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At What Age Do Pilots Need To Retire?

April 23, 2024
Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or just starting out in the industry, you’re likely wondering if there’s an age ceiling in this exciting profession, and…
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Top Activities in The Twin Cities for 2024

February 10, 2024
Introduction The Twin Cities, comprising Minneapolis and St. Paul, stand as a vibrant heart in the Midwest, offering a rich tapestry of cultural, recreational, and…
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Traditional Travel Methods vs. Private Aviation

February 6, 2024
In our fast-paced world, the need for efficient and reliable transportation has never been more important. Whether it's for business or pleasure, people constantly find…

Private Jet Pilot: Training Cost vs. Salary

January 2, 2024
Flying a private jet is an exhilarating and rewarding experience, but in order to do so requires a significant amount of training, certification and experience.…

Private Jet Pilot: Training Cost vs. Salary

December 26, 2023
Flying a private jet is an exhilarating and rewarding experience, but in order to do so requires a significant amount of training, certification and experience.…

How Much Should You Spend On A Hobby

December 5, 2023
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends almost $3,000 a year on entertainment costs, and people are putting even more…
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Best Hobbies For Lawyers

November 21, 2023
As a professional who deals with the intricacies of the law, you’re likely putting in long hours at the office that leaves little room for…
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How Much Does It Cost To Fly On A Private Plane

October 17, 2023
Flying on a private plane is often associated with luxury, exclusivity, and convenience. While it's true that private aviation can offer many advantages over commercial…
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Are Pilots In High Demand Right Now?

October 3, 2023
The Twin Cities are known for more than just a vibrant cultural scene – the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities is also something to marvel…
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Business Travel Trends For 2024

September 2, 2023
The outlook for business aviation in 2024 is positive, with companies gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels of travel. This shift is being noticeable by a…
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10 Best Hobbies For Doctors

September 2, 2023
As a doctor, your job is one of the tougher options among many professions, as you deal with sick, injured or dying patients. Doctors often…
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10 Best Hobbies For Young Adults

September 2, 2023
The hobbies you pursue as a young adult can have a big impact in your personal or professional life later on in life. They also…
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Best Twin Cities Business Events 2023

May 29, 2023
This year, there are a ton of notable business events taking place in the Twin Cities that are worth attending for anyone looking to network,…
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Best Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs 2023

May 24, 2023
Welcome to the Twin Cities, the vibrant and bustling metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where every year, a bevy of festivals and fairs…
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Best Twin Cities Car Races 2023

May 22, 2023
The Twin Cities are home to a vibrant car-racing scene that attracts thousands of die-hard enthusiasts every year. From high-speed drag races to challenging off-road…
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Best Twin Cities Golf Events 2023

May 15, 2023
2023 looks to be an exciting year for the sport of golf throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Whether you’re searching for a competitive event to…
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Best Twin Cities Car Shows 2023

May 10, 2023
Rev your engines and speed into 2023 at one of the many car shows throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. From the world’s most…
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Best Twin Cities Spring Events 2023

May 1, 2023
Spring is upon us! And as a season of renewal and rejuvenation (and warmer weather), it’s time to celebrate the wide array of events happening…
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Best Twin Cities Air Shows 2023

April 24, 2023
Searching for some exciting air shows and aviation events to attend in the Twin Cities area in 2023? Look no further! From the adrenaline-pumping thrills…
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Best Twin Cities Tech Conferences 2023

April 18, 2023
Attention all tech enthusiasts and conference junkies – are you ready to dive into the exciting world of technology events in the Twin Cities? If…
Best Twin Cities Winter Events 2023

Best Twin Cities Winter Events 2023

March 22, 2023
Winter 2023 is upon us, and there are plenty of ways to get out and have fun, even when the weather dips below freezing and…
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How To Keep Your Pilot License Active

March 15, 2023
One of the best parts of becoming a licensed pilot is that you’ll forever be one. Once you earn your wings and join the ranks…
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6 Reasons Why There’s A Pilot Shortage

March 13, 2023
As airlines in the U.S. increase hiring efforts, with 12,000 new positions created this year alone, the problem of the global pilot shortage is coming…
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What Can You Do With A $100K Salary

March 6, 2023
The airline industries are fighting the pilot shortage by increasing starting salaries to upwards of $100,000 for some positions, while hiring new employees by the…
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13 Best Hobbies For Retirees

