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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 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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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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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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Guest Pass: Geocaching At Oakdale Nature Preserve

After two weeks in the deep freeze, Matt Brickman was getting a little stir crazy. So for this week’s Guest Pass, he headed outside to have fun in the snow while geocaching at Oakdale Nature Preserve.

11/20/2014

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Your City Guide To A Vacation In San Diego

San Diego offers more than fabulous year-round weather. This area is home to many popular attractions and local venues offering a unique vacation experience.

10/23/2014

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How To Pack A Suit For Your Next Trip

Here are some tips on packing a suit to maintain that professional look in the business world.

10/22/2014

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America’s Best Fall Break Destinations For College Students

Take a break from your college studies with a mini-vacation this fall at one of these top destinations for college students.

10/21/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Basics Of Bicycle Commuting

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey (and my amateur calculations), nearly 860,000 people in the U.S. commute to work via bicycle. Of that, the report estimates there are 28,864 hearty Minnesotans who ride to their jobs.

09/30/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Meet Guy

One of the many things I love about the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the passionate bike culture, so I’ve decided to share some observations and musings with you in this new blog. I am a passionate advocate. Couple that with a little journalistic curiosity and here we are.

09/10/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Superior Hiking Trail

Before you know it, the trees in Minnesota will be turning bright shades of yellow, orange and red. Some of the most spectacular views in the state can be found along the Superior Hiking Trail in the Arrowhead region.

08/31/2014

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Labor Day Weekend: Beyond The Fair

It arrives all too quickly, but alas, it’s here: Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. If you’ve already made your pilgrimages to the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, what else can you do on this glorious long weekend? Plenty.

08/28/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Animal Exhibit At The State Fair

There are so many reasons to love the Minnesota State Fair. For some it’s the food, for others it’s the rides. But for many, it’s getting to see all the farm animals up close.

08/21/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 2)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. And now, we’re sad to say, we’re bringing a full season of trips to a close.

08/15/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 1)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. On Thursday, Jamie Yuccas and Jason DeRusha headed to Walker, Minn., which is known for its endless things to do outdoors.

08/14/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Liz Visit Park Rapids (Day 2)

On Friday, the two took part in the Legends and Logging Days festivities. That event is the the biggest one on the town’s calendar every year.

08/08/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Maxie Visit Watson Hunting Camp (Day 1)

July is almost over, and Minnesotans are finally enjoying some glorious summer weather. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week.

07/31/2014

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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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