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The season of giving is upon us! Start checking off names on your holiday gift list when you shop at some of our favorite stores in the Arbor Lakes Shopping District in Maple Grove. This shopper’s haven features endless gift options at more than 200 popular retailers and boutiques.Read More
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
However you and your sweetheart like to celebrate your love – food, nature, cozy nights in – Minneapolis Northwest offers a variety of ways to spend time together for your Valentine’s date.Read More
Egg nog, seasonal pies, and holiday cupcakes and cookies, oh my! The holidays aren’t complete without some sweet treats! We’ve compiled a collection of some of the top treats in Minneapolis Northwest so you can take your sweet tooth on the ultimate sugar tour. You won't want to miss these festive delicacies!Read More
The holidays are drawing near, and there’s no better place than Minneapolis Northwest for spreading holiday joy and merriment. From essential holiday shopping, fun events, outdoor recreation, and holiday shows, here are the top five reasons we love Minneapolis Northwest during the holidays!Read More
The holiday season is all about love, peace, magic, and mistletoe, which also makes it a perfect season for spending time with someone special. Here are 10 fun and festive date ideas for you and your date to enjoy this winter!Read More
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.Read More
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 and friends are in the mood for, we’ve got hot ideas to put you in the fall spirit.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
Winter is here! The change of season coupled with the holidays makes this one of my favorite times of the year. I’m Megan Diaz, Senior Business Development Manager with Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’m eager to share with you some of my favorite winter and holiday activities in and around our area.Read More
Spice up your traditional Valentine’s Day dinner by going to a unique restaurant or trying an adventurous food item with your date. With an exciting variety of restaurants to choose from in Minneapolis Northwest – from locally owned spots to your favorite chains – there is something for every couple this holiday. We’ve even included our favorite menu items to help you decide.Read More
Since 2010, Maple Grove's charming gourmet balsamic and olive oil store has been a place to find inspiration for your own cooking and party-hosting, as well as thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list – from friends and family, to kids’ teachers, to office Secret Santas. It’s also the perfect place to browse (and taste!) if you’re debating which appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving or what dish to make when the in-laws are in town. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll love what you find at Love That Olive.Read More