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Julia Jacobson

Julia Jacobson is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, studying political science and journalism. Outside of her coursework, she participates in her school’s mock trial team and works as a teaching assistant for an introductory political science course. Julia was born and raised in Minnesota, and loves traveling both domestically and internationally. In her free time, she enjoys reading and journaling.

Best Bets: June 24-30

Things to do this week around Minnesota: Cass County Fair, Water Ski Days, Ham Lake Freedom Festival, and more
Hidden Falls

5 Hikes to Try This Summer (Without Going to the North Shore)

As Minnesotans, we all know that the North Shore is known for its scenic trails and untouched wilderness, making its stretch of land along Lake Superior one of Minnesota's most well-known places to hike....
Waseca, Minnesota

Change of Scenery

With several summer weekends on the horizon, it's the perfect opportunity to explore some charming towns surrounding the Twin Cities. Here is a second helping of our curated series of day trips—all within an hour...

Best Bets: June 17-23

Things to do this week around Minnesota: Morrison County Fair, Judy Garland Festival, Wayzata Art Experience, and more
Berry picking at Afton Apple

8 Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

With summer in full swing, daydreams about lake days, park strolls, and picnicking are likely swirling around in your mind. Long, sunny days are ahead, and the possibilities are endless. To help indulge your...
Northfield, MN

Escape the City

Whether you hope to escape the monotony of everyday life or explore a new destination with family and friends, you don’t need to go far. Minnesota and Wisconsin are full of beautiful scenery and...
Bde Maka Ska 32nd Street Beach at sunset

Top 10 Beaches in and Around the Twin Cities

Long summer days in Minnesota call for eating ice cream in the hot sun, feeling the sand between your toes, and jumping off a dock into one of our 10,000-plus lakes to cool off. To...

Best Bets: June 10-16

Things to do around Minnesota this week: Food Truck Extravaganza, Land of the Loon Festival, Art in the Park, and more