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Wander Minnesota: State Fair Crop Art

The Minnesota State Fair got off to a great start last week, and there’s still a week left if you didn’t make it opening day. If you’re planning to attend, keep in mind that the fair is celebrating two big anniversaries this year: Ye Old Mill is 100 years old, and the Crop Art exhibit just turned 50. 264 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Catch An Exhibit

We’re definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. 439 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Japanese Garden at Normandale Community College

If you take a little drive out beyond Edina and into Bloomington, you could find yourself at Normandale Community College. You might note that the buildings look attractively modern and the grounds well-kept, and you might think that’s all there is to see, if you’re not a student there. 338 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Flandrau State Park

On the edge of New Ulm is Flandrau State Park. It’s named after Charles Flandrau, a frontiersman who spent years exploring the Minnesota River Valley before settling near Traverse des Sioux and became a prominent citizen, eventually serving in both the territorial and state supreme courts. 239 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Minneopa State Park

Like waterfalls? Like Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, but sometimes would like to avoid the crowds? There’s a good choice just an hour or so out of the metro: … 418 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Road Trip To St. Peter

South of the Twin Cities, along the Minnesota River, is the town of St. Peter. St. Peter’s earliest claim to fame is that it came close to being the capital of Minnesota, but thanks to the machinations of Joe Rolette, who stole the bill that would have designated St. 302 more words

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Wander Minnesota: More Than Just A Ball of Twine

If you’ve been in Minnesota for any length of time, surely you’ve heard of the giant ball of twine in Darwin. While there are various contenders for the title of “largest twine ball” in the U.S., the one in Darwin is generally considered to be the largest ever wound by one person. 328 more words

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