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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

If it’s nearly mid-September, then it’s nearly time for Oktoberfests to start popping up. Part homage to the Germanic immigrants in Minnesota’s past and part homage to autumn, it’s not hard to get behind such a jolly event.

09/11/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

It’s late September—time for Oktoberfest. Minnesota might have a reputation for a Scandinavian heritage, but Germans had a hand in settling our state too. Things are already underway for Wabasha’s SeptOberfest, which began earlier this month and runs through Oct. 27.

09/24/2013

Twin Cities Oktoberfest

Best Ways To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Minnesota

Enjoy Twin Cities’ German fare in the at its best for the months of September and October, 2013.

09/12/2013

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MN Supreme Court Sides With Servers Over ‘Dine & Dash’

The Minnesota Supreme Court has sided with a group of restaurant servers in a case that deals with people who “dine and dash.” The case goes back to 2010 when a group of people who worked at the now-closed Drink bars in Uptown and downtown Minneapolis claimed the owner use their tips and wages to cover customers who left without paying.

08/15/2013

Minnesota State Fair

Wander Minnesota: Dining Al Fresco In Minneapolis

In just two weeks, the Minnesota State Fair opens. In other words: while warm weather can go into the fall, the official end of summer isn’t far away. Time to enjoy some patio and/or rooftop dining! Here are a few suggestions on the Minneapolis side of the river to get you going. Don’t worry, St. Paul, your turn is coming next week.

08/10/2013

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Best Resources For Aspiring Writers In Minnesota

The Minnesota scene is alive with great resources for writers. Here are five of the best.

07/29/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

Fall is arriving with great speed—like the photo above, you can see green leaves in some places, with others already blazing yellow and red. And if it’s fall, it must be time for Oktoberfest at the Black Forest Inn.

10/01/2012

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Best German Food In Minnesota

Embrace Oktoberfest with a great German meal at any of these restaurants.

09/19/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Spargelfest At Black Forest Inn

Ah, yes, it’s spring, and that means the seasonal farmers markets are opening and local, sun-ripened produce is returning to Minnesota. And what better example could we find than at—a German restaurant?

05/18/2012

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Best Patios In Minneapolis

Let’s face it, if you don’t take the time to enjoy summer in Minnesota – you could very well miss it.

After months and months of long, winter days, when the weather finally perks up Minnesotans are the first to head outside and take advantage.

CBS Minnesota–04/21/2011

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