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Spring has Sprung at the Hastings Vineyard

With birds singing and warmer air enticing garden anticipation, the winemakers of our state turn the soil and dig up vines.  Spring at a vineyard is hard work and more hard work all to benefit our love of the splendid drink. The tasting room and gift shop at Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery is open Fridays and Saturdays in April. This […]

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Author Sundays in Spring at LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings

The LeDuc Historic Estate and Dakota County Historical Society are pleased to announce a series of three Authors’ Sundays at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN – March 6, April 10 and May 15. These events begin at 1 p.m. and authors will read passages from their books, explain their writing craft, […]

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Ahhh winter-candlelight snow hike near Hastings

Combining trail adventures with a B & B stay in Minnesota is a natural way to enjoy the state.

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Ham and Eggs not just for breakfast!

Many chefs at the finest restaurants are now using pricier precious farm fresh eggs as  protein options to steak or chicken or pork on dinner menues. Yes morning entrees are not just  for breakfast anymore.   Breakfast has always been considered “comfort food”.  At the end of a long day, why not comfort yourself with egg entrees.   Should you want to emulate Minnesota innkeepers’ […]

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Snowy night by the fire with a glass of Minnesota wine

Think cold. Think snow. Think warm. Think fireplace at your favorite inn. Now think of enjoying a glass of fine Minnesota wine fireside with your sweetie. Many assume winery visting and tasting is just for summer and fall adventures. The vines are snuggled in under the snow but the wine has been bottled and waiting for you […]

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St Croix Valley Bird Banding and Snowshoeing

Bird banders at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings meet weekly to capture, record, band and release songbirds. Friday December 17th (8:30 AM to noon), the public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee but it is nice to call ahead (651-437-4359) to let them know you are coming. Donations of […]

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Victorian Holidays at LeDuc Estate in Hastings

Tours of the LeDuc Estate in Historic Hastings take on a special glow this time of year (December 4-5 and 11-12). Plan to do Christmas shopping in the museum store there and find good old fashioned value in antiques, embroidered dish cloths (finished with 1860 patterns) felted purses, beaded jewelry and even rock candy and cracker bread. […]

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St Croix Valley Inns Holiday Tour

Halls and parlors and even some of the bedrooms are decked out in holiday glam Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the St. Croix Valley Bed and Breakfast Inns Holiday Tour. A group of 14 inns celebrate the holidays by sharing treats, recipes and decor this special Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.   This year the $20 tickets can be purchased for either the […]

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Alexis Bailly Nouveau just out!

Many will be celebrating the first wine of the 2010 harvest this weekend (November 6th and 7th ) at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings  The Nouveau is Ready! The Wine Tasting is $10 and includes the souvenir wine glass. Live jazz will accompany the release. Each year’s Nouveau release is complimented by a unique label with original artwork by […]

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LeDuc Estate Artist Show and Sale

Ambiance at the romantic gothic LeDuc estate in Hastings will be complimented for the next few weeks by works of more than a dozen talented painters, potters, photographers and carvers.Beginning November 6th and continuing to November 14th, the show will run from 10 AM to 5 PM. This annual tradition has become the opportunity for many to begin holiday […]

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