Forest Favorites: A Minnesota Fall Color Roundup

Jack Dura loves fall. He’s also the only person that has ever said “leaf peeping” in my presence without eliciting a shudder. (For some reason,…

Cuba Through A Photographer’s Lens

I perk up whenever anybody mentions traveling to Cuba. Okay, I get excited whenever anyone mentions traveling anywhere (childlike enthusiasm is both a prerequisite for…

Up North: #ForestFavorites in a Minnesota Summer

My colleague and friend Jack Dura of acrossnorthdakota.com just got back from a road trip to Minnesota’s North Shore and his photos were so good,…

The Best Hikes in Manitoba

I get to Manitoba often, but my trips are usually city based. So I was delighted when Faith of eHealthInformer.com asked if she could pen…

3 Trends To Try This Winter

I’d like to you all to meet a new blogger friend of mine, Lo Moran. Like me, she’s a Minnesotan who now lives in North…

Beautiful Bighorns: Finding North Dakota’s Best-Kept Secret of the Badlands

I love being outdoors, but I don’t normally cover wildlife on Prairie Style File. That’s not because I’m not interested, but because I’m usually not…

North Woods Paradise: ND’s Land of Trees and Autumn Beauty

Fall has arrived and I wish I could be everywhere at once. Since I can’t, I’m asking friends and fellow writers and photographers to fill…

Break the Rules and Decide What Tastes Good: Fluffy Fields Vineyard And Winery

When I saw that Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery opened in Dickinson, North Dakota in late August (and featured North Dakota-made wines to boot) I…

Into the Ice Caves: Exploring The Unexpected in North Dakota

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my High Plains Reader colleague Jack Dura on Twitter (he’s @JackFromNoDak — you should follow him for…

Smart Wardrobe Solutions From The Dakota Chappy Pop-Up Shop

#PrairiePeople, meet Tori Srey, a fashion designer, personal stylist and North Dakota trendsetter. I met Tori through her work with Dakota Chappy, one of my…

A Midwesterner’s View of The Azores Islands

I’ve followed Bismarck, North Dakota-based writer Katey K. since we met at a conference last summer. She’s a riot on Twitter as @Katey911 and she…

Into the Woods: Exploring North Dakota’s petrified forest in the ‘graveyard of stumps’

Happy Sunday, Prairie People! Today I want to introduce you to Jack Dura, one of my favorite North Dakota writers. He has a great appreciation for local history and…

The Woman Behind Wildflowers, Inc: A Guest Post

I met Katie Ryan-Anderson at the North Dakota Bloggers & Writers Workshop in June and I was excited when she responded to my invitation to…

Guest Post: A Walking Tour of Downtown Sioux Falls

I just got back into town from a #PrairiePlaces road trip, so today I’m bringing you a guest post from my friend Amy, who is…

SR Harris Fabric Serves It Up Outlet Style

I have a treat for you guys today! Emily Brooks, the crafting genius behind Taea Made is taking us inside one of her favorite fabric…