September 2022 Blog

September 2022 It’s not too late to plan fun fall adventures Some fall harvesting is underway with new ag, round hay bails punctuating the landscape of green fields. Golden rod, purple asters and other fall flowers decorate the roadways. Sumac are bearing bright red berries, but their leaves are still bright green. The northern landscape […]

August 2022 Blog

August 2022 Cultural experiences fill August weekends Heartland Lakes area communities celebrate their heritage and culture on weekends throughout August. Music, food, old-fashioned entertainment and more offer a chance to dive in and explore something new. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a […]

April Blog

April 2022 Spring is sleeping in Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile […]

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 A winter wonderland awaits If your New Year’s resolution is to celebrate winter, it’s go time. The new year brings snow to play in whether you want to go snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a snowman. The Minnesota Department of Natural […]

Blog-September 2021

Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes It is stunning to see how green the forest floor and our lawns have become after a few days of steady rain. Signs of fall mark the landscape with golden rod, purple asters and some leaves turning scarlet and gold The northern landscape will soon ripen […]

Blog-August 2021

Find food, fun and fantastic music at August festivals Neither drought nor haze from Canadian wildfires are keeping communities from celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line […]

Blog-April 2021

Awakening to a new day   Like the bear that knocked down our bird feeder last night and scattered the small feeders around the yard, some of us feel like we’re ready to come out of hibernation and start swinging, at least in a measured way. Spring reminds us of hope, a fresh start. Sheep […]

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