Minnesota Food...

 

 LocallyLaid Eggs

CLUCK CLUCK: we know you've just been walking on eggs for #PHL's Q & A on @LocallyLaidEggs. Have you brushed up on your egg idioms, egg-speak? In an eggshell, we know the first question that comes to mind: which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's still a hard egg to crack after centuries of disagreement, but the scientific community says a proto-type egg came first, of course from a non-chicken ancestor. To end what has been a vicious circle problem you really can't lay an egg on scientific consensus.

Read more ...

 

Remarkable Women...

 

Prop: Janet Palmer  

Janet Palmer was recently named Executive Director for People Reaching Out to People (PROP). She's been with the organization since 2008 after a career change from the private sector. "At that time, I decided that I wanted a change and do something that felt more meaningful to me and closer to my community," she recalled. PROP is a local food shelf and emergency service organization that serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. "I'm excited and honored to be taking over this role," she said.

Read more ...

 

Minnesota Communities...

 

Erik Paulsen said Trump's a Wild Card

Update: Paulsen says "Trump is a wild card," a person whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain, nevertheless he's voting for him anyway, because Paulsen says the Supreme Court is on the line. He said that in 2016 before the election. In a taped session of a Republican State fundraiser in June of 2016, Paulsen pitched support for Trump and Republicans, particularly on a state level, because he says on a national level making laws takes so long. in 2017 Paulsen votes 98% in line with Trump.

Read more ...

         

Home and Garden...

 

Hopkins Antique Mall

Are you just an appreciator or a packrat or just into history for sale? Whichever, you will love this den of antiquity; it’s a yellow brick road of rare finds, a collector’s dream-come-true, a history nut’s palace. The Hopkins Antique Mall is all those things and more. Owned, loved, collected, and then sold to someone else: there is a cycle of ownership. Intriguingly, the first owner may not derive the greatest pleasure, because subsequent owners are purchasing more than just things, but history too.

Read more ...

 

Places to Go...

 

Eye Sore: Flying Cloud Drive

The section of Flying Cloud Drive (Hwy 61) from Charlson to HWY 100 (excluding LIons Tap): is it an eye sore, a scenic byway that abuts the Minnesota National Wildlife Refuge, a tire and vehicle dump or home to deteriorating road-side signs? Try to find this section of the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Highways and you'll be unsuccessful, because it's not there. There is no identifying sign and no official designation for the area. And these images below explain why.

Read more ...

 

Minnesota Happenings...

 

Minnesota Winter: it's here...

You may have seen some snow on the ground, but who cares, the temps are historically out-of this-world making winter sports more than uncomfortable. Frostbite anyone? The winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. (Less daylight.) Another common misconception is that the earth is farthest from the sun in winter. The Earth is actually closest to the sun in December...not farther away. Temperatures the end of December 2017 and January 2018 are historically low, frigid, below zero low.

Read more ...

 

         
Things to Do...

 

Bakken Museum

Bakken Museum: "Grounded in the past, Wired for the Future.." at the Bakken there are things to do for every kid, from building robots, creating art-work that utilizes a form of green energy, to the "Passport to Invention Program," field trips and science work-shops. Find out about the Bakken's "Gadgetorium" and the "Meet the Makers Program."

Read more ...

 

 

Minnesota Grown...

 

North Folk Winery

Welcome to the Vinsted

Mike and Ann Tessneer, local winemakers in northeast Minnesota, started North Folk Winery 13 years ago. They began by plucking crab apples right off the trees in their backyard, and later experimented with rhubarb and eventually berry combinations. In the tradition of local vintners like Elmer Swenson, who cultivated cold climate grapes in the 1940s, the Tessneers began making wine from grapes that survive in northern climates.

Read more ...

  Transportation...

 

Flying Cloud Reconstruction Spring 2018

Hennepin County Press Release: Work is one step closer to beginning on the reconstruction of Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. Hennepin County is currently reviewing construction bids. Once a bidder is selected and approved, the county and firm will work to define the plans and timelines for work.

Read more ...

 

 Secrets of Anartica

 

 

Secrets of Anartica: History Channel  Documentary 

..

 

 

 

Second Earth

 

 

National Geographic: discovery of a super-earth-sized-planet

 

 

America

 

 

Story of the Heartland