An encased coin bearing the name of a Twin Ports business

Building Across Generations: The Story of Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse

Masthead photo courtesy Gordy Olson.  When I ask Gordy Olson how long Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse has been open, Gordy tells me about an old encased penny and a letter he received from a rare coin...

Jeff Petcoff on the Passion that Drives Duluth’s Corktown Deli and Brews

This is the second installment of the Scenic Routes series, done in collaboration with Chevrolet. You can find the first post, a guide to coffee shops on St. Croix Trail and Little Sweden, here. I'm...
White cup of coffee and deck of cards on a marble table

But First, Coffee: Four Key Cafés From the St. Croix Trail to Little Sweden

You're on the road in the morning, and how do you survive that without a good cup of coffee? If you're taking the scenic route up north from the Twin Cities, you can find enough...
Roller derby skater Moose Def-initely dances with robot mascot

Moose Def-initely Speaks About Her Derby Name(s), “Human Life,” and Getting Back After Injury

I first met Moose Def-initely about three years ago when I was just a wee der-baby skating with the North Star Roller Derby rec league, the Satellites. She was a skater for Delta Delta...

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