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21 Of The Best Places To Live In Minnesota

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Minnesota (in our opinion) is easily one of the best states to live in the US. But what are the best places to live in Minnesota once you're here? Four seasons and 10,000 lakes, Minnesota nice and small-town charm. Safe neighborhoods, clean schools and gainful employment. Food, fairs and family fun. What's not to like about this great state? There's a...

10 Of The Best State Parks To Go Camping In Minnesota

Rivers, lakes, old-growth forests, prairies, and of course, corn fields… there’s a reason that Minnesota is affectionately known as the North Star State and the Land of 10,000 Lakes - oofta. Thus, making camping in Minnesota, well, a given. The state boasts tons of natural beauty, from limestone bluffs and ancient American Indian burial mounds, to caves and quarries, and the...

5 of the Best Snow Blowers for a Minnesota Winter

Winter in Minnesota isn’t for the weak of heart. It’s not just the cold temperatures and heavy snowfall that are brutal – it’s also the fact that winter lasts for so long. A quality snow blower will help make your next Minnesota winter a little easier. Sure, there’s no denying that a snow blower is an expensive investment, but it’s more than...

What This Organization Is Doing For Families Will Fill Your Heart With Hope

“This should be a sad story when you think about it. But it’s not. Not entirely.” That’s how Kelly McDyre, Executive Director at Faith’s Lodge, explained why she wanted Life In Minnesota to tell this story. “Crazy enough, it is not depressing. It is energizing to be a part of people's path to hope and healing.” You see, Kelly’s nephew died in...

These 13 Minnesota Dog Parks Will Get Your Four-legged Friend’s Tail Waggin’

^^ That is Kuchen. Pronounced coo-ken, it means cake in German and holds special significance for our family. She’s the new baby at our house. Seven pounds of absolute sweetness. She’s a six-month-old Teddy Bear—half Shih Tzu, half Bichon. She just started puppy “kindergarten”, and we are working on introducing her to the world a bit more. In an effort...

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...

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...

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...

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is Revamped, Reconstructed and Remarkable

Minnesota is known for many things: its lakes, its agriculture, its “nice”. But two resources, in particular, seem to bring out the best in our state: its cultural community and its parks and recreation. And when those two things combine, magic happens. So when the Walker Art Center hooked arms with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, amazingness ensued. The...

These 28 Street Dances Will Help You Soak Up More Summer

Bonfires and moonlight swims. Cocktails on a patio and movies in the park. It’s summer in Minnesota and everyone is looking for ways to be outside for as long as possible every evening. One fun way to soak up every minute of the season is to kick up your heels at a good ol’ fashioned street dance. And there...

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