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10 Cycling Myths Debunked

The bicycle revolution began in the late 1880’s, giving riders another useful form of transportation. People of all walks of life were able to ride across town or even venture throughout the countryside with ease. In fact, Susan B. Anthony was noted as referring to cycles as a woman’s “freedom machine.” Of course, like many things, the popularity of …

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What Is The Group Moms Run This Town?

By Rachelle Gordon When Kandi Ganoe discovered the international group “Moms RUN This Town” (MRTT), she knew she had to be a part of it. The organization—which is a dedicated running group for women of all ability levels—gave the Maple Grove resident a chance to connect with fellow moms who enjoy running. “When you’re out on a run with …

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From Tree To Table, The Amazing Uses of Maple Syrup

A while ago, we started maple syruping.  It was our first time, and we collected sap in milk jugs. We boiled down sap on the kitchen stove, and marveled over just how delicious maple syrup is.  Over the years, we found more efficient and productive ways to make syrup.  As we began to make more …

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Red Wing Pottery And Stoneware

After building a successful healthcare analytics company, which was sold to another business called Deloitte, and managing the Human Resources Department for Red Wing Pottery and Stoneware, Bruce and Irene Johnson became the proud owners of Red Wing Pottery and Stoneware at the end of 2013. We were excited to meet with Bruce during our …

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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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A Closer Look At The Tiny Diner

By Rachelle Gordon Minnesota restaurateur extraordinaire Kim Bartmann is no stranger to combining incredible food with sustainable practices. After opening the Red Stag Supper Club in Northeast Minneapolis – the first LEED certified restaurant in Minnesota and the 17th in the country at the time – Bartmann dedicated her career to bringing fresh and quality food …

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Early Spring Garden Care

By Laura Schwarz Winter is over! We did it! If we wake up to a blizzard tomorrow, you’ll have to forgive my arrogant optimism. I, like many other Minnesotans, have already been hopeful. I’ve purchased my inaugural bag of potting soil, sharpened my pruners, and started hauling away this past winter’s evergreen branches. And of …

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