A Summer Stroll Through Clemens and Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud

I have driven by St. Cloud at least 100 times in my life — maybe more. For those of us who take I-94 into “The…

Hiking, Books and Brunch in Red Wing

You can have all kinds of strange adventures if you just say yes. And once you say yes, you never know what you’ll find…or what…

Bikes and Beer at Minnehaha Park

The only thing better than exploring a beautiful park in an awesome city is exploring a beautiful park in an awesome city where I can…

Spring Things

It’s spring and, although the weather in the Red River Valley doesn’t appear to have gotten the memo, warm weather adventures are on everybody’s minds.…

Beer, Cheese, Dessert And A Getaway: What Readers Really Want For Valentine’s Day

Forget the roses — Prairie Style File readers want decadent desserts, local craft beer, a romantic getaway and a cooler full of aged parmesan for Valentine’s Day. (And…

Fun Ways To Embrace Winter in North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus During a particularly fabulous #PrairiePlaces Twitter chat…

On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas…Hot Holiday Gifts From Kittsona

A note from the editor: This entry period for this contest is over, but Kittsona still sells killer clothing and gifts. Mark your calendars for…

Fabulous and Free: The Minneapolis Institute of Art

For inspiring art at an unbeatable price (free!) the Minneapolis Institute of Art is the place to be. It offers a gallery upon gallery of…

Roller Derby Street Style: Tattoos, Glitter And Optional Pants at WFTDA Champs in Saint Paul

I saw the most exciting roller derby bouts of my life (my life, people!!!) at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships in Saint Paul,…

Fall Travel Tips

I get some of my best tips from readers like you. And my #PrairiePlaces Twitter Chats are one of my favorite ways to get travel…

Travel Tips And #PrairiePlaces Twitter Chats

What are you doing the last Monday of the month at 8 p.m. Central time? If you’re on Twitter, you should join us for the…

The Great Minnesota Get Together

So I went to the Minnesota State Fair last weekend. And I don’t think I’ll ever need to eat again. If you haven’t been to…

Eye Candy At The Minneapolis Farmers Market

Hello, my name is Alicia and I can’t stop taking photos at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. No, seriously. It got kind of out of hand,…

Public Art in Saint Paul

Last weekend was an epic girls’ getaway with Liz, Robyn and Naomi and we spent a lot of our time in Saint Paul. It was Naomi’s last…

What I’m Reading: Three Midwestern Books I Love

If reading is like food for a writer, then I’m a snacker, a grab-and-go girl, a total impulse buyer. Sure, sometimes I take recommendations, log…