEN POWER COUPLES

PHILANTHROPY
Nancy and John Lindahl

Major supporters of the University of Minnesota, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and other causes.
MARKETING/ENTERTAINMENT
Nina Hale and Dylan Hicks

Emperors of cool —she’s a search engine marketing guru running her own firm; he’s a respected musician and novelist.
LIFESTYLE
Brothers Eric Dayton and Andrew Dayton

Own The Bachelor Farmer, Marvel Bar, and retail store Askov Finlayson (oh yeah, and they have a few political ties).
MEDIA
Amelia Santaniello And Frank Vascellaro

The top anchors at top-rated WCCO TV lend their star power to many major fundraisers.
POLITICS
Sylvia and Sam Kaplan

Longtime DFL backers. Sam is U.S. ambassador to Morocco.
MEDICINE
Doctors Barbara Bowers and Doug Olson

The go-to specialists in their respective fields, medical oncology and radiation oncology.
INSIDERS
Linda and Dave Mona

Public relations, retail, interior design, sportscasting,
golf, boosters, fundraising —what don’t they do?

» 10 WHO PUT US ON THE MAP

   . . . AND 5 WE WISH HADN'T







» 6 PEOPLE WITH MORE MONEY THAN YOU'LL EVER HAVE


WHITNEY MACMILLAN
83, Minneapolis
$3.3 billion net worth, CEO of Cargill Inc.

BARBARA CARLSON
69, Minneapolis
$2.5 billion net worth, founder of Carlson Cos., runs the Carlson family foundation

MARILYN CARLSON NELSON
72, Minneapolis
$2.5 billion net worth, former CEO of Carlson Cos. until 2008

RICHARD SCHULZE
71, Edina
$2 billion net worth, founded Best Buy

STANLEY S. HUBBARD
78, St. Paul
$2 billion net worth, CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.

GLEN TAYLOR
70, Mankato
$1.8 billion net worth, former senator, owns the Timberwolves

Arts, Entertainment, and Popular Culture

» 10 FAVORITE (HOMETOWN!) FIRST AVE. STARS

Prince
The Replacements
Soul Asylum
Husker Dü
Atmosphere
Har Mar Superstar
Tapes 'n Tapes
Doomtree
The Jayhawks
Conrad Sverkerson

» 7 MOVIES WITH LOCAL TIES THAT MAKE US PROUD

Purple Rain
Tree of Life
A Serious Man
North Country
Gran Torino
Juno
Fargo
 

» 8 MINNESOTA TV MOMENTS


1970: Mary Tyler Moore throws her hat in the air on Nicollet Mall.
1974: Little House on the Prairie airs, with a landscape that looks nothing like Minnesota.
1975: Blake School writing partners Al Franken and Tom Davis are hired for Saturday Night Live.
1978: Loni Anderson plays receptionist Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati.
1994: Friends debuts with the theme song “I’ll Be There for You” by Minneapolis band The Rembrandts.
1995: Kevin Sorbo plays the title role in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
2000: Genevieve Gorder appears on Trading Spaces.
2001: Peter Krause appears in the dark HBO hit Six Feet Under.

» 10 WEIRDEST WALKER EXHIBITS

Catenary (Jacob's Ladder) from Past and Things Present: Jasper Johns since 1983

2009: The Quick and the Dead
2003: Past Things and Present: Jasper Johns since 1983
2002: Things Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art
1997: Joseph Beuys Multiples
1994: Duchamp's Leg
1994: In the Spirit of Fluxus
1989: Vanishing Presence
1983: Ash Can to Abstract Expressionism: Selections from the Permanent Collection
1982: Happy Birthday John Cage: Selections from the Permanent Collection
1973: Ettore Sottsass/Superstudio: Mindscapes

» 10 FAMOUS MCAD ALUMS


Paul Shambroom Photographer extraordinaire

Kinji Akagawa Conceptual artist, sculptor, and beloved MCAD prof for nearly 40 years

