Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was...
Natalie Darwitz

How Natalie Darwitz Changed The Game In The Professional Women’s Hockey League

Natalie Darwitz has spent a lifetime redefining hockey for women, and now she’s leading the new professional women’s hockey team in Minnesota. When...
Sweet Treasures Cupcakes

Sweet Treasures: A Story of Bitter and Sweet

Apple Valley baker and Food Network alum Ann Alaboud faced her cancer diagnosis—in and out of the kitchen. Apple Valley baker Ann Alaboud has a...
Prior Lake 2023

Editor Takes the Polar Plunge

Editor Liz Potasek tries a quick dip in a freezing lake. At age 22, Lakeville native Christopher Mosier was in great physical shape, training with...
Cities South Magazines December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

I always go into the holiday season with a concrete gift-giving plan for my three kids. I try to buy each of them one thing they want, something...
Lisa Haggstrom’s walnut potica is made by stretching dough into a very thin layer, topping it with a filling, rolling it up and baking it in a loaf pan.

Cookies and More by Lisa: A Recipe for Success

Lisa Haggstrom continues her mother and grandmother’s food tradition. Some of our most cherished memories of the holiday season come from gathering...
Minnesota Ice Festival

Family Fun Around Town This Winter

Think outside the (gift) box when planning holiday experiences. When visitors come to town over the holidays, hosts can be hard-pressed when it...
Gray Horse Head

How Abijah’s on the Backside Transforms Lives

A South Metro equine therapy organization serves first responders and military personnel, using the power of animal empathy to heal trauma. Editor’s...
Sea otter pup Nuka being fed by hand.

Minnesota Zoo Cares for Two Orphaned Sea Otter Pups

Learn more about Nuka and Denali and their road to recovery. On October 27, the Minnesota Zoo announced via press release that two abandoned...
Cities South October/November 2023 Issue

Welcome to the October/November 2023 Issue

Despite all of the elaborate holiday plans I start dreaming up this time of year, some of my best memories of family are just sitting around the...

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was...
Natalie Darwitz

How Natalie Darwitz Changed The Game In The Professional Women’s Hockey League

Natalie Darwitz has spent a lifetime redefining hockey for women, and now she’s leading the new professional women’s hockey team in Minnesota. When...
Sweet Treasures Cupcakes

Sweet Treasures: A Story of Bitter and Sweet

Apple Valley baker and Food Network alum Ann Alaboud faced her cancer diagnosis—in and out of the kitchen. Apple Valley baker Ann Alaboud has a...
Prior Lake 2023

Editor Takes the Polar Plunge

Editor Liz Potasek tries a quick dip in a freezing lake. At age 22, Lakeville native Christopher Mosier was in great physical shape, training with...
Cities South Magazines December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

I always go into the holiday season with a concrete gift-giving plan for my three kids. I try to buy each of them one thing they want, something...
Lisa Haggstrom’s walnut potica is made by stretching dough into a very thin layer, topping it with a filling, rolling it up and baking it in a loaf pan.

Cookies and More by Lisa: A Recipe for Success

Lisa Haggstrom continues her mother and grandmother’s food tradition. Some of our most cherished memories of the holiday season come from gathering...
Minnesota Ice Festival

Family Fun Around Town This Winter

Think outside the (gift) box when planning holiday experiences. When visitors come to town over the holidays, hosts can be hard-pressed when it...
Gray Horse Head

How Abijah’s on the Backside Transforms Lives

A South Metro equine therapy organization serves first responders and military personnel, using the power of animal empathy to heal trauma. Editor’s...
Sea otter pup Nuka being fed by hand.

Minnesota Zoo Cares for Two Orphaned Sea Otter Pups

Learn more about Nuka and Denali and their road to recovery. On October 27, the Minnesota Zoo announced via press release that two abandoned...
Cities South October/November 2023 Issue

Welcome to the October/November 2023 Issue

Despite all of the elaborate holiday plans I start dreaming up this time of year, some of my best memories of family are just sitting around the...
Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

A frost-covered tree takes home top honors in the Seasons category of our annual photo contest. Kirsten Otting is a lifelong fan of photography. She...

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Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was so excited to have an opportunity to write about...

Three Fun and Local Staycation Destinations

Three Fun and Local Staycation Destinations

When you can’t go far, take a mini-break at these local destinations. Whether you’re constrained by time, work or family obligations, there are plenty of small ways to break up a long winter without...

Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

A frost-covered tree takes home top honors in the Seasons category of our annual photo contest. Kirsten Otting is a lifelong fan of photography. She took pictures when traveling as a hobby, but in...

Learning Through Travel

Learning Through Travel

Animal lovers with a keen sense of adventure can go on vacation with the Minnesota Zoo. The zoo offers “edventures” for adults and teens to locales near and far. Whether travelers are canoeing a...

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