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Minneapolis-St. Paul: 5 Free Things For Visitors

Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and St. Paul are known — head to lakes in northern parts of the state that the city’s attractions truly open up to out-of-towners. And as in any urban area, some of the best are free.

07/03/2014

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Man, Dog Rescued From Island At Minnehaha Creek

Authorities said a man had to be rescued after his dog went into Minnehaha Creek Sunday afternoon, got swept away by the current and the man went in after the pet. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 1 p.m., just east of Minnehaha Falls.

06/29/2014

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Obama Pledges Hand In Minnesota Flooding Response

President Barack Obama pledged the federal government’s help Thursday in recovery after massive flooding hit many parts of Minnesota this month, telling a town hall audience near the roaring Minnehaha Falls that they’ll have a strong partner when they know how severe the damage is.

06/26/2014

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Obama Won’t Be 1st President At Minnehaha Falls

For the second time, a U.S. president is on his way to Minnehaha Falls. Their visits are separated by a half-century. President Barack Obama was gearing up for a town hall in the city park that has the gushing waterfall at its center.

06/26/2014

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Expect Road Closures For Obama’s Minnehaha Park Visit

President Obama’s visit to a popular Minneapolis park Thursday will cause several road closures and parking restrictions. The Minneapolis Park and Recreations Board says the president will visit Minnehaha Park for an event that’s closed to the public.

06/25/2014

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Minnehaha Creek At Highest-Recorded Level

Communities along the Minnehaha Creek faced flooded yards and streets Thursday. The 22 mile-long creek, which connects Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, reached the highest water levels ever recorded Thursday morning. People in the St. Louis Park Creekside neighborhood are helping each other stack sandbags.

06/19/2014

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Vandalism Rocks Community At Minnehaha Park

Wheel Fun Rentals set up a temporary table and cash register near the falls so they could still do business. “There’s a lot of memories in that small shack,” manager Will Goodnow said. Employees found just a shell of a shack Monday morning. “It’s just a small business trying to make its way, trying to grow and someone’s trying to get in the way of that,” Goodnow said.

06/16/2014

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Best Tourist Attractions In Minnesota Worth The Hype

Check out this variety of attractions around Minnesota. One of them is sure to be worth the hype for you.

11/23/2013

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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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Thousands Walk To Prevent HIV

Thousands of Minnesotans helped raise money to prevent HIV, and to keep people living with the disease healthy.

05/20/2012

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Sea Salt Opening Early This Season

The popular Minnehaha Park eatery Sea Salt is opening its doors to customers ahead of schedule this spring, thanks to the unseasonably warm weather.

03/27/2012

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Toddler Rescued After Falling Into Minnehaha Creek

It was a dramatic rescue at Minnehaha Park on Wednesday.

07/28/2011

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Wander Minnesota: Spring Is Coming — No, Really

Sea Salt Eatery is within Minnehaha Park and just steps from Minnehaha Falls. It is open April-October, and it’s all about the fish.

03/30/2011

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Human Skull Found In Minneapolis Park

A human skull was found in a Minneapolis park early Sunday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Park Police.

03/07/2011

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