Peter Seitz Started MCAD’s graphic design department

Lisa Nankivil Her paintings/prints are shown internationally

Mary GrandPré Illustrator for the Harry Potter books

Clara Elsene Peck (1883–1968) Famed magazine and children’s book illustrator

Esther Bubley (1921–1998) Groundbreaking magazine photographer

Wanda Gág (1893–1946) Illustrator of the children’s classic Millions of Cats

Adolph Dehn (1895–1968) Influential lithographer and caricaturist for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue

F. Keogh Gleason (1906–1982) Academy Award–winning MGM set designer for 40 years

Arts, Entertainment, and Popular Culture

» MALL OF AMERICA MAGNETISM: 10 TOP CELEB DRAWSomg_640s.jpg



» STAGES PRINCE HAS GRACED


Bunker's
Capri Theatre
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
Glam Slam
Macy's 8th Floor Auditorium
Met Center
Mill City Music Festival
Northrop Auditorium
Orpheum Theatre
Paisley Park
Rupert's
Saint Paul Civic Center
Target Center
Xcel Energy Center


» 5 REALITY SHOWS WE'D LIKE TO SEE


Jason DeRusha Bad Question could reveal something horrible bubbling under that shiny, happy surface.

Landon Schoenefeld C’mon already. Colonel Mustard deserves to take his toque to Top Chef.

Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello Forget John and Kate Plus 8. Frank and Amelia at 8 would give us one more hour with the couple we already love to watch at 5, 6, and 10.

Sid Hartman On the next episode of The Hartmans, cranky Sid offers Chad Twitter advice!

Amy Koch The disgraced former Senate majority leader returns to the Capitol in Lobby Dearest.


» 10 FAMOUS AUTHORS YOU MIGHT BUMP INTO AT A LOCAL BOOKSTORE


John Jodzio
Patricia Hampl
Todd Boss
LaVyrle Spencer
Judith Guest
Tim O’Brien
Robert Bly
Louise Erdrich
Neil Gaiman
Garrison Keillor

Arts, Entertainment, and Popular Culture

8 MOMENTS WHEN WE ALL THINK,
» "OMG, WHY DO I LIVE HERE?"
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» 10 REASONS TWIN CITIANS CALL IN SICK



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» 4 OF BURT'S BESTS

See if you can identify these illustrations from longtime columnist Burt Cohen.
{A}
{B}
{C}
{D}







MATCH 'EM UP:

{1} The view from Cora Mae Noonan’s window if the plea bargain fails.
{2} A storm window in the author’s thoughts.
{3} Genuine kidney stone.
{3} One of the author’s black socks, value unknown.




» 12 THINGS WE HOPE WILL NEVER CHANGE

Murray's SteakhouseMurray's Steakhouse Nye's PolonaiseSpoonbridge and Cherry

Murray’s Silver Butter Knife Steak
Nye’s Polonaise Room

Foshay Tower
St. Paul Winter Carnival
The Basilica of St. Mary
The Chain of Lakes
First Ave.
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Matt’s Jucy Lucy
Don Shelby’s attitude
Frank Vascellaro’s hair
The Lexington


» COVERS THAT MAKE US LAUGH


JULY 1976
The "debate" continues.
FEBRUARY 1978
Yes, that's a pile
of sausages.
FEBRUARY 1979
So, were we suggesting our readers
date puppets?
NOVEMBER 1979
Was a cruise around Loring Park on that list?
APRIL 1983
What art director thought this was a
good brunch image?


















Burt's Bests Answers: 1:B, 2:C, 3:D, 4:A


Sports, News, and Weather

» MARK ROSEN'S 10 MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENTS



1973: Fran Tarkenton leads the Vikings to a 27-10 upset of the Dallas Cowboys, in Dallas, to win the NFC Championship.

1975: Dallas beats the Vikings in the playoffs at Met Stadium on a long pass from Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson, coining the phrase “Hail Mary pass.”

1980: Team USA wins the men’s hockey gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics. Half the roster—and coach Herb Brooks—is from Minnesota. 


1987: The Twins win their first World Series title in Game 7 against the St. Louis Cardinals.


1991: Kirby Puckett hits his legendary home run in Game 6 of the World Series.

1991: Jack Morris pitches 10 shutout innings in Game 7 of the World Series. The Twins beat Atlanta 1-0.


1998: TheVikings go 15-1 with one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history—only to lose in overtime to Atlanta in the NFC title game.

