Minnesota’s Most Iconic Dishes

Something you may not know about Minnesota, is that we are known for some outrageously delicious food! From food inspired by Nordic roots to dishes with an Italian influence, there is nothing you can’t find in the North Star State! So is you are looking to delight your pallet and inspire your inner chef, then you will want to run up and try Minnesota’s most iconic dishes as soon as you can!

Swedish Meatballs

Minnesota is known for its traditional Swedish Meatballs. These savory and easy to make morsels are a staple in most homes. They not only speak to the heritage of the state, they also warm the body and soul.

Hot Dish

Hot Dish

Have no idea what a Hot Dish is? Then you clearly aren’t from around here are you? Hot Dish isn’t actually one meal in particular, but what we Minnesotans call a casserole. Anything made in one dish, and typically served at your typical family holiday or potluck. Casseroles or Hot Dishes as we like to call them, can  be made in a variety of ways! From tater tot hot dishes to chicken, cheese dishes or more!

Gravlax

Another iconic Minnesota meal is gravlax.  This cured salmon, is a traditional Nordic dish that is typically served as an appetizer or on a sandwich. The salmon is cured in salt, sugar, and dill… Sliced thin and and accompanies by a dill and mustard sauce!

Lefse

Sticking to the common theme here, Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread that is extremely popular in Minnesota. Made with potato, flour, butter, and cream… Then cooked on a large flat griddle.. You won’t be able to go to a holiday party in Minnesota without seeing these tasty flat-breads on the buffet table!

Pho

You probably know that there is a heavy Nordic influence in Minnesota, but you may not know that there is also a very large Vietnamese influence as well. With a large number of Vietnamese people settling here, it is no surprise that they brought with them the traditional flavors of their homeland. Pho is one of the most delicious Vietnamese dishes you will ever taste! Rice noodles, thinly cut steak, and an insane broth that takes no less than 8 hours to prepare!

Juicy Lucy

There is quite the debate surrounding the traditional Minnesota Juicy Lucy. Since the 1950s, two infamous bars have been battling over being able to stake claim to the creation of this delicious classic. This cheeseburger stuffed with cheese, and oozing deliciousness is a favorite of all Minnesotans, even if it does tend to make people pick sides in the great 70 year Juicy Lucy debate.

Minnesota has some of the more delicious and unique dishes in the nation. With influences ranging from Nordic to Asian, there is no lock of flavor and tradition here. From traditional smoked fish, to battling burgers, when you come to Minnesota you won’t leave hungry!

Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations in Minnesota

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Do you have your plans all laid out yet? Maybe you  know you want to go out, see somewhere new and beautiful, but aren’t quite sure where to go… Don’t worry! While you can find beauty and romance anywhere, these places are among the most romantic in Minnesota and are guaranteed to make for a memorable Valentine’s day with your sweetheart.

The Grand View Lodge

The Historic Grand View Lodge on Lake Gull has been a top Minnesota destination since 1916. this beautiful lodge features a variety of activities including golf, the Glacial Waters Spa, numerous dining option, and some of the most beautiful accommodations in the state.

With so much to do and see, and the stunningly beautiful locale, this is one destination you will want to go back to again and again.

Afton House Inn

get swept up in the romance at the Afton House Inn. this beautiful Inn not only features stunning rooms for your visit, but also has special Valentine’s events that you and your significant other can enjoy.  With a Valentine’s Dinner and a Sweet Heart Wine Dinner this is the one place to take your date if you truly want to impress.

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

On Valentine’s day from 4Pm-7Pm you and your sweetheart can enjoy a free ride in a romantic horse-drawn carriage in the beautiful Historic Stillwater, known as one of the most romantic cities in all of Minnesota!

See what else this beautiful city has to offer for you and the one you love here.

Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop

For the past 15 years, the northern Clay Center Shop has offered Valentine’s Day Clay workshops. A fun way to get creative and enjoy time with your lover, this will leave you with visions of Patrick Swayze Ala Ghost… You can learn all about this event, dates, and times here.

These may be our four favorite Valentine’s getaways and events of the year, but we want to hear what you think… what are your favorite Valentine’s getaways?

