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February 2014

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A New Breed of Dinosaurs

Get up close to 20 fully articulated dinosaur specimens at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s newest exhibit, "Ultimate Dinosaurs."


Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge Promises Frigid Fun for a Good Cause

More than 695 brave souls took the Plunge in St. Cloud on February 15, 2014 to support Special Olympics Minnesota. The Minneapolis Plunge is March 1 at Lake Calhoun.


Food & Wine Experience: 20 Years

Join your fellow food and wine lovers during the most delicious weekend of the year: Minnesota Monthly's Food & Wine Experience at Target Field.

A Minneapolis Promenade: Running Maps of US Cities by Nathan Yau

Whether it’s the mall in Washington, D.C., the lakeshore of Chicago, or the paths near the Chain of Lakes and Mississippi River of Minneapolis, each city has that iconic promenade, if you will, where people tend to gather.

Jump Up, Jump Up and Get Down at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Burn energy, get fit, and have fun at the original indoor trampoline park


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Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

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Sue Z.'s Charitable Check-In: March

Sue Z. picks Cochon555 as her philanthropic food event this month

5 Must-See Minnesota Public Gardens

Visiting these botanical wonders are sure to make your daisy

How Jason Voorhees Came to Haunt an Iron Range Mine

The "Friday the 13th" icon, in the depths of a northern MN mine, goes viral—but what else is lurking down there?

A Day Trip to St. Peter

Located in the Minnesota River Valley, St. Peter is full of Minnesota history and small-town charm

5 Unusual Minnesota Attractions

We all love Mall of America and Minnehaha Falls, but these five out-of-the-ordinary state attractions provide relief from the norm

St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Check out these exciting St. Patrick's Day events happening all around Minnesota.

The Best Road-Trip Pies in Greater MN (and WI)

Celebrate Pie Day at any of these statewide destinations

Minnesotans Medal in PyeongChang Olympics

Minnesota native athletes bring home Olympics medals in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

St. Patrick's Day Suds

These Minneapolis and St. Paul pubs are the perfect spots to ring in the Irish holiday all month long

A Day Trip to New Ulm

Schell's Bock Fest, Minnesota history, and tasty food await in this southwest Minnesota town

Top 5 Places to Dog Sled in Minnesota

Try the exhilarating experience of dog sledding and take in the beauty of winter in Minnesota.

This Weekend: What Is Snowkiting?

At Lake Mille Lacs, a new sport catches wind. Here's how you can get started.

Twin Cities Sledding Hills

Grip it and rip it, it's time to shred some powder

Sue Z.'s Charitable Check-In: February

This month's philanthropic food events: a "Chopped"-style competition, the Charlie Awards, and cocktails with your dog
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