Colorful Minnesota: Forests and Water — Autumn Settles In On North Star State

Prairie Style File’s roving reporter Jack Dura is back, with a gorgeous look at the fall foliage in Minnesota. Seriously, just look at these photos.…

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…

The Greenway: Outdoor Adventures In The Heart Of The City

If you can’t decide between an outdoor adventure and doing a little urban exploring, The Greenway is the perfect solution. You can be busy outdoors…

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…

Free Outdoor Family Fun in St. Cloud

St. Cloud, Minnesota makes it easy to get outside. There are plenty of paths and trails to explore and beautiful scenery along the Mississippi River.…

The Wild, Natural Wonders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and…

Barbecue, Boats and Water Lilies: Kayaking White Bear Lake

I’m addicted to paddling. I’ve away from the water for a bit. But I think I’m back for good this time. I learned how to…

Canoeing The Mississippi River With Clear Waters Outfitting

If I can canoe the Mississippi River, you can too. I’m not an expert by any means. I just love being out on the water. Water…

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…