A putt-putt hole at Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, who has one of the best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities area

The Twin Cities’ Best Birthday Deals, Ranked

It's 2019, and you're still paying for stuff on your birthday? Cut it out! There are so many companies offering birthday gifts to sign up for their e-clubs, you can easily make a list of...
A glass of Vanilla Rose Porter beer sits on a wooden counter at a Wisconsin brewery taproom

On Lake Vermilion with Friends and Vanilla Rose Porter

I spent my first two nights of 2019 hidden away in a fish house on an otherwise empty Lake Vermilion. I captured a beautiful sunset, stood alone among the stars, and nearly filled a...
A woman shows off her salmon mounted on a wall

The Thirsty Salmon: How a Big Catch on the Kenai Helped Build a Christmas...

The woman who brought pizza dip to this holiday party asks me what I think of it and I blurt out “I love you!” as a response. And so ends my self-pledge to go easy...
Pork wings on a paper film in a basket at a restaurant

There’s Good Food on My Turf: Where to Eat on Highway 23

One of my favorites stories to tell about Highway 23 is the one about my job-shadowing day at KBJR, the NBC affiliate in the Duluth/Superior area. This was my during my senior year of...

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