The Hoekstras of Frazee love where they live…and they aren’t alone. “Our small towns in this area are growing because this is where people want to live,” Elliot Hoekstra said. They embrace the small town life.Read More
Andrea and Aaron Reynolds are close to family, love their jobs and are thrilled to live in a classic old home in Fergus Falls. It seems like fate played a hand to bring them home.Read More
The road leading up to Tipsinah Mounds Campground seems like it came from a shot at the cinema. Trees full on each side leading up a long stretch to an oasis of a lakeside campground.Read More
Brett Glawe takes a call early in the morning from his local Perham mechanic. He listens with no thought in his mind of his mechanic, friend, and fellow Rotarian trying to “take him to the cleaners.” Brett says it's one of the perks of small-town living.Read More
Lake life signs hang all over the walls of the Omang household in Detroit Lakes. Beth and Josh Omang tell tales about the wonderful memories they've made in the area. What an adjustment for them since living in the Twin Cities.Read More
The Common Cup Coffeehouse in Morris has a variety of local regulars, from people who have lived in Morris their entire lives to ones who are fresh in the area. Rachel Johnson is the latter.Read More
Whenever Dan Kirscht visited Alexandria with his wife Leslie and their two daughters, the backroads were always taken. The sights were always shown, and reminiscing always took place.Read More
Moving isn't something the Miller family is lacking in experience.
With locations spanning from Florida to Hawaii, Kurt and Courtney Miller have sampled their share of lifestyles. So which place did they decide to call home?Read More
Jessica Sand grew up in a small South Dakota town so moving to the Twin Cities was a bit of a culture shock, but she did enjoy it for the most part for eight years.
Randy and Jessica Love Living in the Country.Read More
If you want to get involved in a small Minnesota town, you might consider Kayla Hawkinson’s journey.Read More
Nicole Lalum knows a few things about tourism. And about where she wants to live.
Currently Nicole is a regional tourism manager for Explore Minnesota in the northwest and central regions. Originally hailing from New York Mills, after college she spent time in Duluth promoting and marketing four radio stations. That eventually led to a gig in the Caribbean where she worked for two radio stations in the Cayman Islands.Read More
A new women’s boutique store opened in downtown Pelican Rapids this year. “Lilly & Rose” owner Jodi Jendrysik is fulfilling her retail dream and is looking forward to helping downtown Pelican Rapids thrive.
And she laughs when asked about her background. “It has absolutely nothing to do with retail,” Jodi smiles. Maybe not, Jodi, but everyone in Pelican Rapids is happy to have their newest entrepreneur.Read More
When Perham’s long-time Salathe chiropractic practice changed hands in late 2017, Carissa and Nick Mitchell took over the reins.
For Carissa, it was something she always wanted to do. “In sixth grade (in Sebeka) I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor when I grew up. I went with my dad to the chiropractor, and I just fell in love with it.”Read More
The Live Wide Open movement has a champion in Deanne Jorgensen. Not only has she returned to live in the place she loved to visit as a child, but she wants others to know about it.
So much so, that while working in Dallas, she sold a Texan on moving to Minnesota.Read More
Geoffrey “JT” Thaden easily recites the reasons he loves living in west central Minnesota: fresh air, quiet, no traffic, the lakes, things to do. And then he pauses and adds one more.
“The stars,” he says. “You can see the stars. You forget they exist when you live in the Twin Cities.”Read More
In 2008, when Jim Mahoney and his wife Beth left Morris, moving to Worthington and eventually the Twin Cities, people back home probably expected them to return. After all, Jim’s family roots ran deep in Morris.
So chances are locals weren’t too surprised when, nine years later, Jim and Beth returned home.Read More
Heather Neal is a lover of books.
So much so, that she purchased an empty downtown building in Osakis, renovated it, and opened The Owl Books & Brew in July of 2017. And why not? “I love all the books; my children are also avid readers,” she says.Read More
When artist Victoria Hanna McKinney decided to move in 2017, she made a wish list for the place she wanted to land. In February of this year, her list was fulfilled, landing her in Fergus Falls.
“I’m loving it,” Victoria says. “As soon as I drove into town, I liked the way the downtown looked and I’m enjoying the feel of the community. Everyone I’ve met has been very friendly.”Read More