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We give you the inside scoop on our area events and the newest spots to check out. You can find us talking about attractions, events, music, shopping, sports, meetings, outdoor activities and so much more.

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Hit the Slopes! 6 Ways to Start Your Winter Adventure at Elm Creek Park Reserve

11/29/2019

Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District, and is home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails, along with some of the best scenery in Minnesota. Elm Creek is a popular destination any time of year (in fact, it was named the 15th most visited attraction in Minnesota, with more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017!), but from December through March, the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area turns the reserve into a fascinating winter wonderland. Grab your mittens and scarf and get ready to explore! Here are some of the most popular ways to spend a winter break at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest

11/05/2019

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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Embrace the Hygge Trend and Get Cozy in Minneapolis Northwest

10/25/2019

As the weather changes, it’s only natural to crave more activities that leave you warm and cozy. Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish term used to describe a mood of coziness, along with feelings of wellness and contentment. From snow sports and spas to latte art and brewery yoga, our Minneapolis Northwest team went in search of all things warm and comfy to get you in the hygge spirit!

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10 Tips to Incorporate the Latest Meeting Trends Into Your Events

10/18/2019

From technology and sustainability to food options and activities, there are a lot of moving pieces in today’s meetings industry and the trends are always changing. Trends come and go, often fleeting, creating challenges and opportunities for meeting, conference and event planners. As we look at the biggest trends in 2019 and look forward to what’s to come in 2020, I’ve rounded up a few tips to help leverage these trends and incorporate them into meetings and events in the future.

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Celebrate Small Businesses with the Best Local Shopping Finds in Minneapolis Northwest

10/10/2019

Minneapolis Northwest features one of the most expansive shopping areas in Minnesota, second only to the Mall of America. From national retailers, locally owned boutiques, thrift stores, and hidden gems, there’s plenty to browse through. Turn window shopping into actual shopping when you hit up some of the best locally owned stores in Minneapolis Northwest this coming holiday season. Be sure to mark your calendar for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, where you can pick up unique, quality gifts while supporting local shops.

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Earle Brown Focuses on Sustainable Catering in Minneapolis Northwest

10/10/2019

The desire to plan environmentally friendly meetings and events has increased dramatically in recent years, and there is much to consider when taking on the challenge. The good news is that there are solutions available and pathways to success. Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis Northwest currently models some of the ways venues can help planners create sustainable events that are equally as successful.

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