Life in Minnesota

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How Girl Scouts are Learning to Take on the Minnesota Wilderness

It takes a trusted canoe guide to lead a pack of Scouts through the Minnesota wilderness. One who is equipped with the knowledge and understanding of the great outdoors, can offer up safety techniques, and educate along the way. Meet Christina “Trina” Weisel, a recent University of Minnesota – Crookston graduate and trusted canoe guide. …

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20 Things To Do At The Minnesota Zoo You Didn’t Know About

2020 Update: The Minnesota Zoo is back open, with precautions for COVID-19. You can read about the safety precautions and reserve tickets today. I’m going to be completely transparent: As a mom of four, I figured I’d go to the zoo more often than I do. In fact, in the past ten years, I’ve only …

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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 …

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Get Your Grill On: The Top Meat Markets in Minnesota

There are lots of things to do in Minnesota in the summer: boating, fishing, laying by the pool or going to concerts and festivals, to name just a few. But if there’s one thing Minnesotans love to do in the summertime above all the rest, it’s barbecue (here, though, we call it grilling).  When the …

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12 Minnesota County Fairs that You Should Absolutely Visit This Summer (Updated 2019)

County fair season is making its way around the corner! This is the time of year where we gather with our families and friends and prepare for a good time outdoors at local county fairgrounds. Whether you wish to indulge in deep-fried treats on a stick, listen to great music, enjoy thrilling rides, or tour …

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Achieving the Dream: How to Buy a Lake Cabin in Minnesota

“Going up north for the weekend!” “Leaving for the lake after work!” If there’s one thing Minnesotans enjoy, it’s heading to a cabin for a few days of summer sun. Minnesota is famous for being the Land of 10,000 (and more!) Lakes. And there’s certainly plenty of destinations to choose from– all the way from …

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This Little Girl is Changing Lives with Lemonade

Meet Lola. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Kindergartener. On most Saturday mornings from June to October, you’ll find this 5-year-old at the Cannon Falls Farmer’s Market, minding the till at Lola’s Lemonade. For twenty-five cents, you’ll get a cup of tasty refreshment, but the true impact of your purchase goes so much further. You see, Lola is a …

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You Need to Try These 10 MN Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

There’s a familiar saying oft-repeated by Minnesotans: “Here, we have two seasons: winter and road construction.” Despite the onslaught of traffic cones and road closures that come with warmer weather, there is a reward for surviving the traffic nightmares– eating outdoors! As the weather warms up and the drinks cool down, many Minnesotans like to …

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7 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Busy This Summer in the South Metro Area

Summer: the season of longer daylight, backyard baseball games, and rootbeer-flavored popsicles. Perhaps the best part? Summer means no school! This time of year provides so much for parents and kids to look forward to, but it can also be stressful for adults who are combating boredom and attempting to keep bickering at bay. Though …

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9 Kid-Friendly Places to Check Out on Your Next Minnesota Summer Vacation

If you are planning your next family summer vacation to Minnesota, you should know that there is more to this great state than its 10,000 lakes and cold harsh winters. Let it be known that Minnesota is jam-packed with many exciting and educational things to do. These attractions are as equally entertaining for both adults …

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