The GoMN 2017 Winter Guide

How to live, give, and indulge this season.

The first edition of GoMN’s Winter Guide is an accumulation of ideas for the season that we bet will stick. 

The common thread is taking cold-weather habits formed long ago and handed down, and enhancing – or full-on disrupting – them. In spite of what our bodies tell us, impulse online shopping and binge-watching won’t abate the holiday blues. These pieces are your couch coma cure, and offer concrete ways for Minnesotans to live, indulge, and give to their full potential. Check back right here for more stories throughout the season.

The printed version of our Winter Guide is available as a PDF below (select full screen), and will be distributed at Go Snow Show '17 at Myth on December 3.


Go Guide: How to winterize your life, for less

Go Guide: The problem with hygge

Go Guide: 20 places to sell your unwanted stuff online

Go Guide: Put these concerts and events on your winter calendar

Go Guide: Forget how to winter? Your guide to get through the chill

Bring your dog on a day-drinking adventure with Sidewalk Dog's indoor brewery pass

You can skate and run at U.S. Bank Stadium again

Put your stretchy pants on and embrace hygge at this new St. Paul café

More soon!


Go Guide: The best MN beers and wines for holiday meals

Go Guide: How to quit cooking holiday meals

Go Guide: 5 Minnesota distilleries with great cocktail rooms

Go Guide: How to make the perfect hot toddy

Go Guide: How to make Minnesota hotdish in a pinch

Go Guide: Don't cook while drunk

Is anyone really going to color in Starbucks holiday cups?

More soon!


Go Guide: How to help Twin Cities neighbors in need this holiday season

Go Guide: Hit these Twin Cities events for Minnesota-made holiday gifts

MN-made gift idea: Cedar & Stone canvas and leather goods

MN-made gift idea: Elixery cosmetics

MN-made gift idea: Oh Dier wooden home goods

MN-made gift idea: Angela Valentine handbags

MN-made gift idea: Koonyai Studio jewelry

MN-made gift idea: 'Sota Cracklers! candles

MN-made gift idea: Made by by Michelle Brusegaard prints

MN-made gift idea: Makwa Studio scarves and hats

Amazon has turned Black Friday into Black November

Mall of America will close for Thanksgiving – but that doesn't mean every store has to

More soon!

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Sen. Julia Coleman

'No one's business': State senator calls out attack on her pregnancy

Sen. Julia Coleman represents Minnesota's District 47.

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

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Wild tie Kings with 2 seconds left, win in overtime

Another incredible finish for the Wild.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

Liam Robbins

Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

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Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.


Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.


The problem with hygge

A case against the popular Danish trend encouraging you to stay inside all winter.

MN-made gift idea: Makwa Studio scarves and hats

Minneapolis textile artist and designer Maggie Thompson makes clothing inspired by her Ojibwe heritage and the great outdoors.

MN-made gift idea: Cedar & Stone canvas and leather goods

Luke Borkenhagen creates durable bags and backpacks for both city life and outdoor adventures.

MN-made gift idea: Elixery cosmetics

Local chemist Karoline Wells develops and produces cruelty-free and vegan makeup.

MN-made gift idea: Oh Dier wooden home goods

William Dohman has handcrafted a shop for wooden clocks, toys, kitchen utensils and more.

MN-made gift idea: Angela Valentine Handbags

Longtime graphic designer Angela Olson's attention to detail is all over her hand-crafted, colorful handbags.

Photos: The faces of the Minnesota State Fair 2017

Highlights from the first day of the Great MN Get-Together.

MN-made gift idea: Koonyai Studio jewelry

Beau Sinchai creates modern earrings and necklaces out of concrete and mixed metals.