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July 2012


Pooches and Parents Welcome on Grand

July 31, 2012

Pooches and Parents Welcome on Grand

By Kelly Fitzgerald

It's the perfect time to visit St. Paul's Grand Avenue with your pet, thanks to Paws on Grand this Sunday. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Tour Minnesota Lakes & Rivers on a Stand Up Paddleboard

July 30, 2012

Tour Minnesota Lakes & Rivers on a Stand Up Paddleboard

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

This fast-growing water sport is an exciting way to tour Minnesota's many bodies of water. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (3)


Tour the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

July 27, 2012

Tour the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Minneapolis' urban byway offers history, architecture, and beauty along a 50-mile loop. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Day Trip Advisor

July 26, 2012

Day Trip Advisor

By Joel Schettler

A new guidebook from Globe Pequot Press offers locals and vacationers exciting things to see and do all within a two-hour drive of the Twin Cities. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


All Revved Up for North St. Paul Car Show

July 25, 2012

All Revved Up for North St. Paul Car Show

By Chrissy Sarinske

Friday night classic car show highlights magnificent machines—and free family fun— throughout the summer. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Off to the Races at Canterbury Park

July 24, 2012

Off to the Races at Canterbury Park

By Sara Soli

Forget the stereotypes, Sundays at Canterbury Park are perfect for young children. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Road Trip Through Southeastern Minnesota on the Great River Road

July 23, 2012

Road Trip Through Southeastern Minnesota on the Great River Road

By Molly Schelper

Explore a number of charming river towns while taking this approximately 140-mile drive through southeastern Minnesota. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Tank

July 20, 2012

Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Tank

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Day Out with Thomas brings the favorite character to Duluth for train rides and family fun. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Coldwater Spring: A Minnesota Historic Landmark

July 19, 2012

Coldwater Spring: A Minnesota Historic Landmark

By Joel Schettler

In September, a cultural landmark restored by the National Park Service will reopen as a public nature sanctuary. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Camping with Kids at Baker Park Reserve

July 18, 2012

Camping with Kids at Baker Park Reserve

By Chrissy Sarinske

Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain provides perfect first-time camp experience for kids. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Bucket List Adventure: Segway Tour

July 17, 2012

Bucket List Adventure: Segway Tour

By Kelly Fitzgerald

All aboard, All American Segway Tours make bucket lists happen. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: A Minnesota River Valley Mobile Tour

July 16, 2012

U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: A Minnesota River Valley Mobile Tour

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Experience one of the most important events in Minnesota's history. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Bonding on the River

July 13, 2012

Bonding on the River

By Chrissy Sarinske

Consider a kayaking excursion the next time you organize a girls-only outing. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Green Energy Art

July 12, 2012

Green Energy Art

By Joel Schettler

The Bakken Museum celebrates the "10 Best Days of Summer" beginning this weekend. Learn about electronics, magnetism and the joys and wonder of science at this unique Minnesota museum. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Across the Border: Pizza by the Pond

July 11, 2012

Across the Border: Pizza by the Pond

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Take a drive and enjoy wood-fired pizza on the farm in Wisconsin. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Taste of Stillwater 2012

July 10, 2012

Taste of Stillwater 2012

By Kelly Fitzgerald

This weekend's festival makes it the perfect time to visit Minnesota's charming birthplace. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Minneapolis Aquatennial, July 13-21

July 9, 2012

Minneapolis Aquatennial, July 13-21

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Ten days of parades, sporting events, music, water fun, and more. We sure know how to celebrate summer. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Revisit Little House On the Prairie in Walnut Grove and St. Paul

July 6, 2012

Revisit Little House On the Prairie in Walnut Grove and St. Paul

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Fans of the Little House on the Prairie books and TV series can celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories in Walnut Grove or at Nellie's (Alison Arngrim) show. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Whitewater State Park: Experience the Beauty of Southern Minnesota

July 5, 2012

Whitewater State Park: Experience the Beauty of Southern Minnesota

By Molly Schelper

Whether you’re an expert outdoorsman or just want to spend some time in nature, Whitewater State Park is worth a visit. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Red, White & BOOM!

July 3, 2012

Red, White & BOOM!

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Look up: Firework displays and Independence Day celebrations are happening all week. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


10 Ways to Beat the Minnesota Heat

July 2, 2012

10 Ways to Beat the Minnesota Heat

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Between air-conditioned museums, indoor waterparks, and ice cream shops, we have plenty of ways to cool down. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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