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…

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…

Adding To Dickinson’s Art Ave

Celebrations ‘n’ Crafts, a combination gallery, art supply store and retail shop in downtown Dickinson just celebrated their first birthday in April and they fêted…

Dakota Chappy: A North Dakota Original

Is “prairie glam” a thing? If not, it should be. And designer and boutique owner Chappy Windsor should be the movement’s poster girl. Her Minot…

Hello, Magic City! A #PrairiePlaces Road Trip

Spring is here and it’s time for another #PrairiePlaces road trip! Next week, after few particularily intense days of deadlines and taxes and assorted technical…

Lunch Counter Nostalgia At Charlie’s Main Street Cafe

I’m a sucker for an old-school lunch counter. One of my earliest memories is of sitting on a stool at the cafe in Halstad, a…

Win Barnwood and Vintage, Fashion and Flowers from Stems + Salvage

This month’s giveaway comes to you from Stems + Salvage, a charming little shop in Crosby, North Dakota. If you’re not familiar with Crosby, it’s…

Score Unique Holiday Gifts In North Dakota

The holiday shopping season is heating up and we all want to find that perfect gift. Ditch the big box stores and embrace a more…

Hippie Chic in Oil Country

See these awesome paisley palazzo pants? I searched for the perfect pair forever — and finally them in the most unexpected place. I fell in love…

#PrairiePlaces, Through Your Eyes

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust The Upper Midwest gets a bad rap. It’s…

Creativity Runs Wild At Celebrations ‘n’ Crafts

Downtown Dickinson is right on the cusp of a major revitalization. The neighborhood is lovely and there’s a core group of small business owners who are…

Craft Beer Heaven at The Tap Room

We’d been inside The Tap Room for about two seconds before I turned to my brother Jacob and declared, “These are our people.” He didn’t…

My Medora Hit List

I really didn’t think there’d be anything in Medora for me. I’m primarily an urban traveler, addicted to new passport stamps and exploring local shops, museums and restaurants. I’m…

Coffee Worship at The Brew

The Brew in Dickinson, North Dakota is one of the most unusual places I’ve ever drank a cup of coffee. The coffee shop and restaurant is…