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The 3 best days to attend the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is over 320 acres of food on-a-stick, animals and people watching. However, when there are nearly a quarter-million people walking around — or worse, huddled in one spot eating corn-on-the-cob — you could get a bit frazzled. Historically, the State Fair sees its lowest attendance on days six and seven, which

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You can eat new State Fair foods before the Fair even starts

It’s not the most publicized, but it’s truly a fun night. And it’ll make your friends jealous. Every year on the Thursday before the Minnesota State Fair starts, traditional and new Fair food vendors gather in the International Bazaar for an event called Taste of the Fair. And you can attend. In addition to the

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The best restaurant, brewery and winery patios in Minnesota

Minnesotans know how to take advantage of summer. Heck, I’m writing this article from the rooftop of my apartment complex in downtown Minneapolis. I asked Twin Cities Live viewers and my Facebook and Twitter following which restaurants, breweries and wineries they feel have the best patios in the state. The results were a bit surprising.

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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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Dear City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey, Pride is more than a publicity stunt

In June 2018, it was delightful to see that the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department surprised those going to Twin Cities Pride with rainbow crosswalks. Public Works employees were out late to make it happen. The City wrote a press release and held a photo shoot with Mayor Jacob Frey. According to the City’s

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How to navigate the Minneapolis Lyndale Farmers Market

The Lyndale Market of the Minneapolis Farmers Market system is the largest farmers market you will find in the Twin Cities. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday morning during the summer, the number of people can get a bit overwhelming. But don’t let that stop you from checking it out. Here is my

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3 can’t miss Twin Cities Farmers Markets

While Lowertown Saint Paul and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis host great farmers markets featuring locally grown produce and goods, there are ‘berry-good’ other spots that tend to be less busy and get you the same fruits, veggies and flowers. Here are three I’ve attended which are worth the trip: Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market When: Saturdays,

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There are secret alleyways in the Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair

The Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair is a blessing and a curse. There’s delicious food but it can get so crowded. I’m here to help you know exactly where to go so you’re not stuck sifting through the masses of people. Before I go any further, you need to know exactly what you

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