Text by Ashley Thompson
Check out the latest tourist-friendly happenings with these online newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other resources.
The Rake's "Secrets of the Day" blog helps visitors get the inside scoop on goings-on around town. Blogger Cristina Córdova scours the Twin Cities scene for tips on everything from local cinemas and concerts to restaurant specials and temporary art exhibits.
Minneapolis's branch of Metroblogging, which started in Los Angeles, is locals' take on Minneapolis-specific issues. This is a great way for visitors to catch up on the news culture, the controversies, and the gossip that grips the town from day to day.
One of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's blogs, the new Foodie File takes bites out of the local cuisine scene and serves them up in anecdotal ways. Although somewhat untested, Foodie File is backed by Minneapolis-based food critic Stephanie March, who heads up the magazine's ever-growing restaurant guide, and MSP's senior editor, Adam Platt.
Lively and candid updates on shopping, dining, parties, and cultural events around town from Alexis McKinnis, an independent concierge and a sex/dating columnist.