Minnesota Wonders

Touring Minnesota’s Oldest Cathedral in Faribault

Just before Christmas, I went on an amazing tour of Minnesota’s oldest Cathedral. Just fifty miles south of the Twin Cities in Faribault, the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior endures as a symbol of justice and tolerance for one of Minnesota’s most important historical figures, Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple. Bishop Whipple and the Dakota Conflict After being ordained the first Episcopalian Bishop of Minnesota in October of 1859, Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple moved to Faribault in 1860.  He visited the […]

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Exploring the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Whether you want to escape the winters cold or cool down from the summer’s heat, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is the perfect place to take your family for an afternoon of fun.  The thing that I love most about this museum is that it’s like a slice of a Minnesota summer that has been brought indoors. Located in Mankato, Minnesota, the museum is about a ninety-minute drive southwest of the Twin Cities. The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota […]

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14 Amazing Minnesota Winter Sports to Watch

Winter’s here and we’ve had a generous amount of snow. Instead of hibernating inside, why not get out and experience all the winter has to offer! Some of Minnesota’s finest athletes have been training for just this time of year. Others athletes may be amateurs, but it is still fun to watch them participate in these amazing winter sports. There are also several opportunities to join in the fun! Maybe you will be inspired yourself to give one of these […]

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January Fun in Faribault -An Activity Guide

Looking for something to do during the month of January? There’s lots of activities for young and old going on in Faribault and our surrounding communities. Whether you’re just looking to get out of the house, wanting to explore the outdoors, or hoping to find some family fun, there is something for everyone to discover in our local communities!   Updated with more events! 1/2/17, 1/6/17, 1/19/17 January Events New Year’s Snow Shoe Hike– Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:00-11:00am at […]

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Remembering the Dakota Conflict and Mankato’s Reconciliation Park

The Dakota Conflict of 1862 can be described as one of the most pivotal moments of Minnesota history.  In the fall of 1862, bloodshed began when four young Dakota killed five white settlers near Acton township in southwestern Minnesota.  The conflict, however, between the settlers and Dakota started long before the start of the war. Through a series of treaties including the Treaty of Traverse de Sioux and the Treaty of Mendota in 1851, the Dakota had ceded nearly all […]

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10 Great Movies Filmed in Minnesota

It’s a wonderful time of year in our house, both because it’s Christmas and because the kids and my husband have time off.  One of the activities we love to do over Christmas break is to make a big bowl of popcorn and watch some movies together as a family. As I was thinking about finding some movies for the holiday break, Minnesota came to mind.  We’ve had some pretty amazing films created right here in the land of 10,000 […]

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Minnesota Travel Roundup – December

Here’s a collection of Minnesota vacation and travel resources from the last month from some of my favorite Minnesota blogs.  There’s so much to do in Minnesota this time of year! Have fun exploring! MinneMama Adventures Would you like to discover some amazing ways to spread the Christmas spirit?  Nikki shares some wonderful ideas for family activities in her post { 25 Days of Christmas Joy }.   Twin Cities Mom Blog Monica shares some great ideas about serving others this […]

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Christmas Lights at the Keller Farm

One of the most beautiful Christmas light displays can be found on the prairie farmland in rural Rice County.  With a incredible love for the Christmas season, the Kellers have be decorating their farm with thousands of Christmas lights for many years.  The lights usually gets turned on in the middle of December and run through January 6th. The Keller Farm address is 10557 190th Street East, Nerstrand.  To get there, head east on Highway 60 out of Faribault about […]

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Faribault Christmas Lights Tour – Ten Great Displays

Over the past couple of weeks, my daughter and I have been searching the streets of Faribault, our hometown, for the coolest Christmas light displays.  We haven’t been disappointed.  The citizens of Faribault certainly have the Christmas spirit!  Thanks for passing it along and going through the effort to brighten our community with Christmas cheer!  I did my best when taking the pictures, but they really don’t do the lights justice. The displays are way more beautiful when you see […]

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Jerry’s Tree and Star – Christmas Lights that Dazzle

If you have ever driven on Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota after dark this time of year, chances are you have gazed upon Jerry’s tree.  Jerry Lageson began stringing the thousands of white LED lights upon his tree during the Christmas of 2012.  Since that time, over a million people have seen his display while traveling on the interstate.  I love Jerry’s motto from the video below: “Life is not about the breaths you take but about the moments that […]

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