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Wicked Wort: A HOPULAR Craft Beer Hangout


BEER! Okay, I apologize. That was a cheap ploy to get you to learn more about Wicked Wort. It’s an awesome family owned brewery in Minneapolis Northwest, that you need to experience. Minnesota has built a reputation as a “Craft Beer Capital” and Minneapolis Northwest doesn’t disappoint.

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Gifts for Him This Valentine’s Day (Because He Will Never Tell You)


Before any gift-giving holiday, it’s typical to hear that women are difficult to shop for, even though sending a link with the exact thing I want or spelling out that dinner at this restaurant would be amazing, is incredibly direct (and don’t even get me started on that Valentine’s Day when all I asked for was a heartfelt card and got...nothing). It is in fact much harder to shop for men. Ask them for ideas and what is generally the answer? Either “I don’t know” or something inappropriate that I can’t type here. So, in hopes of making your Valentine’s Day easier and more pleasant, here are some ideas for gifts for your significant other. It just depends on how much you love them! I’m kidding (mostly).

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There’s a New Bar(re) in Town


When I first saw that a Pure Barre studio was opening in Maple Grove I had a passing interest. I had known barre as something that my friend that used to be in ballet did. Not something mere mortals attempted.

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Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN: The Little Rescue That Could


Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN is a foster-parent-based animal rescue. They have no facility; All animals are in foster homes throughout the cities. Lisa Booth, Founder and Director of Good Karma, operates the rescue from her home. Their mission is “To work tirelessly to provide the highest quality physical and emotional care to the animals we rescue.” It doesn’t take long to see that they live up to this mission, each and every day.

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5 Reasons to Love Minneapolis Northwest During the Holidays


The holidays are here! It’s that time of the year to spread love and cheer, and there’s no better place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to do so than Minneapolis Northwest. From meeting Disney princesses caroling Christmas tunes, to catching a musical dinner show, to stocking up on artisan goods at an indoor Farmers Market, here are five of the top reasons why #WeLoveMNW during the holidays.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…It’s Here!


Thanksgiving is Thursday! And whether you already have decorations up or hold out for as long as possible, it is time to start prepping for the holidays. Minneapolis Northwest has some of the best events around to get you feeling merry and bright this holiday season!

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