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.

When "REAL ID" (and Minnesota's lack of compliance with it) burst into the news during the holidays, it caught most Twin Citians off guard. Here's the skinny on what REAL ID really is and how you can get one right now. more

Feb 1, 2016 9:46 AM Arts & Culture

Was fighting for the All-Star Game worth it for the Twin Cities? How about the Super Bowl? Adam Platt explains the difference. more

Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture


Photo by Gilbertson Photography

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

Dec 4, 2014 8:32 AM Arts & Culture

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

Oct 31, 2014 11:26 AM Arts & Culture

Nicollet Mall

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Revitalizing our downtown center will take more than a makeover. Adam Platt takes stock of the situation. more

Oct 6, 2014 10:04 AM Arts & Culture

Paul McCartney's return to Minneapolis at Target Field tells the story of the summer of 2014. more

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

What will Minneapolis do with the new Vikings stadium-adjunct Yard? more

Aug 1, 2014 11:22 AM Arts & Culture

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

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Star Tribune sports page

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Glen Taylor's purchase of the Star Tribune marks the return of the paper to local holding. Should we be hopeful, or jaded? more

Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Light Rail station

Photo by Graham Tolbert

Columnist Adam Platt explains why civic complaints are the foundation of good government. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:41 AM Arts & Culture

Adam Platt calls out some local journalists Patrick Reusse, Bob Collins, and Aaron Gleeman on their Twitter presences. more

Mar 27, 2014 10:30 AM Arts & Culture

Light Rail Transit Minneapolis

Photo courtesy Metro Transit

Adam Platt recounts a meeting on future Light Rail plans that goes utterly astray of reality. more

Mar 10, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida

Photo by Graham Knight

Check out baseball's earliest season from the cheap seats (cheap, sunny seats) with a trip down to South Florida. more

Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Adam Platt lays down a biting criticism of the market that soldiers on, under millions of dollars in subsidy. more

Feb 15, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Star Tribune building

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Adam Platt on the Star Tribune building's future now that they're moving and the new Vikings stadium is coming in. more

Jan 1, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Adam Platt's take on the closing of Heidi's in Minneapolis and the nature of the restaurant business in general. more

Dec 25, 2013 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Dec 18, 2013 10:40 AM Foodie

Adam Platt muses on the misfortunes of Minnesota sports teams, from the Vikings' missing rings to the injury prone Timberwolves. more

Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Adam Platt muses on the state of modern high school, heat waves, and horse manure. more

Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Adam Platt's vacation takes a turn when the weather won't cooperate, only to have the back up plan derail as well. more

Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

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