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WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Nachos In MinnesotaYour nachos are only as good as the tortilla chips you build them with. That is the secret to the Best Nachos in Minnesota, which can be found at Grace’s Tex-Mex in Owatonna.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Kids' Play AreaParents seek out indoor play areas all across the state this time of year, looking for a way to burn some energy.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Pregame StopFrom high school state tournaments to a Minnesota Wild team drawing record crowds, March Madness is in full effect in downtown St. Paul.

Arts & Culture

St. Paul's Historic Palace Theatre Reopens With First Avenue's HelpThe Palace Theatre, which opened as a vaudeville house in 1916, will open to music fans.for the first time in 40 years.
Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist"Oh Imma talk. Y'all can play the music if you want," he said, as they tried to end Chance's speech.
St. Paul Students To Face Off With Beyoncé For NAACP Image AwardWhen the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards are announced next month, some Twin Cities teenagers will be in the audience.

Shopping & Style

Wander Minnesota: Planning The Post-Turkey WeekendYou’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty.
Survey: Nearly 60 Percent Of Americans Will Shop Thanksgiving WeekendWith Minnesota getting its first big snowfall Friday, it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping. According to a new survey, nearly 60 percent of Americans plan to get some of their shopping done on Thanksgiving weekend.
Best Pottery Shops In MinnesotaLooking for the perfect piece of pottery?

Food & Drink

Mike's Mix: Dill Caipirinha At MercyEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he takes a trip to downtown Minneapolis to sample a drink at the brand-new Mercy.
Mpls.' Spoon And Stable Makes List Of Top N. American 'Discoveries'A Minneapolis restaurant that's no stranger to accolades is being hailed again.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Lime RecipesIt's officially the hardest time of year to get fresh produce. What’s a bored cook to do? Dara says get some limes and go nuts!

Nightlife & Music

St. Paul's Historic Palace Theatre Reopens With First Avenue's HelpThe Palace Theatre, which opened as a vaudeville house in 1916, will open to music fans.for the first time in 40 years.
Wander Minnesota: Ways To Ring In 20172016 has certainly been a wild ride, and many people are looking forward to seeing it out the door. Here are some ways to celebrate the arrival of 2017.
MNfusion: Duluth Pack Creates Custom Duffel For Blake SheltonFollowing in the footsteps of his partner Gwen Stefani, country singer and "The Voice" star Blake Shelton will be stopping at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center as part of his latest tour.

Family & Pets

Wander Minnesota: 'Hoppy Hour' At The Animal Humane SocietyIf you’ve ever been the parent of a puppy, you’re probably aware that dogs are highly social animals, but, like humans, they might need some training in how to behave around other animals. That’s why you can find puppy socialization classes all over the place—teaching them when they’re young will help them cope with other dogs in a more sociable way as they grow up.
Twin Cities Dog Spa Offers Election-Themed Poop BagsThe political spirit seems to be spreading -- even to dog spas.
WCCO Viewers Choice For Best Family Pass In MinnesotaAny parent who has ever ventured into the Minnesota Children's Museum will tell you it's better than even the best babysitter.

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