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Country Roads - Part Three

| Friday, July 22, 2016

During my journey across the lesser-traveled roads in what I believe was northern Nicollet County, I came across a quaint one room country schoolhouse. Where a gravel road came to an end and I was forced to once again return to a paved highway, i was drawn to this pristine structure which had been relocated sometime in the 1960s. It served for a time as a township hall before falling into the hands of a group of volunteers who still maintain it as a piece of history in rural Minnesota.

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Country Roads - Part Two

| Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Peaceful. That is the first word that comes to mind in describing rural scenery – no matter how apparently mundane it is. A simple dead end road may seem boring to some. The question that I have regarding a scene such as this one I found somewhere in Nicollet County was "What was once down this now nearly abandoned road?" Was there a family who lived down this narrow gravel road generations ago? Did this road see regular wagon traffic? Did it see regular automobile traffic? If there was once a home and a family who lived down this road, when and why did they move? What happened to this hypothetical family?

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Country Roads - Part One

| Monday, July 18, 2016

There is something alluring about gravel roads. Maybe it's the fact that they are literally the road less traveled. Maybe it's the peace and serenity that can be found on one. Or, in this case, it might be the symmetry that I found. Toothpick-like power poles lining both sides of the isolated road as it climbs a small rise with the unknown just over its high point.

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Minnesota music superstar Prince dead at 57

| Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince
from flickr user Eirik Helland Urke
Minnesota lost one of its most famous celebrities and musicians today as Prince died in his Chanhassen residence and studio, Paisley Park. Known best for the movie and accompanying song "Purple Rain", the sometimes eccentric Minnesotan passed away after a particularly rough bout of the flu. He was 57 years old.

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Boom Island Lighthouse - Minneapolis, MN

| Thursday, February 25, 2016

Boom Island Lighthouse - Minneapolis, MN
from flickr user Lake Vermillion1
The picturesque Boom Island Lighthouse on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis – seen here as nightfall takes over the Mill City. The ice on the river serves an a nice accent in this photo as it captures bits and pieces of reflections of the adjacent skyscrapers and office towers.

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