Minnesota Wonders

May Fun in Faribault – An Activity Guide

Looking for something to do during the month of May? There are 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! Mother’s Day Specials Mother’s Day is May 14th! Here’s some area restaurant specials in case you want to take mom […]

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Taking the 30 Days of Biking Pledge in Minnesota

It seems like every week on Facebook, one friend or another is participating in a running race or a triathlon. Their posts always inspire me, and I have been thinking about “joining the club”. While athletics were a huge part of my life in high school and college, my participation in sports since motherhood has consisted mainly of playing with the kids in the backyard. Of all the sports we play, riding our bikes by far has become my favorite […]

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Easter Egg Hunts and April Fun in Faribault

Looking for something to do during the month of April? There are 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! Easter will be here before you know it. As I come across special activities I will add them to the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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