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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

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 Best Club Of The Month Gifts For Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, sign up the world’s most perfect papa for a monthly club that will remind him of your affection and tickle his fancy all year long. Here are five clubs he will actually be happy to get signed up for.

06/01/2014

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5 Summer Jobs That Will Look Good On Your College Application

For those students hoping to push their application to the top of the ever-growing heap, prior work experience can be a big plus. The right job history can up any candidate’s profile and turn hopeful applicants into freshmen.

06/01/2014

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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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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father’s Day

Is your dad into thrillers, mysteries, music legends or even great beer? This Father’s Day, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has him covered with great books that would make the perfect gift for any dad.

06/01/2014

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Best Spots For Picnics In Minnesota

Enjoy the great outdoors with a picnic. For some of the best picnic spots in the state, check out this list of must-visit locations.

05/30/2014

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Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Minnesota

When planning a fun family outing, sometimes the price tag of the chosen activity can take the ‘fun’ right out of it. Save some cash by checking out these five fun finds, each with a current cost of less than $5 per person.

05/23/2014

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Best Public Pools In Minnesota

Minnesota has almost as many swimming pools as lakes. Here are some of the best.

05/16/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Minnesota

Take time out to honor American war heroes. On May 26, 2014, Minnesotans will be planning activities that involve family gatherings and a celebration of freedom.

05/09/2014

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Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Minnesota

Here are five creative activities that might spark your imagination for a fun Mother’s Day with mom in Minnesota.

05/02/2014

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Spend Mother’s Day Celebrating With Grandma

Don’t forget to show Grandma some love on Mother’s Day this year. Here are some great activities and crafts to show Grandma just how much you care.

04/27/2014

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Best Parks To Walk Your Dog In Minnesota

Minnesota is a dog-friendly state that offers dog parks, trails and treks around the lake for pooches to get some exercise. As the winter fades and the snow melts, take advantage of all that Minnesota has to offer.

04/25/2014

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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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