Before magazines, townsfolk kept up with current events by gossiping with the milkmaid or tickling secrets out of the town crier. Stay abreast of local buzz with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a two-year subscription to Minnesota Monthly magazine (a $26.95 value). Subscriptions are activated automatically upon purchasing the Groupon.
Named 2010 Magazine of the Year by the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association, Minnesota Monthly stocks its glossy pages with the latest in local food, arts, style, and travel. Beyond the magazine's eye-catching covers, readers are immersed in stories ranging from a rundown of the Twin Cities' best doctors for women to engaging dialogue on the state's politics, education, and plan to dress up as North Dakota next Halloween. Using only a 26-letter alphabet, the writers of Minnesota Monthly keep subscribers informed, reviewing the newest restaurants and scribing monthly exposés on products made in the state. Most pages in Minnesota Monthly magazine are printed on paper made from sustainably grown trees, helping to protect the environment and allowing subscribers to keep looking their houseplants in the eyes.