The secret all cities can learn from Albert Lea, Minnesota

Albert Lea lies about 90 miles south of the Twin Cities, and, as a quiet city with a population of around 18,000, probably isn’t often on your radar, and probably doesn’t come to mind...

Weekly Events: 5/7 – 5/13

Some local happenings for the week: Art - 5/10 Sweetgrass Basketry with Henrietta Snype, MIA, MPLS, 6:30pm-7:30pm 5/12 Craftstravaganza 2018, Grain Belt Bottling House, MPLS, 10am-4pm 5/12 Glassblowing Crash Course, Foci, MPLS, 10am-4pm 5/13 Family Day: Cardboard Creations,...
Stop ditching the kitchen, Twin Cities Agenda

Stop ditching the kitchen

Let’s get real: It is far easier to ditch the kitchen, grab a friend, and grub out at the newest spot doing kitsch fried oysters and on-draft cocktails. But really, we can’t all be that savvy every...

Explore ‘Origami in the Garden’ at the Minnesota Arboretum

Paper airplanes are about the extent of my paper-folding abilities and, frankly, there’s about an 80% chance that instead of flying they'll immediately plummet straight into the ground. The skill and artistry it takes...

Breathing city air = smoking cigarettes? There’s an app for that

Shit! I Smoke. That's the name of a new app - which, ostensibly, will also be the reaction of many anti-cigarette inner-city dwellers when they realize the amount of similar toxins they're putting in their...

Recipe: Corn-Crusted Walleye with Pancetta

Cornmeal Crusted Walleye with Pancetta, cauliflower and sweet peas      yield: 2 servings Minnesota walleye is flaky, meaty and has a creamy texture that pairs wonderfully with a light crunch from a cornmeal crust.  The...

Are humans going to go extinct? Well, Minnesota looks pretty good

It's pretty common these days to think about the human race going extinct. From the doomsday clock sitting at 2 and a half minutes to midnight, to Elizabeth Kolbert's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth...

May is Arbor Month, and Minnesota ♥ trees

One of the best things about living in Minnesota is the abundance of state parks, and the forests and woods that can be found there. From the oak tree or maple you may have...

Find balance after burnout with these 6 simple tricks

We’ve all experienced the burnout: Those moments, those days, and, yes, weeks where you’re both completely mentally and physically exhausted. I know the feeling well - where after coming home from work instead of focusing...

Celebrating 100 years of food, health, nutrition, education

MAND, the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, is an organization committed to keeping food and health inextricably linked, and to the education of why that is so important - for anyone, at any...