Minnesota Weather Conditions that Impact Fall Colors

Minnesota’s Fall Colors One of the highlights of living in Minnesota is being part of the constantly changing seasons, especially in the Fall when the colors change between mid-September (Northern Minnesota) to mid-October (Southern Minnesota). There’s really nothing like it; the slight chill in the air, the wonderful smell of leaves that have fallen to […]

The Ten Largest Lakes in Minnesota

Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but there are actually 11,842 lakes that are 10 acres or more in size and 21,871 lakes that are over 2.5 acres in size. The Ten Largest Lakes located within the borders of Minnesota are: Red Lake (both “Upper” and “Lower”) – 288,800 acres Mille Lacs Lake – […]

Twins Outdoor Baseball – Temperature Comparisons by MLB City

The excitement is definitely building as the 2010 home opener for the Minnesota Twins is played outdoors. The home opener is on April 12th against the Boston Red Sox. It’s been a long time since the Twins have played an outdoor game at home. In fact if you’re younger than 35, chances are you don’t remember a Twins home game played outdoors. If you’re […]

Subterranean Minnesota – Secrets of the Caves

If you like exploring caves (spelunking), Minnesota may be a great destination for your next journey. The caves in Minnesota are not only an interesting geological feature, they’ve also helped shape the history of our region. Many of the caves in the Twin Cities are man-made due to mining in the late 1800’s, but natural caves exist along the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities down through parts […]

The Lost 40 – A Minnesota Forest Legacy

In the late 1800’s, Minnesota was one of the largest timber producing States in the country. Timber companies and developers were moving westward as they logged the northern forests of the United States. Minnesota was on their radar during this period of time. Today, less than two percent of Minnesota’s forested land contains virgin or “old growth” timber. Fortunately, there still exists an easily […]