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LARPers, Skeptics, Beer Choristers, UFO researchers… The Twin Cities serves as a bustling hub of unique social groups that revolve around a shared passion or interest. Introducing Minnesota Niche – a documentary web series that features “niche” interest groups and the spirited members who find a true sense of community within them. Each episode highlights a different group through the voices and stories of its members, giving viewers an inside look at the forces that bring together a community of like-minded people. Who knows… Maybe you’ll find that group you’ve been searching for! Minnesota Niche is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.
LARPers, Skeptics, Beer Choristers, UFO researchers… The Twin Cities serves as a bustling hub of unique social groups that revolve around a shared passion or interest. Introducing Minnesota Niche – a documentary web series that features “niche” interest groups and the spirited members who find a true sense of community within them. Each episode highlights a different group through the voices and stories of its members, giving viewers an inside look at the forces that bring together a community of like-minded people. Who knows… Maybe you’ll find that group you’ve been searching for! Minnesota Niche is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.

Minnesota Niche: Sweet Wheels Skate Club

Sweet Wheels Skate Club doesn't pick sides or styles when it comes to roller skating. Rather, the group prides itself on its inclusiveness - and...

Minnesota Niche: Beer Choir Twin Cities

What could possibly be better than a blend of beer and song? Enter Beer Choir Twin Cities, a chapter of the national Beer Choir...

Minnesota Niche: LARP House

Sure, many of us grow up role-playing alternate realities that revolve around fantasies of, say, being stranded in the woods or discovering a new...

Minnesota Niche: Minnesota Skeptics

The Minnesota Skeptics have had enough of astrologers, psychics, homeopaths, conspiracy theorists and snake-oil salesmen. Instead, they’re interested in critical thinking, science, and the...

Minnesota Niche: The Twin Cities UFO Research Group

Perhaps you've strolled through a cornfield and felt a wave of otherworldly energy emanate from the stalks. Perhaps you've glimpsed a moving trajectory of...

Minnesota Niche: Rock Steady Boxing

Video story by Ryan Klabunde | Article by Edie Grossfield Classic rock blasted on the sound system at Element Gym in St. Paul, Minn., as...