 

Creative Uses For Enclosed Trailers

Cargo trailers are probably the most versatile trailer type on the market. Enclosed trailers have so many different uses. They can be used to haul everything from lawn equipment to cars, making them a favorite buy for most people. People are getting more and more creative now though, and “remodeling” their enclosed trailers to become tiny houses, mobile boutiques, campers and more. These creative uses for enclosed trailers are fun and inspiring to say the least!

Enclosed Trailer to Camper Conversion

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One of the more popular trailer conversions right now is the enclosed trailer to camper! People are loving tiny simple campers at the moment, and purchasing an enclosed cargo trailer can be much less expensive than purchasing a tiny camper.

These tend to be rather simple conversions and fun to boot! This trailer to camper project from Victoria Allison is truly beautiful and inspiring!

Cargo Trailer as a Man Cave / She Shed

Man caves and She Sheds are on the rise! People wanting a fin area to get away to and relax. No matter if you want your hideaway to be a craft room, bar. or sports room an enclosed trailer easily makes a wonderful option!

They are easy to convert, inexpensive, and portable! Enclosed Trailers as man caves are a great option for renters, as they can be easily moved when you do!

Enclosed Trailer as a Mobile Boutique

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Everything ins mobile now a days! Consumers lead busy lives and really want things to come to them rather than going out. Everything from salons to clothing stores are starting to see the benefits of going mobile. So if you have a business that you think should go mobile, then an enclosed trailer can make your business boom!

Carry all of your goods, make it a beautiful space for clients to view, and bring your product or service to your clients. You can even get the outside custom wrapped to take your business to the next level.

No matter what your trailer needs, M&G Trailer Sales has you covered! If you are looking for an enclosed trailer for a man cave, she shed, or mobile office.. one of our Sales Experts is ready and waiting to help you get just the right trailer for your needs!

Top 5 Places to Camp in Minnesota

Minnesota is by no means short on beautiful places for camping. We have some of the most stunning natural beauty in the country and offer a plethora of places for nature and camping enthusiasts to enjoy. In fact, Minnesota is home to 58 different State Forests! Most of these offer scenic camp spots and tend to be less crowded than the State Parks.

Most of the Stat Forest camp spots are also more primitive. Offering non-electrical campsites and a more natural surrounding. These are perfect for getting back in touch with nature!

State Parks on the other hand tend to offer a somewhat more “modern” take on camping, with electrical hookups and a few more amenities,.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a weekend camping, no matter how primitive you want it,  then these are the 5 best places to camp in Minnesota.

Bear Head Lake State Park

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This stunning camping location is but a stone’s throw from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  With miles of shoreline to explore, picturesque swimming locations, fishing holes, and trails to hit, you won’t have a shortage of things to do while camping here.

The campground features 73 sites total, 45 of them with electricity, showers and restrooms, as well as boat accessibility, cabins, and a rustic group camping site.

Woodenfrog Campground

Kabetogema State Forest

Located in the Kabetogama State Forest, this is a pristine campsite offering a primitive and picturesque surrounding, perfect for the true nature lover. With 61 non-electrical sites, you will be able to fully enjoy an immersive natural experience.

Offering on a first-come first-served basis, Woodenfrog boasts  being one of the few drive-in campgrounds offering access to the water-fed  Voyagers National Park. So paddle, drive, or hike by for a stunning campground worthy of being one  of the top five in the state.

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park

This natural beauty offers something for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few things you can do at this State Park. Nestled in Western Minnesota among the prairie, hardwood forest and four lakes, this is a favorite for campers of all ages.

Featuring 22 cart-in campsite, four cabins, and a shower house in the main portion of the campground, as well as two yurts located in the State park. Glendalough is one of only three other parks in the state to offer these yurt accommodations.

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point offers a variety of camping options. With available RV campsites, stunning modern cabins, and more rural tent sites, there is something to appeal to everyone.  Located in the Northwoods, just minutes from the town of Cass Lake, this Minnesota lake resort and campground has been proudly serving families since 1939!

They also have a restaurant and lounge for those who want a more relaxed luxury experience!

