Category: Minnesota

Lisa Meyers McClintick

Minnesota’s trumpeter swan season

Swans dancing and prancing at Park Rapids. Photo by Marianne Diericks.  Winter’s the best time to watch trumpeter swans By Lisa Meyers McClintick Photo by Marianne Diericks February ranks as one of the best months for viewing trumpeter swans, one of Minnesota’s most graceful and beautiful creatures. They’ve gathered by the thousands along Mississippi River …

Lisa Meyers McClintick

Minnesota’s North Shore: A winter wonderland

Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick Lake Superior’s daily ice show  Winter visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore come for endless cross-country skiing, the state’s most challenging and extensive downhill runs at Lutsen Mountains, snowshoeing at state parks, snowmobiling through Superior National Forest, and the many laid-back evening concerts. It’s all fun and easily fills a long …

Lisa Meyers McClintick

Garlic ice cream, mustard custard or an organic creamery?

You’ll be amazed at the number of garlic varieties. Celebrate all things garlicky and good at Garlic Festival When it comes to bizarre food festivals, the Midwest is catching up to California. You no longer have to go to Gilroy’s famous Garlic Festival to taste garlic ice cream. You can do it right in Minnesota’s …