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With regional institutions like Psycho Suzi’s, Gasthof’s and Jax Café, you’ve probably visited the Bottineau Neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis without even knowing it. Several (five!) brew pubs have made the neighborhood home; Indeed and Dangerous Man are perhaps the most notable. The neighborhood spans from 17th Ave. NE up to NE Lowry Ave. and from
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                  As these two vintage prints suggest, White Bear Lake is one cool place to be. Serving as the backdrop in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Winter Dreams surely didn’t hurt that image. But the cool factor didn’t stop there. When the heat was on, several prominent Prohibition Era
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        Around this time every year, millions of people go to the State Fair in Falcon Heights. Whether you go for the music, food, people-watching or maybe you’re one of those reluctant attendees there with your children or supervisor, the Great Minnesota Get Together has something for everyone. If you’re not one
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        Maple Grove is one of the more sought-after northwest metro locations. With an excellent array of housing products that span the spectrum from affordable townhomes to some of the most luxurious single family castles, Maple Grove attracts families and individuals from all walks of life. One common comparison among home shoppers
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        Comprised of eleven neighborhoods stretching from Minnehaha Falls over to 35W and roughly from 42nd St. E. down to the Crosstown, the Nokomis Community offers classic South Minneapolis living with convenient lake, dining, nightlife, transit and freeway access. Though it wasn’t always the case over the last decade or so, the
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              Elk River lies at the crossroads of Highways 169 and 10 and at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers. If you’ve ever driven up to cabin country, odds are good that you’ve passed through it. Several notable hockey players have roots in Elk River, including Dan
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            Even lifetime residents may not be aware that there are actually six official neighborhoods in downtown Minneapolis. They include North Loop, Downtown West, Downtown East, Elliot Park, Loring Park and Stevens Square/Loring Heights. For a good visual, try this. Recently, in the face of all the new development happening
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            Lovingly referred to as “Frogtown” by some, Thomas-Dale is a central St. Paul neighborhood just northwest of downtown. It lies north of I-94 and west of I-35E. The neighborhood is served by the Green Line train. This area is home to the vibrant Hmong community and there are many
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