Cedarwood Family Restaurant

If you are headed up to Mille Lacs Lake and need a sustenance stop, make your way to the Cedarwood Family Restaurant.
Off Highway 27, just a hop from Highway 169 and the Soo Line Trail, Cedarwood is a forever staple of Onamia.
Think friendly, family-owned, small town, comfort food.
Serving all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner (and milk shakes, too!)
They have a little bit of everything.
Generous portions, take-out and pie a la mode…
What more could you want in a hometown eatery?

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

The St Paul Winter Carnival has been a Minnesota tradition for over 130 years.
130 years.
Let that sink in.
So the story goes;
In 1885, a New York reporter wrote that Saint Paul was, “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation” in winter.
Offended, the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce decided to prove not only that Saint Paul was habitable but that its citizens were very much alive during winter by creating what we know to be, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

The castle was constructed in 1886, making it the oldest winter festival in the United States.
No kidding.

Complete with illuminated ice sculptures, live entertainment, vendor booths and an ice bar…
It gets better every year!
Speaking of, this year there was a Prince-inspired Bold North flash mob!

Check out the video here:

The Bold North Flash Mob HD 2-3-2018 from Bill Hermann on Vimeo.

There is still time to plan to experience it all yourself, the Winter Carnival is open now through February 10th in Rice Park!

Mary Tyler Moore at Super Bowl 52

If you are headed downtown to take in the all of the Super Bowl 52 festivities, don’t forget to snap a picture with the Mary Tyler Moore statue. With her hands cloaked in Bold North mittens, you can finder her tossing her hat into the air against the frigid backdrop of Nicollet and 7th Street.