September/October 2019

This month, we bring you stories about local education— from high school to physical therapy assisting to training with star chefs.

The grand opening of Rabbit Creek’s new showroom on June 27 at International Market Square featured a talk by top designer Thomas O’Brien. O’Brien spoke about the design process and the inspiration for his house and new book, The Library House.

 
A painting of a storefront by Northeast Minneapolis artist Brendan Kramp

Brendan Kramp, a Twin Cities-based artist with a studio in the Northeast Minneapolis arts district, says he has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember.

 
James Beard-winning chef Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

James Beard–winning chef Gavin Kaysen opened Demi, his third restaurant in the Twin Cities, this year in Minneapolis. We chatted with him about the three distinct brands, what he loves about cooking in the Twin Cities and what’s on the horizon.

 
A performance of "Dirty Business" at History Theatre in St. Paul

There are more than 200 theater venues in the Twin Cities featuring plays, musicals, comedy, improv and more.

 
U.S. Bank Stadium, the home stadium of the Minnesota Vikings

Take your pick - Lynx, Timberwolves, Twins, United FC, Vikings and Wild. And that's just the pro sports teams in Minnesota.

 
The American Museum of Asmat Art

The Twin Cities offers a broad stroke selection of art museums.

 
A model of the muscles in a human hand and forearm, part of the new physical therapy assistant program at Herzing University.

The aging of our population and the resulting health care needs was a key factor in Herzing University’s decision to add a PTA program to its offerings.

 
Groves Academy senior Lily Erickson, a 2019 Standout Scholar.

Groves Academy senior Lily Erickson is involved in just about any extracurricular you can think of.

 
A black and white shot of St. Louis Park High School senior Zoe Younger, one of 2019's Standout Scholars.

St. Louis Park High School's Zoe Younger plans to go into a STEM field, but she also loves poetry and is very involved in anti-racism work.

 
Alexandra Motz, one of the chefs being mentored by Gavin Kaysen through the Ment’or BKB Foundation.

Minneapolis-based chef Gavin Kaysen mentors young chefs.

 
Peder Nyhus, founder of Rypen, a design company offering lighting, custom furniture and tech pieces

Local furniture company Rypen helps businesses and homes grow piece by piece.

 
A rack of clothing at Simon Showroom

Minnesotans Fifi Simon and Mollie Ketroser talk about their lives in fashion.

 
White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America by Margaret Hagerman

In "White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America", Margaret Hagerman uses two years’ worth of interviews with affluent white parents and their children to explore how white kids learn about race.

 
Tare Market co-founders Amber Haukedahl and Kate Marnach

Tare Market strives for zero waste shopping and education.