2006: Kirby Puckett—the most popular player in Minnesota sports history—dies suddenly in Arizona.

2009: Brett Favre shocks the NFL, and the Green Bay Packers, by signing with the Vikings. He leads the team to the NFC title game.

2010: Favre throws an interception late in regulation after a “12 men on the field” penalty. Vikings fans are crushed. New Orleans wins.

» 10 SPORTS INJURIES THAT BROKE OUR HEARTS


Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett wakes up before his 13th season without vision in his right eye.

Sam Cassell’s back spasms hold him out of games 5 and 6 of the 2004 Western Conference Finals, hampering the Timberwolves.

Ricky Rubio tears his ACL 41 games into his rookie season with the Timberwolves.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tears his ACL 15 games into a 7- year, $100 million contract.

Bill Masterton dies as a result of being checked in a North Stars game.

Justin Morneau’s concussion derails a 2010 MVP campaign and puts his Twins career in doubt.

Joe Mauer’s “bilateral leg weakness” and “flu-like symptoms” ruin the first season of an 8-year, $184 million extension with the Twins.

Timberwolves top scorer Al Jefferson tears his ACL in February of 2009, destroying his future in Minnesota.

Marian Gaborik’s “lower body injury” disrupts contract talks with the Minnesota Wild.

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill suffers “heat-related seizure” on the sidelines in a game against New Mexico State.

» RICK KUPCHELLA'S 11 MOST MOMENTOUS NEWS STORIES


November 11, 1975: The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior.

1979: The album Prince goes platinum, and the Minneapolis Sound is born.

February 22, 1980: The Miracle on Ice occurs when the U.S. Olympic hockey team, coached by Herb Brooks, beats the Soviet team.

October 25, 1987: The Minnesota Twins win the World Series.

October 22, 1989: Eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling is abducted and presumed dead.

October 27, 1991: The Twins win the World Series again.

November 4, 1998: Jesse “The Body” Ventura elected governor.

1999: Academic fraud is uncovered on the University of Minnesota men’s basketball program; coach Clem Haskins is fired.

October 25, 2002: U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) dies in a plane crash.

March 21, 2005: A gunman kills nine and injures seven in two shootings on the Red Lake Reservation.

August 1, 2007: The 35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapses.

» PAUL DOUGLAS'S TOP 7 WEATHER STORIES


1986: Brooklyn Park Tornado In a national first, KARE-11’s helicopter pilot follows a tornado live during a newscast. The ghostly white funnel hits Brooklyn Park, leaving behind a couple of injuries and valuable footage for scientists to study.

1988: The Drought and Heat Wave of ’88 The worst drought since the 1930s was marked by 44 days above 90 degrees in the Cities, lake water levels down three to six feet, and a nightmarish growing season for farmers.

1991: Halloween Superstorm A whopper with 28.4 inches of snow over three days, this unprecedented storm set a rash of records for most snow and earliest subzero cold.

1998: Hail and High Water A mild winter gave way to severe hailstorms during spring and summer, causing $2 billion in hail-related damage in Minnesota.

2009: Freak Downtown Tornado A fast-moving front spun up a weak tornado over Uptown, one that lifted near the Minneapolis Convention Center, leaving a swath of damage.

2011: Minneapolis Tornado An EF1-EF2 tornado touched down in St. Louis Park and tracked across North Minneapolis before pushing into Fridley, Mounds View, and Blaine. On the ground for more than six miles, the half-mile-wide tornado claimed at least one life and left behind a scar of severely damaged homes and businesses.

2011-2012: Year Without a Winter Only 22 inches of snow fell this winter in spite of a moderate La Niña pattern, which usually brings colder, snowier weather to the Twin Cities. Instead, we had the fourth-warmest winter on record. Mid-March 80-degree temps shattered records that have been on the books for more than a century.

» THE GOOD, THE BAD, (& THE UGLY): 10 PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS


President Amy Klobuchar
Winter Carnival beach volleyball contest
NBA champs the Timberwolves
Hennepin Avenue cultural corridor
Light-rail on every old streetcar line
The demolition of Block E
A World Series at Target Field
Flying carp in the Mississippi
Breaking 100 more weather “records”
The 2040 Vikings stadium debate


Food

» 7 POWER DINING SPOTS


Certain meals are less about what you’re eating than where you’re seated and whom you’re breaking bread with. Call it see-and-be-seen or see-and-not-be-seen, this is the Twin Cities power dining scene.

