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Prepare Now for Winter Driving

Prepare Now for Winter Driving

Seasonal changes can have an overwhelming effect on a vehicle’s performance. Vehicle breakdowns during winter weather can not only be inconvenient, but also dangerous. Spending some time and money in the fall to prepare your vehicle can make winter a bit easier to navigate. “The safest place to be during adverse weather is indoors and […]

Mexican Chef Exchange in Minneapolis

Mexican Chef Exchange in Minneapolis

Mark your calendar for October 13, 14 and 15 as four prominent chefs from Mexico City will take over three Twin Cities restaurant hotspots, cooking some authentic cuisine of Mexico City (we’re told they’re even brining ingredients directly from Mexico with them to ensure flavor and authenticity). The exchange is part of an initiative by Sabores CDMX […]

Free Workouts with Fitbit Local

Free Workouts with Fitbit Local

Fitbit, the wellness company that makes wearable devices that track your steps, is launching Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts throughout the country. And they are launching here in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1, at Target Field. More than 4,000 participants have attended the launch events at other cities, and about 500 people […]

2016 Minneapolis Happening List

2016 Minneapolis Happening List

It’s Back! For the third year in a row, you have the chance to nominate – and vote for – your favorite people, places, businesses and events in Minneapolis in the 2016 Minneapolis Happening List contest! We have over 250 categories (yes, you read that right!) so that everyone and everything that make Minneapolis so […]

Minneapolis Rent Increase #1 in Nation

Minneapolis Rent Increase #1 in Nation

According to apartment search site ABODO.com‘s August 2016 National Apartment Report, Minneapolis experienced a 14% increase in rent price from July to August of this year, ranking it the city with the highest rent increase in the entire U.S. The average one-bedroom in Minneapolis now costs $1,368 per month, up from $1,197 in July. Nashville rents rose 13% […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 12

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 12

Ack! Can you believe it? We are already at Week 12 of our 12 Weeks of Summer series. Many kids are heading back to school, and before you know it, the leaves on the trees will start changing colors and then start to fall. Although we absolutely love fall in Minneapolis, we have to admit, […]

How to Survive Middle School (For Parents)

How to Survive Middle School (For Parents)

By Sally Vardaman Johnson Several weeks ago, I decided to write a piece about parents surviving the middle school years. You see, this fall, all three of my children will be in middle school, yet I have absolutely no expertise on this topic. Over my parenting experience, I have learned to question simplistic advice that fits neatly into […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

The signs are there: the State Fair starting, the earlier sunsets, the school supplies list in the mail. Yes, the 12 Weeks of Summer are almost over, but the good news is they are not over yet. We still have Week 11 and Week 12, so let’s enjoy them! This week, we recommend seeing parts […]

The Authentic You founder, Melissa Paakh. Photo: Emily Stock

Be #TheAuthenticYou

Detroit Lakes native and Minneapolis resident Melissa Paakh is on a mission. She once heard that 85 percent of the world’s population is affected by a negative self-image, and she wants to change that. And so, she launched a campaign and clothing line aimed at helping people hold a positive self image of themselves. Melissa understands […]

Lil’ Kickers is Coming to Town

Lil’ Kickers is Coming to Town

We love soccer in these parts, so it makes sense that Lil’ Kickers soccer program is expanding to Minneapolis this fall. The team that is bringing it here has served over 35,000 kids in the Chicago area since 2005. And while soccer is the glue in this year-round program, it is really a child-centered wellness program. […]