Around Town

Look and listen this winter for rabbit tracks, owl calls and squirrels’ nests.

The yearly Securian Winter Run brings a half-marathon, a 5K and a 10K to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, drawing about 1,600 runners to raise money for the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation.

With rising racial tension in the news, artist Ken Gonzales-Day helps put recent events, including the shooting of Philando Castile, in context with his photography at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

According to Carol Carey, executive director of Historic Saint Paul, “Heritage preservation is viewed more as an elitist activity and less as a celebration of what individuals in less affluent communities have built.”

Starting with the annual Christkindlmarkt in late November, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce extends its local holiday festivities into this month.

The Lake Minnetonka area is home to dozens of independent coffee shops and chef-driven restaurants, many of which transform into intimate settings for live music on certain days of the week. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to catch a show close to home.

Minnesota native Chip Addington set out on a mission two years ago to combine his experiences—working in the outdoors as a camp guide and director, along with his art major—to create the perfect backpack for the urban traveler.

It’s that time of year, when everyone loves being merry with family and friends at holiday parties.

Now in its 11th year, Excelsior’s Christkindlsmarkt, a weekend open-air market celebrating German holiday traditions, will take place November 25–27.

Picking out flooring can be a stressful decision for any individual or family planning on renovating their home.

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