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Wander Minnesota: Summer Day Trips

As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.

06/05/2014

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Good Question: How Do Ski Hills Make Snow?

While there are some tricks involved, it may surprise you to learn that machine-made snow is made up of exactly the same stuff as natural snow. And while every ski resort has a different source of water, the one for Wild Mountain, in Taylors Falls, is at the top, in the form of a reservoir.

10/22/2013

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Gov’t Shutdown Docks Wedding Plans For N. Dakota Couple

David and Kristianne met three years ago in North Dakota. For their wedding, they picked a Taylors Falls river cruise for the venue. His family came in from Poland, hers from the Dakotas. But plans changed fast.

10/04/2013

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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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Afton Alps Tests Snow Machines, Wild Mountain Opens Early

It may only be early October, but the weather certainly has a few of us thinking it’s winter.

10/07/2012

Go Kart Teenagers

Best Go-Kart Racing In Minnesota

Today’s go-kart drivers are tomorrow’s NASCAR champions. Maybe not exactly, but for kids and parents interested in outdoor activities that teach kids important skills in steering and avoiding collisions, go kart parks make for a fun and somewhat educational family outing. Most of the area’s best go kart parks provide a multiple courses, including options for adults and younger children, and fun alternatives for the rest of the family.

05/11/2012

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Wander Minnesota: After Thanksgiving Dinner

Going out for a Thanksgiving buffet? Having a massive meal at home? Either way, once you’re done eating and have enjoyed the Turkey Day after-meal nap, what else is there to do?

11/21/2011

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Some Ski Resorts Already Opening For Winter

It’s not officially winter until the middle of December, but don’t tell that to some owners of ski resorts in Minnesota.

10/29/2011

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Best Ideas For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is approaching and I am sure you are already getting excited for a little time away from work to enjoy time with friends, family and [hopefully] great weather. Here is a list of options whether you want to stay in the Twin Cities or if you want to hit the road and get out of town.

05/12/2011

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Science Of Snow Tubing: Fast Rides With An Education

The great thing about snow tubing is you don’t have to be a great athlete to excel on a snow hill. But if you are striving for speed, it does help to know a little bit about science.

01/06/2011

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Best Unique Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

It’s lurking right around the corner. Have you made your plans yet? If not, here are a few suggestions — and keep in mind that, recession or no recession, many of these may book up, […]

08/26/2010

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