Welcome to Life in Minnesota!
In the land of sky-blue waters and the warm heart of the Midwest, Minnesota’s stories are as diverse as its landscapes. Founded in 2013 by Ryan and Kelly Cunningham, lifelong Minnesotans, our blog is a tribute to the state we call home. At Life in Minnesota, we’re not just sharing experiences; we’re celebrating the spirit of the North Star State.
Our Founders: Ryan and Kelly Cunningham
Ryan and Kelly, proud residents of Maple Grove, MN, and parents to seven wonderful children, embody the quintessential Minnesota spirit. Amidst the busy hum of attending their kids’ hockey games and managing a bustling household, they find solace and inspiration in Minnesota’s natural wonders.
From the serene Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the north to cherished moments at grandpa’s cabin ‘up north,’ their love for Minnesota’s pristine landscapes and shared passion for storytelling led to the birth of Life in Minnesota.
A Different Kind of Storytelling
Life in Minnesota is dedicated to the stories that make you smile, ignite your pride, and reveal the beauty of Minnesota. Here, you won’t find gloomy headlines or sports scores. Instead, we bring you uplifting tales, stunning photographs, engaging videos, and heartfelt writing. Our goal is simple: to brighten your day and deepen your love for this great state.
Kelly Cunningham: Love your Community
As a board member of the Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board, Kelly plays a vital role in enriching our local community. Her involvement in developing and maintaining parks, trails, and recreation programs exemplifies her commitment to making Minnesota a wonderful place to live and play. This connection to the community not only informs our blog’s content but also reflects our dedication to Minnesota’s vibrant outdoor life.
Our Content: Celebrating Minnesota’s Essence
At Life in Minnesota, we focus on the stories that resonate with the heart of our state:
- Inspiring Tales: Discover the people, places, and events that shape Minnesota.
- Visual Storytelling: Explore the state’s beauty through our curated photos and videos.
- Lifestyle Insights: Dive into the joys of Minnesotan living, from family adventures to local discoveries.
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Our blog is more than just stories; it’s a community of people who share a deep love for Minnesota. We invite you to join us in this journey of exploration and celebration. Share your experiences, engage with our stories, and be a part of our Minnesotan family.
Our Mission: Spreading Joy and Pride
Through Life in Minnesota, we strive to connect hearts to the unique charm of Minnesota. Our mission is to showcase the state’s wonders and weave a tapestry of stories that bring joy, inspire pride, and foster a deep appreciation for our beautiful state.
Hi Kelly! Thank you for the wonderful homage to our wonderful community! I grew up in South Minneapolis and moved to Delano 20 years ago. Cannot image living anywhere but here….I have subscribed and will make sure share with all of my friends.-Michelle Chapman
Join Us in Celebrating Minnesota
We invite you to be a part of this journey. Follow our adventures, share your own stories, and explore the wonders of Minnesota with us. Together, let’s celebrate the state that we love!
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Get in Touch
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Check out our Favorite Posts on Life In Minnesota
History and Interesting Facts About Minnesota
- Discover the Amazing History of Minneapolis
- Beginner’s Guide to the History of St Paul MN
- 15 Famous Musicians From Minnesota
- 10 of the Most Famous Actors From Minnesota
- The 7 Most Famous Actresses From Minnesota
- 16 Best Spots for Shore Fishing in Minnesota
- 15 of the Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Minnesota
- 16 Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Minnesota
- 16 Destinations for the Best Walleye Fishing in Minnesota
- 13 Best Fishing Lakes in Minnesota
Best Places To Eat In MN
- 14 Delicious Options for the Best Food in Minnesota
- Our Updated List of the 16 Best Pizza Places in Minnesota
- 21 Spots for the Best Takeout Minneapolis Has to Offer
- Where to Find 14 of the Best Burgers in Minnesota
- 14 Places for the Best Mexican Food in Minneapolis
Mall of America
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- 15 of the Best Stores in Mall of America You Need to Shop At
- Visitor’s Guide to the Como Zoo
- Visitor’s Guide to Voyageurs National Park
- Visitor’s Guide to the Minnesota North Shore
- Visitor’s Guide to Superior National Forest
- A Guide to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
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