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Historic Hutchinson House #20 Coolest in MN

HighwayHighlights.com blogger, Seth Hardmeyer, writes about roadside oddities and attractions found in his home state of Minnesota.  Updated weekly, posts include stories about roadside oddities, unique features and places, geographical landmarks, architecture and other Minnesota musings. In his December 29 post, Seth names The Top 50 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, which features the Historic Hutchinson House […]

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A.G. Thomson House #1 B&B in the USA

The Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association congratulates the A.G. Thomson House B&B #1 in the USA, as Tripadvisor’s 2016 Travelers Choice Winner! http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g191

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Annual Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Festival

Saturday, August 8 Faribault’s biggest block party is back!  12 hours of live music, food vendors, beer garden, BBQ contest, home-brew contest, washers tournament, pull tabs, recycled art sale, craft vendors and more. Visit Minnesota’s newest micro-brewery, F-Town, featuring IPA, Nut Brown, American Ale to Oatmeal Stout and beyond. The Historic Hutchinson House B&B is a […]

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July

  Enjoy a relaxing evening on our wrap-around porch while watching the “sparks” fly on Saturday, July 4th. Local fireworks are visible right from the porch and we’ll have refreshments at the ready. (Overnight stay required.)

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Historic Faribault Pub Crawl

An Historic Pub Crawl Series will be held on Friday nights, June 19, July 3 and August 7, 2015, beginning at 7:00 pm, in Faribault. We’re bringing people who love history together with B&Bs (beer & bars) . . . it’s a new way to appreciate both. Join us on an enjoyable stroll through Faribault’s […]

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Meet Rick & Kelly Dale from American Restoration!

The History Channel series, American Restoration hosts Rick and Kelly Dale, will be in Faribault, Minnesota on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 pm, to celebrate the placement of a Tilt-A-Whirl car, which was restored this past August on the popular cable show.  The car will be placed in the historic downtown as part of Faribault’s Heritage […]

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Easter Snow Conditions on the Banadad

While the last groomer set tracks on the Gunflint’s  Banadad Ski Trail  earlier this month there still is plenty of snow on the eastern end of the trail. Four inches of new snow fell yesterday and another 3 inches today leaving over eighteen on the trail.  Right now there is more then enough snow for […]

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Snowed-In

Gunflint Trail’s Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B Snowed-IN.  Twenty-seven inches of snow in the last twenty-four hours and it is still coming down. Our four foot snow gauge registers 41″ of snow on the ground. Can’t even move our plow truck. It likely will be a few days before we can even get our plow truck […]

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Ski the Gunflint’s Banadad in the Spring

April First and this is not an April fools joke. The skiing is great!

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Skiing on the Gunflint-We’ve Got Snow

A new year is coming up.  Head to the Gunflint Trail and cross country ski one of the nation’s largest and most diverse interconnected Nordic Trail Systems- the 200 Kilometer Gunflint Nordic Trails. The trail system included the Piston Bullied groomed Central and Upper Gunflint Trails connect by the BWCA’s longest tracked trail the Banadad. […]

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