The North Country Trail: Observations While Hiking In The Heart of North Dakota

The longest trail in the United States starts (or ends, depending on your interpretation) in North Dakota. But unless you’re a hiker, it remains one of the state’s (and the country’s) best kept secrets. When completed, the North Country Trail… Continue Reading

Time Doesn’t Mean Value: Creation And Destruction With Sculptor Bruce Howdle

“In the arts, we don’t think about time,” said sculptor Bruce Howdle, his flip flops slapping softly on the floor of his studio in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. “Sometimes it takes a lot of time, sometimes it doesn’t. Time doesn’t mean… Continue Reading

Balancing Over The Mississippi: Hiking Itasca State Park In Winter

European explorers came north to Minnesota to learn what the indigenous people of the Northwoods had known for thousands of years — that the source of the Misi-ziibi (the great river of life in Ojibwe) is a glacial lake in… Continue Reading

Half Brothers Brewing Company: A Taproom For The Whole Family

Family is at the heart of North Dakota’s newest brewery. When Half Brothers Brewing Company opened in Grand Forks in the fall of 2017, the name attracted attention. “A lot of people are intrigued by it and it kind plays… Continue Reading