With cross country skis at his side and a rifle on his back, Minnesota native Winn Roberts was recently back where he began — the biathlon course at Camp Ripley.
In the dead of winter, Hawaii might seem like the only place for Minnesotans to hang ten. But a few times each year: The southeast winds blow in up from Canada kicking up the perfect waves on Lake Superior.
For all they’ve tried, searchers haven’t found Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest or the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas. But if you believe the stories being told in central Minnesota, another mysterious creature is on the prowl in the Crosby-Ironton area.
You may have seen them on our lakes in the summertime: Kiteboarders riding both wind and waves. But the thrills don’t stop there.
You can go anywhere in this state and find examples of Minnesota Nice, but movie audiences have also had a look at our grumpier side.
The sweet, crisp sounds of fingers flying across a fret board lets you know that quality still matters. And there’s nothing less inside the Franklin Avenue guitar shop of Charles A. Hoffman.
Eighty years after the end of prohibition, there’s a company distilling whiskey legally in Minnesota.
At certain times of the year, you will see groups of hot rods cruising down the boulevard. But a lot of Minnesotans enjoy a different type of vintage vehicle.
It’s a winter sport that’s been around more than 500 years, played by gliding a heavy stone down a sheet of ice.
When you book a hotel room, you expect comfortable surroundings that help you relax. But one innkeeper in north-central Minnesota keeps things a little more on edge.
From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls have been popular gifts under Christmas trees for centuries. For one woman in Albert Lea, dolls became part of her passion.
In less than a week Santa will be loading his sleigh and visiting the homes of children all around the world.
In the winter, Minnesota skaters can get a smooth sheet of ice by hosing down their outdoor rinks. But in Sandstone, they look at ice more vertically.
Against a picture perfect autumn sky is a building in Hibbing equally as breath taking. It’s a place of learning and where history lessons are embedded in the walls.
At this time of year, the skyline of Duluth is much brighter at night. Nearly 4 million lights are glowing nearby in Bayfront Festival Park along Lake Superior.
With a sharp tug of his chainsaw’s rope, Pat Scrimshaw looks every bit a logger heading to the north woods. But the big white pines he slices up produce looks – not logs.
In Minnesota’s cabin country, things get a little slow this time of year. Most vacationers are gone, and it would take something special to lure them back in November.
In one of Minnesota’s most scenic areas, you’ll find one of its quirkiest neighborhoods. Not only are many of the homes oddly-shaped, they’re not even on solid ground.
When you take a walk with Gene Nicolelli, you’d think he was a retired bus driver — not a former grocer.
Minnesota is home to a lot of creative people. They’re the ones who come up with innovative, entertaining ideas in the workplace, on stage or even off the beaten path.
It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.
They used to cause startled glances, but now when war planes fly over one Minnesota town, people know it’s just one of their neighbors.
There’s an elite group of growers who take pride in growing huge pumpkins. Stillwater is known for its historic feel and relaxing views of the St. Croix River.
Next weekend, the Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph will be on the line once again.
Finding Minnesota checked out some of the floating houses Latsch Island in the middle of the Mississippi River near Winona.
Ron Fagen and his family have a passion for all things related to World War II. And because of this passion, aircraft that went on raids over Germany and France now come and go from Granite Falls.
Mike Binkley went to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state, along the North Shore. Check out a few of the places he visited in our gallery.