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July 2013


Go Hiking at Frontenac State Park

July 31, 2013

Go Hiking at Frontenac State Park

By Chrissy Sarinske

A day hike at Frontenac State Park in southeast Minnesota is well worth the drive. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Get Your Boots On

July 30, 2013

Get Your Boots On

By Valerie Turgeon

Discover the Twin Cities’ country music scene. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Bust My Buffers: A Day Out with Thomas

July 29, 2013

Bust My Buffers: A Day Out with Thomas

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Take your train-enthused preschooler on the ride of his life. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Exploring Itasca State Park

July 26, 2013

Exploring Itasca State Park

By Chrissy Sarinske

Nearly half a million people visit Itasca State Park every year, the oldest state park in Minnesota. This year, I was one of them. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Northfield's Vintage Band Festival

July 25, 2013

Northfield's Vintage Band Festival

By Joel Schettler

Enjoy a variety of period-inspired performances celebrating the music and instruments of the past at the Vintage Band Festival in Northfield. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Six Activities to Do with Your Preschooler

July 24, 2013

Six Activities to Do with Your Preschooler

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Keep your little one entertained with any one of these fun activities. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Beer Makes for Better Cycling Cities

July 23, 2013

Beer Makes for Better Cycling Cities

By Janie Dorn

Contribute to our bike-friendly city with beer and bikes at Minneapolis’ Tour de Fat. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


All Aboard! Tall Ships Sail into Duluth

July 22, 2013

All Aboard! Tall Ships Sail into Duluth

By Molly Schelper

Climb aboard the grandest ships of yore at Duluth’s Tall Ships Festival. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Road Trip Through Mississippi Crossings on the Great River Road

July 19, 2013

Road Trip Through Mississippi Crossings on the Great River Road

By Molly Schelper

Visit the towns and attractions that line the 145-mile Mississippi Crossings portion of the Great River Road. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Minneapolis Aquatennial Will Go Out With a Boom!

July 17, 2013

The Minneapolis Aquatennial Will Go Out With a Boom!

By Chrissy Sarinske

A beach bash, a race, a parade, and best of all, fireworks! Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Not Your Typical Postcard

July 16, 2013

Not Your Typical Postcard

By Valerie Turgeon

Stop the car! Check out these unusual roadside finds. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Best Days at the Bakken. For Free!

July 15, 2013

Best Days at the Bakken. For Free!

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Coinciding with the Minneapolis Aquatennial, the Bakken Museum offers up fun (and free!) activities this week. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Depot is the Perfect Kid-friendly Hotel in Minneapolis

July 12, 2013

The Depot is the Perfect Kid-friendly Hotel in Minneapolis

By Chrissy Sarinske

Looking for a family-friendly hotel downtown Minneapolis? Check out The Depot. Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


An Insider Tour of the Twin Cities

July 11, 2013

An Insider Tour of the Twin Cities

By Molly Schelper

Hop on a Segway and learn the secrets of our cities. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)


The Best Days of Summer

July 10, 2013

The Best Days of Summer

By Janie Dorn

Celebrate Minneapolis’ Aquatennial, eight of the “best days of summer.” Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Game, Set, Minneapolis

July 8, 2013

Game, Set, Minneapolis

By Valerie Turgeon

Inspired by the athletes at Wimbledon? Get your rally on by playing tennis indoors or outdoors in Minneapolis this summer. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Baby, You're a Firework

July 3, 2013

Baby, You're a Firework

By Chrissy Sarinske

A round-up of metro area fireworks displays. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Unveiling Maya Mysteries

July 2, 2013

Unveiling Maya Mysteries

By Molly Schelper

Learn about the Maya civilization in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s largest exhibition to date. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Garden App-titude

July 1, 2013

Garden App-titude

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with this new web app. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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