Point Douglas

Introduction The narrow strip of land between the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers known today as Point Douglas Park was once a bustling community built around the logging business. All that remains of that community today is a single Greek Revival home from the 1840s. History The point of land between the two rivers was […]

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Hastings

Introduction Hastings is a pleasant surprise. The previous sum total of my knowledge about Hastings was that it marked the gateway to (or exit from) the Twin Cities on my many road trips between La Crosse and Minneapolis. Now I know that Hastings has extensive green space along the river, a charming business district, and […]

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Prairie Island Indian Community

Introduction After generations of difficult times, the Dakota who live on Prairie Island are now finally enjoying some economic prosperity. Even if you’re not a casino person, Treasure Island has so much going on that you can probably find something that will amuse you. Arriving in Town The only place you are likely to visit […]

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