It’s not every day someone tells you that, in all seriousness, they want to start a magazine. But that’s the email I got a few months ago from a young woman named Katie Eggers. When we met up to discuss the idea, I was impressed with both her vision for the publication and for how thoroughly she seemed to have thought everything through. The magazine was to be called Thirty Two (Minnesota being the 32nd state, as well as the point at which things both freeze and thaw) and it would be a broad canvas for ambitious stories from the region.
Over the last few months I’ve watched her will Thirty Two into existence with a certain amount of awe. Finally last week, after months of hard work, I got to see the first issue, which turned out beautifully: brilliant photos, excellent writing, clean design and–mostly importantly–lots of big ideas. Get a copy here (or at one of these local stores) before they sell out!