Doggie date: Wiener Dog Race at Sandcastle

WHAT: Sandcastle’s 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Race, in which daschunds race against each other and a man in a hot dog suit

WHEN: Labor Day Monday, September 1st at 1:00 PM (registration ends at noon)

WHERE: Sandcastle on Lake Nokomis, one of our fave dog-friendly eateries (map)

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Sparky's Grill opens at Como Golf Course

(Photo by Jessica Hilmanowski) Sparky’s veranda offers a great view of the Como Golf Course.

When the new Sparky’s Grill at the Como Golf Course Club House opened in June, the event went virtually unnoticed.

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Finding new keys to land ownership, careers in farming

At a creative farm south of St. Paul near the town of Coates, two things about fruit, vegetable and horticultural growing are immediately clear. You cannot plant and raise perennial crops when renting land on a year-to-year lease. You cannot even think about having an orchard unless you own the land.

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Video: Exploring a Hmong land cooperative

Minnesota is home to a large Hmong community of which many farm. One complication is that many do not have access to land that is affordable and near their homes. One group has committed to making a difference. The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) was awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant which will allow the nonprofit organization to explore organizing a land cooperative.

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SUPPERTIME | Old friends, summer drinks and dessert at Coup d'etat

Suppertime is a blog in comics form, exploring local restaurants, bars and other food establishments in and around the Twin Cities. I eat, I talk, I draw.

In this Suppertime, a beautiful July evening sitting outdoors with old friends at Coup d'etat in Uptown made me wish for a summer eternal. With dessert included.

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State Fair diaries: Day 1

The Fair began this year, as it usually does, with friends and breakfast at Salem. Rain and the promise of humid heat kept the crowds away. We spent the morning volunteering at Renewing the Countryside and the afternoon wandering the Fairgrounds searching for old favorites and new possibilities.

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Share the harvest

Donate Locally-Grown Produce to Families in Need

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Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown

Este agosto en el mercado agrícola Midtown estaremos celebrando cultura Latina en South Minneapolis, bicicletas y mucho mas, así que venga para productos frescos, comidas deliciosas y para participar en las actividades divertidos. El 16 de agosto, el mercado celebrara Día de Bici y servirá como parada bonos de Powderhorn 24. Este día ofrecerá valet de bici por Calhoun Cycle para nuestras clientes que llegan en bici, mesas de la comunidad como Spokes, Grease Rag, el Minneapolis Bike Tour, y mas! Nuestra Festival de Maíz recalcara la cultura Latina y celebrar esta comunidad maravillosa por comida, música y danza. Diversiones incluirán música por Axolotl e Alma Andina, junto con danza tradicional Azteca. Va a ver también una demonstración de tema cultural, una demonstración de preparación de maíz tradicional, y organizaciones comunitarios como El Colegio y el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino. Con una actividad familiar de segundo sábado y Demo de Cocinar Sabores Midtown el 9 Agosto el mercado albergara otra campana de donación de sangre el 30 de Agosto con Memorial Blood Centers. También acordarse de llegar a Rail Station el 21 de Agosto, cuando 10% de su comida y bebidas de esta noche ayudaran a apoyar el mercado! Con todas las actividades que se ofrece el mes, hay algo para cada quien!

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