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Giant Snow Sculpture Rises Again North of Minneapolis

For nearly a decade, three brothers have built sea-themed snow sculptures in front of their family home in New Brighton, Minnesota. The latest—a whale—is now open for public viewing. It’s a snow sculpture for a cause.
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Jessica Lange’s Remarkable Midwest Photographs

Long before her Hollywood debut, Jessica Lange bought a record by fellow Minnesotan Bob Dylan: Highway 61 revisited. Now she shares her own artistic take on an iconic highway that has always led her home.
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DIY Pet Portraits from Paint-by-Number Kits

With these Minneapolis-made kits, anyone can paint a personalized portrait of a furry (or finned or feathered) friend.
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Travel Hot List: 5 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Bring skates to a new park trail. Buy a personal poem written on the spot. And pour a glass of ice wine (which doesn’t mean on the rocks).
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Holiday Getaway to Jolly Old Saint Paul

Take a festive getaway to the sleepy-no-more half of the Twin Cities—and knock out your gift list at America’s best new food hall.
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Adventure Junkie: Mine for Fun in Minnesota

Book a mod cabin in Minnesota's sculpted Northwoods hills, where abandoned mines have given way to clear water and a natural playground for outdoors buffs.
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9 Favorite Minnesota State Parks

A Minnesota-based photographer shares some of her go-to spots for hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing in a state with a wealth of parkland.
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Camp Like a Chef

Pack your sleeping bag (and the dull knife you want to learn how to sharpen) for a weekend of woodland foraging, cooking lessons, a cocktail lagoon and global feasting under the stars. This is Chef Camp: Hot dogs and hobo pies need not apply.
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Chasing the Northern Lights

A Minneapolis couple leans on wanderlust, persistence, poetry and science in their search to view the aurora borealis.