What’s in a Minnesota lake’s name? More than you know!

What’s in a Minnesota lake’s name? More than you know!

What’s in a name A lot of Minnesota’s lakes were named during the days of President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853.)  St. Paul’s Lake Phalen was named after a soldier at nearby Fort Snelling. The Dakota and Ojibwe tribes claim naming rights to many of the state’s lakes.  Lake Bemidji is a shortened version of the Ojibwe […]

Minnesota Owner-Operated Resorts: It’s Not Just Ma and Pa

You’ve maybe heard the term ma and pa resort before and wondered… what?  Ma and Pa?  Sure sounds old-fashioned, maybe a little too rustic?  The term “ma and pa” was historically used to describe local family owned and operated general stores or drugstores. Today, ma-and-pa establishments are synonymous with various different types of businesses, including […]

Camping, what to look for in your Minnesota campground

When you hear the word “camping” different thoughts may come to mind. You may think of tents, being outside, campfires, sitting in a fancy camper/RV, being outside…. The list goes on. No matter what you have to “camp” in or what the word camping means to you, there are things to consider when choosing the […]

Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a state tradition since 1948.  It was initially designed to help improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities—particularly fishing. Traditionally, it is held Mother’s Day weekend, when the ice has gone out and the snow has melted. The first fishing opener was […]

5 Reasons to Stay at a Minnesota Lake Resort in May

Minnesota lake country is full of owner operated resorts, all providing a family vacation experience like no other.  There seems to be a universal thought that the only time to go to a lake resort is in June, July or August.  Well, I’m here to tell you that the month of May is an overlooked […]

 
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