COVID-19 Safety Update by Explore Minnesota


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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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A Mom’s Guide to the Central Park Ice Skating Loop


Even though I grew up ice skating, it’s actually not something I’ve done for a number of years. But, having two kids of my own now, it is something I’ve wanted to share with them for awhile. When I heard about the Central Park Ice Skating Loop in Maple Grove, I knew I wanted to go. And when you add an extremely rare 40+ degree Saturday in January, the “want” became a necessity.

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