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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities begin next week. So what’s better than a little family fun to get you into the holiday spirit? Here are some of Jason Matheson’s best bets for weekend entertainment.

12/18/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In Minnesota

It is not much fun to be new in town and on a budget. Do not despair, but read on because these five attractions can fill up a week-long schedule.

11/15/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, that means the WCCO Morning Show team is looking at fun things to do this weekend. We’re looking at a #Top10WxDay, and there’s a little of everything for you this week, from family fun to fun for the adults. Here are a few ideas worth thinking about.

09/25/2014

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Best Museum Tours In Minnesota

Minnesota has some of the Midwest’s best museums. Take a tour through Minnesota culture today.

08/18/2014

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Post-Midnight Fireworks Rile Minneapolis Residents

Since the Home Run Derby started late, it ended late and fireworks from an All-Star Gala didn’t go off until after midnight. The fireworks were near the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, and they woke up many people.

07/15/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Minnesota

See why a date to metro-area museums can be really fun.

05/26/2014

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Wander, Minnesota: Spring Break Staycations

Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;

03/14/2014

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Best Specialty Kitchen Stores In Minnesota

Minnesotans are fortunate to have several locally owned, high-end kitchen specialty stores.

03/04/2014

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Best Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014 In Minnesota

Women’s contributions to the progress of the human experience are recognized annually in the month of March. Here are the five best places in Minnesota to celebrate Women’s History Month this year.

03/03/2014

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Best Places In Minnesota To Propose

Minnesota has beautiful places to plan a romantic proposal. Here are just a couple of those spectacular proposal spots to start your “happily ever after” with the love of your life.

08/31/2013

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Best Labor Day Celebrations In Minnesota

Catch a unique historical and cultural event in Minnesota to celebrate Labor Day in a meaningful manner.

08/19/2013

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Meeting Seeks Ideas For Revamping Washington Avenue

On Tuesday, Twin Cities residents will have the chance to weigh in on the redesign of Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The city plans to revamp that major artery, which has stayed virtually unchanged for about 50 years.

05/14/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Minnesota

March is Women’s History Month. Local institutions offer ways to learn and reflect on the role of women throughout history or to actively change the norms of society. Here are a few of the best ways to celebrate the role of women in Minnesota.

03/04/2013

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Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Minnesota

Five new powerful and profound museum events coming to Minnesota in early 2013 are alive with energy and broad appeal.

12/24/2012

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New Exhibit Remembers Survivors Of 35W Bridge Collapse

The new photo exhibit at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis is marking the fifth anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse.

08/01/2012

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Bridge Collapse Victims Reflect On Tragedy And Loss

It was a day of tragedy that forever changed Minnesota. Five years ago Wednesday, the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.

08/01/2012

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Best Historical Sites In Minnesota

Got a hankering to see a bit of history in the great state of Minnesota, but not sure where to go? Check out some of these popular destinations for a few historical highlights.

06/18/2012

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Mill City Farmers Market Opens For The Season In Minneapolis

Saturday was an ideal day to head over to the farmers market.

05/12/2012

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In Case You Missed It: Saturday AM Show Highlights

Didn’t get a chance to watch the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning show? Watch all the highlights.

03/31/2012

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Must-See Offbeat Exhibits In The Twin Cities

Sure, fine art and grand sculptures are a feast for the eyes, but sometimes, you want your museum experience to be fun, interactive and just a little bit offbeat.

01/16/2012

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New Minn. Opera Company To Stage Outdoor Mpls Show

A new Minnesota opera company plans to stage its first production under the stars next summer.

12/03/2011

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Historical Society Announces Jobs Cuts; Fee Increases

The Minnesota Historical Society announced plans to accommodate a $1.6 million cut in state government funding for annual operations of its programs.

08/24/2011

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Minnesota Historic Sites Reopen Saturday

If you’re planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota’s historic sites or museums, you’re in luck.

07/20/2011

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Best Twin Cities Indoor Family Spots

The spring, summer and fall months in Minnesota are made for living life out in the great outdoors (some die-hard snowbirds would argue winter is too). But with Midwest weather you never know what to expect. Sunny and 70 degrees one day … rainy and humid the next. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop the fun and stay cooped up in the house on a rainy day — especially when there are kids involved.

So if you are sick and tired of drizzles and downpours, look no further. We’ve put together what we think are 10 of the best activities in the Twin Cities that can keep your family dry (well, mostly) and entertained on a rain day.

CBS Minnesota–07/15/2011

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Best Museum Gift Shops

One of my favorite parts of a trip to any museum is exploring the gift shop. Usually stocked with unique goodies that highlight the niche of the museum, it’s kind of like the opposite of a gallery: you can actually touch and take home a piece of the exhibit. Another bonus of most museum gift shops? Free admission (unless you decide to buy something).

06/16/2011

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