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The Magic of Lucia at Gammelgården Museum

This is a video blog of our tradition of Lucia Dagen at the museum. This is one of the festivals that attracts visitors to our valley from all over our state! It is held each December on the Sunday that falls closest to December 13, actual Swedish St Lucia Day.

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Big game hunting on the St. Croix River

I have caught Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico, walleye, northern pike, bass and panfish all over the Midwest, and now my wife and I are happy catching the sunfish and crappies from our dock on Ward Lake near Frederic, Wisconsin. But by far my greatest fishing thrills came from my “secret fishing spot” on […]

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Kettle River Paddle Festival

The Kettle River Paddle Festival takes place each spring in and near Sandstone, Minnesota and Banning State Park. The weekend-long event includes a downriver race, a “Whitewater Rodeo” in the Kettle’s famous rapids, and lots of time for socializing at the Gaslight Bar in Sandstone. More:

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Afton Fourth of July parade

The little town of Afton has a very popular July 4th parade every year. Anybody can enter, which makes for a pretty eclectic mix of floats and groups. For spectators, the great thing is you get two chances to see the parade from anywhere on the route. Because of Afton’s small downtown, the parade simply […]

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