Within the last eight years, the music scene in Fargo-Moorhead has experienced a renaissance with live music shows becoming the norm rather than the exception. As more regional and national acts have been coming to perform in the area, the number of music venues available has exploded. The best music venue in the area by far is the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, Minnesota. Nestled along the Red River directly across from North Dakota, the Bluestem is home to a summer musical performed by students at the Trollwood Performing Arts School. When the musical isn't taking the stage, national acts are scheduled to perform that have included Boys 2 Men, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Currington, O.A.R., Cheap Trick and more.
Even though winter in Minnesota is synonymous with cold temperatures and snow, that has never stopped fans from braving the elements to watch a football game. Even during the 2015 season when the Vikings played outside at TCF Stadium, fans packed the stands to watch Minnesota take on Seattle during the wild card playoff game. With a high of 1 degree, it was the coldest home playoff game in the history of the Vikings and the third coldest game in NFL history. In fact, when the Vikings took the field at noon, the temperature hovered at negative 6; negative 25 with the wind chill factor. Although the Vikings play indoors at US Bank Stadium now, fans still need to brave the weather to get to and from the stadium. With long walks from parking or the light rail, and long waits in security lines to get into the stadium, fans need to bundle up and prepare for some frigid temperatures.
Duluth is one of the hottest spots in Minnesota for travelers to visit. No matter if you enjoy shopping, outdoor activities, or educational and cultural experiences - there's something for everyone. My Aunt and Uncle have lived in Duluth for as long as I can remember and when I was a kid we would spend time with our cousins at Spirit Mountain, climbing Enger Tower, or hitting the beach at Park Point. A lot has changed over the years and Duluth has more to offer than ever before.
The Lake Country Scenic Byway is by far the most beautiful drive in all of Minnesota and showcases the state's natural beauty as it changes from the hills of Detroit Lakes to the wooded up-north feel of towns like Walker.
After years of waiting for the brand new, $1 billion stadium, footballs fans can finally catch a game in the new building. Although the stadium officially opened last season, it wasn’t easy to get tickets to any home game short of paying a fortune. As the second season in the new stadium starts, it’s already apparent that it’s going to be easier and more affordable, to attend the games this year. And with a billion dollar (+) stadium, attending a game at the U.S. Bank Stadium is nothing short of spectacular.
The 4th of July holiday means one thing in my house - fishing! We book our camping spot months in advance to ensure we get the exact location we want and get ready for a long weekend of camping, fishing, and exploring the area around Maplewood State Park. If you've ever been to Pelican Rapids, … Continue reading Fishing on Lake Lida, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
My parents are time share owners with Sheraton Vistana so they were able to use their week vacation at a Breezy Point condo. where we joined them for the long Memorial Day weekend. Settled in the heart of Minnesota, the Brainerd, Baxter, and Pequot Lakes area is home to countless lakes and activities offering a wide … Continue reading A weekend in lakes country Minnesota