Photographer Spotlight: Scott Youmans

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Jan 12, 2022 / 0 comments

It was a water photo that drew me in, of course. A snow-covered rock up on Minnesota’s North Shore, sun peeking through icicles, wave movement, sea smoke, the gorgeous clouds of sunrise…Minneapolis photographer Scott Youmans captured magic in that moment, and shared it with us all. 

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Minnesota Children’s Book Festival Brings Children's Literature to Life

Eight of the State’s Most Acclaimed Authors & Illustrators Participate in Anderson Center’s Hybrid Minnesota Children’s Book Festival. Online presentations Sept. 9-12 and distanced activities on-site Sept. 19

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The Spam — Not the Computer Variety — Museum

Somehow, somewhere, at sometime, my husband, Bob, heard about the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota. He came by this knowledge so long ago that he no longer remembers the exact source. He believes it was a 60 Minutes story, but I can find no evidence that Steve Kroft, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl or Scott Pelley investigated this quirky tourist attraction.

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Here's Why You Need to Visit the Mall of America

Wondering about that headline? Well, I can sum it up in two words: This Book.

Here's Why You Need to Visit the Mall of America

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Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior's North Shore, Minnesota

The Minnesota side of Lake Superior’s North Shore is full of iconic places, but one of the best-known has to be Split Rock Lighthouse, part of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. 

Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior, Minnesota

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Feb 01, 2016 / 0 comments

I met my friend from Minneapolis over a decade ago and we’ve been friends ever since. She was one of the first to show me the joys of Midwest life, explain the intricacies of a lock and dam, share the roadside attraction of the Jolly Green Giant, and take me to the mecca that is the Mall of America. She was with me when I set foot in Lake Superior, crossed the border into Wisconsin, ogled at the Spoon and Cherry in the country’s largest urban sculpture garden, and even took the picture as I posed with Mary Tyler Moore throwing her hat in the air.

Foodie Finds: Best Juicy Lucy Burger in Minneapolis

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Aug 26, 2009 / 0 comments

Best Juicy Lucy Burger in Minneapolis


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The Science Museum of Minnesota




On our recent trip to the Twin Cities, we had the good fortune to go explore and play at the Science Museum of Minnesota. This is one of my very favorite museums, and I am so happy that we are able to share it with you!

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat in St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Jun 22, 2008 / 2 comments

The St. Cloud area of Minnesota is a regional center for commerce, county government (being the county seat of Stearns county), as well as the home of St. Cloud State University. Near St. Cloud are Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Rapids as well as St. Joseph, which is the home of the College of St. Benedict, a Catholic liberal arts college for women and Collegeville, which is home to St. John's University, a Catholic liberal arts college for men.