Tag Archives: Minnesota

Spam! Getting a Taste of the Spam Museum

Ode to pork—don’t miss this unique Minnesota museum. Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev once said, “Without Spam, we wouldn’t have been able to feed our army.” This year, the Hormel Foods Corporation opened a new museum in Austin, Minnesota, on April 22 showcasing Spam, their pork product (not the annoying items that show up in your email).

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

The governor of a northern state is proposing a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Spend most of the year in Florida, Texas, Arizona, or another Sunbelt state, and a snowbird smack down could be your new reality. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota is proposing

Minnesota’s Prairie Waters

By Tom Watson Prairie Waters is a small, five-county area that you have to intentionally leave the interstates to experience. It’s a landscape that at first seems endlessly mundane but reveals itself as tree-lined rivers to canoe and kayak upon to rocky outcroppings to hike through or scramble over. Its waters offer walleye, crappies, northerns