Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl leaving Minnesota Monthly for Mpls/St. Paul magazine


Twitter was sent a-flutter yesterday afternoon when Andrew Zimmern announced that Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl would be leaving Minnesota Monthly for its rival, Mpls/St. Paul magazine.

"Hopefully you heard it here first. @deardara Moskowitz Grumdahl is leaving Minn Mo and joining mspMag #awesome," Zimmern tweeted.

MSP's senior food editor, Stephanie March, confirmed the news that Moskowitz Grumdahl, who was City Pages' food critic from 1997 through 2007, was on the move again and would be joining the team:
"I definitely see having the addition of her voice to the mag as a cool thing," March said. "She's a huge writing talent, and I think we're lucky to add her perspective. It's always been about continuing to evolve our food coverage. I think it will be fun."

Grumdahl spoke with David Brauer at MinnPost about her reasons for leaving. "We've been diminished," Grumdahl said of Minnesota Monthly, which has seen recent budget cuts and a reduction in editorial space, including cutting Grumdahl's wine column. "I feel like MSP is growing, thinking about growing, and that's sort of where I want to be, in a place going forward."

Grumdahl told Brauer she will write for both Mpls/St.Paul and the in-flight magazine Delta Sky, which MSP also produces, in addition to blogging.

No word yet from Minnesota Monthly as to their plans for a replacement.

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