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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Family Friendly Guide to Minneapolis Aquatennial

The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates if 74th year with a celebration filled of fun events for the entire family. The 2013 Aquatennial kicks-off in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis with a jam-packed weekend of fitness, music, water, and historic activities.

07/18/2014

Strawberries

Best Places To Pick Summer Fruit In Minnesota

In a state as lush and green as Minnesota, picking fruit is a birthright. Here are some of the best farms offering pick-your-own fruits.

07/18/2014

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Best Dog Obedience Schools In Minnesota

Send your pooch back to school.

07/11/2014

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Summer Road Trip Checklist When Traveling With Kids

Packing essentials for a family-friendly road trip that won’t leave you wishing you’d never left home.

07/07/2014

Dance

Best Dance Classes For Kids In Minnesota

If you’re looking for a healthy way for children to expend energy and express themselves, try dance lessons. These unique choices for area dance classes will give your child a chance to try something distinctive.

07/04/2014

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Best Drive-In Movie Theaters In Minnesota

For a classic night at the movies, and a great summer activity, pack up the car and head out to one of Minnesota’s drive-in theaters.

06/27/2014

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Best Botanical Gardens In Minnesota

Here are some of the top spots in Minnesota to see amazing botanical gardens.

06/20/2014

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Good Question: What Age Is It OK To Start Babysitting?

Summer vacation means more free time for kids, and more parents looking for someone to watch their kids. Occasionally parents need a time-out for themselves, which is when a qualified babysitter can capitalize.

06/17/2014

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Fourth Of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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Educational Summer Activities For Kids In Minnesota

Summer is a good time for children to expand their awareness of the world outside winter classrooms.

06/13/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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School’s Out: Ways To Beat Summertime Boredom

Don’t let the summertime blues get you down. There are lots of ways to beat that boredom if you just let your creativity soar. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started.

06/09/2014

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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Minnesota

Treat dear old dad to a day out! This June 15th, celebrate him with one of these picks for a great Father’s Day activity in Minnesota.

06/06/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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Best Mother’s Day Activities And Ideas

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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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