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The Arli-Dazzle Christmas Light Parade

A small Minnesota town with a surprisingly big holiday celebration

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How to Pamper Yourself During the Holidays

Keep your end-of-the-year stress at bay with the help of these local products and services

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Day Trip Ideas for Thanksgiving Weekend

Take a quick getaway to celebrate the start of the holiday season with good shopping, delicious eateries, and fun holiday events

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Minnesota Monthly's Best of the Twin Cities Party at Machine Shop December 1

Celebrate the next best things for 2017 and beyond at Minnesota Monthly's Best of the Twin Cities party, featuring Chastity Brown, DJ Paris Lenka, and excellent food and beverage samples.

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The Run-Down of a Fly Feet Running Workout

From running on a treadmill to pull-ups, squats, burpees and hollow holds, Fly Feet Running’s classes will get your heart pumping

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Behind the Scenes of 70 Minnesota Weddings

Surprising lessons from two years of catering weddings in the Twin Cites

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2016 Holiday Train to Stop in 20 Minnesota Cities

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train serves as a fundraiser for local food shelves and food banks while providing a family-friendly experience with thousands of colorful lights and live music performances.

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Thanksgiving Cooking and Crafting Classes

Get the most out of the impending holiday with the help of local workshops

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Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Get in the pumpkin spirit with this list of events, activities, and recipes

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Pumpkin Nights at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Carve out some time for this new Halloween event

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About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

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Best New Restaurants of 2016

Minnesota Monthly's food critics, Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers, pick the top five restaurants in the Twin Cities

Trial by Fire: The Making of Young Joni

Ann Kim and Conrad Leifur, of the red-hot pizza joints Lola and Hello, are launching the most anticipated restaurant of the season—and reinventing themselves in the process

Stewart's Replaces 128 Cafe

Chef Max Thompson has given the St. Paul restaurant a new name, menu, and a facelift

Meet Southdale's Santa

Surprising, behind-the-scenes stories from the first mall's St. Nick

A Grand (Avenue) Holiday

As unique new retailers join time-honored favorites, St. Paul's charming retail strip remains the capital city's best holiday shopping destination

Talking Winter

It's the one safe topic for holiday get togethers—here are a few historic highs and lows to drive the conversation

Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Real?

New research on SAD questions the connection between sunlight and depression

The Lost Art of the Annual Christmas Newsletter

Unwrapping the meaning and madness of these (unintentionally) hilarious holiday tomes
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