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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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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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Combine wine tasting & apple tasting & chocolate tasting

October is the perfect time for a visit to the St Croix Valley. The fall colors are peaking and local orchards, vineyards and a very special chocolate shop downtown Hastings are offering samplings. Try a fine sip of Marchel Foch from Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery or a crisp bite of Connell Red or Honey Gold from […]

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Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Opening

The work is finally done and the signs are up! That Paul Bunyan Trail is ready to ride. The entire trail opens May 29 The last link of the Paul Bunyan Trail will be open for riding for the Memorial Day weekend.  The long awaited completion of this trail has finally arrived.  You will find […]

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Maifest at Morgan Creek Vineyards, New Ulm, MN

Spring is in the air and we are excited that the vineyard is welcoming the growing season with this fest on Saturday, May 2. There will be free garden hats for everyone, the wood oven will be fired up to prepare the first gourmet appetizers of the season, tours of the vineyard will be available […]

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Chocolate March Marching On

Imagine a better way to spend a Sunday than visitng inns and tasting Chocolate creations?

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The beauty of Duluth and the Cutest Puppy Contest – a must see!

For all of us that live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or the northern region of the country, we know that winter not only feels long, but often is depending upon when that “last Spring storm” hits us.  But what we all know from being able to live and work in this beautiful part of the country is […]

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Lanesboro: Minnesota’s Bed & Breakfast Capital

The quaint town of Lanesboro, nestled in the valley of southeastern Minnesota, has been known for its bike trails and rhubarb for years, but this week, the small town received another designation.       On Monday July 6, state Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes and state Rep. Greg Davids officially declared the city the “Minnesota’s […]

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Lanesboro B&B Summer Getaway

Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro invites you to a summer getaway.  The weather is warm, the river is cool, the bike trail is shaded, and the ice cream shop is ready with refreshments.  The downtown district is on the National Register of Historic buildings and is filled with interesting shops and restaurants .  […]

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Water Street Inn, Stillwater Minnesota

Historic Water Street Inn 101 Water Street South Stillwater, MN 55082 651.439.6000 www.waterstreetinn.us At the foot of the Historic Lift Bridge Beer Tasting Dinner June 4th. Join us on the night of June 4th for a special dinner prepared with and served with Lift Bridge Brewery’s fine small batch craft beers.  Chef Isaac is putting together […]

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