Life in Minnesota

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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, …

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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.” …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Visit These 13 Minnesota Wineries and Uncork Some Fun

France, yes. Napa Valley, yes. Italy, most likely. Argentina, probably. Minnesota? Well, the land of 10,000 lakes may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the world thinks about great wines. But I’ll tell you what, Minnesota wineries and vineyards are pretty amazing, and they’re bottling some really tasty vino. Here are …

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