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The GoMN 2017 Winter Guide

How to live, give, and indulge this season.
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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.

Live

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!

Indulge

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!

Give

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

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Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to headline Duluth rally

The rally will take place at Leif Erikson Park on Oct. 1.

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Stella's Fish Cafe closes temporarily to investigate viral rodent video

The Uptown restaurant said it was closing temporarily so it could investigate the claims.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case

A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.

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2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash

Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

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15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested

A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.

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3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

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Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.

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1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

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Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

Related

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.

MN-made gift idea: Koonyai Studio jewelry

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

Photos: The faces of the Minnesota State Fair 2017

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