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Wander Minnesota: Visiting New Prague

If you’re looking for an easy, quick weekend day trip from the Cities, consider taking a drive to New Prague.

This cozy, charming town is rooted in its Czech heritage (even if “Prague” here is pronounced “Praygue”), and it’s a thriving community with a robust independent retail scene. 491 more words


Wander Minnesota: Sakatah Lake State Park

By Amy Rea

If you head south from the Cities, about an hour from the metro is Sakatah Lake State Park. It’s right outside of Waterville and about 14 miles from Faribault, making it an easy day trip with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. 267 more words


Summer Fun Indoors: Surviving A Hot Spell In Minnesota

By Amy Rea

After a pretty stellar holiday weekend, weather-wise, we’re now facing down some hot and humid days, and probably not for the last time this summer. 395 more words


Wander Minnesota: Touring the J. Carver Distillery

Out in Waconia, there are some interesting, creative things happening in the world of spirits–as in, the alcohol-based type of spirits. J. Carver Distillery, founded by brothers Matt and Bill Miller, is named after Jonathan Carver, pioneer and settler in the area (and for whom Carver County and the town of Jonathan were named). 256 more words


Wander Minnesota: The Science of Pixar

By Amy Rea

In 1995, Pixar released its first full-length animated movie: Toy Story.

It was groundbreaking animation, it was a huge hit, and it was just the beginning in a spectacular run of animated movies that appealed both to kids and the adults who went to movies with them. 288 more words


Wander Minnesota: Summer Festivals In June

While there are festivals year-round across the state, summer is really prime time.

The following is just a sample of what’s going on in June. If you’re planning on taking in some of the small-town festivals, plan ahead—some of these are huge events, and you’ll want to make lodging/camping arrangements ahead of time. 655 more words

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Memorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but, more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. 366 more words

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