Exploring creativity through craft + community

Make MN Magazine is a quarterly independent magazine based in Minneapolis, MN. We are proud to be a woman-owned, ad-free publication - and we’re passionate about the stories of this place. Each issue of Make MN explores a theme as a creative prompt – concepts like vision, curiosity, identity, and possibility. Read in-depth feature stories, intimate interviews, community guides, personal essays, recipes, and more. Support indie publishing and the inspiring folks we feature by subscribing!


Why Read Make MN?

Passion for community

We care deeply about making, supporting, and enriching community. Whether through food, craft, storytelling, or meaningful partnerships, we aim to connect with our communities in worthwhile ways.

Free of traditional advertising

Traditional, impersonal advertising doesn’t align with our values, nor with the values of our readers. The display ads of yesteryear no longer have the power they once did, rather, today’s magazine readers yearn for quality content.

Real people, real stories

As we feature makers, small businesses, and innovators from every region of Minnesota, we hope to uncover the hidden cities, talented makers, and beautiful communities 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.

The power of print

We want our magazine to feel special. We have the opportunity to offer a slow, thoughtful reading experience, so why not make it as unique as possible?

Read it (much) later

Paper is patient. Our stories are timeless. Collect our issues now and enjoy them whenever you get a chance. 

Proudly indie

Make MN is an independent publication made with a passion for Northern craft, community, and connecting to this place. We’re funded by our fantastic Patrons, subscribers, and local business and event partnerships.

Meet the Team

We are lucky to collaborate with a community-centric network of talented contributors on print and digital content. Big thanks to all these thoughtful, talented voices for sharing their magic with us. Without these humans, this magazine would not exist. We are so grateful for every one of these writers, photographers, growers, artists, and friends. Read the full list of our excellent contributors here.