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Beat the heat: 15 outdoor water parks in the Twin Cities

Get the lowdown on admission rates, opening dates and more.

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Keeping your pet safe and calm during fireworks, summer events

Pets are more sensitive to loud noises, and fireworks are known to stress out many dogs.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

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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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Rochester pools closed due to fights, disregard for pool rules

Other swimming areas in Minnesota are struggling to hire lifeguards.

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For this year's summer vacations, 97 percent will travel by car

AAA predicts a 15 percent decline in overall summer travel

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Mystery game invites kids to uncover real-life lake polluters

The game from the Washington Conservation District game raises awareness of everyday pollutants.

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Hopkins Raspberry Festival is moving online this year

Events will be "few, new, improvised, imperfect and orchestrated on a shoestring budget."

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Valleyfair to hire 1,600 seasonal workers, keeps increased pay rate

The theme park increased its pay last year, with most now getting $14-an-hour.

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Pick-your-own fruit farm to close after more than 40 years

The owners of the Champlin farm are looking to relax next summer.

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MN summer tourism up from 2018, optimistic outlook for fall

Summer is Minnesota's biggest tourism season.

Way Over Our Heads podcast: The home stretch of MN's summer

As of Wednesday, the meteorological winter begins in 103 days.

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Annual milk carton boat races will be on land because of E.coli

Twin Cities Beach Blast has moved the races to dry land.

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Kids can bowl for free around the Twin Cities this summer

A number of bowling alleys are participating in the program. Here's what you need to know.

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Summer blues mean MN could stay stuck in cool pattern

The blue colors on long-range weather maps mean cooler temps are expected.

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The 10 most underrated dog products for the summer

Head on over to Pet Evolution for all your dog's needs.