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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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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest

11/02/2018

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

08/08/2018

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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Spring Happenings in Minneapolis Northwest

02/23/2018

Spring brings a burst of colors and vibrant festivals 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, celebrating Cinco de Mayo or making maple syrup, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!

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Valentine’s Day Picks for Foodies

01/11/2018

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.

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Discover Cooking and Shopping Inspiration at Love That Olive in Minneapolis Northwest

10/24/2017

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.

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Blog: 10 Valentine’s Date Ideas

10/21/2014

Our 100 Date Ideas in Minneapolis/St. Paul was such a hit we thought we would do a spin-off of Holiday Date Ideas!  Next up are Valentine's Day dates.  This time of year involves romance, food and kisses. Here are 10 date ideas for you and your date to enjoy this year!

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