Christmas tree farms across the state opened the day after Thanksgiving to a rush of families ready to kick off the holiday season. But instead of picking a pre-cut tree this year, considering trying something new — chopping it down yourself.

Erik Mortensen, a Republican candidate running for the Minnesota House District 55A seat, has been endorsed by the Scott County GOP, according to a press release from the organization. The endorsement came after Mortensen defeated Bob Loonan in the Aug. 11 Republican primary with 55% of the …

Sever’s Fall Festival has teamed up with Minnesota artist Brian Sobaski to bring an outdoor drive-thru storytime event called “Sever’s Stories, Riddles & Rhymes” to the festival grounds in Shakopee, according to a news release from the festival.