Welcome to our Blog page. Each week we post an article about what makes Grand Rapids, Minnesota unique. Enjoy the read!
Grand Rapids has a charming Christmas Village Light Show just nine miles south of Grand Rapids. This light show is in its fifth year this year. Creator Doran and his wife, Robin Newton started this because not many people in town do Christmas Light Shows, and Doran wanted to create an old fashioned Christmas [...]
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's the perfect time to take a few moments to reflect on what we're most grateful for about life up north in Grand Rapids! Here's our list of what we're giving thanks for in 2018: Our Northern Spirit of Service Two fantastic residents of Grand Rapids, Judy Peterson and Jerry Kleven, [...]
Shop Small Saturday was originated by American Express, and launched on November 27, 2010. It was created to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses. Since this first year, small, local businesses have seen huge success. It has been a way for business owner communities come together and unite for one day around [...]
Here are some tips to help you Be BOLD and own winter this year! Don't sit inside this winter, head north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota to embrace winter with gusto! 1. Get Cozy In true Minnesotan form, we tend to seek things that are cozy and comfortable. We suggest renting a cabin for a few [...]
Rick Kash (client of Tom Neustrom) from Faribault catches a 28 inch walleye on Lake Winnie. With Mother Nature’s paint brush hard at work, it’s a great time of the year to be alive. Living in the Grand Rapids area has given me special moments each fall and the colors are so spectacular [...]
Guy Fieri (host of Diners Drive-ins and Dives) says, "Get off the beaten path... If you want to find those mom-and-pop joints, those funky little places, just ask around." Locals are a great source of information about a community. That is one of the reasons we created Live Like A Local campaign. People want [...]