The Great Northern - 3 Ultimate Twin Cities Winter Festivals

The Great Northern – 3 Ultimate Twin Cities Winter Festivals

This may be an unpopular opinion, but winter is probably the best time to be in Minnesota. I could do without the terrible driving conditions and the constant penguin shuffle in attempt to cross...

Not a skier? Try out these non-traditional winter sports

As far as winter sports go, I am rather inept at most of them. I can’t ice skate. I once tried downhill skiing before I discovered I didn’t enjoy hurling myself uncontrollably down a...
10 things to do in winter only a Minnesotan would find fun

10 things to do in winter only a Minnesotan would find fun

Minnesotans are a special breed — especially when it comes to winter. Instead of shying away from the cold and misery, the people of the North Star state jump in with both feet. Or...
Warm spiced drinks to keep you toasty this winter

Warm drinks to keep you toasty this winter

I know it’s only the beginning of January, but, if we're being honest, it feels like we’ve been in the midst of winter for 6 months or more. And with the temps dropping, one...
President Obama hits the Billboard charts with “One Last Time (44 Remix)”

President Obama hits the Billboard charts with “One Last Time (44 Remix)”

Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Harvard graduate, the United States' most-admired man (11 years straight), husband and father can now add R&B star to his lost list...
The cost insulin is rising. Here's why, and what you can do about it

The cost of insulin is rising. Here’s why, and what you can do about...

There are more than 460,000 diabetics in Minnesota - roughly 10% of the population has diabetes, and another 37% have prediabetes. This is according to the MN Department of Health (2015 data). It doesn’t stop...
Drink up at these upcoming Minnesota winter beer festivals

Drink up at these upcoming Minnesota winter beer festivals

The frigid winter doesn’t stop us Minnesotans from enjoying a nice cold beer. Well, winter doesn’t stop us from doing most things - otherwise we’d be hibernating for half the year. And so, beer...
Explore Minnesota's Frozen Waterfalls

Explore Minnesota’s Frozen Waterfalls

Sure, we’re the land of (over) 10,000 lakes. This winter, try something new: skip the usual trip across frozen lakes and instead pack a lunch for one spectacular excursion to Minnesota’s frozen waterfalls. Spend the...

What would you give up for a good night’s sleep? One survey has the...

Most of us probably feel like we could usually get at least another hour of sleep each day. I definitely try to eke out as many minutes of shut eye as I can each...
Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Mercedes-Benz is a car company. One you're probably familiar with. It is, in fact, the oldest carmaker in the world - Carl Benz from whom the company gets half of its name (the other...