Blessing of the Blossoms at Minnesota Harvest

We are so excited to announce another apple season at Minnesota Harvest, under new management! K2 Management is none other than our very own innkeeper Kevin Knox, and former innkeeper (when Nicolin Mansion was known as the Nicolin Inn), Kevin Breeggemann! They are kicking off the season with the Blessing of the Blossoms event on Sunday,…

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First Snow

The first snow of the season was November 13th when we got 6.7 inches in Jordan. That first snow of the season is always a bit magical. The colors of fall erased from the landscape are beautifully repainted with a new palette of glimmering white. The sounds muffled by the thick blanket usher in a new sense of…

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Local Attraction: Maureen Carlson’s Center for Creative Arts

The Scott County Art Crawl was yesterday, October 9th, which included the studio of one of our local downtown artists, Maureen Carlson.

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Murder At The Mansion

It’s 1961. One of the wealthiest oil men in the country has invited every one who is any one to his home for a birthday celebration. In attendance are Rita Hayworth, Bob Marley, Fred Astaire, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. All friends who want something from their wealthy acquaintance.

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Local Attraction: Jim’s Apple Farm

It’s apple time in Minnesota – and we’ve got a great selection of orchards here in Jordan. One of the most unique is Jim’s Apple Farm. Any Pumpkin $3.98!

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Parade “Small-Town USA Style” Marches in Front of Nicolin Mansion

The locals turned out in great numbers for the Annual Heimatfest Day Parade in downtown Jordan this morning, both as spectators and participants.

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Classic Cars Cruise Past Nicolin Mansion

about 100 classic collector cars were on display and cruised past the Nicolin Mansion’s front porch on Friday evening, September 10th.

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Scott County Fair 2010

The Scott County Fair, deemed the five best days of summer, is held here in Jordan each July. We had a great time tonight taking in the animals, activities, aroma and arts of the fair. As for the animals, my favorite has to be the cattle barn – living in California created a nostalgia for…

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Local Attraction: Primary Colors

We’ve enjoyed the growing trend of an artist community in Jordan, and Primary Colors is a fantastic new addition. In June, our friend (and inn-sitter) Cindy Nevins, opened the new gallery with 16 (and growing) local and regional artists, next door in “The Hub,” home of Frank Nicolin’s historic opera house.

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Local Entreprenuer: Vickie Loftus, Sterling Silver Jewelry

As entrepreneurs, we love to support other entrepreneurs. Our previous neighbor has followed this dream, and started her own business as a Sterling Silver Jewelry Consultant. In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve followed dreams together - as we sold our house in Prior Lake prior to coming to Jordan, our real estate agent moved…

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