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31 things to do in Minnesota this August that are not the State Fair

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Minnesota State Fair. I have an in-depth online guide about the Great Minnesota Get Together. But the media can make it feel like the State Fair is the only thing going on during the entire month of August. Here’s a list of 31 events worth checking out in

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The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Every month, Worth the Trip, my series on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live, presents the top five Minnesota spots in a particular category. And since summer is officially upon us, I had to determine who sells the best ice cream in the state. The winning locations are determined by your suggestions. Thousands upon thousands of votes

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31 can’t miss events in Minnesota this July

Not much gets better than July in Minnesota! There’s plenty to do with long summer nights. Bonus: you don’t have to spend 20 minutes putting on a parka and scraping ice off your windshield! I compiled a list of events happening around the state. Many are your suggestions! Is there one I forgot? Let me

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20 Mexican restaurants in Minnesota worth the trip

Nearly 1,000 votes came in from Twin Cities Live viewers suggesting where they like to go for the best Mexican food in Minnesota. I presented the top 5 picks on TV — and those are listed below. While votes came in, I heard from people saying that certain Mexican restaurants don’t serve authentic food and

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The best donuts in the Twin Cities

I appeared on Twin Cities Live with a viewer-selected list of where to find the best donuts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro. And it happened to be National Donut Day! Make sure the first Friday of June is circled on your calendar so you can celebrate. Shops featured: Sift Gluten-Free — Minneapolis Hans’ Bakery — Anoka, Blaine

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A guide to Minnesota holiday light displays, 2017 edition

An updated 2018 guide can be found here.   Here’s a roundup of 2017 holiday light displays around Minnesota. Know of one I’m missing? Let me know by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page. I have personally confirmed these shows are happening in 2017; be wary of other websites! This

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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 16: December 8

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday

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Over 35 food trucks will gather at one spot in the north metro on Saturday

Start preparing your stomach for everything you’ll eat the State Fair! On Saturday, July 22, over 35 food trucks will be in downtown Anoka from 12-10 p.m. It’s organized by the Uptown Food Truck Festival, which was at the end of June. The event is part of Discover Anoka Days, an annual event with sidewalk

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