Golden Valley’s hidden nature trail gem

I just listed a Golden Valley home near General Mills Research Nature Area and was reminded again of what a wonderful hidden gem this is. The seller noted these 30 acres as a great place to walk, run or bike… as well as walk your dogs. This nature reserve is privately owned by General Mills.

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Minnehaha Creek…new boardwalk opens in St. Louis Park

Minnehaha Creek and its awesome parkway between connecting the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls and Lake Harriet is well known in south Minneapolis. What many people don't know is the creek continues all the way to Lake Minnetonka. St. Louis Park recently marked the grand opening of 1 1/2 miles of boardwalk and paved trail at.

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Road Construction… when 1000 men took the place of 1 bulldozer!

It's hard to travel anywhere in the metro area these days without finding barriers and DETOUR signs as roads are closed for construction. Highway 100 is one of the biggest highway projects right now. Highway 100 was also the largest Minnesota WPA project in the 1930s, employing a crew of up to 4,000 as they.

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Family Fun at in Silverwood and LaBelle Parks

Silverwood is a large park in New Brighton just off Silver Lake Road, managed by the Three Rivers Park District. This beautiful park is fairly new and filled with pastoral charm. Easy walking trails guide you through the spacious grounds and lead you to and from the beautiful park pavilion.

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What a difference!

"Do today what others won't so you can live tomorrow like others can't." "The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention." Both of these quotes have no attribution, but say a lot about who we are and what we do in this world.  Making a difference day by day, person by person is.

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Signs of Spring at Lake of the Isles

Nothing says spring in Minneapolis like life around its famous Chain of Lakes, and signs of spring were everywhere around Lake of the Isles yesterday!When I compare the trees in the photos above taken in May 2014 with the photo below taken in March 2009 it is pretty obvious that spring is late this year….

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Finding Twin Cities homes for sale close to trails

Not only is Minnesota nationally recognized as a bike friendly and best trails state, Minneapolis has been named the most bike friendly city in the country… but how do you find Twin Cities homes for sale near trails? Unfortunately, it's not as easy as I wish it was, but the Google maps bicycle trails layer can be a.

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