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.
Dryer Sheets- Not Just for Laundry Anymore
Great hacks using a common dryer sheet
Have Thanksgiving Leftovers- How Long can You Keep Them
Best rule is to freeze everything unless you plan to eat it within a couple of days.
Minnesota’s Favorite Non-Trad Thanksgiving Food
Favorite non-traditional food in MN- not surprising.
Today is Minnesota “Give to the Max” Day
This year has definitely been a challenge.
Minnesotans Starting New Hobbies During the Pandemic
Learning a new language would be ambitious, but might be a good way to use your extra time.
Germiest Thing at Most Grocery and Retail Stores
I used to think the germiest thing was the shopping cart.
McRib is Coming Back to Minnesota Next Month
It's been gone for almost a decade . Now, it will be back again December 2nd.
Outside, Yet Still Inside- MN Restaurant Extends Outdoor Dining
Other years, this was just a cool way of dining. Now, it seems more necessary.
Real Meaning Behind Strange Minnesota Town Names
There really is a pretty good reason for these names.
Stay in a Castle on the St. Croix- Perfect Wknd Getaway
A castle on the St. Croix near Stillwater might be the perfect getaway