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While townhome and condominium residents fortunately don’t have to deal with plowing snow (a perk of living in an association!), there still are some suggestions for preparing for winter.   Since the snow will stay in the Twin Cities before we know it, here are some friendly reminders to get ready for winter:   Bring[…]

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Whether you go north, south or simply stay in the Twin Cities, locations abound to take in the Minnesota fall colors.   Here are some of our favorites.   North Shore of Lake Superior: According to Explore Minnesota, mid-September to early October is the best time to catch the fall foliage here. Highway 61 from[…]

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minnesota state fair

The Great Minnesota Get-Together, a.k.a. the Minnesota State Fair, has been drawing crowds since 1859. Nearly two million people went last year, making the 2016 Minnesota State Fair the best-attended in history.   To keep people coming year after year, organizers regularly add new attractions. Here’s a look at what’s new at the Minnesota State[…]

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hiking trails in minnesota

With nearly 70 state parks, hiking trails in Minnesota are easy to find. As you are planning your excursions for the rest of the summer, take these hiking trails in Minnesota into consideration.   Eagle Mountain: While getting to the highest point in Minnesota naturally involves a steep incline, the seven-mile round-trip hike is worth[…]

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garage sale tips

As the weather has become beautiful again in Minnesota, many people’s thoughts turn to spring cleaning and garage sales. Here are some garage sale tips to having a successful garage sale: Check with your association management. While some associations allow garage sales, others do not. Because putting on a garage sale requires a significant amount[…]

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fairy houses

There’s a magical, mystical world in the Twin Cities that you’re probably whizzing by every day without even noticing.   We’re talking about a world of elves and fairies. . .and their fairy houses. Here’s a look at some of the fairy houses in the Twin Cities. (Hint: Searching for fairy houses is a good[…]

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twin cities events

Attending 4th of July events around the Twin Cities is a favorite tradition of mine – growing up in Minnetonka I especially loved going to Excelsior to watch fireworks from The Commons. With the small-town atmosphere and fireworks over the water that is classic Minnesota right there. Looking for unforgettable fireworks at Twin Cities events[…]

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