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It can be hard to find the right photographer for your family. As a Twin Cities area photographer myself - I wanted to offer some helpful advice. First things first! What type of session are you looking to have done?...
This post was last updated on July 15th, 2022 The thought of ice cream is pure nostalgia for me. Much of my childhood summers could find me standing in line at the local ice cream shop, slurping cones on the...
We're in luck as the new State Fair Food list was just released. With nearly 500 foods to choose from at 300 concession locations throughout the fairgrounds, there is certain to be something for everyone.
CommonGround wants to create an open dialogue about how food is grown and raised on farms in Minnesota and across the United States. We are women in agriculture from across Minnesota who volunteer our time to share information about food and farming.
Tomorrow we won't fight with him. My husband whispered those words to me as he came into our son's bedroom. I was sitting in the rocking chair next to his bed watching him sleep. I sighed. I had just been...
Let me start by explaining that I don’t really consider myself high maintenance. I’m fine going without makeup on the weekend, but I do like my air conditioner. I’m also not a big fan of bugs. I also didn’t...
(Maple Grove, MN): Located in Maple Grove, the Elm Creek Swim Pond is one of our favorite places to check out on a hot summer day! Unlike other lakes and ponds - the Elm Creek swim pond offers filtered,...
A friend came over for a play date the other day with her son and newborn baby. The first thing she said when she walked in the door was, “Sorry for my greasy hair.” But I just didn’t see it. We...
I’ve learned to truly appreciate the beautiful warm summers that bring life back into the Twin Cities after months of cold weather. One of the best things to do while out and about is to checkout the outdoor patios...
I'm not the mom who handles conflict well. Growing up, I was the peacemaker of the house. Once I even confessed to stealing a box of Snickers candy bars to avoid the uncomfortableness of my parent’s inquisition. Meanwhile, in...
We are excited to continue with our Farmer Stories Series to follow along with CommonGround’s mission to share information about food and farming. CommonGround wants to create an open dialogue about how food is grown and raised on farms in...
Ahhh, summer. The sun is shining, the lakes are sparkling, the drinks are cold…and the children are home from school. *insert record scratch sound here* This is the first summer my husband and I are both working from home. While we...
In 2022, National Donut Day is Friday, June 3rd. Why not celebrate with a little Twin Cities donut tour with the kids? We'd love to hear from you - share a picture of you and/or your family enjoying the...
If you’re looking for a new a new activity for your kids, consider joining the Cub Scouts. Northern Star Scouting camps are a great opportunity for your child to learn important skills like leadership and problem solving, along with...

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2022 Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

It's almost time for Minnesota's biggest event of the summer. From the Giant Slide to the animal barns to your favorite foods on a...