Animal loving family starts travelling petting zoo

Growing up on a dairy farm in Holdingford, Jim Warga always knew that he wanted his own farm one day. But instead of just having cows and horses, he wanted to work with some more unique animals. Jim said he was inspired by the various unique animals he encountered when he visited his high school […]

Disc golf course opens in Empire Township

Course follows Vermillion River Although it may be getting colder every day, perhaps its time to warm up that Frisbee-throwing arm. Last month a nine-hole disc golf course opened in Empire Township off Biscayne Avenue, north of County Road 66 along the Vermillion River. The Empire course is great for families and players of all […]

Bring your bike onboard

It is now easier than ever for bike enthusiasts to travel by train with their bicycles. Amtrak and Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority hosted an early morning ceremony to announce the expansion of bike service on Sept. 19 at the Union Depot in St. Paul. The enhanced service will allow more people to travel with […]

Burnsville resident reveres, photographs and regulates wetlands

As one who loves to photograph orchids and other wetland flowers, Steve Eggers couldn’t find a better place to live and work. “Lots of orchids,” said the 60-year-old Burnsville resident. “The Savage Fen has orchids. Minnesota is rich in orchids.” Eggers is a nature photographer and writer by avocation, but his vocation is protecting the […]

Trip planning tools reveal the best places for fall color

It happens at about this time every year. The cause: Chlorophyll production in tree leaves slows down and stops and the leaves lose their green color. The effect: Minnesotans flock outside to behold the magnificent red, gold and orange color transformation. Whether searching for activities weeks in advance or an hour in advance, make use […]