Ryan Patchin

Graduating To What?

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Graduating college is a big deal. Typically accompanied by a celebration, a red-inked bank statement, and shiny new career. Right?…

Downtown Exodus: Stark Skyways

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/SkyNext In 2008, I moved into the hip, forever up-and-coming Steven’s Square neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis. Sitting…

Forty Years of MSPIFF

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

The 40th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will hit screens in May. This year may look different than…

From the Editor: Lots of Jobs

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Photo by Nikki Landis As a teenager, I couldn’t wait to be employed. I didn’t know what kind of work…

A Spirited History: Haskell’s Wine and Spirits

By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/stokkete Haskell’s Wine and Spirits has been a Twin City tradition since prohibition times. This well-stocked libation…

#DineSaintPaul

By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Many industries were hurt by the pandemic, the immediate wrath being dealt swiftly to the restaurant industry. The Twin Cities…

From the Editor: Mall Munchies

By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Photo by Ryan Patchin The mall is back. After months of mostly-empty hallways and roped-off food courts—the Mall of America…

Delightfully Lost In Bemidji

By Ryan Patchin / March 25, 2021

Photos courtesy of Visit Bemidji A gem of Northern Minnesota, and a Lavender standby, is Bemidji. The city has fewer…

North Shore Quarterly: Cook County Calmness

By Ryan Patchin / March 25, 2021

Photos shared with permission by Visit Cook County Springtime in Minnesota is something to behold—a true eco-awakening. There’s a lot…

From the Editor: The Birthplace of Spring Break

By Ryan Patchin / March 25, 2021

I was eight years old when I received the largest Christmas present of my life. In literal terms, the largest.…

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