Heidi Raschke


Heidi Raschke moved around a lot as a kid (she’s the daughter of pro wrestler Baron Von Raschke), but the Twin Cities is the only place she calls home. After attending the University of Minnesota and working on the copy desk at the Minnesota Daily, she’s managed to put down roots and spend her entire career as an editor and writer in the Twin Cities. Most recently, she was senior editor of features and niche publications at the Pioneer Press, where she ran the newsroom’s Life sections, launched a website for busy moms, created popular cooking e-mail newsletters, edited a homes magazine, and started an arts and entertainment podcast. Before that, she covered local and national arts and culture for Request Magazine, Microsoft’s online city guide, the Twin Cities Reader, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She lives in St. Paul with her musician husband and their two daughters.

If a lengthy post-wedding vacation doesn’t fit with your schedule or budget, plan a quick retreat for some much-deserved alone time. Read more

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Our annual guide to the season’s hottest tickets is a mixed bag, from big shows like Motley Crue to tiny musicals. Read more

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Vanessa Gadberry and Fennec

Photo by Cameron Wittig

Minneapolis's own Internet cat celeb talks about the festival, her tattoo, and why cats are better than dogs. Read more

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Namekagon River

Photo by Jason Neuswanger/

A trip to the yurt at Namekagon Waters Retreat in western Wisconsin proves itself a perfect getaway for mothers and tweens. Read more

Arts & Culture

Garrison Keillor

Photo by Stephen Voss

Garrison Keillor attempts to explain how he created such an enduring hit. Read more

Arts & Culture

Dan Wilson

Photo by Steven Cohen

The former Semisonic bandmate and songwriter to the stars (Adele and Taylor Swift among them), Dan Wilson returns home to Minneapolis for a concert series. Read more

Arts & Culture


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Want a child-size cone that is actually the size of a child? Head over to the newly opened Nelson’s Ice Cream shop at 454 Snelling Ave. S., in St. Paul, where the flavors are many, the lines move swiftly, and the child size cones ($3.50 for... Read more

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors find the best car washes in the Twin Cities, and Gerring's takes home first place. Read more

Kids & Family

Giselle as performed by the American Ballet Theatre

Photo by Gene Schiavone

The reopening of revamped Northrop Auditorium is celebrated with the American Ballet Theatre's rendition of "Giselle." Read more

Arts & Culture

A definitive guide to what to do on St. Paddy's Day 2014 in the Twin Cities in the form of a choose your own adventure. Should you end up at Cooper, Kieran's, O'Gara's? Only one way to find out. Read more

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Twin Cities Young Poets

Illustrations by Randall Nelson

The hotbed of talented young poets is the Twin Cities. Meet its most talented individuals. Read more

Arts & Culture


Photo by Katherine Harris

Heidi Raschke's guide to making the most of fall weather and sites in Minnesota. Read more

Arts & Culture

St. Paul Athletic Club's New Look

Photo by Steve Henke

You can pretty much assume that if you’re invited to a summer soiree this year, it will have a Great Gatsby theme, reports Heidi Raschke, and The St. Paul Athletic Club reopens to fit the bill. Read more

Arts & Culture

Anthony Bourdain's Guts and Glory

Illustration by Tom Nick Cocotos

Bad boy Anthony Bourdain stops at the State Theatre, with special guest Andrew Zimmern, for a raucous evening of talk about food politics and culture. Read more

Arts & Culture

St. Paul Firefighters

Photo by Stephanie Colgan

Heidi Raschke on the St. Paul firefighter calendar. Read more

Arts & Culture

Biking on the Root River Trail

Photo by Rolf Hagberg for the Minnesota DNR

Let our ultimate getaway guide lead you to the best hikes, bikes, walks, and drives Minnesota has to offer. Read more

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Best Places To Work Out

Steve Henke, Katherine Harris, Stephanie Colgan

A guide to boutique gyms and getting fit in the Twin Cities. Read more

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Get fit with a workout tailored to your interests and personality. Get our editors' take on boutique gyms across the Twin Cities offering boxing, kickboxing, OrangeTheory, yoga, pilates, barre, boot camp, personal training, spinning, Crossfit, and more. Read more

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Andrew Zimmern and friends present 72 weird and wonderful foods, finds, and fun in the Twin Cities. Read more

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To celebrate Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 40th anniversary, we give you 40 lists that showcase the food, fashion, sports, news, and pop culture that shape this place we love (an love to make fun of). Read more

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