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Vote: Where Are The Best Grits In Minnesota?Grits are being served up all over Minnesota -- and we want your pick for the best!
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Arcade In MinnesotaFrom pinball to Pac-Man, arcades are making a comeback. You will find the new Up-Down Minneapolis arcade bar in Uptown. There, the present looks a lot like the past.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Waffles In MinnesotaThey're not just for breakfast anymore. Waffles are being redefined. That's what Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield found out when she went to Nisswa to find the best waffle, she also found a young entrepreneur with a plan.

Arts & Culture

MNfusion: Theater Was Certainly At Play During The 2016 Ivey AwardsOn a beautiful, late summer evening, Minneapolitans and St. Paulites dressed in their finest and came together to celebrate their thriving arts community at the 2016 Ivey Awards.
MNfusion: CTC's Shinah Brashears Talks Upcoming 'Elephant & Piggie'Local CTC actress Shinah Brashears, who plays Piggie, spoke about how she joined the tour, what it's like to perform in her home town and how the two characters emulate one of Minnesota’s most popular cartoons – Peanuts.
MNfusion Review: Jungle Theater's 'Bars And Measures' Powerfully UncomfortableAsk any artist and they will tell you, a good work of art elicits a reaction. It makes you think. It makes you feel. It is an experience. The Jungle Theater's production of "Bars and Measures" does just that.

Shopping & Style

Best Pottery Shops In MinnesotaLooking for the perfect piece of pottery?
Best Places To Get A Makeover In MinnesotaYou don't have to fly to L.A. to get an amazing makeover.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall fashion this year is fluid and multifaceted, according to Amy Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of the boutique Amalli Talli. Layered flowing contours, whimsical prints, and vintage jewelry show a mid-60s/early 70s flair. The dot-com 90s make a 50s-style statement in leather biker and jean jackets and pearl chokers. Platform shoes, velvet, and suede and flannel are in. And so are skinny jeans. Career gals still pocket a smart phone in a pant suit, but more are converting to the skirt suit. Bold and bright accessories warm the cool look of a fall wardrobe.

Food & Drink

Vote: Where Are The Best Grits In Minnesota?Grits are being served up all over Minnesota -- and we want your pick for the best!
'Ramen Attack' Is One Delicious FundraiserMore and more Twin Cities restaurants are making their own "artisan" ramen, and one of the first was Zen Box in Minneapolis.
Mike's Mix: Smoked High West Old FashionedMaking spirits, wine and beer takes a team of people. But usually, there is only one person responsible for the flavor.

Nightlife & Music

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.
Best Nighttime Strolls In MinnesotaA leisurely evening walk is a great way to cap off a Minnesota day. Discover interesting sites, cool new haunts and gorgeous views along the way with this guide for best nighttime strolls in the state.
Best Bar Pizza In MinnesotaWhether you're a pizza lover who enjoys Minnesota gastropubs, or prefers to dine at a simple Twin Cities pizza bar, give these establishments a try.

Family & Pets

Mom, Blogger Pens Tirade Against Target's Tiny CartsOne mother is speaking out about recent changes to Target’s shopping experience.
Best After-School Activities For Families In MinnesotaDespite Minnesota's many attractions and things to do, finding after-school activities for the family can be a challenge. Often, students and working parents have conflicting schedules. But there are places where families can meet up at the end of the day when school and work take an after-hours break.
Best Parent-Child Activities Near MinnesotaIn Minnesota, there is no excuse for cabin fever. You can swim with sharks in an indoor aquarium while waiting for the ski slopes to open. If sharks aren't your thing, you can also ride the indoor rails with your children.

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