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Winter in Minnesota is a dark affair. But why?

Winter in Minnesota is a Dark Affair

As we count down the last few days before the end of Daylight Saving Time, we all know well what is coming next: The fourth quarter of the year, the temporal swan song of...

The Persistent Appeal of Fascism

In the decades that followed WWII and the fall of the Third Reich, anti-Fascism became an intrinsic part of German culture: A German family does not name their child Adolf, for example,...

Minnesota’s Creepiest Legends

There’s nothing better than a good ghost story to set the mood for Halloween. You don’t have to search far, as Minnesota is no stranger to the weird and mysterious. Gather your...

Corn Mazes in Minnesota

Every year, as soon as the first leaf falls (or more likely when I see all the pumpkin spice hit the shelves), I know it’s time to plan my trip to Minnesota...

Danger! Danger! What you need to know about burning yard waste

As the weather changes and the leaves begin to fall from trees, yard clean up begins. For some Minnesotans, this involves bagging their yard waste and putting it out on the curb...
Enjoy the colors of autumn with these 7 beautiful bike rides

Enjoy Minnesota’s Autumn Colors with these 7 Beautiful Bike Rides

Minnesota’s DNR color finder map is up and running, meaning now is the time to head out the door and see Minnesota at its finest in fall before blizzards and freezing temps...
Parsnips: Falling into winter

Parsnips: Celebrate Autumn with this Delicious Root

Autumn arrived quickly this year - the summer temps plummeted almost overnight, and, before I knew it, I was sneezing through my fall allergies. If you were lucky enough to get a fleeting glimpse...

Simple slow cooker apple butter recipe to warm you up this fall

It's crock pot season. It’s time for warm soups, hearty chilis, and, now, sweet, warm apple butter for your slow cooker repertoire. Your home will smell amazing after you make this easy...

14 things to do in Minnesota before the end of summer

As evidence by me turning on absolutely every fan in my apartment as to not sweat to death this past weekend, summer is still clinging on and apparently not quite done with us yet....

A Safe and Healthy Day at the Lake

We don't have a lot to worry about in the waters here in Minnesota: No sharks, no piranhas, no eels, or other things in the water looking to take a bite out...