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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 Bike Trails In The Twin Cities

Our metro area is well-known for its extensive system of scenic bike trails – perhaps the largest in the country. I haven’t ridden all of them yet, but here are my favorites so far.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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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 Walking Tours In The Twin Cities

History, architecture and nature help create our beautiful city and one way to experience it all is via one of the many walking tours offered. Here are some of the best.

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

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Best Hiking Trails In The Twin Cities

If Minnesota is known for one thing, it’s the great outdoors and hiking is one of the best ways to experience it. So lace up your boots and hit some of the best hiking trails in the Twin Cities.

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

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Best Books For The Beach

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant you could stop reading books for a few months? Isn’t it funny that as we move into adulthood we find ourselves looking forward to those summer months as our excuse to sink into a good book?

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

StoneRidge Golf Club boasts a unique setting of rolling bentgrass fairways surrounded by native fescue grass. (Credit: stoneridge.com)

Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

Golf season may not be year-round in Minnesota but when it’s on it’s good. What’s even better than the lush courses and tree-lined fairways is the surprise golfers feel when they realize most Twin Cities golf courses have a secluded, rural feeling. Here are some of the best golf courses in the area and you don’t have to drive very far.

CBS Minnesota–11/06/2010

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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 Rainy Day Activities With Your Kids In The Twin Cities

On those rainy days when you need to get out of the house, where can you take the kids for a cool change of venue? You want something free or at least inexpensive. How about an indoor putting green at Galaxy Golf? Maybe go rock climbing at REI? Edinborough Park in Edina will keep your kids busy for hours. And who can’t resist getting lost in a bookstore. Do you like nature? I bet your kids do. And who can resist dead animals, okay, they’re taxidermied.

CBS Minnesota–11/06/2010

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Best Wines For The Fall

Whether you like it or not, summer’s end is just around the corner. And while we could weep uncontrollably about this fact, I say instead, let’s look forward to the beautiful fall ahead.

CBS Minnesota–11/06/2010