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Spirit Mountain Skiing & Snowboarding Giveaway ($1,000+ Value!)

Note: This giveaway was provided by Spirit Mountain. February is American Heart Month. Did you know that a ninety-pound youth can burn between two and three hundred calories per hour skiing and/or snowboarding depending on their activity level?  So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to get the kids off the …

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These Two Minnesota Millennials are Helping Kids with Cancer

If you know a millennial, have spent any time in a college classroom lately, or have strolled through a mall amongst teenagers and twentysomethings, chances are you’ve seen someone wearing a Love Your Melon beanie. The knit hats with their distinctive leather patch logo have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and with …

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This Little Girl is Changing Lives with Lemonade

Meet Lola. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Kindergartener. On most Saturday mornings from June to October, you’ll find this 5-year-old at the Cannon Falls Farmer’s Market, minding the till at Lola’s Lemonade. For twenty-five cents, you’ll get a cup of tasty refreshment, but the true impact of your purchase goes so much further. You see, Lola is a …

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7 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Busy This Summer in the South Metro Area

Summer: the season of longer daylight, backyard baseball games, and rootbeer-flavored popsicles. Perhaps the best part? Summer means no school! This time of year provides so much for parents and kids to look forward to, but it can also be stressful for adults who are combating boredom and attempting to keep bickering at bay. Though …

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Small Town Goes Big Time: Sean Cook

When Sean Cook recalls his path from small-town Minnesota to the bright lights of Hollywood, he starts humming the Beatles’ tune “The Long and Winding Road”. “The techniques out of England were very different from the ones we were learning in the States.” After graduating from Cannon Falls High School, Cook thought he would pursue …

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Our Family Winter Getaway To Duluth

It’s now the middle of January, you know the month when all the ideas for enjoying winter are no longer enticing. There isn’t a real good holiday like Christmas coming up to give your spirit a lift. All you can feel is the cold hitting against your window panes. The sun peeks in every third day or so …

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4 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Outdoor Photography

Enhance Your Outdoor Photography With These Simple Tips How many times have you stood in awe at the horizon; wishing you could capture the emotion rapidly flooding over you? Like me, I am guessing you have lost count. It is a common practice to take spur of the moment photos on location, thanks to modern …

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The Storied Life : Boys in the City

It is now, perhaps, my favorite part of parenting. The ability to wander. A chance to see the world through new eyes one more time. The ability to slow down and speed up all in one breath. The excitement of an everyday adventure. Today a walk through the Mill City Museum located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Built …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Moms work hard caring for their loved ones day in and day out. They deserve a day that says thanks for the time and devotion they put into raising children. This Mother’s Day celebrate a special Mom in your life with a thoughtful present from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. For The Minnesota Mom Minnesota State String …

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