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Make It Minnesota

A print magazine and a bi-weekly newsletter celebrating Northern craft, community, and connecting to this place we call home. Discover hands-on making, an appreciation for local craft, and unique ideas that shape what's being made in Minnesota. 

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Our Mission

This is our home, our land to protect, our place to make. We believe in the story behind each Minnesota- made product, every Minnesota-grown vegetable, every Minnesota-inspired work of art. Our content encapsulates the stories, vision, insight, and perspective of bold individuals who are making big contributions to a more socially conscious and quality driven marketplace and world. 

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Published quarterly in beautiful print, Make It Minnesota is a thoughtful collection of Northern craft and community. These are the kinds of stories we feature: 



Who is behind the scenes making our communities stronger?


From teas to wooden tools to mittens—learn how to make something straight from the maker.


Featuring the individuals and businesses of Minnesota with a strong emphasis on serving local communities.


Recipes, short essays, poetry—stories on the notion of cultivating a sense of home.


What does it mean to be a placemaker?


Featuring the organizations that provide opportunities and inspire.


Through visiting farms around the state, we aim to shorten the distance from farm to bottle, table, and home.


A prominent Minnesotan shares his or her favorite products and services from their community.



Makers featured


readers + followers



Magazines published



As we feature makers, small businesses, and innovators from every region of Minnesota, we hope to uncover the hidden cities, creative events, artists & makers, recipes, and beautiful communities lurking in every corner of our Northern state. We are confident that every issue will offer a beautiful amount of depth, vision, as well as the drive to support local businesses.


Featured In the Roots Issue

“Moving up here, I felt all those romantic notions of going back to Duluth and the northwoods and living off the land,” Britta laughs. “A conjuring of home was really stirring inside of me. It set me on an objective to make what I was feeling. I’m not always the best with words, but I can communicate best visually.”

Britta Lynn Kauppila / Read Full Article

Photo by Louisa Marion Photography.


Support Independent Publishing

Indie publications like Make It Minnesota rely on support by readers and subscribers to be sustainable. Make It Minnesota is an independent publication made with a passion for craft and community. We’re funded by our loyal readers and a handful of sponsors.


contact the editor

Do you have lots of lingering questions, editorial ideas, electronic high-fives, or ghastly opinions? Talk to the gal behind it all. 


A real magazine delivered right to your door every 3 months! It's tangible and beautiful - and printed right here in Minnesota. 

Partner with us

We hope to collaborate with local businesses in interesting, meaningful ways. Let us help you share your business with our readers!