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

Forest Favorites: A Minnesota Fall Color Roundup

My friend and colleague Jack Dura loves fall. On crisp autumn days when he’s not covering a story for The Bismarck Tribune, you’ll find him tromping along the trails in the upper Midwest in search of fall foliage. His passion… Continue Reading

A Stop At Bent Brewstillery

One of my favorite things about being a Minnesota girl (other than the lakes and my bittersweet love affair with Twins baseball) is the plethora of great craft beer offerings. Distribution of Minnesota beers in neighboring North Dakota is pretty… Continue Reading