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This past weekend was the 70th Annual Paul Bunyan Days Festival in Akeley. Some say 68th, some say 69th, but most residents say 70th and I tend to follow local lore. The large, crouching Paul Bunyan statue created by Dean Krotzer has become Akeley's claim to fame. The mythical lumberjack is directly tied to Akeley's history through the Red River Lumber Company, that operated in town during the height of the logging industry. Red River was one of the largest forest products corporations in the nation and as the company grew, as did Akeley around it, along with written legends of Paul Bunyan. The visual representation of an ax-swinging giant became the face of the Company’s advertising. Hailing as Paul’s birthplace, the celebration has grown to a three-day extravaganza. Days filled with a fish fry, woodcarving, bingo, dancing, ice cream and pie social (seriously, best strawberry rhubarb pie I have ever had, and my Mom agrees), minnow races, cake walk, horseshoe tournament, fishing contest, turtle races, a Paul Bunyan look-alike contest, hotcake breakfast, and car show. You could also peruse the flea market and listen to live music while grabbing snacks like deep fried walleye, cheese curds, 1919 root beer, cotton candy and freshly squeezed lemonade at any one of the local food vendors and trucks. I made sure to visit the Paul Bunyan Historical Museum, located behind the statue, and snag my Paul Bunyan Days commemorative button to add to my collection. Be sure to add next years festivities to your #mnbucketlist!


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Sunday morning boat ride to get donuts. Love this!


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Our first market has kicked off swimmingly πŸ„πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Come see us before 5!


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Love this sky view by @forslundphotos featuring the Pride colored 35W Bridge! Thanks so much for tagging us! Keep tagging us and use #visitrosevillemn for a chance to be featured!
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Minneapolis 🌈 Rainbow 🌈 Sunset! Epic sunset last night checking out the 35w bridge lit in rainbow colors to celebrate #pride weekend! Ran into @greglundgrenphoto @suevruno and @mike_plucker too! It's always great running into friends when out shooting. Have an awesome Sunday!!
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This guy took us for a ride on the Minnehaha Steamboat today on Lake Minnetonka. It was fun looking at the beautiful homes and watching the boat traffic! They have various cruises you can check out at their website. https://www.steamboatminnehaha.org/index.html


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First of a stringer full! Today was a big day for Colt, not only did he spank his ol' man in big fish he learned to take them off his hook by himself! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ£ #prouddadmoment #fishing #lakeminnetonka #bluegill #sunfish #panfish #catchyourfood #stringerfull #mn #minnesota #thisismymn #minnesotan #fish #likefatherlikeson #dadlife #bullbluegill


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β€œWelcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”
- James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Expose for highlights


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We’re just finishing up over here at @lindenhillsfarmmarket, if you’re looking for even MORE market fun today, come join us @mplsvintagemkt at @sociablecider to shop from 17 spectacular local vintage vendors πŸ€— It’s all happening right now until 5!


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He’s been eyeing my food for the last 20 minutes


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Hike #2 of the @mnstateparksandtrails Hiking Club! Temperance River State Park - J & J


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Ribfest yesterday was a blast!!! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ Thanks to everyone who came to the #CopperTrailBrewing booth for some delicious craft beer!
πŸ“Έ: @lakergirl25


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Tell me about how your week went only using 3 emojis!
mine = πŸ“· πŸ€§πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ This sweet adventure session is on the blog now! Nick and Logan brought their dog Piper to Lake Maria State Park. Nick proposed there at their favorite campsite! Their incredible story is on the blog. Link in bio πŸ’› #lumoscouple #adventuresession


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Wild flowers along 61


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Reminder! The Backyard Bash is this Wednesday, June 27th, 7-10pm! The Backyard Bash supports the Edina 4th of July Parade. πŸŽ‡

Join your Edina friends and neighbors and celebrate the parade while enjoying live music by The Teardowns, hosted Fulton Beer, Prairie Vodka bootlegs and the Red River Kitchen β€’ City House food truck parked at the event. $25 suggested donation; additional sponsor packages with fun prizes available and one lucky guest will win for their family or friends a vintage convertible ride in the 4th of July parade as Honorary Grand Marshal! All who love the parade are invited (adults only). Visit my Facebook page for more details. πŸ™Œ


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Reminder! The Backyard Bash is this Wednesday, June 27th, 7-10pm! The Backyard Bash supports the Edina 4th of July Parade. πŸŽ‡

Join your Edina friends and neighbors and celebrate the parade while enjoying live music by The Teardowns, hosted Fulton Beer, Prairie Vodka bootlegs and the Red River Kitchen β€’ City House food truck parked at the event. $25 suggested donation; additional sponsor packages with fun prizes available and one lucky guest will win for their family or friends a vintage convertible ride in the 4th of July parade as Honorary Grand Marshal! All who love the parade are invited (adults only). Visit our Facebook page for more details. πŸ™Œ


