Skiing with Kent

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Trails Q&A: Brainerd Arboretum

Home: Brainerd, MN

Occupation: Instructor in the Natural Resources Department at Central Lakes College and volunteer ski coach at Brainerd Junior High School.

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MN
United States
46° 21' 29.8224" N, 94° 13' 44.346" W

Bouldering with Lynn Larson

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Home: Eagan, MN

Occupation: Photo stylist

Seen: Bouldering at Eldon Boulders, soon to be part of Banning State Park.

Gear: FiveTen climbing shoes, Organic crash pad and chalk bag, a brush for cleaning rock and a file for calluses.

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MN
United States
46° 7' 51.1284" N, 92° 51' 17.4852" W

Detroit Mountain is Back

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Shelly Stowman gives a tour.

Right now, construction crews are clearing brush and moving dirt for new mountain bike trails, but Shelly Stowman’s full attention is focused on November 28, the opening day of the new Detroit Mountain Ski and Recreation area in Detroit Lakes.

At an August open house, more than 1000 visitors snuck a first look at the new lodge and warming house, complete with a bar, fireplace, and guest services area.

“We were thrilled to see so many curious people come to check things out. “said Stowman, Marketing, Events and Snow Sports Director.

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MN
United States
46° 48' 57.15" N, 95° 46' 52.1688" W
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Grinding wheat at Old Mill

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Dancing at the Old Mill

A J.I. Case #359 Steam Engine provides power.

French mill stones grind wheat on the second floor.

Flour, middling and bran bagged on first floor.

Farmers got their wheat ground for 50 cents a sack.

John Hess portrays Lars Larson in front of a log house.

Old time music at Old Mill State Park.

Grinding Day at Old Mill State Park, an annual event in late August, is a celebration of a century old tradition of grinding wheat, meeting friends, and enjoying nature at this oasis on the prairie.

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MN
United States
48° 21' 32.13" N, 96° 33' 56.5164" W
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