Minnesota

Olio in Iowa's Best of 2017 (1)

Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2017

It wasn’t until I started looking back on Olio in Iowa’s best of 2017 that I realized how many new places I’d explored in the last year. It’s always interesting to see which posts resonate…

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Happening Upon the Historic Harkin Store

When we headed to southern Minnesota to celebrate Oktoberfest in New Ulm, we discovered another reason people visit the area that time of year: the beautiful leaves. You may hear locals begrudgingly refer to these seasonal…

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Celebrating Oktoberfest in New Ulm, Minnesota

Disclosure: The New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau facilitated our Oktoberfest experience. However, all opinions are my own. Many cities have their own Oktoberfest celebrations, but few compare to the one hosted in New Ulm, Minnesota. Not…

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Sips: Schell’s Brewery

When we headed north to New Um, Minnesota for Oktoberfest, we planned on drinking lots of beer. But the highlight of our trip was a tour of the August Schell Brewing Company. Founded in 1860, Schell’s…

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Meet Hermann the German in New Ulm, Minnesota

Disclosure: The New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau facilitated our visit to the Hermann Heights Monument. However, all opinions are my own. During our autumn visit to New Ulm, Minnesota, we enjoyed the beautiful fall leaves, sipped…