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Minnesota is filled with beautiful cities and towns that are perfect for outdoor travel no matter the time of year. 

If you're looking to get away for a day or a weekend for a change of scenery and some fresh air, check out one of these 10 Minnesota cities. 

Excelsior, Minnesota - Port of Excelsior

 

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Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

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COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

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Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

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Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

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District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

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Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.

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The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.

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Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside

It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.

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Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

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