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I Love It Here! main page
Sauk Centre This Season
Walking to Work
A House of Our Own
Attic Time
Things I Miss
In Praise of . . .
Factoid Man: General Information
Factoid Man: Sauk Centre Climate
Factoid Man: Changes in Sauk Centre
Some Web Sites From This Area
Web Sites Beyond Minnesota & the Red River Valley

A Walk on the Catholic Side
Brian's Attic
Attack of the Amateur Photo Album
Brendan: A Monk, A Boat and A Legend
Brendan's Island Guest Book
Brendan's Island Visitor Information Center
 

 
     

Thanks for visiting Web Sites in This Area!

Over the years, I've found and organized the websites of many businesses and organizations in central Minnesota, focusing on the needs and interests of folks visiting this region. This page became too big to handle the hundreds of stores, theaters, museums, brew pubs, or whatever, with at least a page or two on the Web.

Now there's something better:

  • More websites
  • Organized by region and type of organization, business, or service
  • Covering all of Minnesota and part of North Dakota

There's a new directory in town, called
Minnesota for Web-Wise Travelers.

Minnesota for Web-Wise Travelers is designed for folks who want to check out stores, theaters, museums, brew pubs, or whatever, before they travel to or through an area.

It's a growing directory of businesses, organizations, and towns with one thing in common: they're interested enough in Web-savvy folks to have created a website.


Now, back to

Web Sites in This Area

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Colleges and Universities
Libraries
Medical Facilities
Newspapers
Places to Recreate
  Amusement Parks
  Golf
  Race Courses
  Movie Theaters
  Resorts and related services
Places to Shop
Places to Sleep
Places to Visit
  Museums and historical,  locations
  Parks, trails, gardens & zoos
  Other
Places to Worship
Radio and Television
Specialists
State Sites: Road Conditions and Public Safety
Tech. Businesses
Towns and Cities

 

I'm not Lazy: I'm Efficient!

Easy Griller: Grilling year-round with simple equipment and almost no skill.


What is "This Area?"

Map of MinnesotaMost of these Web sites are from the area I call Centerland, with St. Cloud near one end and Fargo-Moorhead near the other. The north side runs by Little Falls, Park Rapids and Detroit Lakes, the south side is near Willmar, Benson and Wahpeton-Breckenridge. It is centered on the I-94 corridor, starting about an hour northwest of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and ending around Fargo, North Dakota.

To organize this page, I divided Minnesota into four areas:

  • Minnemetro, the area from the Twin Cities metropolitan area to near St. Cloud
  • Loonland, the northern part of Minnesota
    (includes Flatland, Lakeland, and Oreland on the map)
  • Grainland, the agricultural southern part of the state
  • Centerland, an area where the grasslands of the south become the lake-spattered woods of the north.

Loonland has three parts: Flatland (the Red River Valley), Lakeland (the northern part of Minnesota lake country), and Oreland (the Arrowhead region).

Descriptions of links involving places outside Centerland are followed by a marker: Loonland, , Minnemetro, and Grainland.

You'll notice a few links to locations and services in North Dakota. The locations are in the Red River Valley, very near the Minnesota border. The services are travel information sites which I included, because of North Dakota's proximity to "Centerland" and "Loonland."

Finally, something of a disclaimer: There is nothing official about the terms Minnemetro, Loonland, Grainland, Centreland, Flatland, Lakeland, or Oreland. I made them up, and defined their boundaries, to help present the links on this page.

Brian H. Gill, webmaster, Brendan's Island, May 30, 2004


When you use the following links, you are leaving Brendan's Island.
I have made every effort to ensure that they are appropriate for most teens and adults. However:
I have no control over these websites, and therefore am not responsible for their content.
Brian H. Gill.

     
   

Colleges and Universities

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Libraries

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Medical Facilities

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Newspapers

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Places to Recreate

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Places to Shop

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Places to Sleep

  • AmericInn (Sauk Centre) (their own listing)
  • Brickyard Cabin a vacation rental cottage on the shores of Sauk Lake (Sauk Centre)
  • Gopher Prairie Motel (Sauk Centre) (& look for "Sauk Centre" Minnesota listing)
  • Palmer House historic hotel (Sauk Centre) (wow, Sinclair Lewis worked here!)

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Places to Visit

(Museums and historical locations | Parks, trails, gardens & zoos | Other)

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Places to Worship

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Radio and Television

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Specialists

  • Amundson Violin Restoration & sales of violins (Alexandria)
  • Anderson Coach & Bus (Frazee)
  • Brian H. Gill "Website Design, Development, Maintenance, and Promotion" (Sauk Centre)
  • Brigid's World Copies of original artwork by Naomi Gill (Sauk Centre)
  • Carlson Music (Alexandria)
  • Cold Spring Granite Company "for all your commercial and memorialization needs." (Cold Spring)
  • Crystal-Pierz Marine (over a dozen locations)
  • Dalton Sports Boats, Golf Carts, and more (Dalton)
  • L. N. Kaas Co. An old time Dutch clock repair shop, with over 200 clocks on display for enjoyment and sale. (Sauk Centre)
  • Pride of Main Street Dairy (This local dairy buys locally-produced milk and sells kefir, rBGH-free milk and other dairy products. The link is to their brand-new, still-under-construction, Web site.) (Sauk Centre) (They are still "in the process of creating our website" 01/03/2004)
  • Roofing: Gary H. Nordstrom
    PO Box 416/Osakis MN 56360
    (320) 859-2127
    (He did our roof in 2001, and I'm still impressed)
  • The Toonies "Fun, Interactive Musical Theatre for the WHOLE family!" (Minneapolis) Minnemetro
  • Thread Calligraphy Quilt calligraphy with a zig-zag stitch. (Sauk Centre)

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State Sites: Road Conditions and Public Safety

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Tech. Businesses

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Towns and Cities

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More Sites, Beyond Minnesota
and the Red River Valley

 
   

I Love It Here! | This Season | Walking to Work | A House of Our Own
Attic Time | Things I Miss | In Praise of . . .
Factoid Man: General Information * F. M.: Climate * F. M.: Changes in Sauk Centre
Area Web Sites | More Web Sites

You can send me a message on the contact page.
Brian H. Gill, webmaster


Brendan's Island home page
I Love It Here! (life in a small town) | A Walk on the Catholic Side
Brian's Attic | Attack of the Amateur Photo Album
Brendan: A Monk, A Boat And a Legend
Brendan's Island Guest Book | Visitor Information Center


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