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10 of the Most Famous Actors From Minnesota

When we say the word actor, you may think of California, New York, or Hollywood. But not all actors have their roots in the places where we know them best…some got their start much closer to home. Check out this round-up of some of the biggest actors from Minnesota. 1. Chris Pratt The most familiar …

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The 7 Most Famous Actresses From Minnesota

Though most actresses are closely tied with their native Hollywood infamy these days, not all of the starlets you know and love from your favorite films and television shows had their start in the glitz and glamor of the California scene; some grew up walking the familiar streets of lovely Minnesota that you know best. …

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15 Famous Musicians From Minnesota

Minnesota is known for many things, but few are familiar with the state’s rich musical history and the many famous musicians from Minnesota. In fact, some of the biggest artists in U.S. history hail from “the land of 10,00 lakes.” Here are 15 of the most beloved musical artists who have called the great state …

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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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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 …

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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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Small Town Goes Big Time: Sean Cook

When Sean Cook recalls his path from small-town Minnesota to the bright lights of Hollywood, he starts humming the Beatles’ tune “The Long and Winding Road”. “The techniques out of England were very different from the ones we were learning in the States.” After graduating from Cannon Falls High School, Cook thought he would pursue …

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A Son Celebrates His Mother’s Life Through Music

*Editors Note: Make sure to scroll to the end of the post, we’ve got Bo’s brand new video for “Right Here” which was just released today!  Bo Weber grew up on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin as the youngest of four siblings. Bo had a natural talent of being a pest to his three older …

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