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Best Family Hikes In Minnesota

Hiking is great way to get the family outdoors and experience the beauty of nature. No matter the level of difficulty or what type of landscape you’re looking for, our list of five favorite Minnesota hikes cover a little bit of everything.

03/20/2015

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Unexpected Social Security Benefits For Divorcees

There are plenty of things to consider while going through a divorce. Don’t overlook the financial benefits that you are entitled to from social security.

03/19/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Minnesota

Take a Minnesota staycation. Travel expert Judith Ramsey can tell you how.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

When all else fails, ask an expert. Sue Parks, a local nutritionist, has some creative ways to help encourage more nutrition in your family’s diet.

03/06/2015

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Best Dog Parks In Minnesota

If you truly love your dog, provide a refreshing change with these new experiences. It’s time to break away from the same old walk down the street while restrained by a leash.

02/27/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

Susan Grage has been working in childcare for over 10 years, with the YMCA and within her own family as well. Sue shared with us some great ideas for snow days that range from careful planning to on-the-fly fun.

02/20/2015

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How To Plan A Trip With Your Grandchildren

Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.

02/18/2015

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How To Max Out Your Social Security

How does getting more money sound? Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solomon have three tips for getting the most out of your social security.

02/18/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Minnesota

Families wanting to ski don’t need to venture out west to hit the slopes. Minnesota and our Midwest neighbors offer plenty of options for the youngest ski-lovers within a quick drive.

02/13/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Dates For Parents In Minnesota

Valentine’s Day means some kid-free time with your honey. Lock down a babysitter and enjoy one of these adults-only outings in Minnesota.

02/06/2015

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5 Helpful Tips For A Long Life

Want to live a healthy and happy life for decades to come? David B. Angus, MD, author of “A Short Guide To A Long Life,” has five tips to have you living well for years to come.

02/02/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

Searching for after-school activities to suit your child can be a daunting task. Eyenga Bokamba may help you get a head start with her uniquely broad perspective on youth programs.

01/30/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In Minnesota

Influence positive development in your child with one of these five outstanding martial arts programs for kids.

01/23/2015

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Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.

01/18/2015

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Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In Minnesota

Unpredictable winter weather is something Minnesotans commonly contend with. Prepare for winter weather emergencies with our handy guide.

01/16/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In Minnesota

Minnesota is receiving praise as one of the fittest in the nation. How do locals stay that way? Check out our list of the best fitness classes in the state to find out.

01/09/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Minnesota

Capture those special family moments at these beautiful local spots.

01/02/2015

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Best Places For Ice Skating In Minnesota

Try one of these places for skating this winter; indoor and outdoor venues are listed and easy to find.

12/26/2014

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?

12/19/2014

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Neighborhoods With The Best Holiday Lights In Minnesota

Holiday cheer is here. Time to jump in the car and see the dazzling displays of holiday lights throughout the greater metro area of Minnesota.

12/19/2014

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When To Get Care For Flu-Like Symptoms

Minnesota is dealing with a widespread flu outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health reports the outbreak started in southern Minnesota, but now they are seeing an increase in cases in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. Hennepin County Medical Center officials say its doctors are treating 25 out of about 165 patients hospitalized for flu in the state.

12/12/2014

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Minnesota

Don’t buy your tree from the store. Get outside and cut down your own at one of these local farms.

12/12/2014

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Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Alive

Christmas is coming up fast, but if you’re not careful, your trees may not make it. Dried out trees not only cause a mess and don’t look as nice, they can be dangerous. So I got some tips on how to keep your tree alive as long as possible.

12/07/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In Minnesota

There are more ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Minnesota than just spinning a dreidel.

12/05/2014

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Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup

Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!

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4-Legged Friends Unite At Twin Cities Pet Expo

For the first time, pets were allowed at the Twin Cities Pet Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out a few photos of the event.

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Puppy Bowl X

For the tenth year in a row, Animal Planet is offering the single greatest example of counter-programming of all time. That’s right, the Puppy Bowl is back once again. Click here for more information and check out the starting lineup.

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Best Winter And Holiday Activities

We have brainstormed the best winter activities to keep you entertained.

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Halloween Pets 2013

Americans will spend $370 million on pet costumes this year for Halloween! Check out these adorable pics to see where all that money goes!

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Best Halloween Costume Ideas

View our best Halloween costume ideas for babies, kids and adults.

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