John Hensrud

Ice Cream at Selma’s in Afton, Minnesota

Recently we took a journey to Afton Minnesota. I had worked  in Lakeland for a couple of years, it was fun discovering new things as well as old comfortable places....
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Spring… Bring It On!

Are we Minnesotans obsessed with talking about weather… or do we think we think we obsess about weather? Regardless of which it is, the reason is simple… because we never...
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The Sun and Your Home Location

One of the most common adages in real estate is: “The three most important things to consider when buying a home are: location, location, location.” And it’s true. But some...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Parmesan Basil Corn Cakes

“courage, dear heart” – C.S. Lewis NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the...
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Wheelock Parkway… an enigmatic throughway in St Paul

As a young adult from “small city” North Dakota, Minneapolis/St Paul was a fascinating, exotic place. My wife and I often explored the fascinations of the “Cities”, like landmarks, parkways...
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Cossetta’s – A Real Italian Adventure! “Qualita di Vita Cibo Buono”

We visited Cossetta’s on 7th Street last week. As I considered how to introduce the topic of Cossetta’s, I thought of “unique”, “individual”, “distinctive”, all of which work, but I...
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Yes, you can find homemade ice cream in the Western Suburbs

Honey & Mackie’s sign reads ice cream and fries. OK, I forgot about the fries! But the Frozen Hot Chocolate ice cream was terrific! We’d heard good reports about this...
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Loring Park Festival… precursor to the Uptown Art Fair and Powderhorn Art Fair

Well, as always the Loring Park Arts Festival didn’t disappoint. There was lots of great art, as usual. Even the temperature and humidity were perfect. But the people, wow. Here’s...
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