Family & Pets

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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 Pumpkin Patches In Minnesota

The quest for the perfect pumpkin is on. Embrace this autumn ritual with one of these Minnesota pumpkin patches that turn plain pumpkin picking into a seasonal festivity.

10/18/2013

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Best Corn Mazes In Minnesota

You know what they say – nothing celebrates a fall day like wandering around a cornfield in complete bewilderment. Okay, maybe nobody actually says that, but apparently a lot of Minnesotans think getting lost outdoors in the crisp October weather is great fun.

10/11/2013

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Best Neighborhoods For Trick-Or-Treating In Minnesota

Here are six great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Rogers, Minn. leads the list as the best place to raise kids. Five Minneapolis neighborhoods follow because they should provide the most candy with the least walking and greater safety according to Zillow.com. They are Fulton, Lynnhurst, Linden Hills, Tangletown and Cedar-Isles-Dean.

10/04/2013

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Best Apple Picking In Minnesota

Come on out and enjoy some fall fun, festivals and a wide variety of apple picking.

09/27/2013

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A Guide To The Minnesota Zoo

Minnesotans are lucky to have a treasure like the Minnesota Zoo in our own backyard. But many families are not aware of the behind-the-scenes options, special events and places to go to make your zoo excursion a breeze when traveling with kids. Here are a few insider tips.

09/20/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Take Family Photos

The sky is the limit here in the state of Minnesota when it comes to snapping a priceless photograph.

09/13/2013

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Best Dog Walking Trails In Minnesota

If your pooch could talk, he would likely say “bow-wow” when you set foot on any one of these amazing dog walking trails within Minnesota.

09/06/2013

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Best Playgrounds In Minnesota

Break free from your local, go-to park and try one of these unique Twin Cities playgrounds. They are sure to elicit squeals of delight from kids and sighs of relief from adults.

08/30/2013

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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 Dog Walking Services In Minnesota

Look no further in Minnesota for the best dog walkers to help your pooch release pent-up energy, burn a few extra pounds or mark their favorite fire hydrant.

08/09/2013

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For Hosting A Baby Shower

Clueless about planning a baby shower? Read these tips from a Minnesota expert.

08/02/2013

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Best Zoo And Aquarium Events In Minnesota

Summertime unleashes a wave of events that embrace the spirit and weather of the season. Check out our must-go list of zoo and aquarium events throughout Minnesota this summer.

07/26/2013

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Minnesota

If you and your family would like to offer assistance to someone else in need, look into these five opportunities for families in Minnesota.

07/19/2013

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Best Summer Vacation Activities In Minnesota

Check out these local vacation ideas for a Minnesota getaway that takes advantage of the sunshine and the diversity of our state.

07/12/2013

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Best Places For Baby Shower Gifts In Minnesota

Awwww. That’s the sound you’ll hear when you present your baby shower gift to expecting parents from one of these Minnesota baby stores.

07/05/2013

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Best Railroad Experiences In Minnesota For Kids

All aboard! Experience some of the best train-inspired events and attractions throughout Minnesota.

06/28/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In Minnesota

Young or old, everyone loves a good showing of fireworks. Here are the best places in Minnesota to see them.

06/21/2013

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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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Best Party Rentals In Minnesota

Minnesota has plenty of fantastic party rental companies that cover all the basics while still offering original entertainment and novelty ideas to make your event one to remember.

06/07/2013

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Best Mommy & Me Classes In Minnesota

Bond with your babies and young children at one of the many parent-and-child classes offered within the Twin Cities metro area.

05/24/2013

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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Minnesota

These Minnesota fitness classes will help you get in shape and save a little dough.

05/18/2013

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Best Breeders In Minnesota

Looking for a new pet? Find a reputable and responsible source for your future family member by checking out these highly regarded Minnesota breeders.

05/17/2013

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Best Mother’s Day Events In Minnesota

Treat your mom to a day out in Minnesota to celebrate all she does this Mother’s Day.

05/10/2013

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