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WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Grits In MinnesotaGrits may be the last thing on your mind when you think of Minnesota -- but think again.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Arcade In MinnesotaFrom pinball to Pac-Man, arcades are making a comeback. You will find the new Up-Down Minneapolis arcade bar in Uptown. There, the present looks a lot like the past.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Waffles In MinnesotaThey're not just for breakfast anymore. Waffles are being redefined. That's what Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield found out when she went to Nisswa to find the best waffle, she also found a young entrepreneur with a plan.

Arts & Culture

MNfusion: Theater Latte Da's 'Ragtime' Brings 1900's To Modern DayFor some, history is obsolete. Often, younger generations fail to see how people of the past relate to their lives.
MNfusion: 'Rummage' Brings Local Beer, Music & Wares To ForefrontMinnesotans love to talk about how much they love Minnesota. And, they love to support local Minnesota businesses. Now, a new event is taking that to the next level by bringing together local beer, bands, food and shops in the home of all things Minnesota – the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
MNfusion: Theater Was Certainly At Play During The 2016 Ivey AwardsOn a beautiful, late summer evening, Minneapolitans and St. Paulites dressed in their finest and came together to celebrate their thriving arts community at the 2016 Ivey Awards.

Shopping & Style

Best Pottery Shops In MinnesotaLooking for the perfect piece of pottery?
Best Places To Get A Makeover In MinnesotaYou don't have to fly to L.A. to get an amazing makeover.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall fashion this year is fluid and multifaceted, according to Amy Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of the boutique Amalli Talli. Layered flowing contours, whimsical prints, and vintage jewelry show a mid-60s/early 70s flair. The dot-com 90s make a 50s-style statement in leather biker and jean jackets and pearl chokers. Platform shoes, velvet, and suede and flannel are in. And so are skinny jeans. Career gals still pocket a smart phone in a pant suit, but more are converting to the skirt suit. Bold and bright accessories warm the cool look of a fall wardrobe.

Food & Drink

WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Grits In MinnesotaGrits may be the last thing on your mind when you think of Minnesota -- but think again.
Good Question: How Much Coffee Do We Drink?Thursday is National Coffee Day, which made us wonder: how much of it do we really drink?
Tap Talk: Northgate Brewing, Tin Whiskers Brew-Off At Moto-IIt's that time of year again. Colors are changing, leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and two Twin Cities brewers are preparing for the next brew-off.

Nightlife & Music

MNfusion: Duluth Pack Creates Custom Duffel For Blake SheltonFollowing in the footsteps of his partner Gwen Stefani, country singer and "The Voice" star Blake Shelton will be stopping at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center as part of his latest tour.
Best Nighttime Strolls In MinnesotaA leisurely evening walk is a great way to cap off a Minnesota day. Discover interesting sites, cool new haunts and gorgeous views along the way with this guide for best nighttime strolls in the state.
Best Bar Pizza In MinnesotaWhether you're a pizza lover who enjoys Minnesota gastropubs, or prefers to dine at a simple Twin Cities pizza bar, give these establishments a try.

Family & Pets

Mom, Blogger Pens Tirade Against Target's Tiny CartsOne mother is speaking out about recent changes to Target’s shopping experience.
Best After-School Activities For Families In MinnesotaDespite Minnesota's many attractions and things to do, finding after-school activities for the family can be a challenge. Often, students and working parents have conflicting schedules. But there are places where families can meet up at the end of the day when school and work take an after-hours break.
Best Parent-Child Activities Near MinnesotaIn Minnesota, there is no excuse for cabin fever. You can swim with sharks in an indoor aquarium while waiting for the ski slopes to open. If sharks aren't your thing, you can also ride the indoor rails with your children.

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