Peter Diamond

Peter Diamond is the Digital Editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

This year saw local publishers and authors with Minnesota ties creating Game of Thrones-level epics, investigating decades-old cases, and revisiting our state's history. Here are our favorite reads this year. Read more

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Kate Norstrum

Photograph by Cameron Wittig

Things are about to get a lot cooler in the North. Read more

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Dakota Star Map

Made by Annette Lee, Ojibwe and D(L)akota, and Jim Rock, Sisseton Dakota, 2012

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center sets the record straight on our region's Native history. Read more

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A new 'Bring Your Own Bag' ordinance could charge customers an extra nickel per bag to reduce waste. Read more

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Here are some local nonprofits that can use your help. Read more

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Prince, "The Beautiful Ones"

Book photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Told through vignettes, archived documents, and an incomplete draft, the full story of the enigmatic pop star remains intriguingly unknowable in the new memoir "The Beautiful Ones." Read more

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Brandi Carlile

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The Fillmore Minneapolis announced its initial lineup for the grand opening this February, starting with three nights of Brandi Carlile. Elsewhere on the roster: Motion City Soundtrack, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sublime with Rome. Read more

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Jessica Lange

Photograph by Tinseltown/

In her new photobook Highway 61, the iconic Minnesota actress captures the Midwest through her singular lens. Read more

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Minnesota Twins

Courtesy of the Minnesota Twins

Last night's game against the Yankees was make-or-break for the Twins. Read more

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Cuz we love her, revisit the Internet's best moments of the pop star as she rose to the top. Read more

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Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

Photograph of Hillary Clinton by Barb Kinney/HFA, photograph of Chelsea Clinton from the author's collection.

To promote their newly released book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, the Clintons will be speaking in town later this month. Read more

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Decades later, the aftermath of the Vietnam War reverberates through two exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Read more

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Canterbury Park's vintage and antique extravaganza is back. Keep an eye out for these exhibitors. Read more

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As Democrats across the country begin to take a stance on impeachment, we narrowed down the positions of Minnesota's congresspeople. Read more

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The Soap Factory

via Facebook

The experimental art center in Minneapolis announced it will close permanently after a 30-year run. Read more

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Lizzo at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Photograph by John Shearer/Getty Images

Lizzo performed in front of a giant inflatable butt balloon at the VMAs. (Her dancers also may have taken some fashion inspiration from Prince.) Read more

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Elizabeth Warren and Doppelganger

Courtesy of Stephanie Oyen

We got in touch with the Minnesota woman with an uncanny resemblance to the Massachusetts Senator. Read more

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Target Field Squirrel

Photograph by Brace Hemmelgarn

Is #TFSquirrel the next #MPRRacoon? Read more

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Brian Oake

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Without explanation, the radio station announced that Oake was no longer working there. Now a petition has started to bring him back on the air. Read more

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Paul Bunyan Statue at the Minnesota State Fair

Courtesy of the State of Minnesota Surplus Services

There's an auction going on for the giant Paul Bunyan figure that lives inside the State Fair's Eco Experience building that's just begging to be sold. Read more

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