Kiehl’s Kicks Off National LifeRide for amfAR at Mall of America Store

The Foundation for AIDS Research is kicking off their 8th annual charity event, this time around kicking off with a few celebrity motorcyclist appearances. The “Road to Nashville, will be an eight day, multiple state, charitable motorcycle journey from Minnesota down to Tennessee. All of this is to raise money and awareness to battle AIDS.

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LakeFront Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Heading into its 5th year, the LakeFront Music Festival is back in action this weekend in Prior Lake. Put on the Prior Lake Rotary Club as a fundraising event, this festival is not just your average concert series with a bunch of local bands turning up their amps and guitars for a few weary-eyed bar patrons — this music festival is the real deal, an all out spectacle, and is set up right on the shore of Lower Prior Lake.

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Minnesota Twins Caravan and Twinsfest Prep Fans for Summer of Baseball

It’s the middle of winter and we have all been hibernating as much as possible from the cold weather. Yet, it’s only about a month before the Minnesota Twins officially arrive at Spring Training on February 13 with pitchers and catchers reporting. The rest of the players report on February 17. However, if you’re looking for a baseball fix, the Twins have some events to get you ready for the upcoming season.

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Minnesota United FC to Hold VIP Event

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Minnesota United FC has hyped up a mysterious free VIP event for Aug. 19, concerning the team’s move to MLS.

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The MLB ‘Hall of Fame’ Tour Set to Visit the Mall of America

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Are you a baseball nut like me? Well, I have just the event just for you.

From September 16 to September 29, the Hall of Fame Tour will be at the Mall Of America. This tour combines artifacts from the Baseball Hall of Fame that is located in Cooperstown and cutting edge technology that will bring fans close to the game.

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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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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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