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Guide To Disney World

Pack up the family and head out for a vacation at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” As a guest of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you and your family will be treated to themed accommodations, fabulous theme parks, unique dining venues and lots of activities.

06/11/2014

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Minneapolis Gets Top Parks Honor (Again)

For the second year in a row, Minneapolis beat out some the country’s best cities for having great parks. The Trust for Public Land ranks Minneapolis with a perfect “five park bench score.” That’s better than New York, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco.

05/29/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Warm Memorial Day Weather

The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.

05/26/2014

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Minnesota Zoo To Close During Monday Cold Snap

The Minnesota Zoo will be closed to the public Monday because of the expected dangerously cold weather. The zoo’s one-day shutdown follows Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to cancel all public school classes statewide Monday. Zoo Director Lee Ehmke says the decision was made to encourage people to stay home.

01/03/2014

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Ramsey County Parks Plan Controlled Deer Hunt

Michael Goodnature, the natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News

09/30/2013

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Minneapolis Parks Rated No. 1 By National Group

The Minneapolis park system has been rated tops in the nation by The Trust for Public Land. The nonprofit awarded Minneapolis a perfect “five park bench” score in this year’s ratings. San Francisco fell from first place to third, while New York improved from third to second

06/05/2013

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Best Summer Movie Events In Minnesota

Check out these interesting alternatives in Minnesota to the usual summer blockbuster movies.

05/27/2013

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Minn. Park Requires Fossil Hunt Liability Waiver

Partly for safety reasons, permits are required to hunt for fossils at a St. Paul park where a rockslide killed a fourth-grader on a field trip, left one missing and injured two others. St. Paul requires applicants to sign a waiver releasing the city from any liability for injuries or property damage.

05/23/2013

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Picnic Picks: St. Paul Sets Park Permit Lottery

St. Paul’s great picnic pick is at hand. City residents aiming for the first crack at prime park permits for their 2013 picnics have a chance to land them in a special lottery.

12/31/2012

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Banning Smokers From Duluth Waterfront, Parks?

The state’s first city to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants wants to take the war against tobacco one step further. The Duluth city council will soon be voting on a proposed ordinance that would ban smokers from lighting up outside along its popular waterfront and parks.

08/28/2012

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Movie Blog: 5 Can’t Miss Outdoor Summer Movie Screenings

The cliché of summer and movies is that you go for the air conditioning. But if you ask me, multiplex owners have been taking the expectation to extremes lately. Those places are absolutely freezing. I don’t want to have to bring a hoodie every time I see a flick. Blue fingertips are so NAGL.

06/11/2012

Police Searching For Obscene Park Pictures Culprit

Bloomington and Eden Prairie police are trying to get to the bottom of some strange and disturbing pictures showing up in parks.

06/06/2012

Police: Obscene Pics Posted In Public In West Metro

Police are investigating an odd case in the Twin Cities west metro where obscene pictures of a man have been posted on utility poles, stop signs and in area parks.

06/06/2012

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Legacy Amendment Spending Reports Fall Short

It’s been three years since Minnesota voters authorized a sales tax increase to raise money for conservation, arts and parks, but the state is unable yet to provide a public comprehensive listing of the funded projects and their outcomes.

10/26/2011

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Movie Blog: Movies + Mpls. Parks = Summer

Seriously, what says “summer” more delightfully than watching a movie in the warm dusk of a beautiful day?

06/09/2011

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