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Brainerd Lakes Fall Color Bonanza

Breezy Point Resort celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and you can join the fun with their all-inclusive golf package that is second to none. The four day, three night package drops to $449 until season close, getting you unlimited golf, 4-star dining at the Marina and Antlers restaurants, drinks and double-occupancy lodging. Drinks include beer, wine and 2nd-to- top-shelf cocktails (whoa caution) and I will admit I have never been able to use all my complimentary meal and appetizer...

Dunkin' Donuts Returns to Minnesota

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For many years, the Dark Age of Donuts has cast it's shadow over Minnesota. In 2005, the doors to the last remaining Dunkin' Donuts in our fine state closed for good and Minnesotans were left eating bagels and cold, low fat, non-doughnut breakfast foods like cereal and fruit. (Yuck.) Krispy Kreme filled the hole in the doughnut marketplace for a few years, but they too eventually pulled up stakes in the land of 10,000 lakes, leaving Minnesota in 2008. krispy kreme...

'Virotherapy' Breakthrough at Mayo Clinic, New One Shot Cure for Cancer?

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Medical breakthroughs are not uncommon in Minnesota, but the Mayo Clinic might have just taken the prize for 2014's greatest advancement. Using an extremely heavy dose of a specialized measles vaccine, doctors have put a woman's blood cancer into complete and undeniable remission (without the assistance of any other treatment). This "proof of concept" could be the tipping point for a method of attacking cancer which has drawn speculation for more...

Minnesota's Third Largest City Continues to Develop

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Minnesota's tech and medical hub, Rochester, is among the fastest growing cities in the state. It has come a long way from its roots as a small town ripped up by a tornado in 1883. Over the last decade-and-a-half it has significantly outpaced the growth of Bloomington and Duluth to solidify its place as Minnesota's third largest city (with a population of ~110,000). Now, along with it's most notable edifice (the Mayo Clinic), Rochester hopes to keep its prolific momentum going with a new Destination Medical Center (DMC). The holder of the third most populated...