February 16, 2023
The time has come to hang up your hat and call it quits at your job – and you’re likely excited to get started on…
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Best Hobbies For Adrenaline Junkies

January 26, 2023
Are you always on the hunt for a new thrill? Something that pushes your limits to the max? Then you may want to consider picking…
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Best Hobbies For The Adventurous

January 19, 2023
Adventurous hobbies aren’t for the faint of heart – no, they’re reserved for those who are always looking for new, challenging experiences that make them…
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Top 6 Reasons To Get A Hobby

November 25, 2022
If you’ve been feeling like there’s something missing from your personal life, you’ve been unproductive at work or are feeling just a general sense of…
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Private Pilot License Requirements & Checklist

February 3, 2022
For those who’ve always dreamt of commanding their own cockpit, traveling to far-off corners of the world, and skipping the hassles of more traditional methods…
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The Top Cirrus Training Centers In Minnesota

February 3, 2022
A Cirrus Training Center (CTC) is a flight school that’s been certified to supply specialized training in high-performance Cirrus airplanes. As a wide-reaching network, there…
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How Long Does Pilot Training In Minnesota Take?

February 1, 2022
If you’re searching for the best pilot training Minnesota has to offer, there’s no shortage of flight schools throughout the state. When researching your options,…
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How Much Is Flight School In Minnesota?

February 1, 2022
When you’re trying to find the best flight school Minnesota has to offer, pricing is always a big sticking point. Depending on the type of…
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Private Pilot Ground School Requirements

January 10, 2022
Pilot ground school is an essential part of any student pilot’s training. In addition to flight training, you’ll need to undergo more traditional classroom work…
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Blog #11: Debriefing the Experience

January 8, 2022
Inflight Student Pilot Blog (Debriefing the Experience) My checkride has come and gone.  I’m a private pilot but still waiting on my official license to…
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Blog #7: First Solo!

October 12, 2021
Inflight Student Pilot Blog Student Pilot: 29.0 Hours     I knew I was getting close.  My landings were consistently safe, I had completed the…
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Blog #6: Going Places

October 12, 2021
Inflight Student Pilot Blog : Going Places Student Pilot: 25.9 Hours Up until now, I have been cocooned in the relative safety of my home…
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Week #3: It’s Not Me, It’s You

October 7, 2021
Inflight Student Pilot Blog Student Pilot: 8.0 Hours   Out with the old… Good luck Matt!         In with the new… Hello Drew!…
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Week #2: Turn on the A/C Please

October 7, 2021
Inflight Student Pilot Blog (Turn On The A/C Please) Student Pilot: 5.5 Hours   Week #2 is in the books and I am cooking both…
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Student Pilot Blog Series Introduction

October 7, 2021
Hello aspiring (or current) pilots and welcome to the Inflight Student Pilot Blog. My name is Drew, and I am a brand-new student pilot at…
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Why Are Aircraft Parts So Expensive?

September 20, 2021
Why are Aircraft Parts so Expensive? Aircraft are a modern marvel of engineering, there’s no doubt about it. With many intricate components working together in…
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Keeping Your Piston Engine in Prime Condition

September 20, 2021
For those pilots flying piston-powered airplanes, here are some tips for keeping your engine in prime condition – let’s get started! PISTON-POWERED AIRCRAFT VS. TURBOPROP-POWERED AIRCRAFT…
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Why Aircraft Maintenance is Important

September 20, 2021
As you’re soaring through the sky on a flight, the last thing you want to experience is aircraft failure. Keeping yourself and your passengers safe…
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The Aviation Inspection Process

September 20, 2021
10 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE AVIATION INSPECTION PROCESS As those who take to the skies already know, owning an aircraft is an investment…
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Car Maintenance VS. Aircraft Maintenance

September 20, 2021
WHY FIRST-TIME AIRCRAFT OWNERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE It is commonly said that the life of a vehicle depends on how the owner maintains it. The…
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Benefits of Oil Analysis and Aircraft Engine

September 20, 2021
When a car engine malfunctions, the owner remains stranded on the roadside. However, when an aircraft engine fails, devastating consequences may occur. Aircraft oil analysis…
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Do You Know About a 100-Hour Inspection?

