Best Of MN

WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Pho In MinnesotaWe asked viewers where to find the best pho in Minnesota. You sent Reg Chapman to Quang in Minneapolis.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Brat In MinnesotaAround 28 percent of Minnesotans say they are of German ancestry. So, it's no surprise there's a lot of bratwurst being sold in this state.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall Brew In MinnesotaSeasonal beers are being poured all over the state and, according to our WCCO viewers, the Best Fall Brew in Minnesota isn’t in the Twin Cities, it’s in Mankato. There, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield found a fruit-based beer and a story that goes back four generations.

Arts & Culture

Wander Minnesota: Touring Paisley ParkPaisley Park opened (briefly) as a museum Thursday. If you have the opportunity to go -- do it.
MNfusion: Theater Latte Da's 'Ragtime' Brings 1900's To Modern DayFor some, history is obsolete. Often, younger generations fail to see how people of the past relate to their lives.
MNfusion: 'Rummage' Brings Local Beer, Music & Wares To ForefrontMinnesotans love to talk about how much they love Minnesota. And, they love to support local Minnesota businesses. Now, a new event is taking that to the next level by bringing together local beer, bands, food and shops in the home of all things Minnesota – the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Shopping & Style

Best Pottery Shops In MinnesotaLooking for the perfect piece of pottery?
Best Places To Get A Makeover In MinnesotaYou don't have to fly to L.A. to get an amazing makeover.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall fashion this year is fluid and multifaceted, according to Amy Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of the boutique Amalli Talli. Layered flowing contours, whimsical prints, and vintage jewelry show a mid-60s/early 70s flair. The dot-com 90s make a 50s-style statement in leather biker and jean jackets and pearl chokers. Platform shoes, velvet, and suede and flannel are in. And so are skinny jeans. Career gals still pocket a smart phone in a pant suit, but more are converting to the skirt suit. Bold and bright accessories warm the cool look of a fall wardrobe.

Food & Drink

Bite Of Minnesota: Kick Cancer - Buy JamWith flavors like ginger-pear and blueberry pepper, it wasn't long until Lucille's Kitchen Garden started to get shelf space in local stores and even received national exposure.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Acorn Squash RecipesThey’re stacked up in beautiful gray-silver and white-orange piles in every farmers market, acorn squash.
Mike's Mix: Fall Cocktails From Red Stag Supper ClubThis week, Mike heads to northeast Minneapolis' Red Stag Supper Club for a couple cocktails that will have you in the mood for fall.

Nightlife & Music

MNfusion: Duluth Pack Creates Custom Duffel For Blake SheltonFollowing in the footsteps of his partner Gwen Stefani, country singer and "The Voice" star Blake Shelton will be stopping at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center as part of his latest tour.
Best Nighttime Strolls In MinnesotaA leisurely evening walk is a great way to cap off a Minnesota day. Discover interesting sites, cool new haunts and gorgeous views along the way with this guide for best nighttime strolls in the state.
Best Bar Pizza In MinnesotaWhether you're a pizza lover who enjoys Minnesota gastropubs, or prefers to dine at a simple Twin Cities pizza bar, give these establishments a try.

Family & Pets

'Helping Paws' Provides Paralyzed Athlete With Service DogFifteen service dogs have new homes Saturday night thanks to an organization helping people live more independent lives.
Mom, Blogger Pens Tirade Against Target's Tiny CartsOne mother is speaking out about recent changes to Target’s shopping experience.
Best After-School Activities For Families In MinnesotaDespite Minnesota's many attractions and things to do, finding after-school activities for the family can be a challenge. Often, students and working parents have conflicting schedules. But there are places where families can meet up at the end of the day when school and work take an after-hours break.

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