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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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Love in my tummy…

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love… well – you know the song. At least I think it’s a song. Actually, I have no idea where it comes from, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I

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The Legendary Trinona

It seems kind of early to be talking about summer races, but not if you have any dream at all of getting into Trinona. I just heard that the June triathlon is more than 60 percent sold out already, and

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Patio heaven

As summer draws into fall I am especially appreciative of a growing commodity in Winona, and the thing I might miss the most once the snow flies: outdoor patios. I swear, it used to be that if you wanted to

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Life on the fringe…

This town is so cool. Everybody has Fridays, right? Yeah, big deal. Winona takes that whole Friday thing to a new level with its Fringe Fridays, occasional cut-loose-and-get-around-town days that spring up to fill art galleries and coffee houses and

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A Shakespeare love affair~

So I was at a little shindig this week at the Winona County History Center with about the biggest group of tourism movers and shakers this community has seen, and in between meatballs and Summit we paused to give a

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A bar with no name

…I went through Winona to a bar with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain… (Okay, I took some liberties with this America song, and, yes, I crack myself up, because really, it’s been raining here,

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Spring sunshine on the Mississippi

Finally. As I stood on the banks of the Mississippi River at Verchota Landing last week soaking in the sunshine I felt the chill of winter melt off me and I knew – THIS is spring. In front of me,

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The hills are alive…

No, this is not a post about horror movies, silly. It’s a post about music, namely the Midwest Music Fest, although I realize my Sound of Music reference title might be dating me a bit. Yeah, I am outside the

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Winona loves its history…

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring out there, and you know what that means… You’re right. I’m totally lying. It doesn’t look like spring at all, in fact it still looks a lot like December, which means we

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