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February 2012


Winter Fun at the Arboretum

February 29, 2012

Winter Fun at the Arboretum

By Ellie M. Bayrd

In every season, there's something to do at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Grab your skis or snowshoes and explore. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Official 17th of March St. Patrick’s Day Guinness World Records Attempt

February 28, 2012

The Official 17th of March St. Patrick’s Day Guinness World Records Attempt

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Help set a world record by pledging to celebrate St. Paddy's Day the Irish way—with Guinness! Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Hanging Out at Vertical Endeavors

February 27, 2012

Hanging Out at Vertical Endeavors

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Looking for a great workout out of the cold? Head to Vertical Endeavors. Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


On the Line: Exploring By Light Rail

February 24, 2012

On the Line: Exploring By Light Rail

By Ellie M. Bayrd

The Twin Cities Light Rail system continues to grow and offers a great way to explore Minneapolis and Bloomington. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Why We Love Zoos

February 23, 2012

Why We Love Zoos

By Joel Schettler

Whether you are looking to commune with nature or just want to be outdoors for some peace and quiet, you can find it on a trip to the Minnesota Zoo. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Snowboarding Fun in the Midwest

February 22, 2012

Snowboarding Fun in the Midwest

By Chrissy Sarinske

We might not have actual mountains, but the Midwest still offers some pretty amazing snowboarding resorts. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Stillwater Ladies Night Out

February 21, 2012

Stillwater Ladies Night Out

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Downtown Stillwater is a great place for ladies, especially this Thursday night. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Across the Border: The American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin

February 17, 2012

Across the Border: The American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin

By Ellie M. Bayrd

The American Birkebeiner (or Birkie) draws in thousands of skiers each year for the annual cross-country ski marathon and events in Hayward, Wisconsin. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Cannon River Winery

February 16, 2012

Cannon River Winery

By Joel Schettler

Make a trip to Cannon Falls and sample some hand-crafted wines from Minnesota's Wine Country. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


A Helping Hand: The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District

February 15, 2012

A Helping Hand: The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

The DID is here for you if you need directions, assistance or anything else—just look for the green shirts! Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Life Lessons While Skiing Afton Alps

February 14, 2012

Life Lessons While Skiing Afton Alps

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating, great Minnesota sports that flourish regardless of how many feet of snowfall we get. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


This Valentine's Day: Buy Tickets to the Food & Wine Experience

February 13, 2012

This Valentine's Day: Buy Tickets to the Food & Wine Experience

By Chrissy Sarinske

Tickets to the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience are the perfect way to spoil your Valentine (in March). Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Valentine’s Day: Plan a Romantic Getaway

February 10, 2012

Valentine’s Day: Plan a Romantic Getaway

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Get out of the city and enjoy a romantic escape with the one you love. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Winter Art Festivals

February 9, 2012

Winter Art Festivals

By Joel Schettler

These winter art festivals are just a few of the more unique winter celebrations found all across Minnesota. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Celebrate Diana at Mall of America

February 8, 2012

Celebrate Diana at Mall of America

By Kelly Fitzgerald

This is a one-in-a-lifetime experience you don’t want to miss—unless you're visiting London this summer. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Feel Like a Kid Again with Snow Tubing

February 7, 2012

Feel Like a Kid Again with Snow Tubing

By Chrissy Sarinske

You don't need lessons, fancy equipment, or even "real" snow to enjoy snow tubing. It's the perfect family-friendly winter activity. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Winter Flower Show at the Como Zoo & Conservatory

February 6, 2012

The Winter Flower Show at the Como Zoo & Conservatory

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Warm up at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo. Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Snow Problem: A New Look for the City of Lakes Loppet

February 3, 2012

Snow Problem: A New Look for the City of Lakes Loppet

By Ellie M. Bayrd

The City of Lakes Loppet faces the challenges of a warm winter, moving the annual winter race to Theodore Wirth Park. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Family Fun: Penguin Dance, Puppet Opera, and TeenNick's Degrassi

February 2, 2012

Family Fun: Penguin Dance, Puppet Opera, and TeenNick's Degrassi

By Joel Schettler

Fun for the entire family at the Minnesota Zoo, Mall of America, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Up, Up, and Away: Hot Air Affair Floats into Hudson Feb. 3-5

February 1, 2012

Up, Up, and Away: Hot Air Affair Floats into Hudson Feb. 3-5

By Chrissy Sarinske

Winter festival includes hot air balloon launches, geocaching, smooshboarding, a hot air balloon moon glow and more. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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