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Wander Minnesota: Winter Carnival Ice Sculptures

Polar vortex or no polar vortex, the St. Paul Winter Carnival is in full spring, and with it, one of my favorite winter spectacles: the ice sculpture contest in Rice Park. This year’s competitors had to deal with some wildly varying weather conditions, including last Sunday’s near-blizzard. But that didn’t stop them from delivering some beautiful pieces.

01/29/2014

People's Choice: "Early Morning Chores" by Jim Krueger, Tim Trost and Jared Trost (St. Paul Winter Carnival)

St. Paul Winter Carnival Off To Chilly Start

It’s a Minnesota tradition and it’s designed for just the kind of weather we’re experiencing this week. The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts Thursday with several events going on at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.

01/23/2014

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Plenty Of Fun Activities For These Subzero Days

The chilly temperatures are keeping many Minnesotans indoors during this winter break. Families might be feeling a little stir crazy, but there are several activities out there happening around town to keep the kids busy. For a taste of the tropics, many are flocking to the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, where it’s often 75 degrees and humid.

12/30/2013

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Defending The Blue Line Hosts Fundraiser At Rice Park

It may be a little cold outside as winter arrived early this year, but this is Minnesota. In the State of Hockey, what better way to spend the day than at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. That’s where the Wells Fargo Winter Skate folks are hosting a fundraiser for Defending the Blue Line

12/14/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

As we get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready as well. After you’ve had your fill of turkey and stuffing, get up and get moving with one of these weekend events.

11/29/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! This weekend, you can head into fall with a few activities that will get you outdoors.

09/12/2013

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St. Paul Winter Carnival To Open 11-Day Run

It’s time again for the “Coolest Celebration on Earth.” The 127th St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off an 11-day run on Thursday, Jan. 24.

01/24/2013

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Skate For Free In Downtown St. Paul

Ice skating is not only fun, but now there’s added enjoyment at Rice Park.

12/15/2012

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Rice Park’s Winter Courtyard Opens

A popular part of downtown St. Paul has transformed into a winter wonderland. The Winter Courtyard at Rice Park is officially open.

11/26/2012

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Get A Close-Up Look At Winter Carnival Ice Carving

Ice carvers are working around the clock to finish their entries at the 126th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.

01/27/2012

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126th St. Paul Winter Carnival Kicks Off Thursday

The 126th St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off Thursday, minus a couple of events because of the lack of snow.

01/26/2012

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Downtown St. Paul To Kick Off Holiday Season

It should start looking a lot like Christmas Saturday in downtown St. Paul.

11/26/2011

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Rice Park Named Top 10 Great Spaces

A St. Paul Park is on the list for 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011.

10/04/2011

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Twin Cities Celebrate Bike Walk Week

It’s Twin Cities Bike Walk Week, and commuters are being urged to walk or bike to work or the ballgame.

06/06/2011