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January 2012


Skiing Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wisc.

January 31, 2012

Skiing Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wisc.

By Kelly Fitzgerald

You too can learn how to downhill ski—and Trollhaugen is a great place to do it. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 5: Me Time

January 30, 2012

While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 5: Me Time

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you can still make time for yourself. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


More to Explore

January 27, 2012

More to Explore

By Joel Schettler

New mobile applications and social media games are part of Explore Minnesota's new promotional efforts announced at the recent tourism conference. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Weekend Outlook: Winter Festivals, Fetes, and Chilling Polar Plunges

January 26, 2012

Weekend Outlook: Winter Festivals, Fetes, and Chilling Polar Plunges

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Go, get out, and enjoy winter this weekend! I double-dog dare you. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Ice, Ice Baby: It's Ice Fishing Season in Minnesota

January 25, 2012

Ice, Ice Baby: It's Ice Fishing Season in Minnesota

By Chrissy Sarinske

Gear up for the Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Feb. 11, or try your luck on a metro area lake. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


St. Paul's Coolest Celebration: The Winter Carnival

January 24, 2012

St. Paul's Coolest Celebration: The Winter Carnival

By Ellie M. Bayrd

For the 126th year, St. Paul's Winter Carnival celebrates the season with 10 days of exciting events and activities. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 4: Eat Well

January 23, 2012

While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 4: Eat Well

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Traveling away from home is no excuse to ditch healthy eating. We have the restaurants for you! Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Dog Care: Adogo Gives Peace of Mind

January 20, 2012

Dog Care: Adogo Gives Peace of Mind

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Worried about leaving your dog behind while on vacation? Keep tabs on Fido's adventures when your dog stays at Adogo Pet Hotel. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (3)


Brrrmidji Polar Daze

January 19, 2012

Brrrmidji Polar Daze

By Joel Schettler

Celebrate all that winter has to offer during Brrrmidji (that's Bemidji in case you were wondering) Polar Daze, which begins this weekend. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Dogsled, Sleigh ride, Snowshoe: A Trifecta of Winter Fun

January 18, 2012

Dogsled, Sleigh ride, Snowshoe: A Trifecta of Winter Fun

By Chrissy Sarinske

Embark on a day-long adventure filled with dogsledding, sleigh-riding, and snowshoeing. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Celebrate National Hockey Day in The State of Hockey

January 17, 2012

Celebrate National Hockey Day in The State of Hockey

By Kelly Fitzgerald

This is the weekend to experience the state of hockey—and do good while at it. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 3: Read More

January 16, 2012

While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 3: Read More

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

You don't have to shelve your New Year's resolutions while you travel. We're one of America's more literate cities—come read with us! Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Your (Free!) Gateway to Minnesota National Parks

January 13, 2012

Your (Free!) Gateway to Minnesota National Parks

By Kelly Fitzgerald

All national parks, including Minnesota's, are free this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Useful Travel Apps

January 12, 2012

Useful Travel Apps

By Joel Schettler

Smartphone apps can make your travels much easier and more organized. Have any to add to my list? Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Kalahari Resort: Winter on the Outside, Summer on the Inside

January 11, 2012

Kalahari Resort: Winter on the Outside, Summer on the Inside

By Chrissy Sarinske

A trip to an indoor waterpark this winter is the perfect cold-weather escape. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


To the Extreme: Ice Cross Downhill Crashes Into St. Paul

January 10, 2012

To the Extreme: Ice Cross Downhill Crashes Into St. Paul

By Ellie M. Bayrd

The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship makes its U.S. debut with an extreme ice cross downhill event in St. Paul this weekend. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 2: Exercise

January 9, 2012

While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part 2: Exercise

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Don't use traveling as an excuse to shelve your new year's resolutions. Want to exercise more in 2012? You've come to the right place. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Chill Out at Breezy Point’s Ice Fest

January 6, 2012

Chill Out at Breezy Point’s Ice Fest

By Ellie M. Bayrd

The 17th annual Ice Fest at Breezy Point Resort in the Brainerd Lakes Area features tons of fun winter activities. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


A Downtown Minneapolis Staycation

January 5, 2012

A Downtown Minneapolis Staycation

By Joel Schettler

If you are in search of that perfect getaway spot, perhaps you have to look no further than your own backyard. Enjoy a stay in downtown Minneapolis. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Snowmobiling Fans Take Note: Traxxas National Coming to Canterbury Park

January 4, 2012

Snowmobiling Fans Take Note: Traxxas National Coming to Canterbury Park

By Chrissy Sarinske

Snocross competition features world-class athletes, X Game medalists, freestyle show and more Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Winter Resolution: Start Downhill Skiing

January 3, 2012

Winter Resolution: Start Downhill Skiing

By Kelly Fitzgerald

It's a new year with new goals, and Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls can help make it happen. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (3)


While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part I: Save Money

January 2, 2012

While Traveling, Keep Your New Year's Resolutions. Part I: Save Money

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Don't use traveling as an excuse to shelve your New Year's resolutions. Want to save money in 2012? We can help! Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (2)


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