September 20, 2021
With all of the inspections an individual aircraft undergoes throughout its life, the 100-hour inspection is one of the most crucial – especially if you’re flying…
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Winterizing Your Airplane

September 20, 2021
As we head into some of the coldest months of the year in the Midwest, you may be getting ready to store your aircraft. But…
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Does an Airplane need Maintenance?

September 20, 2021
When it comes taking flight, proper aircraft maintenance is a crucial component to making sure you never stay grounded. Every pilot, whether they’re new to…
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Finding a Good Aircraft Maintenance Shop

September 20, 2021
In the world of aviation, there’s almost nothing as important as a reputable, trustworthy aircraft maintenance shop. Not only will they help you keep up…
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Conducting Pre-Purchase Inspection Plane

September 20, 2021
Conducting Pre-Purchase Plane Inspection is one of the best decisions you can make before purchasing an airplane is to have a licensed Airframe and Powerplant…
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Ways To Prepare For The Flying Season

September 20, 2021
5 GREAT WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE FLYING SEASON The skies are clearing, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and finally, the snow…
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Aircraft Maintenance Checklist

September 20, 2021
As an aircraft owner or a Aircraft Mechanic, you have several responsibilities to ensure a plane is airworthy before take-off. With so much to consider,…
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Get Your Airplane Professionally Detailed

September 20, 2021
Spring is Here! 7 Reasons to Get Your Airplane Professionally Detailed Detailing your aircraft isn’t so much cleaning as it is a type of regular,…
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Best Gift Ideas for Hanukkah

July 5, 2021
As the holiday season quickly approaches, you may be in search of some of the best gifts for Hannukah. While you may not want to…
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Best Gift Ideas for Christmas

July 5, 2021
It’s a great feeling when you’re gathered around the Christmas tree after Santa has made his way down the chimney and supplied your family with…
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Best Gift Ideas for Veteran’s Day

July 5, 2021
Regardless if they served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard or somewhere else, the veterans in our life are important in almost every…
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Best Gift Ideas for Anniversary

July 5, 2021
No matter how long you’ve been together, make sure your significant other feels appreciated on your upcoming anniversary with a great gift. Whether you’re celebrating…
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Best Gift Ideas for Birthdays

June 15, 2021
It’s someone’s special day, and you want to show them how much they matter to you. Whether it’s your mom or dad, son or daughter,…
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Why Learn To Fly?

June 4, 2021
Whether you’ve always wanted to soar the skies, heading to uncharted destinations on the horizon, or you’ve recently become interested in the world of aviation,…
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Struggling to Choose a Career?

June 4, 2021
Struggling to Choose a Career? One that isn’t your typical nine to five, working in a cubicle, dressing in a suit and tie? For those…
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History of Flight Schools in Minnesota

June 4, 2021
From the first flights across our state's skies in the early 1900s to the development of major airports like MSP and Flying Cloud to the…
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Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day in MN

May 1, 2021
When Valentine’s Day rolls around, make sure you’re prepared with a gift that will leave a lasting impression on your date. From ideas for foodies…
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Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts in MN

May 1, 2021
Whether you’re a pilot, avidly making their way across the U.S., or you live in Minnesota and are looking to get away for the weekend,…
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Best Luxury Spas in Minnesota

May 1, 2021
Best Luxury Spas in Minnesota. When you’re trying to come up with new places to travel, a relaxing trip to a luxury spa may be…
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Best Luxury Restaurants in Minnesota

May 1, 2021
Best Luxury Restaurants in Minnesota. When it comes to flying, ideal destinations come in all shapes and sizes -- and very often, that’s to a…
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Best Car Clubs in the Twin Cities

May 1, 2021
Anyone who is an avid car enthusiast has likely had interest in joining a club to celebrate their lifestyle. Car clubs are organizations that bring…
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History of Academy College Aviation Programs

April 8, 2021
For those looking into the exciting, rewarding career path of aviation, receiving the right education is key to your future success. The aviation program at…
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Best Luxury Car Dealerships in Minnesota

April 8, 2021
If you’re a car enthusiast, Minnesota is home to a number of luxury dealerships selling all kinds of high-end vehicles -- from expensive race cars…
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Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

April 8, 2021
Gift Ideas for Fathers Day. Dad’s deserve the best. This Father’s Day, get him something he’ll cherish, and that will likely make you the favorite…
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List of Flight Schools in Minnesota

April 8, 2021
If you’re searching for the best flight schools in Minnesota, you’ve come to the right place. Our state is full of flight schools catering to…
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Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

