If I was writing about the history of the region in the order of importance, I should have rightly started with the area just downriver of Minneapolis and upriver from St. Paul. For the Dakota who lived in this area for centuries, this is the place where life began, at the meeting of the Minnesota and […]
St. Paul has a reputation for being the more staid half of the Twin Cities, and, yea, there’s some truth to it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Downtown St. Paul may lack the nightlife and glitz of downtown Minneapolis, but St. Paul has strong neighborhoods, plenty of good restaurants, a diverse community, and […]
Minneapolis has a spirit that sets it apart from most other American cities, a place with a lively downtown, a diverse arts scene, great food, nice people, and a surprising range of outdoor activities for a big city that includes the best public riverfront along the Mississippi. I’m surprised you haven’t moved here already. Check […]
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State of the Mississippi River
“…author Dean Klinkenberg equips readers with the knowledge they need to make the most of their visit. ‘Driftless Area Travel Guide’ is a must for any Mississippi traveler.”
–The Midwest Book Review, January 2011.
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–Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2010
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–Nick Bergus, The Iowan. July/August 2010
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–Becky Sisco, Big River Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
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Thanks for the great writing.
–Don Staats, Onalaska, Wisconsin