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Lyndale Farmstead Park Hosts Valentine's Day Skating PartyPeople were out Sunday enjoying a beautiful winter day with their loved ones at Lyndale Farmstead Park in Minneapolis.
Talking Points: Substance Over Personal AttacksRonald Reagan used to talk about what he called the 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Those days are clearly long gone, as the Republican candidates continue to trade insults on the debate stage and on the campaign trail.
Dayton Orders Flags Flown Half Staff In Honor Of ScaliaGov. Mark Dayton has ordered that U.S. and Minnesota state flags be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
As Session Nears, Surplus Promises Big Ideas, ConflictsNearly a month before the Legislature returns with a nice $1.2 billion surplus in hand, lawmakers have already laid out hundreds of millions of dollars in plans to spend it.
Grand Marais Pumps The Brakes On Dollar General StoreThe Lake Superior community of Grand Marais has put the brakes on a potential move by a national discount retailer to move into the scenic tourist town.
Minnesota Kisses Arctic Air Goodbye On Valentine’s DayValentine's Day saw a front of arctic air move out of Minnesota, leaving in its wake snow flurries and the start of a warming trend.

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LaVine Dedicates Dunk Contest Win To Late Coach SaundersAfter outlasting Aaron Gordon in what many believe was the best slam dunk contest in All-Star weekend history, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine posted a touching tribute to the late Flip Saunders on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Winless Streak Proves To Be Yeo's DownfallA dramatic midseason slump for the third straight year and a poor outing Saturday to extend Minnesota's home winless streak led Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher to fire coach Mike Yeo.
Larry Early III Has A Lot To Wrestle For In Ill Young PalLarry Early III is redshirting his first year at Minnesota. He still has a whole lot to wrestle for.
Flippers Fly At Minnesota Competitive Pinball ChampionshipInside the Sun Ray Lanes in East St. Paul, it’s a competition unlike any other. This isn't your father's arcade game. This is competitive pinball.
LaVine Soars Over Competition To Win 2nd Slam Dunk ContestMinnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine outlasted Orlando's Aaron Gordon in an epic final round of the dunk contest, posting four straight perfect 50s to win for the second straight year.
Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine Looks To Defend Slam Dunk TitleThe NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Saturday night, and that means the Timberwolves' Zach LaVine has a chance to defend his title.

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Best Indoor Rock Climbing In MinnesotaBe adventurous in a controlled environment! Visit one of these top indoor rock climbing facilities in Minnesota.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Oven Roasted Chicken RecipesAre you looking for some fresh ideas, some new flavors to this important wintertime standby? Dara has oven roasted chicken recipes to warm up your home!
Best Indoor Basketball Courts In MinnesotaIf an outdoor basketball court is beyond your reach, or you prefer an indoor game, these spacious indoor courts are conveniently located and open to the public.
Best Valentine's Day Bars For Singles In MinnesotaJust because you're single doesn't mean you have to stay in this Valentine's Day.
Best Valentine's Day Dinners In MinnesotaEnjoy a most romantic evening with a reservation at one of these local restaurants.
Best Places For Dress Shoes In MinnesotaFinish your outfit with flair by selecting the best in footwear.

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Mike's Mix: Lost In Translation At Restaurant AlmaEvery week on Saturday, Mike Augustyniak goes in search of a new cocktail idea from a local mixologist. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Mike heads to a place that's special for so many couples -- Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend (Valentine's Day Edition)Predictably enough, this weekend's events skew heavily toward Valentine's Day. But they're all great shows to check out -- from "Jazz in the Jungle" in Uptown to "The Love Show" in St. Paul.
'Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words' ReviewedCary Grant in Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” pioneered a career of international stardom that looks modern, if not normal, to today’s viewers, but in her time was anything but.
MNfusion: Red Cow Offers Alternative To Fish Fry Fridays For LentOn Wednesday, the season of Lent began for Christians around the world. For many of Catholic denomination, this also marked the beginning of the end of meat on Fridays.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsDon't look now, but we are already in state tournament time for the winter sports seasons. The State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships were held this week at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik. This weekend, dancers take center stage at Target Center for the annual High-Kick and Jazz competitions among the top programs in the state.
Guy On A Bike: Bikes As Tools For LearningBetsy Stretch is a self-proclaimed bike geek, and proud of it. So, when the MN Department of Education began implementing engineering science standards for middle school students, she used bicycles as a teaching tool in her classes at Marcy Open.

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