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10 Amazing Minnesota Small Towns You Have To Visit

Even though 60% of Minnesota’s population resides in the Twin Cities, the state hosts some of the most scenic and picturesque towns in the nation. Along the way, you will find historic architecture, hiking trails, festivals, farmer’s markets, outdoor adventures, and a quiet getaway. From rural outposts and lakeside villages to historic hamlets and cultural …

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Mill City Running: Community Running Never Looked So Good

  Mill City Running of Minneapolis, dubbed in 2015 as one of the USA’s Top 50 Running Stores, is certainly a dreamy location for any runner. The browned brick interior and vintage stadium seating by the footwear wall beckon each passerby to step inside their running oasis. Located at 411 Hennepin, just across the river and situated beautifully …

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The Top 5 Winter Festivals

Winters in Minnesota are legendary, full of snow and ice and capable of making even a life-long, die-hard resident shiver. Regardless of the temperature, Minnesotans revel in the cold and live for the snow. The winter season brings warm snuggles by the fireplace, hot chocolate mustaches, and fat cozy socks that make memories to cherish for a lifetime. …

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Spotlight On The Traveling Art Pub

For owners Sara and Lisa Stawarski, meandering throughout the Midwest is an everyday experience. As this mother-daughter duo wander, they happily bring along inspiration, art, community and laughter. The Traveling Art Pub is based in Brainerd but has become one of the fastest growing trends in the Lakes area and beyond. With more than 5,000 …

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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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Natedogs Food Truck: A Business Born from Passion

Nathan Beck may not seem, at first glance, like the most likely candidate to run a food operation that was named one of the best food trucks in America by Expedia and Thrillist. His background isn’t really food-based, although he describes himself as a self-taught cook. Instead, the affable father of five daughters has a background in …

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10 Minnesota Parades You Don’t Want To Miss (Updated 2019)

Everybody loves a good parade – the candies being thrown to the excited children, the upbeat marching bands and of course the beautiful local princesses waving to the crowd. Minnesota features dozens and dozens of parades throughout the state all the summer long, with lots of different themes and events surrounding them. Check out our …

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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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Experience The Small Town Charm Of Delano, Minnesota

Close your eyes and envision the entrance to a small town where the American flag greets you as it proudly blows in the wind. Cars drive slowly and folks can cross the street with the ease of a farmer’s wave. The buildings’ facades are layered brick upon brick and the businesses have been passed down from one family …

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