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column. Whitney Grindberg showcases some wonderful winter gift ideas, followed by a guide to local holiday markets. There’s plenty to see and do this month - Steve Johnson continues his Twin Trails column, discussing the splendor that is Afton State Park. Judy Kallestad covers the annual Turkey Day Run 5K while resident sports writer Sam Stinogel gives a glimpse into the Minnesota Timberwolves season. website! Visit

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The Poinsettia The Poinsettia has a unique history, beginning with the Aztecs, who used its milky sap to reduce fevers and its deep color to make dye. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the Poinsettia became the staple of the Christmas season. It is a beautiful delicate plant that blooms in nature for a short time around Christmas. If you have not experienced the beauty of the Poinsettia, come check them out at our garden center. They are truly an amazing sight to see and we have the best around. Why are Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery’s poinsettias so beautiful you ask? Well, it is because we have an amazing head grower and greenhouse staff taking care of them. We asked the head grower Ron what makes our poinsettias so special.

How long has Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery been growing Poinsettias? Ron Svehla has been growing poinsettias at Lynde Greenhouse for 22 years but Lynde Greenhouse has been growing poinsettias for over 60 years.

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In the U.S., November has long been associated with giving thanks. The first recorded harvest celebration took place in Plymouth Colony in November 1621, though harvest celebrations in America most likely predated the arrival of colonists. More than 200 years later, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the nation would celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on November 26th and that the fourth Thursday in every November thereafter would be an official day of thanksgiving. This was the start of our nation’s official holiday to celebrate and give thanks for the blessings of the past year. Though it is good to pause once a year and reflect on all the reasons we have to be grateful, thankfulness is something we can and should cultivate throughout the entire year. Thankfulness need not be relegated to a single day or a single season. Read on for some compelling reasons to become more grateful all year long - and some simple ways to grow in this area.

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Bake a homemade treat and give it,

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seeing America’s largest shopping mall. Very few hop a plane to walk

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necessarily significant in and of itself. After all, the cities are separated

attendees at Nicollet Mall, then, are more typically business folk or

by only ten minutes, and residents of the western metro move freely

theater-goers than strictly shop-centric families looking to see a giant

between the two — and without use of a passport, as sometimes seems

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largely avoid Mall of America for my shopping needs, choosing to avoid

nature of one versus the characteristically suburban face of the other.

four floors of retail madness, I very much enjoy their comedy club:

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not necessarily the must-see destination of Mall of America. Because,

also have nostalgic memories of childhood, riding the Spinning Tree of

however, Nicollet is located near so many other mid-city attractions

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— theaters, stadiums, arenas, concert halls — it is more likely to be

ring toss game is winnable (turns out it is, but the vendors encounter

accidentally stumbled upon than its southern counterpart. While the

these victories so infrequently that they need to call their boss to

MOA boasts a much higher daily attendance rate, I’m sure, and its

figure out what prize to award).

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visitors to each are slightly different. While each, again, could obviously

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A Minnesota Thanksgiving As I write this in mid-October, a flock of wild turkeys has surrounded the crabapple tree in my front yard, gobbling little apples like they’re going out of style. Naturally, my thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, and I wonder what crabapple-stuffed turkey would taste like. Fortunately for the turkeys outside my door, I’ll be cooking a domestic bird. But I’ll give it some Minnesota flair. I first saw this recipe years ago in the Star Tribune. It was an immediate hit with my family, and we’ve used it ever since. The nutty flavor of the wild rice blends nicely with the mushrooms, onions and celery. The rice also keeps the bread from becoming too gummy. Sometimes I add

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In Loring Park This Holiday Season by Mark Remme

Holidazzle returns with free activities and a focus on what makes Minneapolis winters special. Holidazzle is an annual winter tradition in Minneapolis—one that celebrates community, creating memories, and embracing all that make Minnesotans unique. We don’t run from the cold. We unify out in it. This year’s Holidazzle will be no different.

Holidazzle begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25

Plus, enjoy outdoor movies each weekend at Holidazzle. Holiday and

and runs Thursdays through Sundays concluding Friday, December

winter-themed movies are a huge hit at Holidazzle and are part of a fun

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evening out and about with family and friends. See the full schedule at

be 5-9 pm on Thursdays, 5-10 pm on Fridays, and 11 am-10 pm on

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Santa visits are always popular, and the kids can enjoy meeting Santa and taking photos for free at Holidazzle.

and taking photos for free at Holidazzle. There will be a kids zone as well, and musical performances by local bands and choirs will be part of the experience. Plus, surprise and delight moments will be sprinkled in throughout Holidazzle that you won’t want to miss.

It is free and open to the public, and it celebrates the people, place and products that are truly Minnesotan. The activities—which are open for

And of course, there will be great foods, beverages and holiday shopping

all ages to enjoy—mirror that philosophy. When you come to Holidazzle

opportunities at Holidazzle. This year’s collection of local businesses

this year, be prepared to take part in an event that truly embraces all

includes a wide assortment of favorites, including Kramarczuk’s

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sausages, Fulton Beer and Sociable Cider Werks beverages, Käthe Wohlfahrt holiday ornaments and much more. The full list can be

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The Holidazzle crew is excited to see you at Loring Park this winter. For

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November 25 at 6:30 pm. Be there as Holidazzle lights up with speakers, music, lights and a fireworks display. There will be more fireworks throughout the run.

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