Life in the Woods: Three families go ‘Off the Grid’ in Northern Minnesota

Driving north toward the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, you’ll see towering evergreens, pristine lakes, and bountiful wildlife. What you might miss at first glance are the remote cabins and yurts where a few Minnesotans spend not just weeks or summers, but entire lives amongst the trees. Living off the grid means different things to … [ Read more]

Blacklist Artisan Ales expands distribution around Minnesota

Months after announcing their expansion into a new brewery and taproom space in downtown Duluth, Blacklist Artisan Ales has signed a distribution agreement with Clear River Beverage Company. Clear River will distribute Blacklist products to 17 counties within and surrounding the Twin Cities market, including Aitkin, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, Wright, Hennepin, Anoka, … [ Read more]

Split Rock Lighthouse receives $68K grant

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, announced Monday that Split Rock Lighthouse received a $68,000 preservation grant, reports the Duluth News Tribune. The money will help outline long-term management and preservation efforts of the iconic North Shore lighthouse. The financial support comes from the National Park Service, in partnership with … [ Read more]

Waterfall season is a thing, and it has arrived

North Shore waterfall season is officially here, according to Cook County’s website. Cook County has the North Shore’s most dramatic waterfalls, including Devil’s Kettle Falls in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the ephemeral “phantom falls” that pour from the cliffs lining Highway 61, and the High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park. … [ Read more]

The National Park Service proves that some things in life actually are free

The National Park Service is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year by offering free admission to each of the 409 parks on 16 days in 2016. The first day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 18. There is one national park in Minnesota—Voyageurs—and a handful of nationally designated areas, including Grand Portage National Monument, the … [ Read more]

Massive ice climbing park coming to Duluth

Duluth is creating a new 30-acre park at the site of a quarry in west Duluth, and its main attraction is a 1,000-foot-long, 100-foot-high cliff for ice climbing, reports the Star Tribune. For decades, access uncertainties have prevented Casket Quarry from being developed to its full potential as a recreational venue, says Duluth Climbers Coalition. In 2014, … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul