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Hideaway: 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...
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The Big List: Frank’s Favorite Twin Cities Restaurants

You wanted it, you got it: all of my Twin Cities restaurant recommendations on one page. It's a long page, but it's one page. These are the places I send friends and travelers when they...

After Eight Months of Sanity, Fantasy Football Madness Begins Anew

Why don't I just post my fantasy football picks on a Facebook post and leave it at that, you ask? Because by making a blog post I can provide scintillating BACKSTORY and if long...

My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2017: THE MOST!

We now know how grueling is too grueling when touring breweries with my mother-in-law and her friends. At the end of our 2016 tour, we coasted into Hudson, clumped around a table at Pitchfork Brewing...

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