Events

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The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

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Holiday lights festival returning to State Fairgrounds – but this time you walk

The drive-through display was launched last year as a pandemic-friendly event.

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Face mask rules revealed for Twin Cities Marathon weekend

Masks will be required in some outdoor areas, but not while running.

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Stronger final weekend, but total State Fair attendance down 36%

Overall attendance just eked past 1.3 million, the lowest attendance since 1977.

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Minnesota Zoo this fall

The event will feature 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins.

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MN State Fair sees sharp drop in attendance for opening day

The 2021 figure was less than half of opening day attendance in 2019.

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About 150 vendors aren't returning to the State Fair this year

Vendors have cited COVID-19 concerns as well as the labor shortage as reasons for dropping out.

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New 'clean' comedy venue Gutty's Comedy Club to open in Twin Cities

The new club promises family-friendly stand-up comedy, live on stage.

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The Fillmore Minneapolis to require proof of vaccination, negative test

The new show policy from venue owner Live Nation will be in effect this fall.

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Mr. Peanut, his NUTmobile marking move to MN in St. Paul this week

The legume will give away 10 checks for $10,000 to charities, Minnesotans.

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Dakota County Fair returns next month with free admission

Fairgoers will still have to pay to park, go on rides and some grandstand events.

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Dinosaur Drive-Thru extends its run at Mall of America parking lot

The show will stay in town another week due to "popular demand."

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Tickets for Louis CK shows in Minneapolis sell out within hours

Acme Comedy Company announced the shows Thursday morning, and tickets were quickly scooped up.

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50 animatronic dinosaurs to take over Mall of America parking lot

Dinosaur Drive-Thru opens June 24 and runs through July 11.

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Al Franken announces live Minneapolis show as part of 15-city tour

The former senator continues to inch back into the public limelight.

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Communities across MN hosting events to mark Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of enslaved African Americans after the Civil War.

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MN Food Truck Festival returns with events in St. Paul, Anoka

Organizers promise 50-plus food trucks at each festival - including some newcomers.

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Ordway unveils 4 shows for upcoming Broadway season

The season starts with a beloved "Tradition."