Ski resorts opening Up North

  Winter temperatures have finally settled in, and Minnesota’s ski resorts are open for business. Residents not wanting to travel too far north, have two great options in central Minnesota. Power Ridge Recreation Area near Kimball opened to skiers and snow boarders Dec. 8, but snow tubing will not be offered until after Christmas. All […]

Nisswa to host fiddler concert Dec. 9

If you enjoy great fiddle music and song, head to Nisswa Friday, Dec. 9, to hear Jerry Newberry and April Verch perform as part of the Grassroots Concert series. Missouri native Joe Newberry learned fiddle tunes from the great Missouri fiddlers and has been a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion. Fiddler, singer, and […]

‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Friday in Alex

The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will be presenting “A Christmas Carol,” beginning this Friday, Dec. 2 and running through Sunday, Dec. 11. “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner […]

Nisswa City of Lights Celebration begins Nov. 25

Now that the snow has begun, if you are planning to head north to the Brainerd Lakes Area this weekend, why not drive just a bit further to Nisswa for its annual City of Lights Celebration, which kicks off Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. Nisswa is well known for its quaint retail shops, and this […]

Runestone, Knute Nelson draw history buffs to Alexandria

History buffs – or parents looking to share a piece of Minnesota’s history with their children to some of Minnesota’s many historical venues – have a couple of interesting options in Alexandria. Runestone Museum is located at 206 Broadway where visitors will see the world famous Kensington Runestone. The slab of greywacke has been a […]

Big brewfest at Grand View Lodge Nov. 18-20

Minnesota’s craft beer industry continues to grow, and residents can enjoy Grand Brewfest the weekend of Nov. 18-20 at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake. Grand Brewfest takes place at Grand View Lodge each November. The fun-filled weekend started in 2010 when the rise in craft beer was gaining momentum. The event is Grand View’s […]

Brainerd offers alternatives to deer hunting

Not going deer hunting in early November? There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors near Brainerd in early November. One opportunity is the Northland Arboretum, which has nearly 12 miles of trails for hiking. The trails are designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels and are considered among the best in Minnesota. […]

Willi Myles to yuk it up in Glenwood Oct. 29

If you’re looking for weekend entertainment, consider making a trip to Glenwood for the C. Willi Myles comedy show at Glenwood’s famed Central Square. He will take the stage at Central Square Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door, and $20 in advance. One child under 12 is admitted free with […]

Brainerd Lakes Area ‘haunted’ in October

With Halloween fast approaching, families looking for a weekend away should check out the Brainerd or Cross Lake area. One of the most well-known attractions is Hidden Hallows, the largest haunted attraction in Central Minnesota and part of the famous Paul Bunyan Land Amusement Center near Brainerd. Hidden Hallows opens Oct. 14 for the next […]

Country Blossom Farm Fall Festival near Alex, Oct. 8-9

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, consider “Pumpkin Mania” this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at Country Blossom Farm near Alexandria. Owned by Tracy and Troy Heald, Country Blossom Farm encompasses 64 acres at 1951 Englund Road S.W. Attendees can walk through the Corn Maze during their unique […]