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With more than 80 sites to choose from, the Midwest offers explorers of every kind the perfect place to celebrate 100 years of the national park service.
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Think of Detroit Lakes as an anchor to fun on the water. More than 400 lakes are within 25 miles of this west-central Minnesota town. Some bustle with boats, others with wildlife. You’ll find...
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Visits to Park Rapids (190 miles northwest of the Twin Cities) aren’t complete without a walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi River, but that’s just the start of a weekend adventure here.
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Capitalizing on the success of the craft beer movement, Milwaukee author Lucy Saunders has written five books about drinking beer and cooking with it, including...

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Anyone craving a colorful escape from winter can find weatherproof, fresh fun at the Mall of America as it wraps up a $325-million expansion. The massive project...

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As sunshine illuminates one of Jennifer Shea Hedberg’s ice globes, tiny threads radiate from the center like a silver sparkler and interior bubbles shimmer like...

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A good eye. A sense of adventure. And tons of patience. That’s what it takes for 28-year-old Benjamin Olson of Burnsville, Minnesota, to capture his incredible...

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Rocks in shades of rose, gray, slate and cement stack like optical illusions on the scenic beaches of Minnesota’s North Shore.

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Creative minds head to Northfield (43 miles south of Minneapolis) to earn liberal arts degrees from Carleton or St. Olaf college. The concentration of students (and professors and visiting parents)...
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The home of Carleton College and St. Olaf College, this town of 20,000 draws visitors for its annual Defeat of Jesse James Days festival and for year-round shopping in downtown buildings more than a...

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