Minnesota Wonders

Visiting the National Eagle Center

One of the most incredible sights that can be seen along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota is the migration of eagles. When temperatures begin to rise in late winter as the rivers and wetlands begin to open up, the eagles return to Minnesota from their winter homes in the southern United States. Between late February and the end of March, you have a great chance to view these amazing birds in Minnesota. A couple of years ago, my kids […]

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Flying Drones Indoors – Minnesota

It’s not unusual these days to go to an outdoor event and see a drone flying around taking pictures. Drones are being used in many different types of applications. Farmers are using them to scout for pests and spot mineral deficiencies in their crops. Law enforcement agencies are using them to hunt down criminals. Realtors’ are using them to take pictures of properties as a marketing tool. Drones seem to be everywhere. And if you were shopping for your kids […]

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Discovering the Red Wing Shoe Museum

Located in southeastern Minnesota along the Mississippi River, the city of Red Wing is home to many museums, shops, and attractions. Recently while passing through the town, we decided to stop and visit the Red Wing Shoe Museum and Store.  You’ll find it on Main Street, also known as historic Highway 61, which travels through the heart of Red Wing and is part of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. The Red Wing Shoe Company was founded in 1905 […]

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Minnesota Ice Golf – Teeing Off for a Cause

This past week, I sat down to interview my brother-in-law, Jason DeMars, to learn about the unique Minnesota sport of ice golf. Ice golf is another great way to experience the ice on one of Minnesota’s frozen lakes.  Here in southern Minnesota, it has also turned into a way for people to give to a great cause in effort to help out a fellow Minnesota neighbor in need.   When did you first play ice golf? “I started to play […]

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February Fun in Faribault-An Activity Guide

Looking for something to do during the month of February? 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! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. I will add more restaurant specials or other business deals for the […]

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Minnesota Travel Roundup – Winter 2017

We are almost to the midpoint of winter. Last week marked, on average, the coldest days of the year in Minnesota.  Even though the temperatures may begin to warm over the next couple of months, spring is still fifty-five days away.  There is still time to get outside and enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful winter.  From snowshoeing to dog sledding, there are many opportunities to get out and explore.  And if you need a break from winter, that’s ok too! I’ve found […]

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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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