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A River Worthy of a Bow Tie

You know, living here right next to the Mississippi River, it’s pretty easy to begin to take for granted just how freaking fantastic it is. I mean seriously, it’s the fourth longest river in the world, and a U.S. geologic

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A fall walk on the wild side

It’s pretty freaking glorious to be us in Winona right now. I mean, it usually is, but now especially. If you’ve looked at a travel mag lately, heck, even a newspaper, they’re all effusing over the best fall drives, the

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Fresh air and river livin’

I have to say, living next to one of the country’s most beautiful waterways has a few perks. For starters, it’s beautiful, and there is likely no one who has ever passed this way who doesn’t recall the crystalline blue

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My favorite secret

I’ve been holding out on you. After all these months I haven’t told you about my number one favorite place in Winona – what I think is its best kept secret. But you weren’t ready. Or, well, it wasn’t ready.

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Rain, rain, go away…

Yuk. Sorry Mother Nature, and flowers and plants and trees, but I hate it when it rains. I know, I know. We need rain. Rain is good. But I can’t take my camera out in the rain and I’m itching

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The birds are back in town…

So I woke up this morning with the song, “The Boys Are Back In Town” going through my head, except I was inserting “birds” for no apparent reason. After some reflection, I think it must have to do with having

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Eagle Watching in Winona

The other day I was driving south from Minneapolis towards Winona on Highway 61 when a bald eagle whizzed over the top of my car clutching its river bounty: a hapless looking fish having the worst day it ever had.

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