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Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency
Apartment project in Mpls. features two buildings: One built with an emphasis on going green, another more traditional

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Toy Lending Event
December 20, 2017 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Richfield Lutheran Church
8 W 60th St
Richfield, MN 55419
Come to our toy lending event to become a member of the toy library. Access to over 1,000 toys appropriate for children age birth to 5.

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Plan your trip to Holidazzle today or just show up and enjoy the fun!
Check out when you can visit Santa Claus, see our Holidazzle fireworks displays, and see our schedule daily entertainment below.

Visit often, as we’ll continue rolling out more details on daily events!

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The Northeast Network: Becoming a Food Entrepreneur
by Eastside Food Co-op

The Northeast Farmers Market showcases numerous small businesses – each run by individuals who grow food, make food or create value-added products. Have you dreamed of becoming a food entrepreneur? Want to know how to go from the farmers booth to retail sales?

Sun, December 17, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


Solar Arts by Chowgirls (3rd Floor)
711 Northeast 15th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Try this 3-Cheese Sauce recipe, it goes great with asparagus!

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10-Minute Spiced Apple Wedges with Caramel Sauce and Light Vanilla Ice Cream

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The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
These retreats are opportunities to further your understanding of mindfulness or inspire a daily practice. These practice periods invite you to intentionally step away from daily routines and the busyness of everyday life for the purpose of renewal. A skilled mindfulness teacher will provide guided instruction related to sitting meditation as well as gentle mindful movement. Components of these retreats include silent retreat, meaning that participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a few hours of silence although there will be guided activities by the instructor. Part of the day will also include small group discussions facilitated by the teacher. The Center will make available cushions, benches and a limited number of yoga mats.

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Guthrie Theater Gateway tickets
Gateway tickets are available for patrons with limited income for $5. To qualify, patrons must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8 or free/reduced school meals.
Present your photo ID and one of these documents as proof of enrollment to the Box Office: EBT card, medical assistance card, Section 8 document, WIC folder, Supplemental Security Income verification, Social Security Disability Benefits verification, free/reduced school meal approval, RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance), General Assistance verification.

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Plymouth joins other cities, bumps up minimum tobacco-buying age to 21
Four Twin Cities suburbs are now requiring buyers to be at least 21 years old.

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Location: Union Depot
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
214 4th St E
St. Paul, Minnesota

Monday night classes are specifically focused on sculpt. Using no weights, this class is a total body workout designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. This class will increase the heart rate with an easy to follow program and compliments your regular yoga practice by increasing overall strength.

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Green Scene: Kick off a Healthy 2018
by USGBC Minnesota Community

Join us on December 21st for our Last Green Scene of the Year!
Hosted by Dr’s for Health and Wellness, small sessions will be hosted in which you can learn about “How to Avoid ‘Tech Neck,'” and “Get Fit While You Sit.” You can use these tips to stay healthy while working throughout 2018 and beyond. Plus Learn about the exciting things USGBC has planned for 2018 – your opportunities to get involved and Grab a FREE LUNCH!
Lunch will be provided. Please register so we know how many people to plan for.

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It’s the classic dilemma: you want to get out and experience the thrill of a vibrant city, but you’re on a budget. Going out doesn’t have to cost you the big bucks if you’re in Minneapolis. Experience our robust arts scene or get your blood pumping on a hike. Frolic at a lively festival or put your thinking cap on and learn more about Minneapolis at one of our iconic landmarks. The adventure is waiting for you, and it’s free! Check out our Top Free Things To Do in Minneapolis and never settle for boredom again.

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Minneapolis study: W. Lake Street intersections most perilous for pedestrians
An analysis of 10 years of data finds Lake Street most perilous for walking.

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Check out the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Calendar
They have a monthly meeting that the public can attend!

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Take Second Saturday Rides and save at MN Children’s Museum

Second Saturday Rides at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

Second Saturdays mean savings at Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. Get a free ride on buses or METRO lines plus $2 off each museum admission.

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Lake St/Midtown Station South Tower Closed Starting Nov 30 at 8 AM

For the following route(s): 21, 27, 53, METRO Blue Line.
The south tower at Lake St/Midtown Station will be closed starting Thursday, Nov 30 at 8 AM. This closure includes the south elevator, escalator, and stairs.

Please use the north elevator, escalator, and stairs to access Lake St/Midtown Station.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you.

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Minneapolis Super Bowl Host Committee raises $50 million, plans street closures
Meanwhile, it released detailed plans on street closings downtown, beginning two weeks before the game.

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Northstar Holiday Train goes to Union Depot!

Metro Transit and BNSF are excited to offer a new holiday tradition on Saturday, Dec. 9. Take the Northstar starting at Big Lake station all the way to Union Depot in St. Paul, where you will be able to enjoy the outdoor European Christmas Market for two hours of shopping, food and seasonal entertainment for the whole family! Santa’s elves will be making an appearance on the train ride, helping you get into the holiday spirit. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to benefit Neighborhood House at the Bake Sale happening at Union Depot.

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