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Moms Weekend Away: Reinvigorate the Mind, Body and Soul


Moms, take a deep breath. You’ve made it through the summer with the kids at home. Now, as they get ready to head back to school, it’s time to treat yourself to some blissful relaxation by blocking off your calendar and unwinding with a weekend away in Minneapolis Northwest. From salons to spas, we’ve got you covered for a zen-tastic experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

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Rising Temperatures Call for Cool Solutions


Summertime in Minnesota is defined by soaking up the sun on sandy beaches, water skiing and kayaking across the lake or zooming down the waterpark slide. Minneapolis Northwest wants to help you beat the heat all summer long by highlighting a few “cool” spots around the area.

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Ten “Sneaky” Educational Opportunities for Kids This Summer


With summer in full force, it can be a challenge balancing vacations and the relaxed mood of the season with the urge to keep kids learning all summer long! Parents, you may appreciate this! Minneapolis Northwest has compiled a list of fun, “sneaky” educational opportunities your kids can participate in between July and back-to-school season. Whether you’re a visitor to the area or a resident, we’ve covered adventure to arts, to science and everything in between. Check out these options, which are sure to please everyone...including your child’s teachers!

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Top Things to Do With Girlfriends in Minneapolis Northwest


There’s never a bad time to schedule a night out, but gathering your girlfriends for a summer weekend escape ranks right up there with good wine, years-long friendships and great shopping finds. When you and your girlfriends are ready to get away, look no further than Minneapolis Northwest for everything from world-class spa services, the quaintest wineries and craft brew houses to more active pursuits like FootGolf and hiking. Check out our favorite ways to celebrate the friendships in your life, then gather your girlfriends and head to Minneapolis Northwest (MNW).

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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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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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