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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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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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Cooking His Way to the Top: Pat Lundgren, Executive Chef at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest


The Minneapolis Marriott Northwest is one of the most well-recognized hotels in the Twin Cities and outer suburbs. With a top-quality restaurant and more than 62,000-square feet of event space, it takes a master Executive Chef and a superb kitchen and wait staff to meet the needs of all diners and guests. Find out more about the cool Executive Chef leading the charge and making your delicious meals at the Marriott – Pat Lundgren.

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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest


Baby, it’s cold outside, but the holiday happenings in Minneapolis Northwest are heating up with exciting winter activities and events the whole family will want to experience. From sleigh rides and carriage rides to Nutcracker performances and festive arts and crafts for children, bundle up the family and get ready to create new holiday traditions in the winter wonderland of Minneapolis Northwest.

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Holiday Shopping Favorites in Minneapolis Northwest


The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get into the spirit of giving as you shop your way through Minneapolis Northwest. With more than 220 stores in the Arbor Lakes shopping district and Maple Grove, along with Albertville Premium Outlets nearby, everyone from bargain hunters and big spenders can get their shopping done and feel proud of the gifts they give. From popular chains to specialized boutiques, stop by our favorite stores and you’ll be crossing names off your list in no time!

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Discover Cooking and Shopping Inspiration at Love That Olive in Minneapolis Northwest


Since 2010, Maple Grove's charming gourmet balsamic and olive oil store has been a place to find inspiration for your own cooking and party-hosting, as well as thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list – from friends and family, to kids’ teachers, to office Secret Santas. It’s also the perfect place to browse (and taste!) if you’re debating which appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving or what dish to make when the in-laws are in town. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll love what you find at Love That Olive.

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Yellow Tree Theatre Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary


In the land of 10,000 theatres, Minneapolis Northwest boasts one of the best. Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary during the 2017-2018 season with four stellar shows (and other events) guaranteed to delight audiences. Whether you’ve been to Yellow Tree before, have always wanted to check it out, or have never heard of it, now is the time to go, especially with their holiday show, A Gone Fishin’ Christmas, running November 10 through December 31.

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Hit the Road, Jack! 10+ Fun, Quirky Things to do Within a Short Drive of Minneapolis Northwest


The most memorable trips often secure a place in our hearts because of the people we’re with. Other times, it’s the unique, and unforgettable, places you’ve discovered along the way. This fall, we suggest you grab your kids, your friends and family or your besties, and hit the road in search of the most interesting locales you can find! To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of ten (plus one bonus!) of our favorite fun, quirky places to discover within an easy drive of Minneapolis Northwest!

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Minneapolis Northwest Thrills and Chills This Halloween


You can run but you can’t hide from Halloween! When else do you get to eat candy for a month, display lighted pumpkins on your doorstep, and put together a rockin’ costume? Now’s the time to embrace everything ghoulish, spooky, and pumpkin-y going on in Minneapolis Northwest. Put on “Monster Mash” or “Thriller” as you head to these fun Halloween events and celebrate this long-standing tradition with friends and family.

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