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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 a degree in Psychology at University...

A Son Celebrates His Mother’s Life Through Music

Bo and Wendy Weber
*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 sisters, but on the days...

Small Town Goes Big Time: Caitlyn Smith – Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist

We’ve all heard the saying. You can take the kid out of Minnesota, but you can’t take Minnesota out of the kid. Few truer words have been spoken about Cannon Falls native, Caitlyn Smith. The singer, songwriter and recording artist appreciates—and even craves—her home state. "My Minnesota roots touch everything I do; I carry that all with me." “I love everything...

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, farmers markets, outdoor adventures and quiet getaway. From rural outposts and lakeside villages to historic hamlets and cultural suburbs, these Minnesota small towns...

19 Of The Best Beaches in Minnesota To Enjoy A Summers Day

Enjoying A Beach Day
Minnesota is known for its fierce winters and record breaking snowfalls. However, during the spring and summer months, it's one of the most exciting places to be. There are numerous beaches and lakes to bask in the summer sun. There's no need to travel to the ocean for a dip in the tranquil waters, you can have the same...

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 near the Stone Arch Bridge,...

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. Celebrate the cold with...

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 Facebook fans, the owners,...

Minnesota Writer Pamela Joern: It’s all about the details

Small insignificant moments in time, when observed by the right person can reverberate through time impacting others in meaningful ways. Pamela Carter Joern is such an observer. Award winning author, playwright and instructor, Joern takes the simple bits of daily living and breathes new life into them through her craft as a writer. Born in Nebraska and raised in the...

When Is The Best Time To Sell My House

When to sell my house
The number one question I am asked as an experienced real estate agent is “When is the best time to sell my house?” and a lot of realtors will answer your question with a smile “Any time is the best time!” . That is a true statement, although there are two main reasons for it. The first one is...

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