Adventure

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Opening the Door to Wilderness

Why are the terms “explore,” “conquer,” and “discover” so prevalent when we talk about the outdoors? These terms are callbacks to colonialism and the so-called Age of Discovery.

  • 09/22/2020

Feminist Authors Crossing Lines

As part of the Loft’s Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, writer, artist, and educator Glenda Reed will host a reading

  • 04/26/2020

Ely Winter Festival

The Ely Winter Festival is 10 days in February celebrating winter. Activities include the amazing snow carvings in the Park,

  • 02/06/2020

Nooks & Crannies Tour

Off-limits areas are opened for exploration through the building. Highlights include the North Tower and sub-basement with one or two

  • 10/06/2019
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A Cycling Journey of Firsts

In late 2017, with my 30th birthday around the corner, I was hungry for adventure. I craved slow travel and

  • 06/01/2019
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What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

  • 05/01/2019
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Being Outdoorsy

Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was

  • 05/01/2019
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Wave Rider

The first time Jenny Schwietz hit the cold water of Lake Superior north of Duluth with a surfboard, she caught

  • 05/01/2019
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Voices on Sports & Adventure

Rachel Avenido Growing up, I never played contact sports. I first attended a Minnesota RollerGirls game in 2009. Even though

  • 05/01/2019
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Inspiring the Adventurer

In a recent visit to the Twin Cities, National Geographic adventurer Erika Bergman, a submarine pilot, and author Trudi Trueit

  • 05/01/2019