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Wander Minnesota: Omnifest 2015

The weather is unreliable at best in January for Minnesota, but if you need to escape the reality of cold, snow, and/or slush and mud, check out the annual Omnifest at St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota. The festival runs through February 19. Plan ahead and pre-order tickets, especially for weekends—this is a popular event.

01/21/2015

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Wild Blog: Dubnyk Solid In Home Debut

Last Wednesday the Minnesota Wild addressed their goaltending situation by trading a third-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk made his Wild debut the following night, shutting out the Buffalo Sabres 7-0.

01/18/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Winter Fat Biking

The explosion in the popularity of fat bikes over the past few years is undeniable. What once seemed like a niche, at best, is proving to be a booming market in the cycling world.

01/18/2015

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MNfusion Review: Dobet Gnahoré @ The Ordway

I was excited to learn that the Ordway makes the exploration of different cultures part of their mission each season with the Target World Music Series. The first show in the series for the 2015 calendar year was an African singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, Dobet Gnahoré

01/17/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Winter Sidecar

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s taking a look at the Winter Sidecar from Minneapolis’ Brasserie Zentral.

01/16/2015

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Wild Blog: Back On The Bandwagon?

Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:

01/16/2015

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Movie Blog: Swedish Director Ruben Östlund At The Walker

One of the hard lessons of Force Majeure, the latest film from the “not yet household-name level but maybe getting there” Swedish director Ruben Östlund, is that life deals most humans a crap hand. And most humans respond to them with childish petulance, at best.

01/16/2015

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Prep Blog: High School Basketball Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

The middle of January is a great time of year for the winter high school sports season. You’re in the meat and potatoes of the conference season around the state, which means there are great games on a nightly basis.

01/16/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Acquire Goaltender, Still A Lot Of Work To Do

On Jan. 2, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 3-1. The hope at the time was that winning the first game in 2015 would be a springboard to another playoff berth much like last year, when Minnesota defeated Buffalo in their first game of 2014. Instead, the Wild have lost six-straight games and find themselves eight points out from the final playoff spot.

01/14/2015

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Wild Blog: Calling Out An SOS

After watching Tuesday’s massacre in Pittsburgh, I actually have a lot of sympathy for the entire Minnesota Wild team. You can see they’re defeated, they hold their heads down and they’re beat well before they even step on the ice.

01/14/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Excelsior Brewing Company

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week we visited Excelsior Brewing Company, WCCO viewers’ choice for best taproom, in Excelsior.

01/13/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Ice Castles

It’s back. A couple of years ago, Ice Castles premiered a couple of years ago at the Mall of America, and now it’s making an appearance at Eden Prairie’s Miller Park.

01/12/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Almanzo 2015

In Minnesota, the Almanzo is synonymous with gravel racing. In fact, I would go so far as to state that gravel racing wouldn’t be what it is today were it not for Chris Skogen, and the hallowed gravel century. What started as a small ride with a group of friends ballooned into something that would draw riders, of all skill levels, from the Upper Midwest and beyond, to Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota. On the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend the population of Spring Valley swells by 50 percent, and spandex-clad, carbon-fiber riding enthusiasts might grab a stool at Elaine’s Diner

01/10/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The ’36 Chambers’ Of Negroni

This week we featured two drinks from the Negroni menu of Marin’s Library Bar. The first, called Ol’ Dirty, is a classic recipe. The most popular Negroni on the menu is actually a spin on the original called Method Man. It uses an herbal liqueur called Chartreuse to stand in for the traditional vermouth.

01/10/2015

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