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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Park In MinnesotaState Parks are plentiful in Minnesota. Whether you want to hike, bike or take in a bit of nature, there are more than 75 to choose from. But I wanted to know which one you like best. WCCO viewers voted, and, with a half a million visitors each year, it's no surprise that your winner is one of the most-visited state parks: Gooseberry Falls.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best French Fries In MinnesotaSure, French fries are typically a side dish. But at Val's in St. Cloud, they are good enough to be the main attraction.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Lakeside DiningOne of the best spots for summer dining in Minnesota is along a lake. You can feel the open air, enjoy the weather and take in the sunset. So we went looking for the best place to do just that. And your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to a restaurant with an appropriate name: Lakeside in Glenwood.

Arts & Culture

Best Craft Shows In MinnesotaLocal fairs and craft shows in Minnesota will exhibit original work from a wide spectrum of talent.
Goin' To The Lake: Cannon Falls (Day 1)We're in our fourth week of Goin' to the Lake, and this time we head south of the metro to Cannon Falls along the Cannon River.
Best Operas In MinnesotaMinnesota is keen on opera. Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota have staged some of the best original and adapted opera productions. Also, well known opera companies have made stops in Minnesota.

Shopping & Style

Best Flea Markets In MinnesotaFlea markets are a popular activity throughout Minnesota. Some are scheduled weekly,and some occur once a year. Here are the five most noteworthy markets in Minnesota.
Best Comic Book Stores In MinnesotaThe culture of comics is alive and well, with many outlets to satisfy the hunger for this diversion. Read about the five best in Minnesota.
Best Places To Buy Gardening Supplies In MinnesotaNow that lawn and garden season is here, what tools and supplies should you buy? Before shopping for gardening or landscaping supplies, itemize tools and materials on a want and wish list. If you wish to beautify outdoor surroundings and harmonize indoor/outdoor living space, add décor and furnishings to the want list.

Food & Drink

Best Biscuits And Gravy In MinnesotaThis breakfast staple has never looked better than at these five local restaurants.
MNfusion: Blackeye Roasting Co. Opens S. Minneapolis LocationWhen it comes to craft beverages, Minnesota's market is burgeoning. Now, consumers can enjoy any number of locally handcrafted drinks straight from the tap – including coffee.
Mike's Mix: Fine Spirits ClassicEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike checks out a couple of cocktails from the Fine Spirits Classic.

Nightlife & Music

Best R&B Concerts Coming To MinnesotaR&B lives. See five powerful displays of soulful blues in Minnesota this season.
Best Hangout Spots After Bar Close In MinnesotaDon't let closing time close out your night.
The Revolution Add 3rd Show At First AvenueThe Revolution, formerly known as Prince's band, are expanding their forthcoming stint at the club that helped make them all worldwide celebrities.

Family & Pets

5 Ways To Prep For School Before The First DayStart the school year off on the right foot by helping your kids prep for school before the first day.
5 Traditions To Start Your Back To School RoutineWhat memories do you use to help document your child's progression through school? Here are five different traditions you can begin this year.
Best Old School Arcades In MinnesotaBars and arcades throughout Minnesota feature video games of all types from all eras. Here are five best places where you can still find those great vintage electronic games.

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