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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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How To Host The Perfect Gingerbread House Competition

Add a sweet competitive element to your holiday gathering.

12/01/2014

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Best Free Winter Activities For Families In Minnesota

Enjoy the cool breath of winter weather with these free activities.

11/28/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Need a way to entertain the kids while livening up your holiday décor? Kids will gobble up these Thanksgiving-themed craft ideas and your home will reap the benefits.

11/21/2014

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Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Minnesota

Big your furry friend along to these local restaurants.

11/14/2014

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Best Ways To Spend Thanksgiving Morning With The Family

Setting the table can wait, here are some of the best activities your family can enjoy on Thanksgiving morning.

11/10/2014

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Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In Minnesota

The day you propose marriage is a day you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives. While we can’t assist with what you’ll say, we can help with the gorgeous autumn backdrop.

11/07/2014

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Ask An Expert: Tips On Starting The College Search

It’s never too early to begin thinking about college and your future career path.

10/31/2014

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5 Thanksgiving Getaways With Your Family

What are you thankful for? This year, you might find that your answer is long weekends, memorable adventures and time spent with the ones you love, so ditch the turkey in favor a quick getaway over the four-day weekend.

10/31/2014

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Best Laser Tag In Minnesota

Indoor laser tag is booming across America and Minnesota. Take a look at these good Minnesota laser tag sites.

10/24/2014

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Best Corn Mazes In The Minnesota Area

Corn mazes are popping up all over. Get out to enjoy one today!

10/17/2014

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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2015

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, was the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

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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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