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Construction On Penn Ave. Shuttering Businesses For The Summer

Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.

07/30/2013

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Fmr. Gopher Michael Carter Hoping For An NFL Invite

As NFL training camps begin, there’s a forgotten delegation – the players still hoping for an invite. Former Gopher Michael Carter is in that camp, but he brought in a top-flight tutor to help him out. Carter’s working on getting back to 100 percent after an injury in the Vikings mini-camp cut short his immediate goal.

07/23/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Summer’s Bucket List

Summer was so late in arriving this year that it’s almost heresy to talk about it coming to an end. But as of this writing, the Minnesota State Fair is only a little over four weeks away. The clock is ticking—it’s time to make sure you get as much summer fun in as you can. Here are a few suggestions to consider.

07/23/2013

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Gas Prices Expected To Rise During Peak Vacation Time

Don’t be surprised if your wallet is feeling a little lighter after that last fill-up. Gas prices nationwide are at their highest point of the year — and they’re only expected to climb higher.

07/22/2013

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Best Summer Salad Recipes

What better way to enjoy nature’s bounty than to combine fresh produce into a beautifully created salad recipe this summer, full of wonderful flavors, scents and nutrients, while helping maintain a well balanced diet.

07/22/2013

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Goes Out With Quite A Bang

One of the biggest celebrations is going out with a bang. The Minneapolis Aquatennial highlights everything we love about Minnesota summers: the sunshine, the lakes and being outside. The festival closed late Saturday with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Target Fireworks show is annual tradition, lighting up the late July sky above the Mississippi. Doug Taylor is president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.

07/20/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).

07/20/2013

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‘Being Assaulted By The Sun:’ A Look At Summertime SAD

Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.

07/17/2013

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Heat Blankets Much Of US As Summer Sizzles

From Minnesota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

07/17/2013

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Home Remedies For Summertime Ailments

Mosquitoes have been very aggressive lately, and the hot weather has had many shedding clothes and exposing their skin to direct sunlight. There’s no better time than now to get caught up on all the remedies for summer-specific ailments like sunburns and bug bites.

07/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Don’t We Eat As Much When It’s Hot Out?

When the weather turns warm, Minnesotans love their outdoor barbeques and patios. But when it really turns warm, some of us start to lose our appetites.

07/10/2013

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Wet Spring Leads To A Boom In Carpenter Ants

This summer, many Minnesota homeowners are dealing with some unwanted guests. Pest control experts are seeing a boom in carpenter ants due to the wet spring.

07/08/2013

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WWII Vets, Politicians & ‘CCO Faces Shine In Minnesotan Parades

The winter and spring may have been cold and wet, but Independence Day has proven worth the wait for many Minnesotans. It has been a beautiful Fourth of July already, and the great weather weekend is just beginning.

07/04/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Summer Edition

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and most Minnesotans are just getting into the swing of summer. Many of you emailed questions relating to your favorite season.

06/28/2013

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Where To View MN Fireworks In 2013

We’ve got a list of many of the major Minnesota 4th of July and Independence Day events — check them out!

06/27/2013

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