Travel & Outdoors

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Wander Minnesota: Minneopa State Park

Like waterfalls? Like Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, but sometimes would like to avoid the crowds? There’s a good choice just an hour or so out of the metro: Minneopa State Park, just outside of Mankato. […]

07/29/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Road Trip To St. Peter

South of the Twin Cities, along the Minnesota River, is the town of St. Peter. St. Peter’s earliest claim to fame is that it came close to being the capital of Minnesota, but thanks to the machinations of Joe Rolette, who stole the bill that would have designated St. Peter as the capital and hid with it until legislators had voted in St. Paul instead.

07/23/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To McGregor (Day 2)

Once again, the weekend is upon us, and that means WCCO is gearing up for another installment of Goin’ to the Lake. This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin, Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee are visiting the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

07/10/2015

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A History Lover’s Travel Guide To Chicago

The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.

07/03/2015

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The Best Ghost Towns In The Western US

Old mining towns may be abandoned today, however, these small ghost towns are filled with a rich past and have a lot to teach visitors about the region’s history.

07/02/2015

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Travel Guide To Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Practical travel guide to one of the jewels of the National Parks System, Mount Rushmore National Memorial

07/01/2015

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State Tourism Agency Plans Summer Campaign In Midwestern Cities

Explore Minnesota has started new projection-style advertising on empty walls in the Twin Cities. But their big focus right now is to pull in people from other states and the other side of the world.

06/03/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Resort Happenings

Sure, it’s a month away, but Memorial Day will arrive faster than you think. Many resorts are planning long-weekend festivities for that weekend, and booking ahead is recommended. Here’s a sampling of what you can find.

04/23/2015

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2015 Boston Travel Guide

A guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Boston

04/17/2015

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Romantic Getaway Guide To Venice, Italy

Escape your day-to-day lives by planning a romantic getaway to Venice, Italy. The two of you will feel the romance in the air from the moment you step off of the plane.

04/16/2015

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Top 2015 Music Festivals In The U.S.

A look at five of the best upcoming music festivals from across the country

04/15/2015

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Top Safaris In Southern Africa

Make plans to enjoy an exotic tour through some of the best wildlife preserves and national parks in the southern regions of Africa. An African safari will take you up close to the region’s wildlife and through the area’s diverse landscapes.

04/14/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Minnesota

Get out the Burley and take the family biking this weekend.

04/10/2015

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How To Plan A Trip With Your Grandchildren

Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.

02/18/2015

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Is Airbnb Right For You?

Airbnb is an online service that matches hosts and travelers, creating a relationship and transaction that works for both.

02/17/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Minnesota For College Students

Check out these nearby mini-vacation destination ideas for a great spring break 2015.

02/14/2015

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Best Airports For Layovers In America

If leaving the airport isn’t a possibility, here is a look at five of the best airports for layovers in America.

02/13/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Minnesota

Families wanting to ski don’t need to venture out west to hit the slopes. Minnesota and our Midwest neighbors offer plenty of options for the youngest ski-lovers within a quick drive.

02/13/2015

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10 Travel Essentials For Your Next Ski Trip

There are many items you will need for an upcoming ski trip, including skis. However, these additional items will help keep you warm while looking fashionable on the slopes during your next ski trip.

02/12/2015

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Find The Best Frequent Flyer Program For You

Due to big changes in 2015, consumers may benefit by taking another look at the best frequent flyer programs.

02/11/2015

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Wayzata Man Loses 80 Pounds … Skijoring

A Wayzata man is only a portion of the man he once was after he lost 80 pounds in a very Minnesota-like way. A dramatic picture shows Dallas Johnson before and after he started skijoring. The sport combines cross country skiing with dog racing and the two are tethered together with a bungee.

02/10/2015

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How To Backpack Through Europe

Make plans to experience a backpacking adventure through Europe. During this type of vacation, you will meet interesting people, see amazing sites and have fun planning the adventure through several foreign countries.

02/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Indoor Golf Range In MN

Winter is long, cold and dark in Minnesota, especially for golfers. Instead of daydreaming about warm weather and your favorite course, you can still play the game inside. That’s why we went in search of the best indoor golf in Minnesota.

01/15/2015

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Health Experts Stay MSP Airport Is 15th Healthiest In Nation

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of the better choices in the country for healthy eating options, according to a report released by Harvard University. The report says that nearly 70 percent of the airport’s 70 food venues offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed meal.

12/05/2014

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Scarecrow Alley At The MN Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is getting into the spirit of autumn with their new Scarecrow Alley. Have a scarecrow pic to share? Send it our way!

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America’s Top 20 Beaches

Check out the best beaches in America.

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The Animals Of Antarctica

Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.

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The Ice Of Antarctica

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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Most Romantic Cities In The World

Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.

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