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Finding Peace on the Water During COVID-19

  I’ve been canoeing since before I could walk. My parents – both avid outdoors enthusiasts – used to strap a playpen inside their canoe...

A Farmer with an Eye for Regenerative Farming

  Farming is hard - and not just because the hours are long and labor-intensive. "Access to land is a challenge, machinery is expensive and finding...

Get to Know the Gilded-Age Visionaries Who Dreamed Up Minneapolis’ Parks

Twin Cities parks have long ranked among the top in the nation in access, acreage, amenities and the cities' investment in expansive green space....

4 Ways to Remain Vigilant Against Lyme Disease During a Pandemic

  Find yourself spending far more time outside during these days of COVID-19-triggered sheltering in place? Thankfully, the powers-that-be of Minnesota weather have gifted us...

Get Your Garden Going with a Little Help from Rebecca Kolls

  As Minnesotans continue to wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, many may decide that now is the time to finally focus on creating or further...

So you’re at home. Need a little expert yard and garden...

While sheltering-in-place efforts vary by county, recent data visualizations created by the Star Tribune clearly show that COVID-19 is prompting Minnesotans to stay home....

One Simple Act Offers a Community Benefit in the Time of...

When passersby see Des Mueller stooped over with a trash bag in hand, many of them assume that she's been ordered by a judge...

Keeping the ‘Social’ in Social Distancing with Geocaching

Looking to get outside because your stay-at-home life is starting to drive you batty? Need something to do with your kids during a break...

Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...

Walking in a Low-Waste Wonderland

Snow crunches beneath your feet as you approach the house, balancing a warm pie and three gifts, trying not to slip on the ice....