Author: Kaylin F

These Two Minnesota Millennials are Helping Kids with Cancer

If you know a millennial, have spent any time in a college classroom lately, or have strolled through a mall amongst teenagers and twentysomethings, chances are you’ve seen someone wearing a Love Your Melon beanie. The knit hats with their distinctive leather patch logo have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and with good reason: when you buy one, the company gives fifty percent of the profit to pediatric cancer research. So what exactly is Love Your Melon? How was it born? Unlike some businesses that are the brainchild of a Silicon Valley executive, Love Your Melon...

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One Scoop or Two? The Best Ice Cream in Minnesota

July is upon us here in the North Star State… and it’s bringing the heat! Minnesota is known for its temperature extremes– cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. In the winter, we’ve devised what Minnesota is famous for: a plethora of ways to stay warm. This includes donning our flannel and stuffing ourselves full of Crock-Pot roasts and potatoes. Somehow, those warm comfort foods just aren’t as appealing in the summer. But we all know what is: ice cream! Ice cream (and gelato, and custard) is a toasty Minnesotan’s best friend… cold, creamy and sure to beat the...

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A Perfect Minnesota Day Trip: The Riverwalk Market Fair

An old-fashioned street wagon selling hot, buttery popcorn… crafters and vendors displaying their wares… a bubbling fountain splashing delighted children as they dance around its edges. It all sounds so picturesque– and well, that’s because it is! Welcome to the Riverwalk Market Fair in downtown Northfield! Billed as “The art of a summer Saturday,” The Riverwalk Market Fair is a meeting of all things small-town. There are farmers selling fresh produce, local artists showcasing their paintings and sketches, and musicians strumming and singing to the visitors. The atmosphere is Norman Rockwell; picture-perfect. The fair happens every Saturday from June...

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The Best Small Town Minnesota Fourth of July Celebrations

The heat, the hot dogs, the hoopla… the Fourth of July is coming! Arguably the quintessential summer celebration in Minnesota, the 4th is a great time to get together and practice some patriotism. It can be fun to host a gathering at home with slushies and sparklers and sprinklers. But sometimes it’s fun to join in the celebrations put on by so many towns across the state! It’s  just something about the pancake breakfasts, the people, and the parades… Minnesota is famous for awesome town festivals! There’s just no Fourth of July like a small-town Fourth of July. So...

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Farm to Table: Where to Buy the Best Produce in Minnesota

Though Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes, it’s also the land of farm fields (26 million acres’ worth, to be exact). And while gardening is one of the top outdoorsy things to do in Minnesota in the summer, not everyone has a green thumb! It may be quick and easy to buy produce at the local grocery store, but the cost of fresh fruits and veggies can add up quickly for the small amount you get. That’s why many Minnesotans are turning to community-supported agriculture, or CSA farms, for their summer bounty! What is a CSA? If you’re...

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