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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;
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with the whole gang this year so both kids and parents can have a good time.
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.
Friday marked a very interesting day in Minnesota history. On Jan. 17, 1934, the heir to the Schmidt Brewery fortune was kidnapped by the Barker-Karpis gang in St. Paul. Ed Bremer was held by the gang for 10 days, before his family paid a $200,000 ransom. When it came to crime eight decades ago, author Paul Maccabee says criminals had everything they needed right here in Minnesota’s capital city.
Here are nine enormous opportunities for Minnesota moms or dads to meet one another.
Mark your calendar for these “can’t miss” fashion events.
Once we get past ringing in the New Year, we have a few days’ grace period before 2014 really kicks in. Kids may still be home from school, people may still be taking vacation, but once the holiday decorations are put away and the Christmas thank-you notes are dispatched, what’s left to do? Plenty. Around the state, there are several opportunities to keep the festivities going.
History Theatre will present staged readings of four new scripts being developed by Minnesota artists next month. The Raw Stages New Works Festival will be held Jan 14-19 at the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Among the readings is a revised script of “Debutante Ball” by Eric “Pogi” Sumangil about Minnesota’s Filipino community.
Check this out if you think there is nothing to do this holiday season in Minnesota.
Last-minute gifts can get you by when you’re strapped for time. However, the lack of consideration often results in a mediocre gift. Instead of giving the usual, think outside of the box with gifts from these Minnesota spots.
You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.
St. Louis has an arch while San Francisco has its iconic Golden Gate. But for generations of Minnesotans, it was a colored ball perched atop a downtown Minneapolis bank that many remember.
Make the holidays special with these family-focused events around Minnesota.
Direct your attention to these one-person shows coming to Minnesota this fall.
Here are five ways to celebrate independence and to imbue yourself in the culture of Mexico in Minnesota.
Indoors and outdoors, Minnesota offers some of the best exhibits year-round.
After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.
The 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg is giving Minnesota leaders reason to reflect on their state’s role in the Civil War. Gov. Mark Dayton, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and state Rep. Dean Urdahl were among those planning Tuesday to commemorate the key battle.
Get your fill of dance this summer with performances throughout the Twin Cities.
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.
Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
We observe President’s Day on the third Monday of February, but we can get in touch with our leaders in many ways on many different days.
Make Jan. 21, 2013 a day to remember.
Were you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year?
Five new powerful and profound museum events coming to Minnesota in early 2013 are alive with energy and broad appeal.