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I’m finally coming to grips with the fact that this sign will be here for the next three years.
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#minneapolis #minnesota #onlyinmn #startribune #detour #roadconstruction #minnesotaexposure #minnstagram #streetphotography #jj_streetphotography #stribsummer #thisismymn


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I think this page is slowly turning into strictly a sunset page...this is one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken in one of my favorite towns. A trip back down to Winona is absolutely needed. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
#Minnesota #MN #Midwest #OnlyInMN #ThisIsMyMN #Minnstagramers #MNProud #Travel #Adventure #NeverStopExploring #Explore #ExploreToCreate
#Sunset #Nature #Beauty #Scenery #Scenic #Landscape #MotherNature #NatureLovers #Photography #ScenicPhotography #LandscapePhotography #DigitalPhotography #AmateurPhotography #Winona #VisitWinona


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Worlds Best Donuts in Grand Marais, MN. No gluten free options but James enjoyed the classic raised glazed & the skizzle!


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Nadeen and Eric surrounded themselves with 40 of their closest family and friends at Enger Park last night. Their ceremony was held overlooking Duluth + Lake Superior. Afterwards they took photos in the gardens and had a dinner at @clydeironworks 😍 See more of their wedding throiugh our IG Stories!
Photographer: @xsperienceweddings
Planner: @laceandbrassevents
#duluthmn #engerpark #duluthwedding


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@goldeneaglemn is one of the true gems in Minnesota! I had previously never played this course but I’m already trying to figure out how to get back up here to play. It’s very scenic with a lot of elevated tee boxes that make every hole very picturesque. It has an extra par 3 and extra par 5 as well as a drivable par 4 which makes for a lot of fun holes! If your near the Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake area for the weekend definitely consider trying to get out and play this course. I think it deserves consideration for too 10 public courses in the state! .
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Lord Jesus, I want to be more like You each day. Help me to cooperate with the work You want to do in my heart.


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Banksy Baby curled up on his royal blue throne πŸ’‹


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Ice all around on these summer days


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Rest your eyes on the cityscape.


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Simplicity #thisismymn


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Out for a paddle in the kayak last night and was lucky enough to get close to a group of three loons scouting for fish. This one came up from underwater and shook itself dry.
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Wandering around Wayzata yesterday after brunch @bellecourmn πŸ’• never realized how beautiful this side of the cities is, but I’ll definitely make the trek again for another lakeside stroll (πŸ“·: @jeanne.eatsworld ) .
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Love our backyard view at 5:30 am😳 ❀️πŸ”₯


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Great weekend to hit the water and wet a line. πŸŽ£β €
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Anyone have any luck?


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Love this St. Paul reflection by @bonnie_affolter! Thanks so much for tagging us! Keep tagging and use #captivatemn for a chance to be featured! ・・・
Summer sunsets in St. Paul. 🌞
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Wet feet


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Bon fire nights πŸ”₯


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Repost from @lindseyranzau - We’re taking not one but TWO day trips this weekend! First stop...Stillwater!
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This town used to be called β€œlittle San Francisco” because of all its hills and trolley cars. Today its downtown is full of super yummy restaurants and shops but the hills and the history are still very present! See my stories for all the fun we had today (and a super cool drink we tried at the end)
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Have you ever been to Stillwater? Let me know what your fav spots are!
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6.23.18 || Wandering whirlwind. Mistakenly brave.


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And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love, then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show... #sunsetchasing #cloquetriver #saginaw #mn #minnesota #thisismymn #mnlakelife #minnesotaexposure #sunset #sunsetlight #sky_painters #skyporn #beegees #howdeepisyourloveforme #summerbreeze #warminyourlove


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My favorites season is whatever it is right now. #thebuckhornproject #thisismymn #minnesota #exploreminnesota #exceptformarchmaybe #pinchme


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There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on in the nest now. Both parents were not in the nest at the same time today; there’s barely room for one adult to perch on the edge and drop the food into hungry beaks. I hope none of them fall out! #burstingattheseams #robins #naturelovers #mybackyard #birdsofinstagram #featheredfriends #eatingworms #theygrowsofast #canonphotography #myminnesota #minnesota_captures #minnstagramers #nest #minnesotaexposure #thisismymn #eatsleepphotography #birdstagram


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Last night's sunset. I could have watched it for hours if it had stuck around long enough🌞


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A Bison calf shares a brief tender moment with it's mother among the swarms of gnats that hung around the herd throughout the afternoon.
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#mnstateparks #minneopastatepark #discovermn #exploremn #captivateMN #thisismymn #only_in_minnesota #minnesota_premier #bison #buffalo #bisons #bisonnation #capturemn #stribsummer


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Mama and her babies, feasting around us all morning! #exploremn #thisismymn #capturemn #onlyinmn


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One of the phenomenal things we saw on the lake today! #sundog #boatlife #onlyinmn #thisismymn #exploremn


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6.23.18 || All of the pieces of my heart in one spot. πŸ’™


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