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Best Venues To Catch A Great Local Band In Twin Cities

In recent years, more and more local bands are starting to emerge onto the music scene with great force. And, a few are even playing alongside some of the country’s biggest acts on rock star tours. But, it’s never hard to forget where all the success came from.

06/02/2011

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Best Brewery Tours In Minnesota

Beer in Minnesota — it’s a popular thing. But have you ever wondered where that bottle came from? Our state has a nice selection of breweries and, luckily, many of those companies offer tours to their customers to share their history and show how the beer is made and bottled. And, yes, visitors get the opportunity to sample brewery beer!

06/01/2011

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Best Roadside Attractions In Minnesota

If there’s one thing Clark Griswold would enjoy most about Minnesota, it’s the various quirky roadside attractions we have lining our highways.

06/01/2011

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A Guide to Heritage Park

Welcome to Heritage Park on St. Paul’s east side. A visit to this park is like a visit back in time.

05/28/2011

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Best Day Trips From The Twin Cities

After hours of sitting at a desk, the shining sun outside your window is calling you to drop everything and explore a world uncovered from feet of snow. But not everyone has time for a week-long vacation or the budget to jet off to a distant locale.

05/12/2011

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Best Places To Shop For Twin Cities Jewelry

Seek and you shall find a great selection of locally made jewelry from artists around the Twin Cities. There is truly something for everyone including trendy, modern, gemstone, vintage, personalized and more. Bibelot Four locations […]

05/04/2011

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Best Irish Pubs In Minnesota

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, like St. Patty’s Day, or would just like a pleasant visit to an Irish Pub, I got a nice list for some great locations.

03/03/2011

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Best Twin Cities Boutiques

Nothing against department stores and corporate retail chains, but sometimes, a girl just needs more. We want to escape the cooking cutter of classic clothing and express our individual styles, not to mention support some local fashion.

CBS Minnesota–02/14/2011

A history of chair design is one of the many well-thought out exhibits at Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. (Credit: artsmia.org).

Best Museums In Minnesota

Long gone are the days of thinking of museums only as stuffy places made for art snobs and class field trips. In Minnesota, we have an abundance of museums and they are all so different. That’s why we put together a list of 10 museums you need to check out on the state.

02/13/2011

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Best Independent Bookstores In Minneapolis-St. Paul

Who goes to bookstores anymore? More to the point, who even reads actual books anymore? OK, let’s set aside the obligatory hand-wringing over the devaluation of the printed word and the notion that physical publishing, as a business model, is rapidly approaching the realm of sheer vanity.

CBS Minnesota–12/14/2010

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Best Shoe Shops In The Twin Cities

Shopping is possible just about anywhere in the Twin Cities, but let’s be honest, when we ladies say we’re going shopping, there’s one thing in the back of our minds: shoes.

CBS Minnesota–12/06/2010

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Best Family Activities Near Target Field

Target Field is truly a gem for downtown Minneapolis, especially for families looking for a great day of family fun. While the ballpark may be what lures families to the area, it also makes for a good excuse to check out other all-age activities while you’re in the area.

CBS Minnesota–11/29/2010

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Best Tips For Visiting The Mall of America

If you’ve never been to the Mall of America, or make a weekly trek to this shopping Mecca, its massive size can be overwhelming and provide anxiety before you even hit the exit ramp. So here are some tips about planning ahead for your next trip to the Mall that can save you time, money and a few headaches.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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Best Places To See Free Concerts In The Twin Cities

Minnesota is a hub for arts and culture and we have free events to help everyone celebrate and experience the Minnesota music scene all year round. Here are some of the best places to go see free concerts.

CBS Minnesota–11/06/2010

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Best Scenic Highways In Minnesota

It’s sometimes not all about the destination. It’s also about the journey. And in Minnesota, there are miles and miles of roads to experience either on the way or as a trip itself. From the bluff country in southeastern part of the state to the gateway of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area these could be one tank trips or a weekend getaway with plenty of places to stay. Chuck Lennon from Explore Minnesota lends his expertise about the twists and turns of some of the best scenic byways in this great state.

CBS Minnesota–11/03/2010

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Fashion Trends to Fall Into

Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to pack up those summer dresses and take out the latest trends. Here are the fall trends we think are worth trying on.

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