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Pick-Your-Own Farms, Patches and Orchards in Southern Minnesota

September 5, 2018

Running Montgomery Orchard isn’t exactly simple – owners Barbara and Scott Wardell have full-time jobs and devote their weekends tending to the 21-year-old farm – but it operates under a simple mission: encourage outdoor play. Scott Wardell explained they were inspired by Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature…Read More

How Does One Eat Healthy? A Chat with Some Experts

September 5, 2018

Eating healthy isn’t necessarily synonymous with dieting, although it may start out that way. Healthy eating is a lifestyle. When you decide to make a change and start eating healthier, whether it be to lose weight or to feel better all around, healthy eating will probably feel like a diet. After all, healthy eating is…Read More

A Comprehensive List of Breweries in Southern Minnesota

August 15, 2018

Angry Inch Brewing | angryinchbrewing.com | 20841 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville Launched: 2016 Availability: Draft Growlers/crowlers/minis: Yes Taproom: Yes August Schell’s Brewing Co. | schellsbrewery.com | 1860 Schell Road, New Ulm Launched: 1860 Availability: Draft, bottles, cans Growlers/crowlers/minis: No Taproom: Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Badger Hill Brewing Co. | badgerhillbrewing.com | 4571 Valley Industrial Boulevard, Shakopee Launched: 2012 Availability: Draft, bottles,…Read More

A Guide to Southern Minnesota Wineries

August 15, 2018

When people think of wine country, they’re more likely to think of warm and sunny rolling hills of California, France or New Zealand than the snow-covered fields of Minnesota. And yet, the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes is also home to dozens of wineries scattered across the state. These wineries are more than Napa Valley…Read More

Local Album Review: Yam Haus – Stargazer

August 15, 2018

Yam Haus could not have picked a more apt title for their debut album. They’re a Twin Cities band releasing on an indie label with a sound that aspires toward top 40 pop. Their sound is that of a band hoping to rocket into the stratosphere of fame. They are Stargazers. The slick, full production…Read More

Extreme Summer Fun in SoMinn … Part Two

August 15, 2018

Summertime means a lot of great things: baseball, cookouts, camping, water parks… Outdoor activities have become a staple of the season, and for good reason. But while traditional favorites can be a lot of fun, sometimes they get a little… repetitive. How many grilled hot dogs do you really want? If you’re looking for some…Read More

Brewery Bonanza: Northfield adds three craft spots in a matter of months

July 23, 2018

In 2016, Northfield and nearby Dundas had no breweries. Now, there are three. The past few years have seen an eruption of breweries across Southern Minnesota. Northfield represents a particularly concentrated part of the larger trend. Imminent Brewing, Tanzenwald Brewing and Chapel Brewing all opened in Northfield/Dundas in 2017. All of them, relatively small-scale, offer…Read More

2018 Emmy Nominations List

July 12, 2018

Nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards were announced for the ceremony that will air live Sept. 17 on NBC. Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones The Handmaid’s Tale This Is Us Westworld The Americans The Crown Stranger Things Outstanding Comedy Atlanta The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Black-ish Silicon Valley Curb Your Enthusiasm Glow Barry Unbreakable…Read More

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