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Best 2014 Halloween Parties For Adults In Minnesota

The fun doesn’t end just because you’re too old to Trick or Treat.

10/02/2014

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Fleetwood Mac Kicks Off Tour In Minnesota

A long-awaited concert tour kick-offed Tuesday in Minnesota. Fleetwood Mac performed Tuesday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. All the group is back together and on the road for the first time in 16 years.

09/30/2014

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A Few Takeaways From A Tour Of Paisley Park With Prince

Prince is still cooler than you: He’s the only person who can pull off wearing a shirt with his image — and look epic doing it.

09/29/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Fall Beers To Try

Need a few ideas for fall brews? Here are a few recommendations by St. Paul veteran bartender Kevin “Kleezy” Kleman of Señor Wong Craft Bar and Restaurant.

09/25/2014

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Minnesota’s 10 Greatest One-Hit Wonders

Thursday, Sept. 25 is National One-Hit Wonder Day, and while everyone knows that Minnesota has a long history of pop music hitmakers stretching from the heydays of Prince and Bob Dylan all the way back through the Andrews Sisters in the 1940s.

09/24/2014

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‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Brings True ‘Sound and Vision’ Experience to Chicago

Ready for an immersive experience? The retrospective “David Bowie Is” opens today in Chicago, and it’s a mind-blowing examination of one of the modern musical era’s most fascinating creative minds.

09/23/2014

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Minnesota

Oktoberfest is more than just St. Patrick’s Day for Germans. It’s a celebration of culture, food and beer.

09/18/2014

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Best Bars To Watch College Football In Minnesota

To enjoy the wild rumpus of college football, head out to one of these local sports bars.

09/11/2014

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Scenic Motorcycle Drives Through The Iron Range

Whether you’re riding a cruiser, a chopper, a crotch rocket or a blown bike, these are the best trips for bikers through the serenity of the Iron Range.

09/04/2014

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Best Sports Bars In Minnesota

These bars don’t play around when it comes to sports.

08/28/2014

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Best Bars To Watch The U.S. Open In Minnesota

Watch some of the best serves in the U.S. Open while getting served at one of these great Minnesota bars.

08/21/2014

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Best All-You-Can Drink Specials In Minnesota

All-you-can-drink specials are hard to find but patrons have packed a few local establishments offering this attraction.

08/14/2014

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Best EDM Bars Or Clubs In Minnesota

Get down to the sounds of these local clubs.

08/07/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Best Summertime Vodka Cocktails

Mixologist Jessica Wassenaar has some recommendations for refreshments. So put down that cheap wine cooler and enjoy a premium vodka cocktail along with your daily dose of Vitamin D.

07/31/2014

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Best Singer-Songwriters In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are ample opportunities to see some of the best singers perform. Check out these amazing musicians from the home team.

07/24/2014

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Best Bars For Singles In Minnesota

Follow the singles to find the best bars in Minnesota.

07/17/2014

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Best Frozen Cocktails In Minnesota

The chill from these frozen drinks is sure to keep you cool all summer.

07/10/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Rooftop Dining

On a beautiful summer day, we all want to be outside. That might mean grabbing a drink or dinner on a patio or rooftop. So, that got us wondering: Where’s the Best Rooftop Dining in Minnesota?

07/09/2014

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Best Bars With Ladies’ Nights In Minnesota

Hit these local bars, lounges and nightclubs to have a special night out with your favorite ladies.

07/03/2014

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In Minnesota

Summer is here again, and with it comes Fourth of July parties all across the state. Where will you celebrate?

06/26/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Fourth Of July Cocktail Recipes

A few ideas for Fourth of July cocktails.

06/19/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Katie Greeman, Of Spill The Wine

If you’re a wine lover, there’s nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.

06/17/2014

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Best Bars With Board Games In Minnesota

In Minnesota, several local bars are bringing back popular board games and making them available to bar-goers. Next time you’re in one of these neighborhoods, check out the local bar with the happening board games.

06/12/2014

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Best Bars To Bean Bag Toss In Minnesota

Recreational sports in bars make for good mixers. Bean bag toss is an especially good socializer because anyone can do it.

06/05/2014

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Best Rum Cocktails In Minnesota

The island is calling you. If you’re currently unable to answer, try a rum cocktail at these local lounges and bars instead.

05/29/2014

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Backstreet Boys At The Xcel Energy Center

Relive the Backstreet Boys’ glory days Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Mumford & Sons Take On Sold-Out Crowd

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

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Pentatonix At Mill City Nights

It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.

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Joshua Radin At Mill City Nights

Joshua Radin performed at Mill City Nights on Thursday. Click here for a full Q&A with the indie singer.

Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. See who is up for top awards and who else earned major props. And be sure to watch CBS when the awards are handed out on Feb. 12.

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