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Brewery Bonanza: Northfield adds three craft spots in a matter of months

July 23, 2018

In 2016, Northfield and nearby Dundas had no breweries. Now, there are three. The past few years have seen an eruption of breweries across Southern Minnesota. Northfield represents a particularly concentrated part of the larger trend. Imminent Brewing, Tanzenwald Brewing and Chapel Brewing all opened in Northfield/Dundas in 2017. All of them, relatively small-scale, offer…Read More

2018 Emmy Nominations List

July 12, 2018

Nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards were announced for the ceremony that will air live Sept. 17 on NBC. Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones The Handmaid’s Tale This Is Us Westworld The Americans The Crown Stranger Things Outstanding Comedy Atlanta The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Black-ish Silicon Valley Curb Your Enthusiasm Glow Barry Unbreakable…Read More

Where to check out the hottest outdoor concerts in Minnesota

July 3, 2018

If you’re looking to hit up an outdoor concert this summer, you’re in luck. Whether you live in northern, southern or central Minnesota, the state has you covered when it comes to live music in outdoor venues. Check out our list of some options below, which has every type of music from country and rock…Read More

Extreme Summer Fun in SoMinn – Part One

June 22, 2018

Summertime means a lot of great things: baseball, cookouts, camping, water parks … Outdoor activities have become a staple of the season, and for good reason. But while traditional favorites can be a lot of fun, sometimes they get a little … repetitive. How many grilled hot dogs do you really want? If you’re looking…Read More

NEW FOODS at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

June 19, 2018

The Minnesota State Fair announced June 19 the 27 official new foods and five new food vendors being added to the expansive menu already offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. In total, nearly 500 foods are available at 300 different concession locations throughout the fairgrounds. Here’s what’s new: NEW FOODS: Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl (pronounced…Read More

Announcing the 2018 Best of Southern Minn Scene contest

June 18, 2018

Yeah, it’s back. It’s time to start determining the best arts and entertainment, the best businesses and the best everything else Southern Minnesota has to offer. Through the end of July, we’re taking nominations in the 2018 Best of Southern Minnesota Scene contest. This year, the competition’s sixth edition, we’re looking for 101 of SoMinn’s…Read More

Little Houston County plays host to national artists

June 12, 2018

Cimarron Corpé quickly caught the attention of coffee-enthusiasts and Houston County residents during his weeklong visit to the southeastern Minnesota community in September. He generally sat at a table with giant fuzzy headphones on, often sparking interest. “It’s always exciting to travel to a new region and see everything as exotic, but when you travel…Read More

Red Wing man with 21,000 Albums Shares Music with Seniors

June 7, 2018

If there’s one thing Bob Knutson knows for sure, it’s that a higher power has had a hand in his work. I’ve got so many God stories, it’s unbelievable,” he said. There was the time when one of the two dozen or so albums he brought to a senior center from his 21,000-piece collection had…Read More

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