Hey -- it’s Laura! Returned from my travels and residencies of the greater Midwest. I left in 2008 for the green grasses of Fargo, North Dakota. Seriously, there isn’t really much else but green grasses in North Dakota. Then I traveled to where it’s green and gold running everywhere you care to see, and even where you don’t care to see them…. GREEN BAY, WI! Yeah, I know, don’t start. Then I made it back to Minnesota, Southern Minnesota and spent a year in Rochester. MAYO CLINIC, anyone? Wow! Surprisingly I had never been to Rochester before in my life, and I really learned a lot about the MAYO. Rochester should probably be named Mayoland instead. You’d know why if you have spent any time in that town. Nice town, but common question is… “So, you working for the clinic?” I don’t think they realize that there are other places of employment. Now, after 9 years I have made it back home, full circle as they say.
Minnesota Among the LEAST Hated States in the U.S.
We have all heard about "Minnesota Nice". And apparently, other states agree with that assumption.
Rake the Leaves or Leave the Leaves Debate
Is it ok to leave the leaves - especially with this early snowfall?
Minnesota’s Most Haunted Town 2 Hour Drive from St. Cloud
If you are on the hunt for some road tripping and Halloween fun, check out Mantorville.
The Winter Carnival May Still be a Go
The carnival is scheduled to happen January 28th through February 7th.
St. Cloud Chipotle Now Charging for the Tortilla
This is a really minimal charge, but it's the principle.
World’s Largest Pumpkin is in Anoka
When you plant a seed, you don't expect this to happen
Some Iconic Brands Could Disappear… Even BEER- WHAT??
Start buying MORE BEER! Like Now.
Outside, Yet Still Inside- MN Restaurant Extends Outdoor Dining
Other years, this was just a cool way of dining. Now, it seems more necessary.
Three Minnesota Bakeries Help with “Neighbor Loaves”
These loaves of bread are at least 50% grains and go to local food shelves.
Take A Trip to Itasca and Learn About Owls & Nature
This event is happening on October 30th.
There’s Math, Little Johnny and Premarital Sex
On Friday's we try and laugh a bit. JU is supposed to help us with that... he brings in his jokes and tries to make us laugh. This rarely works. There is a reason we call this feature "Lame Joke Friday". Because it is just that... lame and generally not funny…
Another Popular Minnesota Event Going Virtual
The full schedule of online events will be announced in early November.