Minnesota-Themed Holiday Gifts. Just For You!

Minnesota-Themed Holiday Gifts. Just For You!

Season’s greetings from Carson and family ūüôā This happy ho-ho-holidays post – the first in a two-part series – arrives from the frosty tip of Minnesota’s North Shore. We’re nowhere near the North Pole vicinity, but when it comes to giving, Santa + his busy elves have a little competition to contend with thanks to some super creative, innovative and generous Minnesotans…

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Soudan Mine: A Celebrated Chapter of Minnesota History

Soudan Mine: A Celebrated Chapter of Minnesota History

As the cage elevator doors opened, we emerged from our compact time capsule stepping into the hazy, humid August daylight. In three short minutes, our group of curious adventurers were safely transported a half-mile from the depths of one of Minnesota’s most well-known iron ore mines back to the earth’s surface. Have you toured the historic¬†Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park? ¬†If so, you completely understand the mine’s global economic significance, the legacy that remains in the hearts and hands of thousands who built the state’s mining industry, and how these dedicated miners put Minnesota on the map…

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It’s a Wrap! North Shore Gift Guide

It’s a Wrap! North Shore Gift Guide

There is so much joy and happiness in choosing special gifts for those we love the most…yet finding the perfect item can be a perfectly exhausting experience. Fortunately (go Minnesota!) we live in a state that may have more amazing makers and crafty creators per capita than anywhere in the world. Well…I don’t have data to support that claim; but, take a peek at this MN-inspired gift round-up and I think you may agree…

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MN Mix: Take Me With You

MN Mix: Take Me With You

There’s a mix of emotions in the air today.¬†A year ago,¬†Minnesota’s music legend Prince¬†suddenly left a huge¬†whole-note-sized hole in the hearts of fans around the globe. As I’ve been¬†stirring up a¬†quick¬†Superior Trail Mix recipe for our¬†North Shore trip to Lutsen¬†next weekend, the radio spins¬†all the favorite, fantastic¬†and funky¬†Prince mixes & music from past decades…I can’t help but feel pretty darn proud to call Minnesota home. Continue reading “MN Mix: Take Me With You”