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The Walker Celebrates 75th Birthday With Walkoberfest

We’ve heard plenty about Oktoberfest, but this weekend is Walktoberfest. The Walker Art Center is turning 75, and they’re throwing a weekend-long birthday celebration.

10/16/2014

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Oktoberfest Brings Beer And Polka Bands To State Fairgrounds

It’s Oktoberfest at the state fairgrounds and this year they’ve added a big tent in the campground area, which features more food options, games and vendors.

10/04/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Oktoberfest In Minnesota

In the town of New Ulm, Minn., you might notice a slight German influence. OK, a lot of German influence! If you want to know New Ulm’s Oktoberfest and why it’s the best, just look for the guy in lederhosen. His name is George Glotzbach, and he’s as German as they come. Ask him anything you want, but be ready for more than a short story.

09/25/2014

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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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Finding Minnesota: Restaurant Holds Tight To German Heritage

Oktoberfest celebrations have already started — even though it’s still September — and one popular spot is still going strong, in spite of critics who said they’d never make it.

09/21/2014

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New Ulm’s Oktoberfest Named One Of The Best In The Nation

It’s one of the best times of the year for beer lovers. As we say goodbye to summer, breweries and restaurants start rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfests.

09/19/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

If it’s nearly mid-September, then it’s nearly time for Oktoberfests to start popping up. Part homage to the Germanic immigrants in Minnesota’s past and part homage to autumn, it’s not hard to get behind such a jolly event.

09/11/2014

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Man Loses Weight With Beer And Sausage Diet

Fad diets come and go, but the guys out there should be able to get behind this one: An Arizona man is shedding pounds by eating sausages and drinking beer.

10/16/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oktoberfests

Is there really a better way to celebrate fall then a tall beer and a brat? We don’t think so. And with a heavy German background, many Minnesotans know exactly how to celebrate the changing season and that’s with Oktoberfest! If you can’t make it to Munich, just look up the street because chances are there’s a great festival going on not far from you. Here’s Dara’s Top 5 Oktoberfests!

10/07/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oktoberfests

Is there really a better way to celebrate fall then a tall beer and a brat? We don’t think so. And with a heavy German background, many Minnesotans know exactly how to celebrate the changing season and that’s with Oktoberfest! If you can’t make it to Munich, just look up the street because chances are there’s a great festival going on not far from you. Here’s Dara’s Top 5 Oktoberfests!

10/07/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

It’s late September—time for Oktoberfest. Minnesota might have a reputation for a Scandinavian heritage, but Germans had a hand in settling our state too. Things are already underway for Wabasha’s SeptOberfest, which began earlier this month and runs through Oct. 27.

09/24/2013

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2 Wis. Communities Battle Over Bratwurst

Two western Wisconsin communities are smacking down the sausage over who gets bragging rights to the biggest bratwurst.

10/16/2012

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Best Brewpubs Serving Seasonal Beer In Minnesota

Listed below are some of Minnesota’s best seasonal brewpubs that feature a special selection of beers that can only be found in the fall.

10/10/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Oktoberfest

WCCO viewers picked Gasthof’s in northeast Minneapolis as the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest.

10/06/2012

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning your weekend. Halloween is just around the corner, so it may be time to get your scare on. Not into that? How about a little German beer?

10/04/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Oktoberfest

Fall is arriving with great speed—like the photo above, you can see green leaves in some places, with others already blazing yellow and red. And if it’s fall, it must be time for Oktoberfest at the Black Forest Inn.

10/01/2012

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Best German Food In Minnesota

Embrace Oktoberfest with a great German meal at any of these restaurants.

09/19/2012

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Best Fall Festivals In Minnesota

Minnesota offers almost 100 different fall events and festivals throughout the state to celebrate the season. Read on to discover some of the best.

09/03/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Wurst Day

When you meet Tom Bislow at his mustard-colored store, get ready for the wurst jokes.

05/20/2012

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Woman Accused Of Punching 5-Year-Old In The Face

A Minnesota woman is accused of punching a 5-year-old boy in the face after his father spilled a drink on her at Oktoberfest in La Crosse.

10/04/2011

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Family Fun Guide To New Ulm

Traveling to New Ulm is the perfect family daytrip if you’re looking for education, German heritage or Mexican pizza.

09/30/2011

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Drunken Crowd Flips Car During Wis. Celebration

Police say a drunken crowd tossed a dead squirrel around and tipped over a car in La Crosse this past weekend.

09/26/2011

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Best Oktoberfest Celebrations In The Twin Cities

Break out the lederhosen! Okotoberfest, that annual German-beer-drinking festival, is just around the corner and there are several events worth checking out.

09/07/2011