It may come as a surprise to visitors (and even many Minnesotans) that even the most simple sounding town names are pronounced differently by the locals. And while in the past I have written about great Minnesota town names, and the extremely uncreative ones, here are 6 towns in our great state that you are probably pronouncing wrong.
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Almost smack dab in the middle of Minnesota lies a small town in Todd County called Grey Eagle. It has a population of only about 350, and is not really found near any major highways. But in this quaint little village, there is a magnificent structure which serves as the town hall. Continue reading
Slim’s Woodshed, in the small town of Harmony, MN (south of Rochester, MN), is a fascinating place. It’s a museum known as the largest Woodcarving Museum in the United States, home to over 4,000 pieces, collected and/or created over a 60-year span by owner Stanley “Slim” Maroushek. There are pieces here chainsaw-carved from logs and tree trunks, down to matchsticks and toothpicks. Continue reading
By far the biggest tourism draw in North Dakota, Medora is grand central station for exploring the Badlands, a rugged, scenic, rocky part of western North Dakota. During the winter, Medora is mostly a ghost town, with few year-round residents. But in the summer, the place comes alive, offering a great amount of things to discover.