Air Date: 03/28/2020 - 03/29/2020
Host Collin Geraghty heads to the edge of the state for this episode, the Western edge. Not too far from the Twin Cities, and short drive from the St. Croix River, the DW crew flies into New Richmond on a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane, landing at New Richmond’s own Regional Airport. There’s so much to explore here, but Collin had to stop at 45th Parallel Distillery, where he sits down with the owner and master distiller to hear about how far they’ve come since being the second distillery established in the state. The crew also pulls aside AJ Diemel at Cedar Lake Speedway, who is racing to win $50,000 at the USA Nationals weekend. And later, Collin meets up with Mike Deneen from Willow River Kayaks at the Upper Willow River path. Collin and Mike take their time kayaking down the well-maintained Willow River that runs right through town, providing a very different perspective on the city.
So grab a paddle, and head north. It’s waiting for you.
There’s so much to explore in this area on the Western edge of the state. From the serene Willow River that runs right through town, to a busy downtown full of spots for tasty food and quality drinks; it’s a small city packed with things to do. And just outside the downtown resides the second distillery established in the state, 45th Parallel Distillery, that has a great origin story to tell. One can tour their facility and see all of their processes, as well as get a signature old fashioned in their tasting room. There’s also one of the only dirt tracks in the state here at Cedar Lake Speedway, bringing thousands of racers and fans to New Richmond in the Summer. The speedway is surrounded by campgrounds for fans to stay the weekend and not miss a single high-stakes race. So whether you’re looking to stay the weekend and take some time, or just in town for a drink with friends, there’s something for everyone here in the Beautiful City, no matter the pace.
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