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09/12/2014

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Best Labor Day Events In Minnesota

Labor Day marks the end of summer. How will you celebrate?

08/22/2014

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Flooding Closes 3 Rides At Valleyfair, Limits Parking

Flooding in Shakopee, Minn. has led to the closure of three rides Wednesday at a popular Twin Cities amusement park. According to officials at Valleyfair, the park has closed the Renegade and Excalibur rollercoasters and the Thunder Canyon water ride.

06/25/2014

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Everything Old Is New Again At Valleyfair

You don’t have to have nerves of steel to have a good time. This year, the amusement park is offering up some more family-friend rides as well. Edward Moody checked out the all-new area geared towards families. Did we say “all-new”? Well, in this case at least, everything old is new again.

05/20/2014

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Valleyfair Unveils New (And Old) Attractions

The Shakopee, Minn. amusement park Valleyfair is adding a new ride this year called Northern Lights. The ride is aimed at families, so it’s not among the park’s faster, wilder rides. Instead, it reaches a top speed of 43 miles per hour.

04/22/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Not-So-Scary Halloween Events

Halloween is almost here. Have you checked out the metro’s haunted houses? There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones?

10/18/2013

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Halloween’s ‘Valley Scare’ Scare Takes Over Valleyfair

Fall is here and so is the season for spooky, scary things. Halloween has taken over Valleyfair in Shakopee. WCCO went behind the scenes of Valley Scare Halloween Haunt, which will be going on every weekend from now through Oct. 27.

09/24/2013

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Best Summer Vacation Activities In Minnesota

Check out these local vacation ideas for a Minnesota getaway that takes advantage of the sunshine and the diversity of our state.

07/12/2013

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Dinosaurs Take Over Valleyfair This Summer

“Dinosaurs Alive” is the big new attraction this year at Valleyfair in Shakopee. It promises a life size trip back into time. The exhibit features huge, life-sized dinosaurs that are to scale and that come alive when theme park-goers are nearby.

06/26/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Minnesota

There are many meaningful ways in Minnesota to remember those who have died in military service.

05/13/2013

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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! It will be a busy few days, too.

05/09/2013

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As Snow Falls, Apply For Summer Jobs

Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.

04/23/2013

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Forget Winter, Valleyfair Is Already Hiring For 1,600 Positions

You might not be thinking about summer right now, but Valleyfair is already hiring.

01/23/2013

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 4 With D’Aundre Reed

It’s fitting D’Aundre Reed was on a roller coaster last week, taking in the thrills of ValleySCARE via the Wild Thing and Renegade. Because the second-year defensive lineman’s experiencing some sizable highs and lows with the Vikings this season.

11/03/2012

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Woman Allegedly Made Wet Nephew Ride In Trunk Of Lexus

An Edina woman is accused of making her 11-year-old nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus so he wouldn’t get her car’s leather seats wet. The boy had just been on a water ride at Valleyfair.

09/19/2012

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