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Adventure Junkie: Mine for Fun in Minnesota

Book a mod cabin in Minnesota's sculpted Northwoods hills, where abandoned mines have given way to clear water and a natural playground for outdoors buffs.
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9 Favorite Minnesota State Parks

A Minnesota-based photographer shares some of her go-to spots for hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing in a state with a wealth of parkland.
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Camp Like a Chef

Pack your sleeping bag (and the dull knife you want to learn how to sharpen) for a weekend of woodland foraging, cooking lessons, a cocktail lagoon and global feasting under the stars. This is Chef Camp: Hot dogs and hobo pies need not apply.
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Spring Getaway on Minnesota's Root River Trail

A spring pedal on the Root River Trail reveals southern Minnesota’s finest—scenic landscapes, food and drink, even native trout—without the summer crowd.
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Soul Searching with Krista Tippett

Can curiosity and good questions heal our divides? Krista Tippett’s On Being podcast (with 53 million annual downloads) says yes.
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Discover Minnesota's Roadside Wonders

Minnesota’s quirky roadside attractions include a giant ball of twine, a 55-foot-tall Jolly Green Giant and several iterations of everyone’s favorite blue ox and lumberman. Hunting down these mythical figures and oddities is the perfect excuse to venture out on a mini road trip and grab some classic photo ops.
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5 Great Spots for Winter Photos along Minnesota's North Shore

Minnesota’s winter landscape can be as beautiful as it is harsh—especially along the shore of Lake Superior. If you’re ready to take on the cold, here's a list of five great photography spots up State-61, the North Shore Scenic Byway, which runs from Duluth to the Canadian border.
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Chasing the Northern Lights

A Minneapolis couple leans on wanderlust, persistence, poetry and science in their search to view the aurora borealis.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Mankato, Minnesota

Rich in scenery, agriculture and outdoor rec, this state college town about 80 miles southeast of the Twin Cities appeals to families, bicyclists and anyone seeking a laid-back weekend getaway.