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iPhone versus Android

October 13, 2017

It’s a debate for the ages, and it all comes down to those devices we can’t seem to disconnect from. I mean, do you remember the last time you brushed your teeth without scrolling Instagram? Those were the days. Google’s Android versus Apple’s iOS. The former is the operating system for a variety of phones,…Read More

Romero: Legacy and Legend

October 11, 2017

What is it about Halloween that compels us to dress up and decorate our lives in black and orange, consume and provide copious amounts of candy and watch scary movies? Everyone has their reasons, but it’s certainly no secret that many people, myself included, consider this the greatest holiday all-year ’round. “Scary” is the key…Read More

Fall Frights in Southern Minnesota

October 4, 2017

With every passing day, the temperatures get cooler and the days get shorter, which can only mean one thing… fall is almost here! Cool Minnesota nights in autumn make for a perfect spooky atmosphere, so grab a hot beverage to keep warm, and, if you’re like me, someone to hide behind, and let’s get going.…Read More

Mankato’s growing music scene

October 4, 2017

KISS. Elton John. Willie Nelson. Flo Rida. There was a time when music lovers across Minnesota would need to take a pilgrimage to places like Minneapolis or even Chicago if they wanted to see big names like these in concert—but not anymore. Instead, these titans of the music industry are stopping in none other than…Read More

A-maze-ing: This fall attraction isn’t corny at all

September 27, 2017

No two corn mazes are created alike and each leads its inhabitants around twists and turns with only a few ways out. Despite the differences, what binds the dedicated owners who work endless hours preparing corn mazes together is one common thread – bringing joy to the hundreds of visitors they entertain annually. “What it…Read More

Hunting for Bed and Breakfasts in Southern Minnesota

September 14, 2017

While having the world’s information stored in our phones keeps us constantly connected, a somewhat contrary benefit is that it also helps us escape. Information about the peaceful evenings and generous, farm-fresh meals found at the bed and breakfasts dotting Southern Minnesota’s landscape are a few taps on an app or travel website away. We…Read More

The Joy of Ice Cream: A Tour of Southern Minnesota Ice Cream Shops

September 14, 2017

Ice cream is always in season! Let’s take a trip through Southern Minnesota and explore where you can get your frosty fix! Janesville Dairy Queen:  106 E. First St., Janesville Hours: Monday –Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. – Patio Seating Driving down Old Highway 14, right before you hit the crux of Downtown Janesville, you will…Read More

Food trucks put the pedal to the metal

September 13, 2017

With a surge in popularity over the past handful of years, access to food trucks has increased in nearly every major metropolitan area and beyond. It’s a boom that hasn’t gone unnoticed in southern Minnesota cities like Rochester and Mankato, where city councils have passed ordinances to allow food truck hubs into the heart of…Read More

From their farm to your table

September 13, 2017

‘Farm to table’ is a phrase with ever-increasing popularity. With a focus moving from large growers to local edibles, the need and presence of small farms has increased. There are many ways to procure locally grown products, including CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers markets, and even your local super market. Let’s dive into how you…Read More

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