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock lighthouse

Offering some spectacular views of the Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse, this North Shore park offers 20 cart in sites ( two are wheelchair accessible). You can enjoy the scenic views, use the restrooms and showers provided by the park, all while getting back in touch with nature.

Campers can hike up to the lighthouse ( which offers tours as well), or take a stroll along the lake’s rocky shore. The scenery and stunning lighthouse makes this one of the best campsites in Minnesota!

So there you have it! Five Must visit campsites in Minnesota!

Have you been to any of these? We want to know what you think are the best campgrounds to check out in the area!

 

Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Snowmobile Trailer

Snowmobiles are an essential part of winter life up here in Minnesota. Avid enthusiasts take amazing care of their snowmobiles, making sure it is well maintained, cleaned, and kept safe… But there is one thing that many people tend to forget! Snowmobile trailers tend to become an afterthought, but in reality they are an essential part of the snowmobiling lifestyle and need to be properly cared for and maintained as well.

Keep it Clean

Most people keep their snowmobiles in tip top shape. Cleaning off the grime and salt after a ride… But the trailer tends to get neglected. Due to all of the salt on the roads though, you will want to wash off your snowmobile trailer as often as possible in order to keep it in good operating condition. Make sure you hit the underside well since that is where the salt tends to build up. The best way to get the bottom of your trailer as easily as possible without causing any damage is to jack up the tongue as high as you can to easily access the underside of your trailer.

Start From The Ground Up

It really is the small things that make the biggest difference. Checking to make sure everything on your snowmobile trailer is in good working order can truly extend the life of your trailer. Check all of the bolts and make sure they are tightened, make sure tired are properly filled with air and that they have good tread left.. You will also want to regularly check the breaks and your axle as well. If anything is a bit off, go ahead and fix the issue or replace needed parts. Better to catch and fix a small issue before it turns into a massive problem!

Check Your Wiring

After giving your trailer a good wash down, you want to check the wires just to be sure nothing got knocked loose during the washing process. Make sure everything is connected correctly so that the lights worm, your coupler and hitch are fully functioning, and then you will be ready to go!

Maintenance is important with every type of vehicle and towable, but specially those that are used in the snow! Salt from the roads can cause some serious damage, but with these 3 simple tips you can greatly extend the life of your snowmobile trailer!

Here at M&G Trailer Sales, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your trailer needs! No matter if you are looking to make a purchase, have your current trailer serviced, or looking for some upgraded parts… Our experts have you covered!

 

How To Have A Safe And Fun New Year Celebration!

Can you believe that 2018 is almost over already? It has been a whirlwind of a year and we have enjoyed every moment of it! As a family focused company, we want to thank you for giving us an amazing year by helping you welcome in 2019 the best way we know how. So here’s to you! Have a safe and fun New Year Celebration!

Have A Safe New Year

Before we talk about all of the fun things to do in Minnesota to celebrate the New Year, we have start with how to make sure you stay safe while bringing in 2019.

Call An Uber

Look, if you drink just don’t drive! Uber is an amazing option that will get you from point A to point B without you having to worry about driving while under the influencer.

Use the Buddy System

Going out with friends? Stay with them! Don’t go off alone or let one of your friends do so either. There’s safety in numbers and the buddy system works.

Be Vigilant

I know, you are out having fun with your friends… but you should still remain vigilant. Don’t leave your drink out of sight, be aware of your surroundings…

Fun New Year In Minnesota

Now that I’ve been a bit of a buzz kill, let’s kick it up a notch and talk about all of the fun New Year’s Celebrations here in Minnesota!

Snowta NYE Festival

Check out the Snowta Festival in Minneapolis ad experience the most magnificent NYE event to ever take place in the Midwest.

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball is the big event in the Twin Cities for New New Year’s Eve. With live entertainment, food, and of course a countdown to midnight, you are guaranteed to love this ticketed event!

Be safe and have fun this New Year! Enjoy your friends, go to the party, attend a local event…. But most of all be safe!

Happy New year from the M&G team and we look forward to all that is ahead in 2019!

What Manufacturers Does M&G Carry?

