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Road Trip around Lake Pepin on the ‘Mighty Mississippi’

Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake and is the largest lake on the Mississippi River. On the west is Minnesota and 1.7 miles across it is Wisconsin. It covers 29,295 acres and is 21 miles long. Its main claim […]

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Road Trip around Lake Pepin on the ‘Mighty Mississippi’

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Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake and is the largest lake on the Mississippi River. On the west is Minnesota and 1.7 miles across it is Wisconsin. It covers 29,295 acres and is 21 miles long. Its main claim […]

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Investigators process the scene of where a St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in Minnesota, on July 6, 2016.

High Anxiety in the North – Minnesota Shooting

Investigators process the scene of where a St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in Minnesota, on July 6, 2016.  I am a US citizen but I

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Travel Bloggers North America Conference (TBEX) was worth attending

I recently attended the TBEX North America conference in Bloomington, Minnesota. More specifically at the Mall of America Radisson Blu hotel. It is billed as “the largest conference and networking

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Theater in the Twin Cities

The Orpheum Theater opened in downtown Minneapolis in 1921. It was designed after the Beaux Arts style and seats about 2,500 people. The first performers included the Marx Brothers,

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Indian Boarding School to Green University

Last weekend I drove up to Morris, Minnesota, population 5,000, which is about a three hour drive north of the Twin Cities. On the way we stopped in Glenwood for

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Five Days in Malibu

Two years ago five friends and I rented a villa on Lake Como in Italy. We had all been to a reunion at our boarding school in Switzerland and

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A Swedish Mansion in Minnesota

Six major Swedish-American museums and institutions are in the United States, according to the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis is number

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My First Caucus – Super Tuesday 2016

On Super Tuesday I was going to go to a Minnesota Wild hockey game. I had a box seat. My son texted me and asked me if I was going

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The Dating Game

Back in the dark ages before the Internet there was a column at the back of some newspapers titled “personals." This was where people could take out ads selling themselves

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Winter Break in Chicago

Last time we were in Chicago we stopped by the Palmer House just to have a look. This time we stayed there. The hotel was built as a gift from

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