With the weather beginning to warm up, and the potential for temps in the 80s next week in Southern Minnesota, some summer businesses are getting ready to open up for the season. One business that is warm-weather dependent is one of the Nation's oldest naturalist clubs and the oldest in Minnesota. The Oakwood Club, "Minnesota's Premier Nudist Club", is also getting ready to open up for the year.

According to the club's website, "The Oakwood Club, located a short drive north of St. Paul, Minnesota, is celebrating its 80th year! Established in 1942 as the Gopher State Sun Club, Oakwood is one of the oldest landed nudist clubs in America. Jim Cossins, one of the founders of the American Sunbathing Association, the forerunner of the American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR), was one of the original founders of the Oakwood Club and its first president. What started as a group of five like-minded families who gathered on an island in the Mississippi River southeast of St. Paul to socialize and soak up the sun has grown into 150+ members!"

Believe it or not, the club, originally known as the Gopher State Sun Club opened up on Grey Cloud Island, between Saint Paul and Hastings in 1942. From there the club moved to Circle Pines, and then in the 60s finally landed in their present-day home near Stacy.

The club allows visitors and is open year-round, but a majority of the club's visitors happen in the busier months, generally when water is on, April 15 - October 15.

For those interested in the lifestyle of being a naturalist, or want to know more about Oakwood, you can contact the Oakwood Club through this link. 

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Dream Big! Picture This $289,000 Bennington Pontoon Boat On A Duluth Area Lake

Looking to upgrade your boat? If you want to go big, how about spending $289,000 for a fully custom ordered, one of a kind Benning pontoon?

This boat listing from Hawkeye Boat Sales in Dubuque, Iowa caught are eye and not just because of the price tag. This boat looks great and would definitely make statement on your favorite lake.

Featuring twin Mercury motors that provide 900 HP, other options include:

Three 32" Elliptical Toons - Lifting Strakes - Performance Foils - Under Deck Wave Shield) - Rough Water Pkg - Arch (Powered) - Solid Red Custom Interior (Diamond Stitched) - Tinted Windshield - Dual Helms - Fast Back - Whited Out - Mercury Smart Craft 9" Vessel View Touch Screen In Dash - Mercury Racing Zero Effort Off Shore Controls w/ Trim In Handle (DTS) - All Red Pillow Topped Diamond Stitched "RED" Simtex Vinyl Interior - Full Vinyl Flooring - In Floor Storage Compartment - Roswell Fully Up Graded Stereo System - LED Lights Through Out - Custom Tuned Propellers - Fully Digital - Hydraulic Steering - Electronic Power Steering - Full Cover - Storage Compartments (Bow) - Sport Interior Up Grade w/ White Stitching - Custom Painted Red Accessories (Multiple) - Mercury Racing Custom Tuned Propeller.

In a nutshell, this boat kicks butt. Take a look and see what a $289,000 pontoon looks like.

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