Hey -- it’s Laura! Returned from my travels and residencies of the greater Midwest. I left in 2008 for the green grasses of Fargo, North Dakota. Seriously, there isn’t really much else but green grasses in North Dakota. Then I traveled to where it’s green and gold running everywhere you care to see, and even where you don’t care to see them…. GREEN BAY, WI! Yeah, I know, don’t start. Then I made it back to Minnesota, Southern Minnesota and spent a year in Rochester. MAYO CLINIC, anyone? Wow! Surprisingly I had never been to Rochester before in my life, and I really learned a lot about the MAYO. Rochester should probably be named Mayoland instead. You’d know why if you have spent any time in that town. Nice town, but common question is… “So, you working for the clinic?” I don’t think they realize that there are other places of employment. Now, after 9 years I have made it back home, full circle as they say.
Pawdicures With Your Dog… It’s a Thing
This is one bandwagon that I will NOT be jumping on. No way. I love my dog, but this is absolutely carrying things a bit too far.
Top Cities for Beer Lovers in America
Well, unfortunately, St. Cloud, Minnesota isn't on this list... but I do feel like maybe it should be. We are getting quite a few more breweries in the area. And they are producing good beer and a fun atmosphere.
More Security in Place for MN State Fair
We're just doing everything we can to deliver the usual awesome and safe experience at this year's Minnesota State Fair."
Foodie or a Food Lover? Who Are You Nervous to Cook for…
Apparently there is a difference between a foodie and just a lover of food.
What’s The Biggest Thing Ruining Your Vacation
What is the main thing that would ruin your vacation?
Most Unhealthy Foods From Restaurants
Where are these things... except for the cinnamon roll pancakes... those sound delicious, and they are from Cheesecake Factory. Those are amazing, and they begin the list of highly caloric foods.
Photos of States and their Stereotypes
Anyway, someone...with a lot of time on their hands... put together a little article with photos showing what people basically think about each state. And well, you can really see why...
Remember- New Laws Begin August 1 (Tomorrow)
Tomorrow, August 1st begins some new laws in Minnesota. The two biggest ones being the hands free while driving law, and also the "slow-poke" law. Violations of these laws come with some hefty fines, too.
National Cheesecake Day–It’s the Best Day
Well, at least I think it's the best day. How can you go wrong with National Cheesecake Day? That is, unless you don't like cheesecake, and that's just wrong.
What is the Most Overrated Place to Visit?
There are some things that I think are pretty cool attractions, and I don't think they belong on this list,