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Each week we'll be scouting out area restaurants, shops, and attractions for you. Giving you the insider scoop on area events and newest spots in the area. You can find us talking about attractions, events, music, shopping, sports, weddings, meetings, outdoor activities and so much more.

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Discovering Indoor Fun for the Whole Family in Minneapolis Northwest


In the winter, visitors to Minnesota embrace our winter activities, but if you’re craving a little indoor time, there’s no shortage of activities and performances to keep you entertained in Minneapolis Northwest, even on winter days. You can win prizes at the arcade, make a splash at an indoor water park, catch a modern version of “The Wizard of Oz” and so much more—you just have to know where to look. There are good times waiting for you and your family all around town, so shed those coats and scarves and get ready to have some fun!

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Top Museums to Explore Near Minneapolis Northwest


If you are looking for a cultural and educational adventure in Minneapolis Northwest, you don’t have to go far. From history, science and engineering, to art, biology and cultural studies, you’ll find some of the country’s leading and most unique museums. No matter their age and interests, you’ll find something to interest every traveler just minutes from Minneapolis Northwest.

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Valentine’s Day Picks for Foodies


Spice up your traditional Valentine’s Day dinner by going to a unique restaurant or trying an adventurous food item with your date. With an exciting variety of restaurants to choose from in Minneapolis Northwest – from locally owned spots to your favorite chains – there is something for every couple this holiday. We’ve even included our favorite menu items to help you decide.

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Find Your Frappe Place on a Coffee and Tea Tour of MNW


Brave the chilly weather with your favorite hot drink in one hand and a delectable treat in the other after visiting one of the newest and best cafes Minneapolis Northwest has to offer. Expect everything from Alice in Wonderland-themed high tea parties to Taiwanese bubble teas and freshly brewed coffee—all of which will keep you warm and frappe, even on the coldest of days.

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Fitness Never Felt So Good: New Year’s Edition


It’s a new year and the perfect time to try something different in your fitness routine. Forget the usual long runs on the treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike for hours at a time. Smaller fitness boutique studios offer specialized classes, circuit training, and unique methods that leave traditional cardio routines in the dust. No fads here – these gyms in Minneapolis Northwest are designed to help you keep your New Year’s resolution and make lasting positive changes. Some gyms even have great New Year’s specials to help get you started! With convenient locations around town, you can drop in any time, even if you’re just visiting!

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A Dream Realized: Meet Jamie Leopold, Owner of Mississippi Gardens


Located 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis sits Mississippi Gardens, an elegant premier wedding and event center overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. It’s a dream come true for owner Jamie Leopold – wife of former Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold – to run a family business as her parents had while also making fairy tale events come true. Now with five children and a growing list of clients, the journey has only just begun for Jamie and her family.

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