March 27, 2021
If you’re searching for the best gift for your mom, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some of the best mother’s day gifts…
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History of Mooney Aircraft

March 17, 2021
Even though Mooney Aircraft has experienced hardships throughout it’s 100-year existence, the company is known for its high-performance fleet of airplanes. With that being said,…
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History of Piper Aircraft

March 17, 2021
Piper Aircraft was once one of the largest manufacturers of small airplanes in the world. With a fascinating history that goes back nearly a century,…
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COVID Vaccine Development History

March 17, 2021
As the number of people who receive vaccinations continues to skyrocket, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate the work of this miraculous medicine.…
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History of Cessna Aircraft

March 17, 2021
As one of the most popular small aircraft manufacturers of all time, Cessna has a rich history and as a company, has been integral to…
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Volunteer Opportunities in Minneapolis

March 9, 2021
The past year took a toll on everyone – and if you’ve come across this article, then you’re likely in the mood to provide some…
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COVID Testing Locations in Minneapolis

March 9, 2021
Like countless other businesses in Minnesota, the aviation industry has experienced unprecedented hardships in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As pilots, it’s our duty…
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Featured Alumni: Kayla

February 27, 2021
I’m Kayla - and you may recognize me as one of your Pilot Advisors at Inflight! I grew up in Eden Prairie - I played…
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Featured Alumni: Jason

February 27, 2021
For as long as myself Jason can remember, I’ve always wished to fly.  It had been a dream of my childhood and I looked up…
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Featured Alumni: Peter Santovi

February 27, 2021
Peter Santovi , a husband and a father of three kids. My wife and I have been married for 14 years and enjoy the outdoors…
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Why buy a Cirrus SR22?

February 27, 2021
The SR22 is one of the most popular small planes in history. And, if you’re new to the world of aviation, then you will eventually,…
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How to help businesses during COVID

February 19, 2021
Everyone has been affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and although we’re mustering on, some local businesses are barely keeping their heads above water. If…
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History of Cirrus Aircraft

February 19, 2021
Although relatively new compared to other iconic aviation brands, any seasoned private pilot will likely be able to rattle off a few Cirrus airplanes that…
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2021 Guide To Living Your Best Life

February 9, 2021
Last year was unlike any other, and as we turn the corner from unprecedented times and look to the future, 2021 doesn’t need to be…
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Why buy a Cirrus SR20?

January 29, 2021
Cirrus Aircraft SR20 Once, not long ago, the Cirrus Aircraft SR20 was the best selling single-engine aircraft, eclipsed only by its newer counterpart, the Cirrus…
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Best Social Distanced Hobbies for 2021

January 29, 2021
Best Social Distanced Hobbies for 2021 Although the world has transformed in so many ways throughout the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s…
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Best Fun things to do in Lakeville, MN

January 10, 2021
Whether you’re visiting Minnesota on your first cross-country solo flight or for some other reason, you may want to consider a trip to Lakeville. Home…
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Best Fun things to do in Coon Rapids, MN

January 5, 2021
If you’re flying into Anoka County-Blaine (Jane’s Field), fun things to do in Coon Rapids is just a short trip away, and offers several things…
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Best Fun things to do in Rockford, MN

January 3, 2021
Best Fun things to do in Rockford is situated in the scenic northern suburbs of Minneapolis, and although it isn’t the most bustling town in…
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Best Fun things to do in Woodland, MN

January 3, 2021
Best Fun things to do in Woodland, MN was Located on the lake shores of Minnetonka, the small, affluent suburb of Woodland is home to…
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Best Fun things to do in Andover, MN

January 3, 2021
The northern Twin Cities suburbs are home to a wonderful little town to visit. Best Fun things to do in Andover, MN is an outer-ring…
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Best Fun things to do in Cologne, MN

January 3, 2021
Situated about 30 miles away from downtown Minneapolis, the town of Fun things to do in Cologne is an attractive place to both live and…
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Best Fun things to do in Chaska, MN

January 3, 2021
Tucked away in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis sits the active, quaint and naturally beautiful city for Fun things to do in Chaska. Thanks to…
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Best Fun things to do in Crystal, MN

January 3, 2021
Tucked between New Hope and Robbinsdale in the northwest Minneapolis metro area, Best fun things to do in Crystal is in a great location for…
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