Author: Rachelle Gordon

20 Reasons Why The State Of Minnesota Rocks!

The Land of 10,000 Lakes isn’t just awesome for its water and wild rice – it turns out there’s a lot that’s nice about Minnesota. From fun campgrounds to unique museums, there are tons of great reasons why Minnesota rocks. Here’s – in no particular order – 20 of those totally great reasons. 1. The Four Seasons While many Minnesotans groan when winter is showing its face, we should actually be offering gratitude to old Jack Frost. There are millions of people in this world who have never seen snow, or the gorgeous fall colors that encompass the state. 2. The Boundary Waters It’s hard...

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10 Minnesota Parades You Don’t Want To Miss

Everybody loves a good parade – the candies being thrown to the excited children, the upbeat marching bands and of course the beautiful local princesses waving to the crowd. Minnesota features dozens and dozens of parades throughout the state all the summer long, with lots of different themes and events surrounding them. Check out our list of the can’t-miss parades coming up this summer! Grand Old Day Parade Sunday, June 7th Saint Paul, MN This huge Saint Paul celebration is the official beginning of summer for many Twin Cities residents. The largest one-day festival in the Midwest, Grand Old Day welcomes 250,000 visitors to...

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7 Awesome Minnesota Breweries

  By Rachelle Gordon Saying that Minnesotans like craft beer is a bit of an understatement. There has been an explosion over the last decade in the number of independent breweries in the area – many of which offer tours and taprooms on site. Fans of fine India Pale Ales and Stouts will not be at a loss for selections in this state, as the Land of 10,000 Lakes is also the land of craft brewers. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild boasts hundreds of members across the state, from Duluth to New Ulm. It is important to note that Minnesota was not always as receptive...

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What Is The Group Moms Run This Town?

By Rachelle Gordon When Kandi Ganoe discovered the international group “Moms RUN This Town” (MRTT), she knew she had to be a part of it. The organization—which is a dedicated running group for women of all ability levels—gave the Maple Grove resident a chance to connect with fellow moms who enjoy running. “When you’re out on a run with other women, the miles go by much easier and faster,” Ganoe explains. “You find yourselves getting lost in conversation, talking not only about running but also about your families, careers, struggles, and successes.” The Champlin/Maple Grove Chapter MRTT was originally founded in Georgia in 2011 by...

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A Closer Look At The Tiny Diner

By Rachelle Gordon Minnesota restaurateur extraordinaire Kim Bartmann is no stranger to combining incredible food with sustainable practices. After opening the Red Stag Supper Club in Northeast Minneapolis – the first LEED certified restaurant in Minnesota and the 17th in the country at the time – Bartmann dedicated her career to bringing fresh and quality food to the Twin Cities masses.   “I believe in healthy food, I think we owe it ourselves to grow and eat healthy foods for ourselves and our children,” Bartmann said of her dedication to organic and sustainable practices.   Her newest project, The Tiny...

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