Summer in the Twin Cities

Celebrity nail expert Deborah Lippmann will sing the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins. more

Aug 29, 2017 12:19 AM Ali Shops

What has great wifi, wine on tap, and secret bathrooms? The aptly-named new State Fair spot called Hideaway. more

Aug 25, 2017 11:59 AM Foodie

As has become our yearly tradition, we dutifully ate every single new State Fair food (and drank every single new beer), to report back with the hits and misses of this year's crop. more

Aug 25, 2017 8:34 AM , Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Log rolling by members of the Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Photo courtesy of Samantha Hadley

The Timberworks Lumberjack Show is an iconic part of the Minnesota State Fair—and we’d bet a deep-fried Snickers the contestants are fitter than you. more

Aug 23, 2017 11:08 AM Arts & Culture

Grab your bike, sense of adventure, and all the endurance you can muscle up for 24 epic hours. more

Aug 21, 2017 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Minnesota State Fair illustration

Illustration by Mario Zucca

Our insider's guide to some hidden spots, honey holes, and secret to-dos at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. more

Aug 7, 2017 11:22 AM , , General Interest

From Broad Sex in the Twin Cities

Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

Eleven days. More than 160 shows. How do you choose? more

Aug 3, 2017 12:00 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

J.McLuaghlin storefront

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

With its easy access to the city, wealth of great restaurants and chic boutiques, Wayzata is the perfect choice for an afternoon out, a date night, or family fun. Or—with its new boutique hotel and spa—a weekend escape. Here are the can’t-miss spots. more

Jul 6, 2017 11:51 AM , Travel & Visitors


Photograph courtesy of MNHS

From an 1860s baseball game in a frozen-in-time township to a soldiery celebraish in the state’s oldest fort, here are four nifty ways to wind back the clock this Fourth. more

Jun 23, 2017 9:33 AM Arts & Culture

Don’t let the hassle of whipping up a watermelon salad prevent you from spontaneous picnicking. Here’s your pocket guide to picnicking preparedness. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:34 PM Eat & Drink

The Blue Barn Triple Truffle Trotters

Photo courtesy of Anna Mailliard

Check out all the new foods making their debut at the Minnesota State Fair in summer 2017. more

Jun 20, 2017 8:09 AM Foodie 6 Comments

Ten weekend activities Dad will love. more

Jun 16, 2017 12:44 PM , Arts & Culture

A Tale of Two Summers illustration

Illustration by Jason Schneider

Your ultimate guide to all that's fun under the sun. more

Jun 2, 2017 9:24 AM General Interest

All the great events happening at The Commons Park in front of U.S. Bank Stadium this summer. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Go forth, friends, armed with our food-coma-inducing knowledge. more

Aug 26, 2016 8:49 AM , Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Your guide to the best of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. more

Aug 25, 2016 8:54 AM General Interest

The somewhat definitive guide to every public swimming beach in the Twin Cities. more

Jun 6, 2016 11:56 AM , General Interest

All the summer's best waterside concerts, music fests, and art fairs in the Twin Cities more

Jun 6, 2016 11:56 AM General Interest

Sail boats on a lake

Photo by David Bowman

The definitive guide to spending this Twin Cities summer eternally in, on, or by the water. more

Jun 6, 2016 11:56 AM , , , General Interest