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Yellow Tree Theatre Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

10/04/2017

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

09/19/2017

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

09/13/2017

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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Take a Break: Spend MEA Weekend in Minneapolis Northwest

09/05/2017

Fall is here, the school year has begun, and it’s already time to start thinking about MEA break. Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect family getaway destination for the four-day weekend with a number of attractions and activities sure to entertain and even educate your whole family. Stay in one of our cozy family friendly hotels, such as the Holiday Inn & Suites with a Venetian Waterpark, and spend your days and evenings enjoying all the area has to offer. Make MEA a weekend to remember.

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Fitness Never Felt So Good: Specialty Gyms in Minneapolis Northwest

08/31/2017

Forget long runs on the treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike for hours at a time. Recent fitness trends have shifted from big box gyms to smaller boutique studios that 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 make lasting positive changes. And with convenient locations around town, you can get started any time, even if you’re just visiting. Don’t wait until New Year’s to try something different – check out these gyms and sign up for an introductory class today.

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Food for Thought: Top-15 Dining Discoveries to Satisfy Your Cravings

08/25/2017

Looking for a unique dining experience or an exciting meal out with fellow foodies? Visit Minneapolis Northwest, where you’ll find plenty of exceptional and tasty restaurants. Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove are all cities located in Minneapolis Northwest and have the benefits of being near a big city, a 10-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, with a suburban feel that makes for an ideal getaway. Authentic, international dishes are a few of the meals listed on the menu thanks to the mix of cultures and traditions in Minneapolis Northwest. Plus, you’ll find great deals since many spots offer happy hours.

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Get Your Harvest On: Discover Festivals, Orchards, and Wineries in Minneapolis Northwest

08/25/2017

Autumn is the most beautiful season in Minnesota, and Minneapolis Northwest puts the spotlight on all the fall scenery and fun to be had. Though the weather cools down, we heat up with festivals and great venues to enjoy the harvest season, such as orchards and wineries. Whatever you and your family are in the mood for, we’ve got hot ideas to put you in the fall spirit.

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Too Cool to Hold Hands: Radical Date Ideas

08/17/2017

Whether you’re going on a first date or a fifth date, you want to impress the person you’re with and make sure you’re set up for a fun time together. Because let’s face it: a boring date is a bad date. So if you’re looking for something cooler than just dinner and a movie, try one (or several) of these radical date ideas in Minneapolis Northwest. From go-karting to painting to venturing through a corn maze, there are plenty of interesting activities you and your date can enjoy together. Let the laughter flow and good times roll!

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Making the Grade: Commemorate a New School Year

08/17/2017

Parents, the time has come. Backpacks are loaded with new supplies, lunches are packed and class schedules are in hand. Whether school has already started for your kids or it is just about to, commemorate their special milestone by treating them to a getaway of pure fun! A new school year is its own adventure, but we’ve got some ideas that will help YOU create an adventure around the Minneapolis Northwest area for some much-needed bonding time.

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Moms Weekend Away: Reinvigorate the Mind, Body and Soul

08/14/2017

Moms, take a deep breath. You’ve made it through the summer with the kids at home. Now, as they get ready to head back to school, it’s time to treat yourself to some blissful relaxation by blocking off your calendar and unwinding with a weekend away in Minneapolis Northwest. From salons to spas, we’ve got you covered for a zen-tastic experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

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