Guest Blog: The Quarks Effect // Suzy Contusion

(We’re wrapping up our current blog series, “The Quarks Effect” (for now) and we’ve saved one of the best for last! Erica Karger-Gatzow, aka Suzy Contusion, of the S.C.A.R. Dolls shares how clean eating not only impacts her as a derby doll but also as a great teammate)! I love going to restaurants. There is something supremely satisfying about having

Guest Blog: The Quarks Effect Series // Lucille Guinta-Bates

My name is Lucille and I am a 50-year-old college professor.  I’m also a dancer.  I studied ballet as a young girl and then modern and jazz dance in college but life became complicated so I took a 25-year hiatus from dance. Two years ago, I dusted off my pointe shoes and got back to work. Healthy eating has always

Guest Blog: The Quarks Effect // Sarah Drake

(Sarah Drake is the founder of herARTS in Action, a nonprofit organization that locally uses art as a tool for social change and in Burkina Faso helps to provide access to health, education and employment by starting with a water and sanitation project. Through Sarah Drake LLC, she contracts for teaching artist residencies, project/program management, social media and website design.

Guest Blog: The Quarks Effect // Cliff Robbins

(For the past several weeks we’ve been bringing you the voices of various local business owners and entrepreneurs, each sharing their perspective on how clean eating fuels their passions and powers their lives. We’re continuing our series with some new faces [who’ve been to some incredible places] this month – from derby to Tiebele, you won’t want to miss the

Guest Blog: “The Quarks Effect” Series // Daniel Marver

(This week we’re pumped to feature Daniel Marver, the brains & energy behind the brand new All-Star Nutrition here in central Minnesota). Being an entrepreneur, let me share with you something I’ve come to realize. The one thing they don’t teach you in school (but they probably should!) is how hard it is to manage all aspects of your life

Giving Good {Pt. 1} – Butts, Pots, Bowls & More

(This week on our blog thoughts come straight (no chaser!) from the passionate & creative brain of owner, Adam Schulte). Ready for the Christmas season yet?  What? Did you say that the Christmas season started months ago already? I’m the type that prefers to take one season, one holiday, one day off at a time so I can actually enjoy that

the fittest of the fit: granite games 2016

If you’re familiar with the world of athletics, you may have heard of the Kill Clilff Granite Games. It’s a three day event, packed with grueling tasks made to push athletes from all over the world to their limit–and win the title of “Fittest” at the Granite Games. People come from all over the world, with the Online Qualifier stretching

artist profile: vince iserloth

My mom likes to tell people that her favorite piece of mine is a drawing of ET doing jumping jacks from when I was about three. If you ask her about it she’ll go into detail about how the shakey circles and crooked lines really *do* resemble whatever it was I was going for as a kid. She brings it

eyecare: the health we tend to forget

With the dawn of August bringing the rise of Back-to-School shopping, a time of frenzied bulk-pencil shopping and the dizzying decision of which backpack to carry for the next 10 months. In the midst of figuring out which box of crayons will be sufficient for the kids classes, we sometimes forget about the little things–like ensuring kids who need vision

from the farm to the table.

The idea that food should come right from the farm and onto your table seems, in some areas, like a country dream. Fresh, crisp, and straight from the stalk is what more and more people are looking to put into their body now, and that’s a good thing. There are tons of health benefits to eating what people have called