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Pet Blog: St. Paul To Celebrate ‘Bark & Rec Day’

Harriet Island may have been underwater for a good part of the summer. But now it’s all dried up and ready for some wiggly butts! Please, let me explain. Sunday is Saint Paul Parks and Recreation’s Bark and Rec Day, which includes the 2014 Wiggle Butt 5K.

09/19/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

What do you have penciled in on your calendar this weekend? Nothing? You’re in luck, because the WCCO Morning Show crew has more than enough suggestions to keep art lovers, dog lovers, beer lovers, and south suburbia lovers happy.

09/18/2014

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‘Taste Of Minnesota’ Drawing In Crowds At New Location

The “Taste of Minnesota” is underway in a new location. Organizers say it’s been so popular, they’re running out of food and had to call in for more! The Fourth of July festival moved from Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. because of flooding, to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.

07/05/2014

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St. Paul Fourth Of July Fireworks To Be Held At Capitol Mall

Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Monday that fireworks for the 4th of July will take place at the State Capitol Mall Friday evening. Fireworks for the holiday were scheduled as a part of the “Taste Of Minnesota” festival. The festival was scheduled at Harriet Island, but was moved to Waconia, Minn. due to flooding.

06/30/2014

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Harriet Island Flooding Ruins Wedding Plans

Every couple plans their wedding with the hope that it will be the perfect day. But flooding at Harriet Island in St. Paul is causing a lot of anxiety for some brides and grooms-to-be. So far, four weddings have been cancelled because of the swollen Mississippi River, and couples are scrambling to make last-minute changes.

06/28/2014

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In Minnesota

Summer is here again, and with it comes Fourth of July parties all across the state. Where will you celebrate?

06/26/2014

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Flooding Moves ‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ To Carver Co.

The venue for “A Taste Of Minnesota” is shifting about 40 miles west due to heavy flooding in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The festival is moving from Harriet Island to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.

06/25/2014

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Time Running Out To Find New Spot For Taste Of Minnesota

Harriet Island is under water, so organizers with the Taste of Minnesota have had to scramble to find a new location. Linda Maddox said this late in the game, it will be difficult to pull off.

06/24/2014

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Taste Of MN Moved From Harriet Island

The Taste of Minnesota will no longer be held on Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. due to expected flooding. According to the Taste’s website, significant flooding is expected on the island and for safety reasons they decided to move the location.

06/20/2014

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Top 5 Places To Instagram In The Twin Cities

There are plenty of beautiful places in the Twin Cities if you’re looking to for the perfect background to compliment your next selfie. But which locale will get you the most “likes” on Instagram?

05/02/2014

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Taste Of Minnesota To Return Next Summer

A decades-old tradition is heading back to the island next summer after a number of years off. Organizers with the Taste of Minnesota have announced that the popular summer event will return to Harriet Island next Fourth of July weekend.

10/17/2013

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Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger Guide

Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.

07/06/2013

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Best Outdoor Theaters In And Around Minnesota

Summer is a time to make the most of the outdoors. It is also a time when summer theater groups in Minnesota ramp up the entertainment options, more than making up for the lighter summer schedule of mainstream theater.

06/03/2013

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Minn. Opera To Stage Free Outdoor Performances

The Minnesota Opera plans to present free outdoor concerts next month.

05/25/2013

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest 2012 In Minnesota

If traveling to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest is not feasible, why not check out one of these celebrations held right here in Minnesota?

10/04/2012

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Kiss St. Paul – It’s Irish!

The largest free Irish Fair in the US hit the Twin Cities this weekend. People came out to Harriet Island in St. Paul starting on Friday night to enjoy music, dancing, and food.

08/11/2012

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Thousands Expected In St. Paul For River’s Edge Music Festival

Saturday is the start of the two-day River’s Edge Music Festival. About 35,000 people are expected for the Harriet Island, event which features national acts like Dave Matthews and Tool as well as local acts.

06/23/2012

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Fans Flock To St. Paul’s Harriet Island For River’s Edge Music Fest

Russ Korpela and Patrick Hunt are from Ellsworth, Wisconsin. They made the trip to St. Paul for the big festival. “I’ve been down here for Taste of Minnesota so it’s nice to see another music festival come to Harriet Island. And we are big fans of Tool, so we came to check it out,” said Korpela.

06/22/2012

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A Guide To River’s Edge Music Festival

Heading out to River’s Edge Music Festival this weekend? Well, there’s a few things you may want to know before you go.

06/19/2012

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Dave Matthews Band, Tool To Headline River’s Edge Fest

Dave Matthews Band and Tool will headline the first ever River’s Edge Festival, slated for Harriet Island in June.

04/05/2012

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Mississippi River Rising In Downtown St. Paul

The Mississippi River is starting to cover Harriet Island near downtown St. Paul.

03/27/2011

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Flood Fears Prompt March of Dimes To Move 2 Events

The March of Dimes is moving two fundraising events in Minnesota this spring because of the potential for flooding on the Mississippi River.

03/17/2011

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No Taste Of Minnesota For 2011

St. Paul city officials have rejected four proposals for events to replace the Taste of Minnesota. That means no summer festival in 2011. However, there will be July Fourth fireworks at Harriet Island.

12/28/2010

End Of Line For Taste of MN?

It was a popular 4th of July weekend event for nearly three decades. But it looks like the Taste of Minnesota festival has ended its run.

10/07/2010

Taste of MN Behind On Bills

The city of St. Paul’s message to the Taste of Minnesota: Pay up or get out.

09/22/2010

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