Free July Tours of U.S. Bank Stadium Available

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Have you wanted to see the new U.S. Bank Stadium and all its glory? The first event isn’t for a couple months now and waiting to see the brand new facility can prove difficult. Well, even before actually attending an event there  you have an opportunity to take a tour!

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Flashback to Soundset 2015

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With Soundset 2016 coming up this week, we here at Minnesota Connected thought it might be a timely moment to remember some of the highlights to the conversations we had last year.

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Minnesota Craft Beer Festival Starts This Saturday

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Are you into sampling craft beers? This weekend, you will have an opportunity to do so with 220+ beers at your finger tips.

It’s the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday April 23 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. There will be more than 80 breweries present from Minnesota and beyond with over 220 beers. Each brewery has been asked to bring a taproom-only beer and or a rare limited-release beer. Entertainment will be provided by Erik Berry from Trampled by Turtles.

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Minnesota Monthly’s 22nd ‘Food and Wine Experience’ Takes Place This Weekend

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Are you into gourmet foods, fine wines and specialty beers? If so, Target Field is the place to be this upcoming weekend.

On Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, it’s Minnesota Monthly’s 22nd Food and Wine experience co-sponsored by Hy-Vee. Visitors have a chance to sample gourmet foods, fine wines and specialty beers from more than 200 vendors while enjoying the view of the baseball field and the Minneapolis Skyline from the comfort of the Metropolitan Club and the Legends Club.

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‘TwinsFest’ and the ‘Twins Caravan’ Are Around the Corner

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Finally, cold weather has arrived here in Minnesota. Also, it’s a little over a month until Spring Training starts for the Minnesota Twins. Can’t wait until then to get your baseball fix? The Twins are once again doing their two annual events later this month.

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St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

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For those who love craft beer (I am amongst that group), the St. Paul Craft Beer Tour is a perfect event for you. Sure, it’s way too cold to do almost anything that requires going outside — but, almost anything does not include drinking delicious beer, especially when there are approximately 150 craft beers to chose from, and the number of samples is unlimited. Yes, unlimited.

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Black Friday Deal — Free State Park Admission!

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you are looking for something to do. Perhaps you are not interested in getting caught up in the crowds of Black Friday Shoppers. Or, you’re looking for something to do after taking advantage of those early morning deals.

Well, here’s an idea: how about visit a Minnesota State Park? And, the best part is, you don’t have to pay for admission.

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The Maine Playing Free Show on September 3rd

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Alternative rock band The Maine are headed to Minneapolis and you can see them for the low, low price of FREE.

The Maine are doing an entirely free tour called the “Free For All Tour” and have made Minneapolis one of their destinations.

The Tempe, Arizona-based band will be playing their fifth stop of the 13-stop tour at Mill City Nights near Target Field  Sept. 3. The tour is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so there are no tickets. The Maine’s event page says 6 p.m., so get there early to secure your spot. Other stops and information is included on the band’s website.

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Vikings Training Camp Underway

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Ah, it’s that time of year again! The yearly ramp-up before the NFL season begins and the Vikings’ trek to Mankato begins.

Last year, Minnesota Connected was able to chronicle some of training camp.

This past Saturday marked the 2015 report date for the players, but Sunday was the first open practice held by head coach Mike Zimmer (full schedule here). Practice runs each day 10:30-11 a.m. and 2:45-5 p.m.

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Insight Outside Beer Fest Saturday

insight outsideThis Saturday, if you’re looking to relax and drink beer, there’s not a much better place than Insight Brewing just off of 280 and Hennepin Ave.

The event runs 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with music, food trucks, games and, of course, beer inside and outside of Insight’s taproom, including their relatively new patio.

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