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Robin Pfeifer

Robin Pfeifer is a freelance writer, storyteller and creative strategist. Born in Wisconsin and now living in Portland, Oregon, she spent her formative adult years exploring the far-flung corners of Minnesota. She's an expert at getting off the beaten path and loves nothing more than to tell a good story. From artist profiles to travel destinations to a brand's "About Me" section, she focuses on the nuance that makes a person, place or product truly unique.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have distinct personalities but share top-notch dining, arts, outdoor rec and nightlife. Here's our guide to exploring the area on a weekend getaway.
A Nebraska educator, humanitarian and accidental TikTok star uses her platforms to promote kindness, diversity and the virtues of sourdough.
A northern Minnesota photographer finds his calling—and a friend and therapist, of sorts—in Lake Superior, whose waves, ripples and endless shifts of light beckon him every day. 
Minneapolis-based Dog Threads designs playful apparel and accessories inspired by a little dog’s big personality.
A Michigan woodworker crafts striking earrings from local species. Like them? Plan to set your alarm on a Saturday to snag a pair. 
In the heart of corn country, an Omaha business teacher is on a mission to preserve Indigenous farming practices for future generations.
The creative crew at Blue Rhino Studio breathes life into old worlds, right down to each scientifically accurate toenail.
By day, Anna Gaseitsiwe investigates financial crime. After hours, she turns paper into unreal blooms.
Minnesota's quirky roadside attractions include a giant ball of twine, a 55-foot-tall Jolly Green Giant and several iterations of everyone's favorite blue ox and lumberman. Hunting down these mythical figures and oddities is the perfect excuse to venture out on a mini road trip and grab some classic photo ops.
Whether you're interested in experimenting with IPAs and sours, perfecting your cheese pairings or dialing in your game of one-handed corn hole, these spring beer festivals are the perfect cure for cabin fever.
October 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Today, the National Trails System includes 11 National Scenic Trails, 19 National Historic Trails and more than 1,200 National Recreation Trails. Mark the occasion by visiting one of the many trails that pass through the Midwest.
Try looking a little closer to home next time the travel bug bites. Here are 10 ways to satisfy a case of global wanderlust with art, food and cultural experiences found throughout the Twin Cities.
Check out four Minnesota destinations that let you skip the crowds (usually) but take a memorable short road trip, including an underground mine, petroglyph site and historic riverside city.