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November 2012


Owatonna's Hometown Holiday Weekend

November 30, 2012

Owatonna's Hometown Holiday Weekend

By Claire Walling

Head to Owatonna for a weekend filed with seasonal fun. Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Tome for the Holidays

November 29, 2012

Tome for the Holidays

By Joel Schettler

Travel and outdoor-inspired books from the Minnesota Historical Society Press + Borealis Books make great gifts Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


I'm a Surly Girl, in a Surly World

November 28, 2012

I'm a Surly Girl, in a Surly World

By Chrissy Sarinske

Sign up for a free Surly Brewery Tour and taste the "next big thing." Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Celebrate with Spirits

November 27, 2012

Celebrate with Spirits

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Salute! Sto lat! It's time to drink up, and taste all Minnesota has to offer in spirits. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Make Spirits Bright at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

November 26, 2012

Make Spirits Bright at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

By Claire Walling

With activities for the entire family, the arboretum celebrates the season throughout December. Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Have Yourself A Merry Little Victorian Christmas

November 21, 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Victorian Christmas

By Chrissy Sarinske

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Victorian Christmas, circa 1875, at the Alexander Ramsey House in St. Paul. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Travel Smart With Spirit

November 20, 2012

Travel Smart With Spirit

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Spirit Airlines is in town, but stay informed to keep your costs down. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Holiday Lights Around Minnesota

November 19, 2012

Holiday Lights Around Minnesota

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

No matter where in Minnesota you find yourself this holiday season, you're sure to be near some holidays lights and good cheer. Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Turning on the Holiday Lights in St. Paul's Rice Park

November 16, 2012

Turning on the Holiday Lights in St. Paul's Rice Park

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

With millions of sparkling lights and an ice-skating rink, downtown St. Paul becomes its own winter wonderland. Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (2)


An Octopus Garden

November 15, 2012

An Octopus Garden

By Joel Schettler

A new exhibit, Octopus Garden, is set to open next spring in SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Running for Pumpkin Pie: Thanksgiving Day Races

November 14, 2012

Running for Pumpkin Pie: Thanksgiving Day Races

By Chrissy Sarinske

Burn some calories and help your local community before heading off to your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Murder You Can Laugh At!

November 13, 2012

Murder You Can Laugh At!

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Gossip? Affairs? Murder? It's ok, it's improv. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Getaway with the Girls for Grand Brewfest

November 12, 2012

Getaway with the Girls for Grand Brewfest

By Molly Schelper

Grab your girlfriends for a weekend of brews, food, and fun at Grand View Lodge. Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Celebrate the Season like a Swede

November 9, 2012

Celebrate the Season like a Swede

By Molly Schelper

Celebrate the holidays with these events at the American Swedish Institute. Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Largest Minnesota History Center Exhibit … Ever

November 8, 2012

The Largest Minnesota History Center Exhibit … Ever

By Joel Schettler

"Then Now Wow" explores Minnesota's history, culture, and industry past and present in an exhibit made for kids. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Girlfriend Getaway: Great River Road Wine Trail

November 7, 2012

Girlfriend Getaway: Great River Road Wine Trail

By Chrissy Sarinske

Sip, sample, and shop your way down the Mighty Mississippi. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Foodies on Foot, Part Two

November 6, 2012

Foodies on Foot, Part Two

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Explore Minnesota's birthplace in a tasty way via the Foodies' "Bloody Mary Brunch" tour. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Neighborhood Spotlight: Northeast Minneapolis

November 5, 2012

Neighborhood Spotlight: Northeast Minneapolis

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Visit the birthplace of Minneapolis, and also one of the city's most popular hangout spots. Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Warm Up at an Indoor Water Park

November 2, 2012

Warm Up at an Indoor Water Park

By Molly Schelper

Splash, play, and swim at one of the state's indoor water parks. Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Armchair Traveler

November 1, 2012

The Armchair Traveler

By Joel Schettler

Two travel tomes from Lonely Planet will take readers along for the journey or help them plan life-changing adventures of their own. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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