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This category celebrates the culture of Minnesota through food, dance, entertainment and more.

Best Places to Live in Minnesota: Twin Cities Region

Some of the best places to live in Minnesota are found in the Twin Cities region and the list of reason why is a long one! The Twin Cities metro area gets its name because of the close proximity of the state’s largest two cities — Minneapolis and St. Paul. With Fortune 500 companies like …

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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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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 …

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Fort Snelling: An Important Point of Minnesota History

On a bluff overlooking where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers meet is Fort Snelling. Its construction began in the 1820s with the idea that it would be both a fort and a trading post, although the latter never came to pass. The timing was influenced by the recent conclusion of the War of 1812 and the U.S. government’s …

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Tater Tot Egg Bake with SPAM

By Alice Seuffert When the first spring day hits after a Minnesota winter, eager Minnesotans hit the outdoors like the waves of people at the Minnesota State Fair.   The sidewalks are filled, puddles are jumped in and brave souls break out their shorts.  While we celebrate we are cautious, knowing winter may very well return. …

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Minnesota’s Best Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

When I married my husband I could hardly make a bowl of edible Mac and Cheese, but after we stood hand and hand promising to live out our vows my Mother-in-law handed me a special little yellow index card notebook. Inside was a bunch of her son’s favorite family recipes. On one of those cards was her …

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