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Each week 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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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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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Girlfriends’ Getaway Guide to Minneapolis Northwest in Autumn

09/29/2019

Don’t let the year end without taking some personal time to enjoy the beauty of fall with a girlfriends’ getaway to Minneapolis Northwest! We’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to experience this wonderful season, to help you plan the perfect fall trip with your gal pals! From apple picking and rock climbing to wineries and spas, here are our top recommendations for a fun weekend getaway with the girls.

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Minneapolis Northwest Thrills and Chills This Halloween

09/17/2019

You can run but you can’t hide from Halloween in Minneapolis Northwest! When else do you get to eat candy for a month, display lighted pumpkins on your doorstep, and put together a rockin’ costume? Halloween is 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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10 Halloween Date Ideas in Minneapolis Northwest

09/10/2019

Halloween’s spooky and often mysterious atmosphere can be the perfect setting for a cuddly date night. Whether you’re clutching your partner in a haunted house, getting lost in a corn maze, or taking cute selfies along an illuminated pumpkin trail, there are plenty of options for a spooktacular date night in and around Minneapolis Northwest.

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Top 10 Quirky Things to Do Near Minneapolis Northwest - Part 2

08/30/2019

Sometimes all you need is the open road, some great company, and a few fun adventures to create memories you'll never forget! Luckily, the Twin Cities is full of one-of-a-kind spots to complete your road trip bucket list. So grab your favorite traveling buddies and explore some of the most unique finds! Don't know where to start? We've got you covered with a list of 10 (plus one bonus!) of our favorite fun, quirky places to discover within an easy drive of Minneapolis Northwest!

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