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Embrace the Hygge Trend and Get Cozy in Minneapolis Northwest

12/21/2020

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 heated patios, our Minneapolis Northwest team went in search of all things warm and comfy to get you in the hygge spirit!

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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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10 Things to Do with Kids in Minneapolis Northwest This Summer

06/30/2019

School’s out! Parents across the nation know summer is the best time to spend with their kids. Luckily, Minneapolis Northwest has plenty of summertime activities to keep families busy. From kid-friendly outdoor events to nationally recognized attractions, here are the top things to see and do with children in Minneapolis Northwest this summer.

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Tease Your Taste Buds With 10 Locally Owned Eateries in Minneapolis Northwest

05/29/2019

The wide range of high-quality restaurants in Minneapolis Northwest guarantees to satisfy any appetite. Sometimes you want to tread off the beaten path and immerse yourself within the community at a locally owned eatery. Thanks to the diversity of Minneapolis Northwest, you can find truly authentic dishes from around the world, as well as some of your favorite comfort foods at these family owned and operated restaurants.

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Summer Solstice Fun: The Best Ways to Spend Long Summer Days in Minneapolis Northwest

05/24/2019

Summer is a wonderful time of year, with long beautiful days and relaxing nights! There are plenty of ways to enjoy these endless summer days, including the longest day of the year — the Summer Solstice (June 21) — in Minneapolis Northwest. Whether you enjoy outdoor concerts, theatrical performances or a walk through the park, there’s something for you to check out during the summer months.

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Chow Down on the Best Burgers in Minneapolis Northwest

05/10/2019

Hamburger or cheeseburger, mayo or mustard, onions or pickles – however you like ‘em, burgers are a staple of American cuisine. And when you’re in the mood for a hot and juicy patty, no substitute will do. “Ketch-up” on the best burgers in and around Minneapolis Northwest and kick your burger enthusiasm up a notch!

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From Cooking to Crocheting: Try Something Exciting and New in Minneapolis Northwest

01/22/2019

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!

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Kick Back & Relax! Tips for Meeting Planners to Relieve Stress

12/07/2018

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.

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Painted Turtle Chocolatier Makes Life Sweet in Minneapolis Northwest

12/03/2018

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.

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