– By Kara Larson – This is a wild orchard. The meandering paths aren’t cleanly mowed and tidy, the weeds grow tall amongst the trees, a lively buzz of tiny insects fills the air, and healthy apples of all colors and sizes weigh down 25-year-old tree branches. The feeling you get strolling through an orchard […]
– by Lindsay Strong – Often, it seems that depictions of adventure focus on the individual’s experience. The images of adventurers are depicted as solo world travelers who, armed with only a backpack and a thirst for something more from the world, set out to explore. If you happen to be Indiana Jones, there might […]
– By Sean McSteen – For this edition of Hidden Cities, we visited Northfield, Minnesota, a widely-known city—bolstered by St. Olaf and Carleton College—home to a huge variety of artists and makers, businesses and schools, and protected forests and prairie. All of these elements combine to make up a vibrant Minnesotan culture. Our exploration of […]
By Leah Kurth Featured in Make It Minnesota’s Spring 2015 issue. Nothing beats a good cup of coffee. Especially when it’s made with handcrafted flavorings, accompanied by a made-from-scratch pastry, and served with a a generous helping of hospitality. You’ll find just that at River Rock Coffee, a cozy café in Saint Peter, Minnesota. River […]
By Keri Langhorst Featured in Make It Minnesota’s Winter 2014 issue. Minnesota Sno Flakes, a small business based out of North Mankato, is the creation of the artist Jane Laven. Jane makes handmade, specialized sun catchers that she markets online and at local craft shows. Jane creates her Sno Flakes first by soldering wire to […]
We visited the annual Nicollet Craft Show at the Nicollet American Legion on Saturday. We made some crafts with the kids that came to see Santa! There were many talented craft vendors there!
By Nancy Schleuter Featured in Make It Minnesota’s Fall 2014 issue. St. Clair Suspender Company understands gravity. Specifically the kind of gravitational pull that seems determined to separate your pants from your body. At the most awful times. With witnesses. Not a good thing. Enter retiree, Gary Larson. Gary has worn suspenders for multiple decades […]
If turning 35 means truly being all grown up, then the St. Peter Food Co-op is about to join the ranks of adulthood and is ready to do so with a panache all its own. Located conveniently at 228 W. Mulberry Street the Co-op’s copious grocery offerings, welcoming deli, and helpful staff are a natural […]