Pheasant Hunting / Wounded Warriors Guide Service

Events, Parks & Geology

The 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include some pheasant hunting. Not a hunter or gun owner myself, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by experts and enthusiasts alike. I had never been hunting before, but grew up around the practice. Luckily, over the course of the […]

October 28, 2017

Bello Cucina

Food & Drink

During the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, I fell in love with Bello Cucina in Marshall. Italian dining at its finest, Bello has six locations, Fergus, Marshall, Morris, Spicer, St. Joseph, and Alexandria. To be honest, I didn’t expect to find a place like this when I got into Marshall. I was very pleasantly surprised. […]

October 26, 2017

Shooters Sporting Clay


  During the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, I was able to attend the SMSU High School Trap Shoot Challenge at Shooters Sporting Clay. After, we were able to traverse the course. Shooters Sporting Clays, Inc. is a family-friendly, year-round gun range in Redwood County, Minnesota. They have a heated, indoor 5-stand facility is designed […]

October 23, 2017

The Daily Grind

Food & Drink

One of my favorite things about traveling to new places is checking out the local coffee shops. When I was in Marshall for the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, I went in search of a vanilla latte (a personal favorite of mine). The Daily Grind, a friendly coffee house located in the newly refurbished downtown […]

October 21, 2017

Camden State Park

Parks & Geology

The very first stop during the Pheasant Opener was one of my all-time favorite places in southwestern Minnesota, Camden State Park. Located just outside of Marshall in Lynd, MN, Camden State Park was established in 1935 and is a mixture of upland prairies, wetlands, and river hardwood trees. Full of maples, basswoods, oaks, and cottonwoods […]

October 19, 2017

Late Nights Minneapolis 


Is being front-and-center at a live, late night comedy show on your bucket list? Great! I have just the thing! Late Nights Minneapolis is the city’s only fully-staged late-night style talk show and comedy experience. If that sounds like an extremely specific description, it is, because the show is the only one of it’s kind. […]

October 10, 2017

Annie’s Parlour

Food & Drink

Up next is Annie’s Parlour, a Dinkytown landmark – an institution, if you will. If you’ve ever taken a tour of the University of Minnesota campus it’s likely that you were told about Annie’s. Known for their crispy, hot fries and malts that are big enough for two, Annie’s is as American fanfare as it […]

October 6, 2017

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas


This past weekend I braved the rain, grabbed a hot cocoa and headed out to hug some Llamas at Carlson’s Llovable Llamas in Waconia. It has become an annual tradition to tour the farm during their open house. A fun, unique experience for kids and adults alike where you can learn, interact, feel and even […]

October 3, 2017