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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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Spring brings a burst of colors and energy to Minneapolis Northwest. It’s a time when Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods start buzzing with festivals, shows, family friendly events and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you choose to spend the days or evenings watching international films, making maple syrup or cuddling baby animals, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!Read More
Located in the heart of The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Olfactory Scent Studio provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that's perfect for girlfriends, couples, coworkers and anyone willing to try something new. Step into the scent studio for a memorable outing and leave with a premium scented product for your home or bath.Read More
Minneapolis Northwest and the surrounding area is your go-to destination for a pastry-filled adventure! From donuts as big as your head to unicorn poop cupcakes, and from French pastries to German Beehives, you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth! Here’s a list to get you started on a tour of the best pastries, donuts and treats, so dive in and treat yourself!Read More
Hoping to expand your horizons and try something new and exciting while visiting Minneapolis Northwest? Whether you want to learn how to cook ethnic cuisine, create latte art, paint a masterpiece, knit a scarf, dabble in cake design or whip up some French macarons – you can find classes and learning opportunities on just about anything in or near our area!Read More
Is your family looking for new and fun things to do in Minneapolis Northwest and the Twin Cities Metro area? We’ve put a list together just for you! From zoos and museums to nature and painting, the Minneapolis Northwest area has something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Discover our favorite 25 things to do with families in and around the area!Read More
The Twin Cities is a hotbed of cultural and educational adventures. From history, science and engineering, to art, biology and cultural studies, you’ll find some of the country’s leading and most unique museums within minutes from Minneapolis Northwest. Spark your curiosity with these great exhibits and special events!Read More
Whether you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet or have special dietary restrictions, we’ve got plenty of options in Minneapolis Northwest. From savory salads and lettuce wraps to veggie burgers and gluten-free treats, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite food picks that you can feel good about too!Read More
Get ready for nonstop fun and laughter this winter! Throughout the season, the Twin Cities and Minneapolis Northwest host a variety of events ranging from polar plunges to beer festivals to fat biking races. Ready to get merry? Here are 12 ways to celebrate the festive winter season with family and friends.Read More
Between the negotiating, acting as the middleman between clients and venues, unconventional hours and intense deadlines, it’s no surprise meeting planners have one of the most stressful jobs. Meeting planner or event coordinator was ranked as the fifth most stressful job of 2017 in a recent study by CareerCast. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks for handling this stressful career and finding some balance.Read More
As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with festivals, shows and exhilarating winter activities. From skijoring with your dog to making ice sculptures and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate and rejoice in the cold weather.Read More
Stepping into Painted Turtle Chocolatier in Osseo is like stepping into a corner of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, where nearly everything is either made of chocolate or covered, drizzled, dusted or sprinkled with chocolate. Patricia Godfrey, owner and expert chocolatier, shares her passion for sweets with the community. From truffles to turtles, her family owned shop does artisan chocolates right.Read More
Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District. It’s home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails and 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.Read More