5 Of The Best Small Town Minnesota Food Trucks Near You

You don’t have to go to Minneapolis or St. Paul to find some of the best food trucks in Minnesota. In fact, many of them can be found in a small, west-central Minnesota city near you. If you happen to… Continue Reading

Five Immersive Midwestern Museums For Museum Haters

Seeing a city from a tall building while learning a little about local history by dutifully reading and looking at carefully curated exhibits? Been there, done that. Seeing a city from a giant praying mantis, a Ferris Wheel or a… Continue Reading

What Will You Do With Your Wild And Precious Summer?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” There’s something about the change of seasons that makes us take stock of our lives. So since the… Continue Reading

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