It is that time, the one time during the week when we think about the weekend. This time, WCCO This Morning found plenty of fun, and free activities, around town.
Representatives of Minnesota’s child care industry say a push to fund all-day preschool will make their services more expensive. Senate Democrats want to set aside money for statewide preschool programs starting with the 2015 school year.
It’s one of the final few weekends for guests of the Minnesota History Museum to take a walk down a childhood memory lane. The exhibit, Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s, runs through Jan. 4.
Because of the snow in the forecast, Delta Airlines is prepping in advance. Right now, the company is letting passengers with flights for Monday reschedule without a change fee. These are for flights through the Twin Cities and Rochester.
For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations to try to keep kids cavity free as long as possible.
With many schools in the area now on their fifth day off due to extreme cold conditions, some parents may understandably be trying to figure out how to combat cabin fever. Once again, the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe is offering free rides.
Appointments are now open for needy children in Minnesota to receive free dental care next month. The Minnesota Dental Association will hold its annual “Give Kids a Smile” charitable event Feb. 7-8.
As Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to mandate all public schools be closed for Monday, many parents may be left wondering how to keep their children busy this afternoon. One potential and thrifty option was just announced at the Mall of America, where the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park will be offering free rides all day.
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Metro Transit and Miller Lite will provide free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. From 6 p.m. till the last scheduled trip, residents will be treated to complimentary rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rail, METRO Blue and Red lines, Plymouth Metrolink, Anoka County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses. Metro Transit officials say they have provided more than one million rides through the Miller Free Rides Program on New Year’s Eve, and for the last 16 years on St. Patrick’s Day.
On the state fair’s website you’ll find a list of vendors with gluten-free foods, and the Northland Celiac Support Group also has a list available. In the food building alone, there are at least five places where you can order up something yummy without worrying about gluten.
Free musical performances (and other attractions) are taking to Nicollet Mall this weekend as a part of the Dakota Street Festival.
Do you like treasure hunting? If so, you should check out Free Art Fridays. It’s a Twin Cities version of an international trend. Artists hide small works, and if you find it, you keep it.
A trip to the dentist is not always a fun thing for a kid. But it’s a little easier when the dentist comes to you. And, when it’s free.
Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will now have access to free Wi-Fi.
Thursday is National Bagel Day and Bruegger’s is giving away three free bagels to anyone who ‘likes’ their Facebook page.
In an effort to stop drunk driving, Metro Transit and Miller Lite are teaming up to offer free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities.
Megabus is offering free rides to those looking to get away after the holidays.
Health officials agree that a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. That’s why one county is stepping in to make a healthier community.
It is supposed to be another cold one Wednesday, but at least you can grab a free cup of coffee to warm you up.
Here’s a quick dinner idea for you either today or any another Monday in October.
People watching can provide hours of entertainment and best of all, it’s free. Find a comfy spot to sit and spend some time taking in the sites and people around you.
Happy hour is great for discounted food and drinks, but if you’re trying to dine on a budget, nothing beats free. Here are your best bets for free food at local bars, pubs and restaurants.
Arab countries Oman and Iraq are involved in negotiations for the release of two Americans jailed in Iran for spying.