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Ask An Expert: Hottest Summer Trends In Minnesota

Don’t let another summer of style pass you by. The belief that being fashionable costs money has proven to be false. Many of this year’s fashions not only bring back styles that may have been pushed to the back of your closet, but they can be found at your local Target or neighborhood shopping mall as well.

05/26/2015

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Best Free Summer Concerts In Minnesota

Get out and enjoy your summer along with some free music.

05/25/2015

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Best Lake House Getaways Near Minnesota

No need for a campsite when you can relax at these beautiful lake houses.

05/23/2015

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Best Beer Gardens In Minnesota

Minnesota has carried forward the old German tradition of the beer garden. Here are five you may wish to visit this summer.

05/21/2015

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Best Book Club Picks For Summer Reading

Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor concerts and trips to the beach—and we are excited to discuss the season’s hottest books with our favorite book club friends. Whether you’re gathering over a few drinks or hosting an outdoor tea for your club, here are the books to keep you reading while the sun shines from our sister company, Simon & Schuster.

05/18/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Minnesota

Start the summer right with a great Memorial Day getaway.

05/16/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

We love our pets. Keeping them happy and cool during the dog days of summer means more than just keeping them out of a hot locked car while you run into the grocery store.

05/15/2015

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5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Honor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.

05/13/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.

05/12/2015

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Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It’s also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.

05/12/2015

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Best Music Festivals Near Minnesota

Get out and jam this summer at these local music festivals.

05/12/2015

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5 Camping Gear Must Haves For Summer Vacations

Don’t leave home without these five handy camping gadgets. You’ll have all the important conveniences of home without tons of bulky equipment.

05/11/2015

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5 Must Have Spring Fashion Accessories

Complete your warm weather look with these five must-have accessories this Spring.

05/06/2015

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3 Delicious Veggies To Cook In Spring

Take the mystery out of picking seasonal vegetables. Here are three tasty veggies to serve up this spring.

05/05/2015

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5 Spring Bulbs To Plant In Your Garden Now

Most planting is done earlier, but you can still find lots of hearty bulbs that are perfect for planting in the spring.

05/04/2015

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6 Books To Give Mom For Mother’s Day Gifts

Our moms do so much for us. Each Mother’s Day, we want to find the perfect gift to show just how much we love and appreciate them. Whether your mom loves novels or memoirs or home cooking, our sister company Simon & Schuster is back with a book that she’ll love.

05/04/2015

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Mediterranean Salad With Seared Tuna Recipe Just In Time For Mother’s Day

Whether it’s a festive brunch or a special family dinner, this Mediterranean Salad with Seared Tuna from The Pollan Family Table cookbook is a perfect way to say, I love you. Pair it with a copy of The Pollan Family Table Cookbook for a memorable Mother’s Day gift.

05/01/2015

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Mother’s Day Gifts For Techy Moms

If your mom loves techy things, chances are she already has that iPad. Here are five other techy gift ideas for your Mom this Mother’s Day.

04/29/2015

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5 Ways To Celebrate Mom Outdoors With The Whole Family

Get outside and celebrate Mother’s Day with these fun activities the whole family can do together.

04/28/2015

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3 DIY Jewelry Organizers For Mother’s Day Gifts To Make Mom’s Life Easier

Get creative this Mother’s Day with these three easy DIY jewelry organizer ideas.

04/26/2015

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Labor Day Weekend Staycation: 5 Ways To Relax Like You’re Vacationing

Plan ahead and prepare for some relaxing time at home this Labor Day weekend. Have your own staycation and get all the relaxation you need without ever leaving town.

08/18/2014

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5 Fall Fruits & Veggies To Plant As Summer Winds Down

Get your fall garden ready by planting these five fruits and veggies in late Summer.

08/18/2014

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3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer Meals

Summer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.

08/18/2014

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5 Extreme Summertime Dates

You’ll feel the rush on one of these adventure-packed extreme dates.

08/11/2014

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