If you are in the market for a new or used trailer in Minnesota, M&G Trailer sales has you covered. With available options from some of the biggest trailer manufactures in the industry, you are guaranteed to find what you need here! Not sure what you need? No problem!  Our service and sales experts are always here to help! If you are having trouble deciding on a specific manufacturer, let us help walk you through them and let you know what manufacturers M&G carries!

Aluma Trailers at M&G

M&G carries a wide variety of Aluma trailers. As one of the top aluminum trailer manufacturers in the country, Aluma offers a wide range of models and units including utility, ATV, snowmobile, motorcycle, watercraft, car hauler trailers as well as truck beds. M&G is one of the largest volume dealers of Aluma, carrying over 100 Snowmobile, Utility, ATV, Car Hauler, Cargo, Motorcycle and Tilt Deck Trailers.

Floe Trailers at M&G

At M&G, we carry an assortment of FLOE models including Protecktor, Versa-Max, and CargoMax, open snowmobile and FLOE ‘s extremely versatile utility trailers. If you need a trailer that can haul your ATVs, Lawn Mowers, dirt, gravel, and furniture, go with the FLOE!

H&H Trailers at M&G

At M&G, we recognize the quality and popularity of H&H and our inventory is supplied with a wide variety of their trailers including ATV, Car Hauler, Cargo, Dump, Equipment, Flat Deck and Utility. As one of the largest H&H dealers in North America, we’re sure you’ll the perfect trailer!

Midsota Trailers at M&G

Our Midsota inventory at M&G has everything you need from heavy equipment to mini dump. Most Midsota trailers come with a 5-year frame warranty and customization options!

Triton Trailers at M&G

To ensure our customers have a great selection of top-quality trailers, we carry a large inventory of Triton trailers at great prices

M&G Trailer Sales not only carries the aforementioned trailers, we keep a wide stock of RC, Smart Transport, Sure Trac, Towmaster, Haulmaster, and US cargo Trailers as well.

If you want to see our entire inventory, then stop by or take a look here. You can contact one of our expert customer service representatives who will love to help you find just the right trailer for you!

 

Minnesota Christmas Traditions

There is a lot to love about Minnesota during Christmas time. Not only is it a beautiful time to spend with family, it is also a time to put all of the quirky Minnesota Christmas Traditions out on full display! Between the food, shopping, and entertainment, Minnesota Christmas traditions set the people here apart from the rest of the nation in a very special way.

Spend Time Outside

No matter what the weather, Minnesotans enjoy being outside! You will see everyone outside in the snow sledding, building snowmen, and having epic snowball fights!

Visit the Mall of America

Minnesota is home to the biggest mall in the US, Mall of America, and one big Minnesota Christmas tradition is to head out and visit this Goliath of a shopping center. From browsing the sales to checking out the massive decor, there is always something to do!

Eat Lefse

Traditional Norwegian holiday lefse served with butter

Minnesota has its roots in Scandinavian culture, so many of the traditional dishes are handed down from Vikings past.  Lefse is a Norwegian flatbread, usually cooked on a large griddle, and topped with butter, fruit, cinnamon, or sugar! This is a Christmas tradition favorite for many Minnesotans.

Try and Eat The Lutefisk

Another dish born from the Norwegian tradition is Lutefisk. While this may not be a “favorite” of many people, it is something everyone has to try at least once. This dish is made from dried and salted whitefish “marinated” in lye. So if you have an adventurous pallet and want to try a traditional dish, then jump on in and try the Lutefisk.

Take in a Hotdish

We all love a good warm casserole, but in Minnesota you better call it by the right name! Minnesotans are passionate about their Hotdish!

Holidazzle!

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Holidazzle is the biggest Christmas festival in the state of Minnesota! With beautiful lights, tons of vendors, foods, movies and more. Hordes of Minnesotans travel from all around the state just to attend this Holiday spectacular.

There’s a Pickle in The Tree

The tradition of the Christmas pickle has been making its way around the nation, but it has always been a big deal in Minnesota. On Christmas morning young and old gather around the tree, trying to be the first to spot the Christmas pickle. First to spot the pickle gets an extra special gift!

