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!

Next Up

plane, Piper PA-32

2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


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.