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January 2013


There's More to Explore

January 31, 2013

There's More to Explore

By Joel Schettler

Governor Mark Dayton believes in tourism's ability to boost the region's economy. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Hit the Slopes at Afton Alps

January 30, 2013

Hit the Slopes at Afton Alps

By Chrissy Sarinske

Afton Alps, a short drive from the metro area, is a great place to make winter memories. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Wine and Canvas Minneapolis

January 29, 2013

Wine and Canvas Minneapolis

By Kelly Fitzgerald

It's impressive how every person leaves with a finished piece of art and sense of accomplishment. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


10 Ways to Warm Up This Winter

January 28, 2013

10 Ways to Warm Up This Winter

Compiled by Amanda Fretheim Gates, Molly Schelper & Claire Walling

Don't let subzero temps get you down. We have many activities to warm you up on a cold day. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


BODY WORLDS is Back

January 25, 2013

BODY WORLDS is Back

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Lots of the same, with new additions—the Science Museum's most popular exhibit is back. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


What's a Loppet?

January 24, 2013

What's a Loppet?

By Joel Schettler

Get out and enjoy a Minnesota weekend of cross country skiing and more at the 11th Annual City of Lakes Loppet Cross Country Ski Festival. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


It's All About Blades of Glory at Crashed Ice Competition in St. Paul

January 23, 2013

It's All About Blades of Glory at Crashed Ice Competition in St. Paul

By Chrissy Sarinske

St. Paul will once again be the site of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championships (aka Crashed Ice) from Jan. 24-26. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Saint Paul Winter Carnival

January 22, 2013

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

By Molly Schelper

Head to the capital city Jan. 26-Feb. 3 for “the coolest celebration on earth.” Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Take a Girls Getaway to Grand View Lodge for Wine Weekend, January 25-27

January 21, 2013

Take a Girls Getaway to Grand View Lodge for Wine Weekend, January 25-27

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Grab your girlfriends and head up north for a culinary and wine experience. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Take The Plunge

January 18, 2013

Take The Plunge

By Kelly Fitzgerald

If there's one "Minnesota badge" any local or visitor should earn to prove his or her hardiness, this is it. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Frozen River Film Festival

January 17, 2013

Frozen River Film Festival

By Molly Schelper

Head to Winona, Minn. for a nearly weeklong festival filled with documentaries, music, speakers, and more. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Let’s Chill at the Ice Bar

January 16, 2013

Let’s Chill at the Ice Bar

by Chrissy Sarinske

It's not every day that you can belly on up to a bar made entirely of ice. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Let’s Play Hockey…Outdoors Of Course

January 15, 2013

Let’s Play Hockey…Outdoors Of Course

By Joel Schettler

Lace up your skates, or just bring warm clothes and watch the friendly competition at this weekend's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Celebrating Winter Across Minnesota

January 14, 2013

Celebrating Winter Across Minnesota

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

We don't let a little cold keep us from getting outside. Are you tough enough? Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Winter in Bloom

January 11, 2013

Winter in Bloom

By Molly Schelper

Despite what it looks (and feels) like outside, there are still spots around the Twin Cities where you can see flowers and green vegetation. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


'Tis the Season to Be Sledding!

January 10, 2013

'Tis the Season to Be Sledding!

By Chrissy Sarinske

There are some great hills in the metro area. Get the whole family out sledding this winter. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Eagles, Brewery, and More in Redwing

January 9, 2013

Eagles, Brewery, and More in Redwing

By Joel Schettler

Even if it's cold outside, Red Wing offers many activities perfect for a winter weekend day trip. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Hike! Gee! Haw!

January 8, 2013

Hike! Gee! Haw!

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Get ready, get set, sled dog races are on their way. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


High Tea Time

January 7, 2013

High Tea Time

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Sip and sample like Downton's Lady Mary at any of these tea houses or restaurants. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Royally Cool

January 4, 2013

Royally Cool

By Molly Schelper

Visit the Ice Castles at Mall of America, the largest structure of its kind ever built. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Two Travel-Worthy Museum Exhibits

January 3, 2013

Two Travel-Worthy Museum Exhibits

By Joel Schettler

Two exhibits at area museums are worthy of a trip to the Twin Cities in and of themselves. But you better hurry; one of them closes soon. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Give Austin a Chance

January 2, 2013

Give Austin a Chance

By Chrissy Sarinske

This small town less than two hours south of the Twin Cities is home to the Spam Museum, excellent bbq, unique shopping, and more. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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