Charlie Brown Christmas is a BIG Deal

So I know, Charlie Brown is a big deal everywhere, but since Charles Schultz is a Minnesota native, the people take this just a bit more seriously!

Minnesotans are a fun and quirky group of people, and they really know how to do Christmas up right!

Still need to haul your Christmas Tree home? Stop by M&G Trailer Sales and let us set you up with the perfect trailer for you!

All About M&G Rental Trailers

M&G TRAILER RENTALS

Sometimes a big job or project comes up and you find yourself in desperate need of a trailer. Say for instance you are moving, renovating your home, or clearing land .. In all of these situations, a trailer could make your life so much easier… The issue though, is do you really want to purchase a new trailer when you will only need it for a day or two? Stop worrying, and just rent what you need from M&G Trailer Rentals.  No need to spend money you don’t have to on equipment you won’t use, with M&G you can reap all of the benefits of trailer ownership for a period of time and then return it when the job is done!

Why Rent A Trailer?

You may be wondering why you should rent a trailer as opposed to just buying one. Many people benefit from trailer ownership, but there are also a plethora of people who simply need a trailer for a single job. These people would benefit most from trailer rental.

If you are moving and need an enclosed trailer for a day, it wouldn’t make any sense to go out and buy one. You need this for a day, so rent a trailer. Get your use out of it and move on.

When you rent a trailer you don’t need to worry about storage, maintenance, services, upgrades or any of the other things that go along with owning your own trailer.

All you need to worry about when renting a trailer is providing proof of your car insurance. When you rent, yes, you are responsible for any and all damages, but this is no different than renting a car.

So if you have a job you need done, you can check out all of the available M&G Trailer Rentals.

M&G  Minnesota Trailer Rentals

So if you’ve decided to rent a trailer for your job in Minnesota, you may be wondering what type of trailer you even need! If you aren’t sure exactly what you need, that’s okay. The trailer experts at M&G are here to help you. Below, you can even see a few of the many available rental options.

Rental Dump Trailer

Learn more about dump trailers and all of their uses here!

Rental Enclosed Trailer

Learn all about the many uses of enclosed trailers here!

Rental Utility Trailer

Learn all about utility trailers here!

If you are ready to get started on your next job, let M&G help get you set up with the perfect trailer rental for your needs! Call us today and one of our customer service experts will be happy to get you started.

Snow Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer

Snow Trailer Upgrades

Is your trailer ready to do dashing through the snow this winter? No matter what you are hauling this winter, M&G Trailer wants to help you make sure your trailer is properly set up to handle the elements. With some really nice snow trailer upgrades, your trailer will be ready to face the cold and snow all winter long.

Snow Trailer Salt Shields

Snow Trailer Salt Shields

The bane of the winter time traveler’s existence has to be salt. It is necessary evil when it comes to winter roads. Making the roads safer and easier to navigate, but also causing damage to vehicles, trailers, and snowmobiles. Snow and salt shields for your trailer can help alleviate any salt damage to your precious cargo!  Not only do many of these shields protect your cargo, they also can help improve your gas mileage due to their aerodynamic design. M&G carries a vast inventory of snow and salt shields to fit every need.

Snow Tie Down Bars

Snow Tie Down Bars

These heavy duty snow tie down bars are perfect to making sure your trailer is ready to take your snowmobile out to the powder this winter. Find what you are looking for to secure your cargo and upgrade  your trailer for winter in M&G Trailers’ vast inventory today.

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps make getting your snowmobiles and ATVs on and off of your trailer a snap! There are ramps for everyone and every need. Attach them to your trailer, or even directly to your truck bed! You can learn more about these amazing loading ramps and check out the entire M&G inventory right here. 

Ski Guides and Track Mats

Another amazing snow trailer upgrade perfect for the winter outdoor enthusiast are ski guides and track mats. These are a perfect way to make loading and unloading your snowmobile so simple! Not only does it make your life easier, it also helps protect your trailer floor and snowmobile chains. These tracks and guides truly are a must have for your snow trailer.

Upgrade Your Snow Trailer with M&G

So if you are in the market to upgrade your snow trailer this year, head on over and talk to one of the M&G customer experts today!