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Column: Help us shape the bucket list

Today's edition features the third in the summer series "Living Life from the Local Bucket List." We hope local residents will take a second look at some of the spots they take for granted and that visitors consider must-sees.

The series started June 13 with what we considered the obvious choice: Barn Bluff.

As a site that is sacred to the Prairie Island Indian Community, that was a landmark for explorers and one of writer Henry Thoreau's favorite vistas during his visit here in the 1800s, Barn Bluff is the Red Wing area's most notable landmark. If you haven't checked out the bluff in recent years, we hope the story will tempt you to do so this summer.

The National Eagle Center also should be on everyone's list of things to do, so we featured the Wabasha attraction in the June 16 edition.

Today's story is the Great River Road. If you can hold off making the drive a few days, you could incorporate the Laura Ingalls Wilder wayside rest -- the June 23 bucket list selection -- into the trip.

So what's on your local bucket list? Please let us know by calling 651-301-7800 or emailing We'll try to incorporate people's suggestions as the series continues.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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