GOOD DAY CAFE Perpetually crowded, this I-394 barn of a restaurant serves an unassuming menu of updated breakfast classics and pancake-house staples to professionals and professional eaters throughout the west metro. It’s a particular favorite of athletes and the personalities from the nearby Clear Channel radio hub.


MANNY'S STEAK HOUSE Not everyone knows Manny’s serves breakfast, yet it successfully melds the Manny’s power ambience with luxury versions of breakfast staples. It’s popular with visiting celebs and downtown corporate high-fliers. Head to one of the checkered-tablecloth booths by the bar.


BLVD The lunchtime buzz west of 169 is at Dean Vlahos’s tile-walled, R&B- booming commissary. Michel at the bar makes everyone feel like a regular, while the Lake Minnetonka crowd migrates here during the workday to sit on the patio and count the hours till they’re back on the water.


OCEANAIRE The expense-account crowd in search of what’s next has already migrated to the new Oceanaire at Sixth and Nicollet. The sexy room is attracting a surfeit of female power players dining on a slightly downscaled version of the restaurant’s dinner standards.



THE ST. PAUL GRILL Downtown St. Paul’s legendary bar and grill dominates the city’s power scene. City and county pols, lobbyists and clients, and Capitol power players congregate here for classic steakhouse fare. The bar is the highlight, its collection of scotches and veteran bartenders beloved east of the Mississippi.


SALUT The three-chardonnay lunch remains in full force at 50th and France. Salut is popular with real estate players, retirees, the indolent self-employed, and Edina’s glitterati, who pick the proteins from the salad and leave the rest.


 » AM TO PM: SEVEN PLACES FOR YOUR DAY OF EATING



BREAKFAST
Start at Victory 44 with a drippy, messy eggwich spread with garlicky aioli and stacked with a fat pork sausage, alongside crispy addictive bacon fries.




ELEVENSIES
Stop at Rustica Bakery for a hand-pulled latte made with Dogwood coffee (and perhaps an airy gougere au jambon).




LUNCH
Ask for grand moules frites at Meritage. Follow it with a round at the raw bar including stone crab claws, a rack of raw oysters, littleneck clams, and a bloody mary.




AFTER-WORK DRINKS
Order an Of the Older Fashioned with the Old Weller Antique bourbon, Muscovado syrup, and Bittercube Trinity bitters at Eat Street Social.




DINNER
It's the kitchen bar at Tilia for silky potted meats, beer cheese soup, pasta with smoked cauliflower and bagna cuada, braised beef cheeks with chestnut polenta, and charred figs.





DESSERT
Give in to the cavalcade of nitro-cholcoate and tableside ice cream experiments at Travail. The dessert tasting is both a religious experience and a bargain at $15.




LATE-NIGHT PIT STOP
Savor the fried magic of The Anchor's fish 'n chips (plus a Helicopter burger if you're quite peckish).



» ANDREW ZIMMERN'S BIZARRE MN FOODS


Lutefisk at Ingebretsen’s

Bitter bamboo soup at the Hmong Farmers Market food court

Pickled pigfoot and scrambled brown egg with truffle at Piccolo

Szechuan spicy pork intestine at Szechuan Spice

Organ grinder sandwich at Travail

Wild boar head cheese at Butcher & the Boar

Beef tendon with peppercorn at Tea House Chinese Restaurants

Pickled pork ear at Little Szechuan

Original Twins Dog at Target Field

Blood sulze at Kramarczuk’s

» 5 PLACES CHEFS EAT ON NIGHTS OFF


Chef Landon Schoenefeld
MATT'S BAR “Matt’s is in our neighborhood, so that’s our spot. I get the double cheeseburger—not the Jucy Lucy. I think it’s a meatier experience. That, a Summit Extra Pale Ale, and a double order of French fries—get them in the bag. Tear it open at the table and have at it.” —J.D. Fratzke, The Strip Club

