By Mark Sheely. Just an hour north of the Twin Cities and already the towering pines and sparkling lakes begin to fill the scenery. A giant walleye statue sits off to the side of the road (supposedly caught by Paul Bunyon himself) and one thing is certain: this is rural Minnesota. This particular neck of the woods also happens to be home to one of only two rural gay pride festivals in the entire country. To hear the rest of this and all of our Pride-themed show, tune in this Sunday at 6PM.