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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Free Fall Activities For Families In Minnesota

Taking the brood out on a nice fall day doesn’t have to break the bank. Stick those bills back in your wallet and head out for one of these fun (and free) local activities.

10/25/2013

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Best Places For Families To Spend The Last Days Of Summer In Minnesota

Celebrate the final days of summer with family at these outdoor Minnesota hot spots.

08/23/2013

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Best Labor Day Weekend Events For Kids In Minnesota

Look to these events in Minnesota on Labor Day weekend to have some fun with the family during those last warm days.

08/16/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Minnesota

Enjoying time with dad should not be reserved for just Father’s Day. Bring a smile to good ol’ dad’s face with a special summer outing in and around the Twin Cities.

06/14/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities For The Family

With the holidays approaching, many families consider opportunities to not only teach the spirit of giving but also for ways that might allow them to give back to their communities. Here are five of the best holiday volunteer opportunities in Minnesota that welcome the entire family.

11/09/2012

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Best Way To Spend A Fall Day With The Family In Minnesota

Take some time out this year to enjoy a fall day in Minnesota with the family.

09/21/2012

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7 Kid-Friendly Environmental Activities For Earth Day And Every Day

Earth Day comes each spring. These fun activities will help kids understand the importance of preserving the environment.

04/09/2012

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Creative Outlets: Paint Your Own Pottery Studios

When the weather turns cold and blustery and it’s time to head inside, the days can get long and monotonous, especially with little ones underfoot. It’s during these times when all the toys have been played with, all the puzzles solved, the games played out, the books read, and the screen time used up, that an art project sounds appealing.

11/11/2011

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A Scary Good Time: Twin Cities Family Halloween Events

As early as July, my kids start thinking about Halloween. They begin plotting and planning their costumes and thinking about what spooktacular events they want to attend.

10/28/2011

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Family Guide To Discovering Downtown St. Paul

A mix of old and new makes St. Paul a perfect place for families to spend time exploring. There are a number of family-friendly places to visit in downtown St. Paul.

09/02/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Hopkins

Hopkins cozies right up to the Western side of Minneapolis, but you can’t mistake the small town, vibrant old main street feel of this tiny city of 17,000 people. Much of the town is still centered on Main Street just like it was in the 1950s. There are a variety of fun-filled family-friendly events and activities to enjoy in Hopkins.

07/22/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Prior Lake

Home to 23,000 people, Prior Lake has a quaint downtown with inviting shops, lovely parks for all kinds of activities, a beautiful, sparkling lake and a family-oriented attitude.

07/15/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Lake Harriet

When the sun is shining and my family finds that we have a few spare hours or a whole spare day with which to amuse ourselves, more often than not, we head to Lake Harriet.

07/01/2011

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