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Best Activities For Kids In Minnesota Over Thanksgiving Weekend

After the turkey and stuffing have been gobbled up, take the kids to burn some energy over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Entertain them (and tire them out) at one of these Minnesota favorites.

11/22/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Dog Breed?

They’re all man’s best friend, but which breed of dog makes you howl the most?

11/16/2013

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Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In Minnesota

Each tree-cutting location on this list has one thing in common: are all independently owned and have unique varieties or selections of Christmas trees to choose from.

11/15/2013

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Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Minnesota

Make the holidays special with these family-focused events around Minnesota.

11/08/2013

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Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Minnesota

With a new school year comes a crop of high school dances to prepare and plan for – homecomings, winter formals and proms. Turn to these Twin Cities businesses to make your big dance an easy and fun experience.

11/01/2013

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Free Fall Activities For Families In Minnesota

Taking the brood out on a nice fall day doesn’t have to break the bank. Stick those bills back in your wallet and head out for one of these fun (and free) local activities.

10/25/2013

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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

10/24/2013

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Best Pumpkin Patches In Minnesota

The quest for the perfect pumpkin is on. Embrace this autumn ritual with one of these Minnesota pumpkin patches that turn plain pumpkin picking into a seasonal festivity.

10/18/2013

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Best Corn Mazes In Minnesota

You know what they say – nothing celebrates a fall day like wandering around a cornfield in complete bewilderment. Okay, maybe nobody actually says that, but apparently a lot of Minnesotans think getting lost outdoors in the crisp October weather is great fun.

10/11/2013

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Best Neighborhoods For Trick-Or-Treating In Minnesota

Here are six great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Rogers, Minn. leads the list as the best place to raise kids. Five Minneapolis neighborhoods follow because they should provide the most candy with the least walking and greater safety according to Zillow.com. They are Fulton, Lynnhurst, Linden Hills, Tangletown and Cedar-Isles-Dean.

10/04/2013

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Best Apple Picking In Minnesota

Come on out and enjoy some fall fun, festivals and a wide variety of apple picking.

09/27/2013

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A Guide To The Minnesota Zoo

Minnesotans are lucky to have a treasure like the Minnesota Zoo in our own backyard. But many families are not aware of the behind-the-scenes options, special events and places to go to make your zoo excursion a breeze when traveling with kids. Here are a few insider tips.

09/20/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Take Family Photos

The sky is the limit here in the state of Minnesota when it comes to snapping a priceless photograph.

09/13/2013

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Best Dog Walking Trails In Minnesota

If your pooch could talk, he would likely say “bow-wow” when you set foot on any one of these amazing dog walking trails within Minnesota.

09/06/2013

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Best Playgrounds In Minnesota

Break free from your local, go-to park and try one of these unique Twin Cities playgrounds. They are sure to elicit squeals of delight from kids and sighs of relief from adults.

08/30/2013

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Best Places For Families To Spend The Last Days Of Summer In Minnesota

Celebrate the final days of summer with family at these outdoor Minnesota hot spots.

08/23/2013

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Best Labor Day Weekend Events For Kids In Minnesota

Look to these events in Minnesota on Labor Day weekend to have some fun with the family during those last warm days.

08/16/2013

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Best Dog Walking Services In Minnesota

Look no further in Minnesota for the best dog walkers to help your pooch release pent-up energy, burn a few extra pounds or mark their favorite fire hydrant.

08/09/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For Hosting A Baby Shower

Clueless about planning a baby shower? Read these tips from a Minnesota expert.

08/02/2013

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Best Places To Eat Before The Game In Minnesota

These are some of the preferred go-to spots in Minnesota for passionate Twins fans to snack before a game.

07/31/2013

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Best Zoo And Aquarium Events In Minnesota

Summertime unleashes a wave of events that embrace the spirit and weather of the season. Check out our must-go list of zoo and aquarium events throughout Minnesota this summer.

07/26/2013

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Minnesota

If you and your family would like to offer assistance to someone else in need, look into these five opportunities for families in Minnesota.

07/19/2013

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Best Summer Vacation Activities In Minnesota

Check out these local vacation ideas for a Minnesota getaway that takes advantage of the sunshine and the diversity of our state.

07/12/2013

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Best Places For Baby Shower Gifts In Minnesota

Awwww. That’s the sound you’ll hear when you present your baby shower gift to expecting parents from one of these Minnesota baby stores.

07/05/2013

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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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