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A sign points to the Blast’s location in downtown Northfield. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

There’s still time. Still time to indulge in a sweet treat before winter closes in and home-grown ice cream shops shutter for the season here in Minnesota.

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The Blast walk-up window is located at the end of the “tunnel” to the left. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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A steady flow of customers kept this employee busy taking ice cream orders. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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A Red Raspberry Sundae. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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Lots of choices at The Blast. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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A group orders ice cream treats on an August weekday afternoon. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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Through the order window, I spotted this portrait. Anna drew multiple portraits and hid them around the shop, her co-worker told me. A fun discovery. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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As soon as I saw this sign, I knew I would order the Puppy Chow Flurry. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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The Puppy Chow Flurry. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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This sandwich board sign along Division Street directs customers down the sidewalk toward the river, to The Blast. (Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo August 2022)

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