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Every Playground in South Minneapolis, Ranked From Best to Not Really That Bad at All

All 42 playgrounds south of Franklin Avenue, ranked according to our Proprietary Algorithm.

The 12 Best Neighborhood Intersections in St. Paul

Lexington & Grand, Chavez & State, and more of the Saintly City's crucial corners.

10 Ambitious Ideas That Might Actually Save Downtown Minneapolis

No losers allowed in this batch of winning ideas.

February 8, 2024

Our 20 Favorite Racket Stories of 2023

Each staffer picked five faves that they reported/wrote in '23.

December 27, 2023

From Lake Harriet Herons to the Letter Q, Racket Readers List Their Favorite Things From 2023

For our first ever Racket Readers' Poll, we asked you to share your 2023 top 5s. And you sure did.

December 21, 2023

Today’s Friday Open Thread Is an Experiment!

Let's hear your thoughts on 2023, Racket readers.

December 15, 2023

Civic Aesthetics In Ruins as I-94 Mannequin Car Disappears From Pole

Plus Outside loves Minneapolis (but not its cops), Tom Lyden signs off, and Georgia Fort hits the radio in today's Flyover news roundup.

8 Things I Miss About Living in the Twin Cities

Racket's ex-beer columnist gets blog-ily wistful from his new home in Maine.

September 11, 2023

Every Taylor Swift Album, Ranked

Wow, this is pretty definitive, if we do say so ourselves.