Founded as an online marketplace in 2011 by a Minnesotan husband-wife team, Make It Minnesota spent its first three years selling and marketing Minnesota-made goods. In 2014, the founding duo decided to print a magazine that featured the stories of a select portion of the makers sold in the online marketplace—and thus, the Make It Minnesota magazine was born. The magazine was so well received (and they had so much fun making it) that it soon morphed into the primary product of Make It Minnesota, fazing out the online marketplace completely. As the founding duo added a few more rowdy members to their family over the next couple years, they brought on Kara Larson as co-partner in the business. Late 2015, Kara became Editor-in-Chief, and by late 2017, sole owner of Make It Minnesota. After a refocus and rebrand in the beginning of 2018—you'll notice a slightly new namesake in Make MN and a new look/feel to suit.
Make MN Magazine is a quarterly magazine focusing on Northern craft, community, and connecting to this place, Minnesota. 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. Through unique storytelling, photography, illustrations, maker workshops, magazine pop-up shops, and more, we aim to strengthen and promote sustainable, altruistic, and inspiring communities.
We take pride in creating a quality print publication four times a year that deserves a special place on your bookshelf or coffee table. Read it in one sitting, one day at a time, or maybe save it for a snowy Minnesota day.
DREAMED, DESIGNED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA
Every bit of this magazine is made in Minnesota. We're passionate about the stories we share, the truths we uncover, the communities we reach. Our contributors are incredible and without their integrity, talent, and drive to tell honest stories, this wouldn't be a magazine at all. From issue planning to final revisions to holding print copies in hand, we love the process of building this magazine. And it's an honor to be able to share it with you.
Format 8 × 10.5 in., 48+ pages (before 2018, 8.5 x 11 in.)
Binding Perfect Bound
Frequency Quarterly - published four times per year
Print run 300 copies
Printing & Shipping GLS Printing
Single Copy $15
Publisher Make It MN LLC
Editor/Production Kara Larson
Art Direction Sara Fowler
Where to Buy
MISSISSIPPI MARKET CO-OP (3 LOCATIONS)
622 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 / 1500 West 7th Street, St Paul, MN 55102 / 740 East 7th Street St Paul, MN 55106
350 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
5727 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807
2551 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
201 6th St SE #2, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN 55414
3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Become a stockist
Do you own a book store, local goods shop, bakery, coffee shop, or something of the like? Become an official Make MN stockist today! Email Kara to get the ball rolling!