Saying goodbye to another Minnesota summer

| Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer in Minnesota has officially drawn to a close. This summer we saw record-setting floods in June, the Major League Baseball All Star Game played at Target Field in July, the Minnesota Vikings return to an outdoor stadium in August and the final day of the Minnesota State Fair in September which ended in record attendance. Of course there were plenty of other photo-worthy moments throughout the summer months and some of those captivating scenes are showcased below...

from flickr user Scott Dolan
A sky full of stars hangs over a lakeside congregation of lawn chairs with a birdhouse towering overhead. Scenes like this are the perfect depiction of summer in Minnesota.

Minnesota Nice
from flickr user Ernie Vater
The setting sun shines of a picturesque red barn near the banks of the Mississippi River in a setting surrounded by lush trees in the middle of a Minnesota summer.

And a good time was had by all...
from flickr user Linda Owen
Taken on the final Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair, the crowds were thick as the 2014 edition of the great Minnesota get-together was blessed with pleasant weather and record-setting crowds.

Minnesota River at Flood Stage, Normandale Road RR Bridge
from flickr user Jeff Beddow
After extremely heavy mid-June rainfall in southern Minnesota and throughout the Twin Cities, the Minnesota River, shown here at the Normandale Road railroad bridge in Savage, hit flood stage for the first time in 2014.

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