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Harvest Haunting

Harvest Haunting returns to the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, on Saturday, October 23, 5-9 p.m. Wood nymphs will frolic through the LeDuc woods where “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be reenacted. There will be a new scary video produced by Kristin & Justin Schaack and paranormals will be on hand to […]

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Authors’ Eve at LeDuc Estate in Hastings

Local Hastings writers Amy Martin (pen name Annie Wilder) author of “Spirits Out of Time” and Mary Janice Davidson and Anthony Alongi (co-authors of the New York Times bestselling “undead” series) will be at the LeDuc Estate in Hastings Tuesday October 12 at 7 pm. Enjoy readings, conversation and signed books for sale. Pam Thorsen […]

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The Rivers Need you!

River stewards make a difference!

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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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Bird Banding

See songbirds up close and watch the experts band birds at Carpenter Nature Center near Hastings Classic Rosewood Inn. This happens the fourth Friday of every month except December when it is the third Friday( 8:30 AM to noon). Bird banding records show how long birds live, where they travel, and when they migrate. Donations of black oil […]

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Count down to BIG Innspiration in the Mini-Apple

Innkeepers will be gathering at the MBBA annual conference and annual meeting April 18-20 at the Crown Plaza in Brooklyn Park. Highlights this year include Jay Karen as keynote from Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII).Also exciting will be the kickoff of the organization’s Green Journey. Classes range from The Art of the Tart to […]

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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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St Croix Valley Annual Chocolate March

…what could be more divine than visiting inns, tasting chocolate and pairing up a local wine with some divine handcrafted truffles?

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