Lakefront Music Fest Brings Suburbs to Main Stage

Lakefront music fest

What started as a local suburban event has turned into one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the Twin Cities. The Lakefront Music Fest is two full nights of music: one night devoted to country, the other to classic rock. It takes place this weekend, on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th.

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Minnesota Zoo Breaks Ground On Nature-based Playground

Minnesota Zoo Nature-based playground

If there’s one thing we love in Minnesota, it’s the great outdoors. With more about 75 state parks, we have lots of ways to get out and explore. Now the Minnesota Zoo is creating another opportunity to experience the great outdoors, specifically for kids.

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Saturday Will See an Appearance of “Supermoon”

Supermoon

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermoon. This Saturday, the full moon will look larger than life.

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Minnesota Power Pays for State Park Improvements

Minnesota Power Island Lake Reservoir

After Minnesota Power committed storm water violations, it has been given a punishment that fits well with the violation.

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Como Park Hosts Groovin’ in the Gardens Series

Groovin in the Garden

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s free concert series Groovin’ in the Gardens started this week. The event is a series of concerts that take place every Thursday at 6 pm from June 18 until August 6. The weekly concerts are held on the Visitor Center lawn at Como and feature local Twin Cities bands.

The series is kids-friendly, with plenty of activities accompanying the concert. These include a climbing wall, bouncy house and lawn games. Food, ice cream, beer and wine will also be available.

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View from Big Birch Lake: A Pastoral

birch lake

I am a self-confessed and unapologetic spouter of Minnesota pride. Whether scanning a state-themed “Top Ten” clickbait countdown making the social media rounds, for a mention of anything Minnesota, or catching up with college friends who were born and raised in other Midwestern states, I cannot help but confidently crow about the virtues and possibilities of my home state.

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Free Admission to State Parks for ‘National Get Outdoors Day’

Minnesota State Parks - Free Admission

Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the DNR is opening up Minnesota State Parks for free admission this Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.

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Find Your Perfect State Park

Minnesota State Park

Minnesota has more than 60 state parks within its borders, meaning there are a lot of ‘fish in the sea.’ So how do you find the one that’s right for you?

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Ramsey County Offers Organic Waste Drop-Off Sites

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Residents of Ramsey County now have the option of taking “going green” one step further by recycling their organic waste into compost for plants. The program is accepting food waste, non-recyclable paper and compostable plastics with no charge to residents.

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Duluth Better Than Minneapolis?

High Bridge by Randen Pederson

Minneapolitans are not used to being surpassed in many categories that start with the word “best,” but our defeat is easier when the victor is just as Minnesotan as we are. Outside Magazine (or voters on its website rather) determined Tuesday night that Duluth, not Minneapolis, is the best place to live in the Midwest. Who would have thunk it?

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