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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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Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

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3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

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Here's what the drought means for fall colors in Minnesota this year

Maybe plan your leaf-peeping trips earlier than normal this year.

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Minnesota campground named among the Top 10 in the US

The spot on the North Shore came in at No. 5.

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What constitutes outdoor dining under Minnesota's new guidance?

Igloos and any fully enclosed structures don't count.