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August 2013


No Boys Allowed! Win a Girlfriend Getaway to Bluefin Bay

August 30, 2013

No Boys Allowed! Win a Girlfriend Getaway to Bluefin Bay

By Janie Dorn

Enter to win a free trip to Bluefin Bay resort on Lake Superior for Girls Gone North Weekend. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


An Afternoon at Woodland Hill

August 29, 2013

An Afternoon at Woodland Hill

By Joel Schettler

Our region’s wine varietals may not have the same appeal or name recognition as those found in the country’s more popular wine-growing regions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a wonderful glass of wine produced right here in Minnesota. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Last Chance to Visit Heritage Square at the Fair

August 28, 2013

Last Chance to Visit Heritage Square at the Fair

By Chrissy Sarinske

Visit this little corner of the Fair before it becomes a transit hub. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Hot Spots to Cool Down

August 27, 2013

Hot Spots to Cool Down

By Valerie Turgeon

Don’t let the heat get you down; cool off at one of these Twin Cities spots. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


An Uncommon Stay

August 26, 2013

An Uncommon Stay

By Molly Schelper

Consider a stay at the new geek-chic Commons Hotel. Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Apps that Map

August 23, 2013

Apps that Map

By Joel Schettler

Don't get lost or disconnected when you are traveling without an Internet connection for your smartphone. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Laugh Your Way Through the Twin Cities

August 22, 2013

Laugh Your Way Through the Twin Cities

By Valerie Turgeon

Check out the Twin Cities’ comedy hot spots. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Let's Go Ride a Bike (in Waconia!)

August 21, 2013

Let's Go Ride a Bike (in Waconia!)

By Chrissy Sarinske

Waconia, only 45 minutes from Minneapolis, offers great biking, wineries, and unique attractions, like a llama farm! Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Win a Stay at the W Minneapolis – The Foshay

August 20, 2013

Win a Stay at the W Minneapolis – The Foshay

By Molly Schelper

In honor of its fifth anniversary, the W Minneapolis – The Foshay is giving away five free one night stays. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Last Call: Minnesota Zoo

August 19, 2013

Last Call: Minnesota Zoo

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Summer is coming to a close and so are these big events at the Minnesota Zoo. Don't miss your chance! Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Rochester's Mayowood Mansion

August 16, 2013

Rochester's Mayowood Mansion

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

The next time you're in Rochester, tour the historic mansion. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Artistic Landscapes

August 15, 2013

Artistic Landscapes

By Joel Schettler

Area sculpture gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Franconia Sculpture Park offer a weekend of contemporary sculpture, and more. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Take Part in Bean Bag Tournament at Heritage Days Aug. 17

August 14, 2013

Take Part in Bean Bag Tournament at Heritage Days Aug. 17

By Chrissy Sarinske

One of the highlights of the Heritage Days festival is a double elimination bean bag tournament. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Minnesota Renaissance Festival

August 13, 2013

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival

By Valerie Turgeon

Experience medieval life when you take a trip to the dark ages. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Great Minnesota Get-Together

August 12, 2013

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

By Molly Schelper

What to see, do and eat at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Plenty to do at the Zoo

August 9, 2013

Plenty to do at the Zoo

By Molly Schelper

Check out Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s latest event series, Groovin’ in the Gardens, or one of many other events. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Passport to Minnesota Wine

August 8, 2013

Passport to Minnesota Wine

By Joel Schettler

Experience local culture, history, and viticulture with the Minnesota Grape Growers Association's Passport to Minnesota wines. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Check Out North Loop Fest Aug. 10

August 7, 2013

Check Out North Loop Fest Aug. 10

By Chrissy Sarinske

The North Loop neighborhood has changed dramatically since it was primarily called the Warehouse District. Celebrate the area at an outdoor party this Saturday evening. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Brew at the Zoo

August 6, 2013

Brew at the Zoo

By Janie Dorn

Support the Minnesota Zoo while also enjoying samplings of food and local brews. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Minnesota Lighthouses

August 5, 2013

Minnesota Lighthouses

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Lighthouses are a fun way to experience Minnesota history. Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


A Day in Excelsior

August 2, 2013

A Day in Excelsior

By Molly Schelper

Spend the day exploring one of my favorite summertime towns. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Dog Days of Summer

August 1, 2013

Dog Days of Summer

By Valerie Turgeon

Bring your pet to Paws on Grand for free dog treats, sales, contests, events and more along the beautiful Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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