Summer Celebration – Art, Bikes, Kites and Pork

A small town in summer packed with fun! That was this Saturday in Jordan, Minnesota. The summer celebration featured not one, not two, but four great events – the Jordan Art Festival, the Jordan Valley Bike Tour, Minnesota Kite Society Fly, and Jaycee’s Pork in the Park. Plus Sunday after second day of the art…

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Geneva’s Daughter Occasional Sale

One of Jordan’s fabulous occasional sales is run by Geneva’s Daughter, Cindy Nevins. Located in the downtown Historic Hub of Jordan, once Frank Nicolin’s Opera House, the Hub is also home to Carasim Coffee Shop and Antiques, and Thrift Shop. Cindy is fantastic seamstress and master of Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse! And her sales offer you the chance to…

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Local Shopping: The Corner Peddler

The Occasional Sale seems to be more popular than ever. If you are new to the concept, these are stores open occasionally (once or twice a month for instance) for several days in a row. The dealers restock daily while they are open, so selections are always changing and new treasures await every time you…

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Matilda in the Mirror

Jordan is home to some incredible artistic talent. And Mara at 225 Water Street has got to be one of our greatest treasures. She is a photographer, graphic artist, and mosaic tile artist and author (and more…). I first sought her out when she moved to Jordan because of her graphic artist abilities – to turn my historic…

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Scuttled to Cherished, the Steamboat Minnehaha

On Memorial Day we decided to play like tourists and visit one of the nearby attractions. We chose Excelsior, again, for the lake cruise on the Steamboat Minnehaha. Just 18 miles from the Nicolin Mansion, this boat is actually part of The Museum of Lake Minnetonka. And it has a fascinating history. Thomas Lowry’s Twin…

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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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Triple D Experience: Psycho Suzi’s

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge was our second pick for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy Fieri went in Minneapolis. An updated tiki bar for the new millennium…we were hoping it would be as interesting as their website made it sound. And we were not disappointed. From the promised giant tiki to the rules and regulations in…

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Triple D Experience: Shamrocks

Guy actually visited The Nook in St. Paul on Diners, Drive ins and Dives, but it was closed since a fire on December 14th. Ted Casper & Mike Runyon started with The Nook, “ the small place with the big burgers”  and later opened a second location, Shamrocks, a larger place with the same great food….

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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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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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