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Summer Travel

Going to Gettysburg

For Minnesota, as for the country, the story of the Civil War seems to reach its climax with the epic battle of Gettysburg, a bitter three-day fight that was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, pitting almost 160,000 men in a contest that would ultimately represent the “high-water mark” for the Southern rebellion – the beginning of the end of a war for the soul of the nation.

If you’re going to Gettysburg this summer, check out Nick’s series about the Minnesota volunteers.

Learning to Love Orlando

Just to be clear, coming to the most-visited tourist destination in the country during the year’s busiest school holiday might not have been my first choice. My mom’s driving the bus on this one.

She started collecting Disney films for future grandchildren before I was out of college, and she has spent the past decade of winters in the Sunshine State, accumulating an encyclopedic knowledge of every new family attraction from Legoland to SeaWorld. Though she waited patiently for me and Prince Charming to assemble our own stable of dwarfs, when the youngest grew to a height of 42 inches—the official latitude required to get the most bang out of our Orlando entertainment buck—we knew there was no putting it off any longer. We were going to Disney World.

A Skeptic's Guide to Walt Disney World

Lessons from Little Big Horn

The Custer Myth has lost control of the rolling bluffs where the troops of the Seventh Cavalry lost their lives in 1876 and where the battle is now called a “hotly contested fight” between cultures–not a massacre.

Safe Harbor

The free-spirited creative community that harbored the state’s very first artists’ colony–and the fierce sportsman culture that put the flint in Gunflint.

Grand Marais

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