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...
A business closed due to bankruptcy after coronavirus

Bankruptcy in the Time of Coronavirus

These are uncertain times we're living in - life during the coronavirus pandemic offers unique challenges for all of us. This is especially true for those looking to file for bankruptcy: Whether it's...

Terra Firma, or: Until Our Feet Are Again On Solid Ground

We take the train from Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota west through North Dakota into Montana, stop in Glacier National Park for a three-day hike, then continue the journey through Idaho...

Take this quiz to find out your environmental footprint

This year Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd. And, unlike National Jelly Bean Day which is also celebrated on April 22nd, the creation and celebration of Earth Day has permanently changed our way of...

Now India (7 Minutes to Sunrise)

The first sounds of the morning are of tuk-tuk and taxi engines as they come to life, their honking horns alongside the footsteps of the city's informal working class taking to the...