A neighbourhood guide to Lowertown in St Paul

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul have a diverse collection of neighbourhoods between them, and in St Paul this is especially true. In fact, the city is often defined by the unique enclaves that lie within it, and as the hottest neighbourhood in … Continue reading
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10 of the best winter sports in Minnesota

Minnesota may be dubbed the “˜Land of 10,000 Lakes’, but when temperatures drop and waters freeze, the state transforms into a thrill-seeker’s winter wonderland. A frozen metropolis with plenty of adventure opportunities, Minnesota is one of America’s greatest winter sports destinations, especially given its lengthy … Continue reading
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The Twin Cities: A St. Paul guide

Calling St. Paul and Minneapolis the Twin Cities is a bit of a misnomer, unless you’re talking about fraternal twins. Ask locals about the rivalry and you’re likely to get an earful: There are even self-proclaimed “St. Paul People” and “Minneapolis People.” The capital city, … Continue reading
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Visiting Isle Royale National Park

Perhaps the best-kept secret of all the great US parks, visiting Isle Royale National Park promises rugged, untamed landscapes and plenty of peace and quiet. Surrounded by the waters of Lake Superior, this is the ultimate natural wonderland to explore on a trip to Minnesota or Michigan. … Continue reading
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Boundary Waters Wilderness: A Weekend on the Water

  The Boundary Waters Wilderness (or Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in full) is best described in terms that end in -est: Home not only to the oldest rock formation (2.7 million years old), but also the highest point in Minnesota (Eagle Mountain, at 2,301 … Continue reading
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Minnesota Ice Fishing: The Other North Pole

Bitter cold and blowing snow – even this year’s Polar Vortex, which was defined as a “cold hurricane” of sorts, according to meteorologists – won’t keep Minnesotans inside. And they won’t give up their water: With 15,000-plus lakes, events take place all over on top … Continue reading
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Minneapolis Neighbourhood Guide: Things to do in North Loop

    The response to the North Loop neighbourhood in Minneapolis has been extraordinary. Over the last year, the neighbourhood’s development has exploded, thanks to independent retailers and restaurateurs and an abundance of chic, rehabbed warehouse-style buildings. The eclecticism of things to do in North … Continue reading
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Scandinavian Minnesota: The Best Nordic Restaurants in Minneapolis

Minnesotans have long been punchlines to jokes involving lutefisk and lefse. But Nordic dining is back in style””and Minnesota’s got the best street cred in the country. There are a variety of Scandinavian Minnesota restaurants offering fresh, clean, hardworking dishes that are super-satisfying and sophisticated … Continue reading
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