This hardware store has plumbing equipment, hammers, paint, glue, drama, comedies, westerns and romantic comedies. Yes, someone turned an old neighborhood movie theater into a hardware store. Customers can watch the action play out on the big screen while they wait for clerks to mix a quart of paint or find their screen repair … More Minnesota or Wisconsin: Hardware store cinema
Perhaps you didn’t know there was a third Wright brother who decided not to experiment with flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Instead of testing his inventions on the Atlantic Coast, he moved to the shores of Lake Superior and developed his own futuristic transportation ideas. Utilizing the strong lake winds, eight months of frozen … More Minnesota or Wisconsin or Kitty Hawk?
Nooks and crannies of a city always look better at night. Somewhere in the twisted industrial wreckage of the Twin Ports I snapped this picture late into a Saturday night. But which city? Duluth or Superior? As I stood in the middle of the street taking this picture, a man came out of the building. … More Minnesota or Wisconsin? Night streets
Jen and I drove deep into the Technicolor woods and went for a little hike last weekend. But which state features these spectacular fall colors? Post your guess in the comments below. Those with the correct answers will have their names thrown into a stocking cap drawing for a free night stay at the NickMoore … More Fall colors: Minnesota or Wisconsin?
Jen and I just returned from an Iowa trip and were shocked by the trees. The trees had leaves. The branches blew in the wind. There was shade. Everything was so green. Not up north. Spring has been cold and cloudy near Lake Superior. The trees are still in bud. The birds are still in … More Minnesota or Wisconsin: Spring green
I’ve learned abandoned shopping malls are a great place to find good Mexican food. Back in my Forest Lake newspaper days, I discovered a great restaurant called Mi Casita in the almost empty Northland Mall. Their food was wonderful. The cook poured a special white sauce on everything. I would go to Mi Casita once a month … More Minnesota or Wisconsin: Mystery Mall Mexican Food
A wealthy Minneapolis resident originally used these two hand-carved wooden lions as a staircase banister in a 19th Century home. The lions were rescued before the home was torn down for 1960s freeway construction. Somehow the big cats ended up over a faux fireplace in a small Twin Ports tavern. But are they Minnesota … More Wisconsin or Minnesota: Bar Edition