Trippin' with Perk

10:17 AM, Mar 2, 2011   |    comments
Stepping over the state border
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I stepped my foot into one of the Dakotas for the first time in my life this week!  Time to scratch that off the bucket list.

We traveled to Hendricks, Minnesota, a town of just over 700, right on the western border of this great state. 

I honestly believe that every town and community in Minnesota has a unique voice.  That is why I wanted to start a series of stories called Trippin' with Perk.

I think this state has so much to offer, and it seems sometimes the only way we hear about these smaller towns with our metrocentric mindset, is if they're on the weather map, their high school basketball team is mentioned on the Prep Sports Extra scoreboard, or if heaven forbid, some tragedy strikes.

I chose Hendricks because quite frankly, they provided me with the most enthusiastic response to my multitude of e mail inquiries to the Chamber of Commerces and smalltown newspapers throughout the state.

It was an honor to get to know them over the last couple days, be invited into their homes, eat at their restaurants, attend their churches, and even hop on the backs of their snowmobiles and believe it or not, dig their graves too.

Be sure to check out the segment launch on Wednesday Night on KARE-11 News at 10.  It's been an eye opening experience seeing what makes Hendricks tick.  I hope you enjoy the piece!

perkout

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