It’s about that time when most Minnesotans are likely approaching the winter blues, when the magic of the holidays fades away and all we can think about is the day when the snow starts to melt and we can roll down our windows on our way home from work. But don’t despair — there are plenty of…
January: the month of starting — and hopefully keeping — resolutions. A common resolution is “Dry January," a commitment some people are making to themselves to go alcohol free, all month long.
EXCELSIOR — The cold, snow and wind did not stop the eighth annual North American Pond Hockey Championship from being played on Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay Jan. 16-19.
The multi-platinum rock band the Barenaked Ladies is returning to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 for the sixth edition of their “Last Summer On Earth Tour.”
WAYZATA — The Wayzata Art Experience is taking a break this year due to road construction in downtown Wayzata, according to a Jan. 20 news release from the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dance with Courage will return to Eden Prairie Center for its annual fundraiser on Jan. 26, according to volunteer organizer Molly Tatting.
An Eden Prairie artist has received a $6,599 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, according to a news release from the board.
On some of the coldest nights of the year, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out of the house. However, hopping onto a bright purple shuttle bus that transports you to breweries in the southwest metro may do the trick.
A gem of old Minneapolis is shining brighter than ever. Owners Ward Johnson and Edward Landenberger have breathed new life into the 89-year-old Parkway Theater, which now presents classic movies, intimate concerts and live events.
Grammy award-winning country singer and songwriter Dwight Yoakam will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Mystic Showroom at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.
We think every Minnesotan should be required to try lutefisk as a rite of passage. After all, the lutefisk capital of the world is said to be located in Madison, Minnesota, and the word “lutefisk” sounds even better when it’s spoken with a Minnesotan accent.
As the chilly temperatures of January descend, Eden Prairie will hold its annual Winter Blast celebration to ward off seasonal gloom on Jan. 18.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s annual Skate the Garden event, which transforms the city’s Millennium Graden into a winter wonderland, is Jan. 16.
EXCELSIOR — The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society is hosting a trivia night at Excelsior Brewing Company as part of its Tapping History series.
PLYMOUTH — A Candlelight Walk is planned for the Luce Line State Trail in Plymouth on Jan. 3.
The year is coming to a close. Which means it’s time again to find a festive way to ring in the new year! Here are some ideas to kick off 2020 in style.
Not immune to the craft beer explosion, the southwest metro is home to a number of breweries, some which have been serving up alcoholic pints for years, others for less than a month.
Walking into a Presbyterian church during your spare time might not sound like entertainment, but there’s a church in Chaska that definitely catches more than just the eye upon walking inside.
What’s a challenge that a 7-year-old and her grandfather can both enjoy? How about an activity fit for both a corporate retreat and a bachelor party?
EXCELSIOR — Pete Miller didn’t know when he won the snowshoe race at the 2019 Big Island and Back event that he would be taking over the director role of the organization that same year.
‘Tis the season for sledding, skating, skiing and more. Eden Prairie is home to a variety of winter activities for the outdoor-minded who want to get outside during the Minnesota winter.
WAYZATA — The Chilly Open golf tournament is gearing up for its 36th year on frozen Lake Minnetonka.
When piles of snow and bitter winds do their best to make the winter season unbearable, Minnesotans are famous for our ability to weather the cold and bring joy and light to these dark days.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and along with the snowfall comes holiday parties, busy schedules and kids home for winter vacation. Keep them busy and engaged with these activities:
Whether it's in a mall, at a small town winter celebration or at family Christmas with someone who looks suspiciously like your Uncle John, many families are well versed in photos with Santa.
If you squint, you might mistake Alpp the barista’s Instagram account for one of the many young and professionally beautiful travel accounts: Posing by the London Bridge or riding an elephant, Alpp certainly fits the profile. Except, of course, for the fact that he is a doll.
Hundreds of Shakopee residents flocked to downtown Shakopee’s Holiday Fest Dec. 6, despite the brisk weather, which fell to single-digits with the wind chill. The festival was complete with a parade of lights in which several businesses drove festive, lit-up floats and, of course, passed out candy.
Pianist and former Eden Prairie educator Mary Beth Carlson will perform with her ensemble and other acts in a Bloomington concert on Dec. 13, according to a news release from Mary Beth Carlson Music.
Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish will bring her stand-up comedy show “Tiffany Haddish: Live in Concert” to the Mystic Showroom at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Actor Rob Lowe will bring his new show, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live,” to the Mystic Showroom at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. From the Brat Pack to “The West Wing” to “Parks and Recreation” and beyond, Lowe’s four-decade career is the inspiration for his live show.
Downtown Jordan was lit Saturday night by the glow of Christmas spirit — and thousands of colored bulbs — as the sixth annual Jordan Dazzle Parade rolled through town, spreading cheer and joy.
The Minnesota Ballet School will put on four performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet, according to the school’s website.
As Twin Cities wrap themselves in warm coats and sweaters, cities deck themselves out in extravagant light displays. Get the most out of the season of light with these free metro events.
- Wahlburgers to open in Maple Grove next month
- Snowmobile falls through the ice on Lake Minnetonka
- Commentary: Shakopee City Council gave no convincing reason for keeping ice rink closed
- Lion's Den restaurant/bar prepares to open in Victoria
- Next step for 169/282 interchange project is funding
- Highway 41 receives $3.5 million grant for reconstruction
- Obituary for Kyle J. Hegna
- Chaska man dies in snowmobile crash
- Eden Prairie student earns perfect score on ACT
- Story of an amazing Eden Prarie bus driver and awesome Eagles' basketball player