Find Your True North

Explore Minnesota launches new tourism campaign


 In February of this year, Explore Minnesota released their new statewide tourism campaign, “Find Your True North.” Based out of St. Paul, Explore Minnesota is the state’s tourism promotion agency. Over the last decade, there has been a shift to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Travel sets new record in April 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor employment report for May 3, showed that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent. Based on these figures, U.S. Travel Association economists estimat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

David’s passport: My gift to him is symbolic and sentimental



Having a passport provides additional opportunities for travel and adventure. Photo by Cindy Kujala.For most of my life I was an avid shopper and gift-giver to a long list of friends and relatives. I loved buying gifts. Picking out cards and wrapping… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A final spring break trip

Taking in San Antonio culture, sightseeing and fun in the sun


My great-nephew David Anderson is pictured at The Alamo.I few months ago I didn’t know that Fort Benning, GA, was going to factor into my life this year. Then in November, less than two weeks after turning 18 years old, David (my great-nephew) joined… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our western states national parks adventure

Big beauty and magnificence; where stunning vistas abound


Bighorn sheep are among a variety of animals to live in Colorado National Monument. Submitted photos.We went on a road trip out west in late March. Our departure date was delayed because television crews kept warning us about tornadoes and blizzards … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The top 10 reasons why travel and tourism matter on the Mesabi Iron Range



Here are 10 reasons why travel and tourism matter on the Mesabi Iron Range: 10. Self-awareness. When folks from the “outside” visit us and give us feedback, it helps us understand who we are and how others see us. If we care about that we can accentu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

A hiking trip to Dry Lake Falls

Tall pines and stunningly scenic vistas


At a high point hiking the Dry Lake Trail, you are treated to a good view of Bass Lake and of the falls that spill water from Dry Lake into it. Submitted photo.Just a few miles out of town up the Echo Trail north of Ely, lies the Bass Lake Trail. Whi… Please register for a free account or log […]

Recovering from the passing of a dog

 The death of a dog can affect people in the same way that losing a family member or close friend would. For those who’ve experienced the loss of a dog, the American Kennel Club makes the following suggestions: • Grief should be expressed freel… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nurturing harmony between your cats and dogs

The age-old phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” does not have to be the case. Despite popular belief, canines and felines can, in fact, live together in harmony. If you’re a cat owner looking to add a new dog to your household, the American Kennel C… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Faith over fear: An anthem of hope after a cancer diagnosis



The Sickel family at the ocean. Pictured (l. to r.) are Bailey, Abby, Craig, Christi, Ethan, and Cooper. The Anchor of Hope 5K—a benefi t for the Sickel family—will be held in Aurora on Saturday, May 18. Submitted photo.Darkness into light. “A cancer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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