PHO TAU BAY “If I’m on my own in the afternoon, it’s got to be Pho Tau Bay for some raw beef pho. I love all the flavors in Vietnamese, and that soup just has it all.” —Jamie Malone, Sea Change

BRODER'S CUCINA ITALIANA “You can ask to get a pizza not all the way baked, so I do that, half mushroom, half peppers—I don’t like them to mix. I don’t know why, I just don’t. Then, a salad, a bit of charcuterie, take it all home and crisp the pizza in the oven. That’s all you need for a good Sunday night.” —Vincent Francoual, Vincent A Restaurant

TAQUERIA LA HACIENDA “Tuesdays are my day off, and most Tuesdays you’ll find me sometime or other at Taqueria La Hacienda—it’s just good.” —Landon Schoenefeld, HauteDish

VICTORIANO'S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA & PASTA “This is a cool spot for a little straight-out-of-Brooklyn flavor in Stillwater, which can get homogenized. I get a sausage slice and a cannoli—it’s a breath of fresh air. And they’re open late for the after-bar crowd, which also works great for a cook keeping restaurant hours.” —Jim Kyndberg, Crave America


» MINNESOTA FOOD/DRINK ICONS


Tater Tot Hot Dish

Walleye

Lutefisk

Juicy Lucy

Co-ops

On-a-Stick Cuisine

Wild Rice

Flour

Porketta Sandwich

Betty Crocker

Bootleg Cocktail

Hamm's Bear

Jeno's Pizza Rolls

SPAM

Butter Heads


» 6 FAVE FOODS ON A STICK


CORNDOG The king of stick cuisine

PICKLE DOG Pickle on a stick, so easy, so classic

PIZZA KEBOB Multi-flavoed pizza rolls on a stick

PUFF DADDY Thai sausage wrapped in puff pastry

BREAKFAST LOLLIPOP Good morning sausage patty dipped in corn muffin batter, deep-fried with maple syrup dip

PORCUPINE MEATBALLS Pork and wild rice in a marriage on a stick

Business

» 12 COOL BRANDS WE CLAIM
(AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE)


Minnetonka Moccasins
Faribault Woolen
Mill Co.
J.W. Hulme Co.
Pierrepont Hicks

Red Wing Shoe Co.
Duluth Pack
russell + hazel
Intelligent Nutrients

Blu Dot
Aveda
Thymes
Caldrea



» 10 BELOVED CORPORATE MASCOTS


Target Bullseye
Jolly Green Giant
Hamm's Bear
1972 Betty Crocker
Pillsbury Doughboy
Land O'Lakes
Indian Maiden
Timberwolves Crunch
Vikings Ragnar
Count Chocula
Trix Rabbit






» 10 THINGS WE MISS ABOUT DAYTON'S



The Regards card

Paper shopping bags

A new holiday show every year

Gift-wrap

Fashion shows in the Sky Room

Full-service tailors

Wedding invitations

The Oval Room at Southdale

Gracie at the Oak Grill

Sparkle

» 11 BUILDINGS TO BRAG ABOUT




MILL CITY MUSEUM Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle transformed a historic flour mill into a modern museum and hot party locale.

GUTHRIE THEATER The big blue IKEA-esque “theater in the sky” is a brave feat by architect Jean Nouvel. The Endless Bridge over the river is one of the longest occupied cantilevers in the world.

IDS TOWER At 57 stories, the tiered-glass IDS became our tallest skyscraper (well, maybe—read on) in Minneapolis when it boomed above the Foshay in 1972. Plus, Mary Tyler Moore dined at Basil’s above the Crystal Court—it’s famous!

FOSHAY TOWER It was cool then, and it’s cool now. Léon Eugène Arnal modeled the Foshay after the Washington Monument, and in 2006 developers Ralph Burnet and Ryan Companies worked within that narrow frame when renovating it into the sleek W Hotel.

JAMES J. HILL LIBRARY It’s one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country—and a popular wedding spot. Brides and grooms love this stately Beaux Arts landmark.

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM This stainless steel slice of Frank Gehry is a riverfront icon, and this year’s expansion gave us more to love.

