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Chalkfest Artist Profile: The Chalk Guys


The Chalk Guys will be making their Chalkfest debut on June 10th. In case you’ve missed it, Chalkfest is an incredible festival with artists from around the world coming to Main Street Arbor Lakes to showcase and share their talent with you. Look for huge pieces and mind-boggling 3D creations that the whole family will love!

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Something to “Chalk” About: Chalkfest 2017


Chalkfest is the can’t-miss event of the summer! For the second year in a row, artists from around the world will descend on Maple Grove to share their passion and creativity in Minneapolis Northwest! For two days, artists will line Main Street Arbor Lakes to draw large illustrations in chalk, while visitors walk among them enjoying the art, food, and entertainment.

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10 Things to Do with Kids in Minneapolis Northwest This Summer


School’s nearly out! Parents across the nation know summer is the best time to spend with their kids. Luckily, Minneapolis Northwest has plenty of summertime activities to keep families busy. From kid-friendly outdoor events to nationally recognized attractions, here are the top things to see and do with children in Minneapolis Northwest this summer.

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Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom Will Love


Moms work hard, and of course, we appreciate it. But do we show it? This Mother’s Day, show your mom how special she is and how much you love her by getting her something that she wouldn’t get for herself, or by spending quality time together (or both). We know, she’d probably be happy with a card and some simple acknowledgment, but this year, let’s wow her!

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Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN: Helping Dogs Put Their Best Paw Forward


Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN is changing lives. The organization changes the lives of the dogs they rescue, by giving them all the medical attention they need and second chances to find their forever (fur-ever) family. They also change the lives of the families that foster these dogs and the ones that adopt them. Without the work that Good Karma Animal Rescue selflessly does EVERY day, innocent dogs would be lost. But they can’t continue to do what they do, without us.

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“Baseball Mad” in Minneapolis Northwest


We’re “Baseball Mad” in Minneapolis Northwest! Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, so it’s not surprising “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is the third most frequently sung tune that Americans sing. Do you know the history of this beloved song? Who is Katie Casey? DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWINS TICKETS?

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Family Friendly Spring Break in Minneapolis Northwest: Unlimited Options, Unlimited Fun


IT’S HERE. Where are you going? What will you do? Do you have enough PTO saved up? WHAT WILL IT COST? Take the stress out of spring break. Relax, refresh, and rekindle that family bond in Minneapolis Northwest this spring! Between all our great hotels, incredible dining options, and family-friendly activities, we have the perfect, budget-friendly staycation your whole family will love.

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