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Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsDon't look now, but we are already in state tournament time for the winter sports seasons. The State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships were held this week at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik. This weekend, dancers take center stage at Target Center for the annual High-Kick and Jazz competitions among the top programs in the state.
Guy On A Bike: Bikes As Tools For LearningBetsy Stretch is a self-proclaimed bike geek, and proud of it. So, when the MN Department of Education began implementing engineering science standards for middle school students, she used bicycles as a teaching tool in her classes at Marcy Open.
MNfusion: Director Sarah Rasmussen Talks First Show At Jungle TheaterRasmussen first fell in love with theater on a trip to Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater as a teenager. It was there that she saw her first play by William Shakespeare. It's appropriate then that Rasmussen begins her inaugural season with a love letter in the form of a Shakespearean romantic comedy – "Two Gentlemen of Verona."
Tap Talk: MN-Based Founding Fathers Brewing Co. Aims For National MarketFounding Fathers Brewing Company is a Long Lake-based company that's increasingly finding a foothold in the national market – with a patriot twist. That "twist" is actually a pretty big deal: The company donates half of its profits to help military families.
Bite Of Minnesota: One-Pot Sticky WingsIt's hard to believe that the Super Bowl has already come and gone. I'm not much of a football fan but I do enjoy the rituals of Super Bowl Sunday such as menu planning, a lazy Sunday, and an excuse to eat copious amounts of queso dip -- yes, the Velveeta + Rotel kind.
Tap Talk: Fair State Co-Op, Tin Whiskers Go Head-To-Head In 3rd Brew-OffBefore winter comes to a close, Tin Whiskers is hosting its third seasonal brew-off. On Wednesday, Feb. 17 the St. Paul brewery will face off against Minneapolis' cooperative brewery, Fair State Brewing.
Mike's Mix: Lyn65 Brunch CocktailsEvery week on Saturday, Mike Augustyniak goes in search of a new cocktail idea from a local mixologist. Today, he's heading back to Lyn65 in Richfield to kick off a series of brunch coctails.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See For The Week(end)From a Wine, Women & Song event to masterpieces being performed by the Rochester Symphony, here are the four shows to check out this weekend.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Wander Minnesota: Ice Sculptures At The St. Paul Winter CarnivalWinter has been all over the place this year, but one aspect holds steady: the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which runs through this weekend. One of the many fun things to do is to visit Rice Park and see the entries in the Ice Sculpture competition.
'Arabian Nights' At The Walker Art CenterIn the first part of his 6-hour, fantastical portrait of his native Portugal during “bread and water” austerity, director Miguel Gomes admits that the idea behind his fresh-cut trilogy might be the dumbest he’s ever had.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsThere is nothing better than the postseason when it comes to high school sports. For many programs, it's about proving the resume that was built over the course of the regular season. This week, we feature two hockey playoff games and top match-ups in boys hockey and boys basketball.

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