The Daily Grind

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 district met my need. I loved it so much I had to go back twice! Along with their coffee, they also serve up a variety of pastries including a freshly made pumpkin bar that did not disappoint. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxed and inviting and the staff is warm and welcoming, too! Do you have a favorite local coffee shop that you just can’t live without?

Read more about the 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener here:

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7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

I was lucky enough to attend the 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener (GPHO) in Marshall, Minnesota. Ahem, not to be confused with Marshall County. Over the next two weeks I will be telling you all about my trip and what makes Marshall such an incredible place to visit. I’ll be highlighting a few of my favorite stops including Camden State Park, Shooter’s Sporting Clays, local food, a historical Society and Museum, local organizations, a sprinkle of politics and even a coffee shop along the way!

Let’s talk a little about Marshall. It’s a regional center in southwest Minnesota about 93 miles north east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and about 148 miles south west of Minneapolis. Made mostly of rural and agricultural areas, it is the beginning of the Redwood River floodplain. It is home to the Schwan Food Company, Runnings Farm and Fleet, Southwest Minnesota State University and is also the site of Exelon Wind’s Marshall Wind Project. It was chosen as this years Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener (MNGPHO), an event that was established in 2011 by Gov. Mark Dayton. The MNGPHO focuses on Minnesota’s hunting heritage, cultural traditions and the economic impact of the sport. The weekend included water quality testing on the Redwood River, touring of Action Manufacturing and even the dedication of the James Meger Memorial WMA, Minnesota’s newest Wildlife Management Area.


Follow along as I show you some of my favorite things found #onlyinMarshall.

Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

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The Brau Brothers Brewing Company is located in Marshall, a southwestern Minnesota town famous for being the headquarters to the Schwan Food Company and home to Southwest Minnesota State University. It only seems fitting with frozen food and college life that Marshall would need a brewery. And that’s exactly what it got with Brau Brothers who make it their personal mission to service and harvest locally. They have the largest hopyard in the upper Midwest and grow their own barley, making all of Brau Beer distinct to the region. Here are some of their numbers; ten fermenters, fifteen barrel brew system, six finishing tanks, a dozen tap lines, ten different in-house sodas served from a fire truck parked in the middle of the taproom, AND open seven days a week. Brau has become quite known for small batches, rural relationships and their house-smoked pastrami sandwiches made in their Gastropub-esque kitchen. If you’re in the area or plan on passing through, stop and get a flight of Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale, Boojoos, Pumpkin Ale and Cherry Bean Coffee Stout.