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Best Batting Cages In Minnesota

Baseball is the quintessential American sport. Minnesota offers more than a few places to swing a bat indoors, and the following are some of the best.

08/29/2014

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Best Labor Day Events In Minnesota

Labor Day marks the end of summer. How will you celebrate?

08/22/2014

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Best Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In Minnesota

Don’t stress out – there’s plenty to do on Labor Day weekend. Parties and road trips are popular activities for Minnesotans during Labor Day weekend, but other options can be just as fun.

08/15/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Best Pet Groomers In Minnesota

Here are five of the best places to get your pet groomed in the metro area of Minnesota.

08/08/2014

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Best Petting Zoos In Minnesota

From frisky goats to cuddly bunnies, petting zoos are a fun way to learn about and bond with other living creatures. For some of the best in Minnesota, check out our list of great petting zoos here.

08/01/2014

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Best Places For Families To Watch The Game In Minnesota

If you can’t enjoy a great sports game as a whole family, then what is the point of watching?

07/25/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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5 Things High School Seniors Can Do To Prepare For College

Senior year in high school is a time of choices, changes, and transitions. It’s also a time of hard work, where students aren’t just focusing on the schoolwork at hand, but also getting ready for college.

07/21/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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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

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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

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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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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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