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Best Day Trips On A Budget Near Minnesota

Skip work for a short day trip without spending a lot of money.

10/18/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Summer Day Trips

As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.

06/05/2014

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Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Minnesota

Here are five creative activities that might spark your imagination for a fun Mother’s Day with mom in Minnesota.

05/02/2014

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Keep V-Day Weekend Hot At Franconia Iron Pour

You likely bought or got roses and chocolates this Valentine’s Day. What can you do to make the weekend particularly memorable for your sweetheart? On Saturday, the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn. is offering a unique, alternative option.

02/15/2014

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Guide For Thanksgiving Weekend Visitors To Minnesota

Don’t let entertaining the out of towners daunt you. Check out these local places for great Thanksgiving weekend entertainment.

11/16/2013

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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 Graduation Parties In Minnesota

Host a graduation party that is a hit with both the grad and guests at one of these Minnesota spots.

05/03/2013

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Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Minnesota

As artists attempt to portray a concept or a feeling through an abstraction, sometimes the artist’s intentions are not fully communicated through the object of the viewer. That may be the case in many of the following examples found throughout the metro area. See if you agree.

10/01/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Franconia Sculpture Park

Ever driven by something that made you do a double-take? It’s happened many times to people traveling through Chisago County, as they come to the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 95 in Franconia Township.

09/02/2012

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Family Fun Guide To Taylors Falls

Driving approximately 60 miles from Minneapolis to Taylors Falls, Minn. takes you on a journey from urban landscapes to kitsch Americana. As you travel through small towns advertising Friday night fish fry specials, the anticipation about what to do first in Taylors Falls takes over.

08/12/2011

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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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