WINTON GUEST HOUSE It moved—slowly, at night—in pieces from Lake Minnetonka to a St. Thomas property. Now this is the only Gehry-designed residence that’s open to the public for tours.

MINNEAPOLIS CENTRAL LIBRARY Architect Cesar Pelli and Minneapolis firm Architectural Alliance transformed the lackluster downtown library into a striking loft-like space.

WALKER ART CENTER The aluminum ice cube with glass walls and peekaboo windows is now forever a fixture along Hennepin Avenue, thanks to Herzog & de Meuron.

CAPELLA TOWER Designed by Pei (yes, that Pei of the Louvre!), Cobb, Freed & Partners, the tower with the “halo” on top fights with IDS to be the tallest in town. We’ll let the viewers decide—from the street, not the skyway.

CHAMBERS HOTEL Props to Shea Architects and Ryan Companies for turning a dilapidated building into a boutique hotel with glass, art, color, and plenty of areas to lounge. Fortunately, Shea’s taking over another corner on Hennepin—stay tuned.

Business

» TARGET'S 12 CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE

First Target store in Roseville, 1962A Shaun White t-shirtLaysha Ward and her reading buddyThe Graves tea kettleGwen Stefani's Harajuku MiniNapoleon Perdis glitter duo

ORIGINAL TARGET STORE
Roseville

DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
TARGET EMPLOYEES

12,000+

DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
OFFICE SPACE

More than 1 million square feet

SPONSORSHIPS
Target Center
Target Field

FACE OF PHILANTHROPY
Laysha Ward,
president, community relations and Target Foundation

GIVING
$3 million per week to causes local and national including building school libraries, supporting military families, providing free school lunches, and disaster relief

DESIGNER DRAW
Sonia Kashuk
Shaun White
Todd Oldham
Isaac Mizrahi
Cynthia Rowley


AMONG THE CELEBS WHO'VE COME
TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR TARGET

Oprah Winfrey
Beyonce
Aretha Franklin
Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift


PROJECT RUNWAY
Katherine Gerdes
, Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman,and Danielle Everine left Target design jobs to compete on the reality show

FIRMS TARGET HELPED PUT ON THE MAP
Peterson Milla Hooks
, advertising
Design Guys, branding
Catalyst Studios, digital and interactive

BRANDS WITH OFFICES IN MINNEAPOLIS
TO SERVE TARGET

Walt Disney Co.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
Revlon
Colgate-Palmolive


CULTURE
Free Thursday Nights at Walker Art Center

Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Arts (second Sunday of the month)

Free Third Sundays at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Free Family Concerts with Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

ALL-STAR ALUMS
Ron Johnson
, CEO of JCPenney

Michael Francis, president of JCPenney

Brian Robinson, a JCPenney VP

Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys “R” Us
>br /> Bob Thacker, senior VP of marketing and advertising for OfficeMax

» 5 DISTINGUISHED U OF M CONTRIBUTIONS


Marla Spivak’s Minnesota Hygienic line of bees

John Berryman’s Pulitzer Prize–wining cycle of poetry, 77 Dream Songs

Francis Lee Jaques’s dioramas in the Bell Museum

Horticultural Research Center’s Honeycrisp apple

Earl Bakken’s pacemaker


» FOUR FAMOUS INVENTIONS



THE POST-IT NOTE  (1980) A 3M researcher applies a colleague’s low-tack glue to his hymnal bookmark, and a new kind of stationery is born.

Inline Skates (1983) The State of Hockey produces summertime hockey skates, and everybody goes wild.  

Zubaz Pants (1988) Professional wrestlers the Road Warriors combine their twin passions for comfort and loud prints.
Voilà!

Hollywood Fashion Tape (2001) Modest Minnesotans create an accessory to keep red-carpet gowns from gaping. Thank goodness.


» LOOK WHO ELSE IS HAVING A BIG BIRTHDAY


Pillsbury, 140 years
Bell Museum of Natural History, 140 years
3M, 110 years
Betty Crocker, 90 years
Regis Hair Salons, 90 years
The Schwan Food Company, 60 years
Race for the Cure Minnesota, 20 years
Life Time Fitness, 20 years
Caribou Coffee, 20 years
 

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