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The Twin Cities culinary scene has been drawing national praise, and the latest spotlight is on the many Minnesotans among the 2016 semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards.
Indigenous peoples have lived in what is now Minnesota for thousands of years. At the time of the arrival of Europeans in the "New World" the predominant American Indian tribe was the Dakota. As explorers and settlers moved west the Ojibwe, who lived in the central Great Lakes region, were forced into Dakota territory. The resulting migration and conflict ultimately resulted in the Dakota residing primarily in the prairies of the Minnesota River Valley and points south and west while the Ojibwe inhabited the lakes and forests of north and central Minnesota.
Dakota and Ojibwe cultures arise from an intimate knowledge of place, from personal, local connections among people and the natural world.
More than 22,000 miles of groomed trails beckon snowmobilers to cruise on a sled amid the sparkling scenery of Minnesota’s parks, lakes and forests.
Don your detective hat and explore the fascinating and fun collections at Minnesota's history museums.
Some of the most invigorating Minnesota sports embrace snow. Mother Nature and snow machines keep hills and trails in the white so enthusiasts can slalom, ski, slide, snowshoe and sled to their hearts' delight.
Spreading across the border of northeastern Minnesota is one of the nation's most pristine regions: the Boundary Waters Canoes Area Wilderness, a federally-protected slice of pristine nature.
See how railroads and hockey have shaped our cities and culture by visiting two unique museums in Northern Minnesota.
Behold a mysterious runestone, rare manuscripts, and engravings and illustrations by the world's masters at two Central Minnesota museums.
What do the Schell's Museum of Brewing in New Ulm and the Spam Museum in Austin have in common? Both southern Minnesota destinations celebrate the flavorful history of iconic products.
Explore the fascinating and fun collections at metro-area history museums. Unravel the stories behind intriguing artifacts and learn more about Minnesota’s past.
Minnesota's thousands of miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails beckon trekkers.
With great downhill facilities that welcome everyone from beginners to pros, Minnesota is the place to get hooked on skiing and snowboarding for life.
Minnesota is the place to get hooked on snow sports for life. A great way to start is to try snow tubing.
With cooler temperatures, incredible fall foliage and less competition for tee times, fall may be the best time of year to go golfing in Minnesota.
A short drive from the heart of the metro area, Hastings is a great getaway with Minnesota’s oldest winery, apple-picking at harvest time, and antique shopping in the historic downtown.
Take sightseeing to new heights with a hike in southeast Minnesota bluff country.
Fall is peak time to get out in the country and explore Minnesota’s back roads, see the splendor of fall foliage, savor homegrown products at harvest time, and celebrate at seasonal festivals.
Combine a scenic fall drive through northwest Minnesota with a weekend-long open studio event, and you’re bound to find breathtaking landscapes and creative wares.
Roll through picturesque countryside and communities from Fergus Falls to Osakis. This former railroad line is relatively flat and easy to ride—perfect for cycling families and groups of all ages and abilities.
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