Crossing the Line

I’m a threat to the national security of two countries, apparently: Canada and the US. Slowly step away. Last weekend I took a break from my normal routine—a vacation day, as normal people call it—and drove up to International Falls, just because it’s there. I thought it might be fun to cross the border into […]

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Settling in to Grand Rapids

After a week, I’m settling in and getting a pretty good feel for Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. The Mississippi is a very different river up here, smaller and in some ways just one of many mid-size streams, not as central in the consciousness of folks like it is further south. In this part of […]

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Welcome to Minnesota

So here I go again. I’m back on the road to experience a new stretch of the Mississippi River, this time the northern reaches where the river hits the road as it emerges from Lake Itasca. I expect to be up here all summer, as I get to know the river from the Headwaters through […]

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