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Midwest Lakeside Resorts That Have Been Totally Transformed

The dress codes have loosened (and Patrick Swayze, alas, isn't teaching the mambo), but at next-gen resorts across the Midwest, you can taste the glory days of lakeside vacations.
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Getaway Along the Upper Mississippi River

A vast liquid ecosystem carves the line between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Take a drive (or float) to the small towns, big views and natural wonders of the Upper Mississippi.
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No State Fair This Year? Here’s Where to Get Your Fair Food Fix

Your favorite state fair may have been cancelled—but with a little sleuthing, you may find your favorite fair foods around your city.  
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9-Year-Old Girl Raises More Than $50,000 for Minneapolis

In just over a week, a bracelet fundraiser in a Minneapolis suburb has brought in tens of thousands of dollars to benefit local food drives and businesses.
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This Minnesota Studio Combines Science and Art for Unbelievably Real Dioramas

The creative crew at Blue Rhino Studio breathes life into old worlds, right down to each scientifically accurate toenail.
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20 Top Things to Do in Minnesota

Feed your need for arts and culture in the Twin Cities, or connect with the great outdoors along one of many wooded lakes.
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20 Things to Do in the Twin Cities

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area strikes a great balance between city-cool and eco-friendly, and between history and hip. Discover the Twin Cities through attractions like the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota History Center, Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
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Get Crafting—For Free—With North House Folk School’s Online Classes

One of the Midwest’s top folk art schools is offering free online demonstrations and tutorials  during the coronavirus pandemic.