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WELCOME! Twin Cities 2013-2014

Area Guide

Communities | Relocation | Education | Transportation | Healthcare | Shopping | Dining | Arts | Entertainment Published by the Metropolitan Council of Chambers of Commerce

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Welcome! From the Metropolitan Council of Chambers


n behalf of these Metropolitan Area Chambers of Commerce, we’re pleased to present the 2013-2014 Welcome! Twin Cities Area Guide, offering timesaving information and valuable insights into the metro area. If you have questions, contact the Chamber of Commerce closest to you.

Anoka Area Chamber*

MetroNorth Chamber*

Savage Chamber

Apple Valley Chamber*

Midway Chamber*

Shakopee Chamber*

Asian-American Chamber

Minneapolis Regional Chamber*

South Lake-Excelsior Chamber*

Bloomington Chamber*

Minnesota American Indian Chamber

SouthWest Metro Chamber*

Buffalo Chamber

Minnesota Black Chamber

Greater Stillwater Chamber*

Burnsville Chamber*

Minnesota Chamber

Twin Cites North Chamber

Christian Chamber

Minnesota Hmong Chamber

TwinWest Chamber*

Cottage Grove Chamber

Monticello Chamber*

US Chamber

Dakota County Regional Chamber*

Montrose-Waverly Chamber

Waconia Chamber*

Delano Chamber*

North Hennepin Area Chamber*

Watertown Chamber

Eden Prairie Chamber*

Northfield Area Chamber*

Greater Wayzata Area Chamber*

Edina Chamber*

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber*

West Hennepin Chamber

Elk River Area Chamber*

Prior Lake Chamber

White Bear Area Chamber

Forest Lake Area Chamber*

Quad Area Chamber

Woodbury Chamber

Ham Lake Chamber

Red Wing Area Chamber

*Metropolian Council of Chambers Member

Hastings Area Chamber*

Richfield Chamber*

Hispanic Chamber

River Heights Area Chamber* 651-451-2266

u.s. chamber

I-94 West/NW Suburban Chamber*

Robbinsdale Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest

Lakeville Area Chamber*

Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber

763-421-7130 952-432-8422 651-642-1331

952-888-8818 763-682-4902 952-435-6000 952-607-6477

651-458-8334 651-452-9872

763-972—6756 952-944-2830

952-806-9060 763-441-3110 651-464-3200


651-437-6775 612-312-1692



Long Lake Area Chamber 952-475-4913

Lonsdale Chamber


763-783-3553 651-646-2636 612-370-9100 612-870-4533

651-777-9119 651-292-4650


763-295-2700 612-790-2236 763-424-6744


612.370.9100 952-440-1000 651-815-2750




Saint Anthony Area Chamber 612-782-3301

Saint Paul Area Chamber*

952-894-8876 952-445-1660

952-474-6461 952-474-3233 651.439.4001

763-571-9781 763-450-2220

952-832-9151 952-442-5812 952-955-5175 952-473-9595 763-479-1988

651-429-8593 651-578-0722

business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

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Brit’s Pub / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

7th Place Farmers Market, Saint Paul / Photo: Pat Laurel, Saint Paul CVA

Table of Contents 3

Feature Story

Welcome! from the Metropolitan Council of Chambers

Contacting your local Chamber of Commerce


Finding the right location


Area map


Excellence in education


Mother nature #1 attraction


Traveling around the Twin Cities


Leading edge healthcare

Home buyers should define what is important to them

Making educational choices for your child

Making educational choices for your child

dugo at Galleria / Photo: ©LandMark Photography and Design, LLP.


Exploring the Twin Cities suburbs

With spectator sports running a close second

Art, culture, dining and shopping right next door.


Discovering the good life


Resource guide

Transportation options: by car, bus, light rail, or air

Top hospitals and ground-breaking medical technologies and treatments

Lifestyle and culture in the Twin Cities

From apple orchards to utilities and everything in between

Cover Photo: Galeria / ©LandMark Photography and Design, LLP

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FAMILIES WE’VE RECENTLY HELPED MOVE HAVE PURCHASED HOMES IN THESE AREAS: BLOOMINGTON $210,000 CHANHASSEN $575,000 EDEN PRAIRIE $662,068 EDINA $ 5 3 5 , 0 0 0 ED I NA $ 1 , 6 3 5 , 0 0 0 ED I NA $ 2 4 0 , 0 0 0 ED I NA $ 5 9 0 , 0 0 0 ED I NA $ 8 8 6 , 7 8 1 E X C E L S I O R $ 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 E D E N P R A I R I E $ 5 6 5 , 0 0 0 G O L D E N VA L L E Y $ 7 2 5 , 0 0 0 GOLDEN VALLEY $890,000 INVER GROVE HEIGHTS $455,150 LAKEVILLE $740,000 MINNEAPOLIS $444,450 MINNEAPOLIS $510,000 MINNEAPOLIS $800,000 MINNEAPOLIS $975,000 M I N N E A P O LI S

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MINNETONKA $799,000 MINNETONKA $1,197,300 ORONO $300,000 ORONO $750,000 ORONO $1,520,000 ST ILLWATER $430,000 PLYMOU TH $583,500 ST. LOUIS PARK $ 6 0 0 , 0 0 0 T O N K A B AY $ 1 , 3 5 6 , 5 0 0 S T. P A U L $ 3 0 7 , 0 0 0 V I C T O R I A $ 6 6 0 , 0 0 0

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Galleria /Photo: ©LandMark Photography and Design, LLP

Exploring the Twin Cities suburbs Art, culture, dining and shopping right next door. With a combined population of 3.5 million residents, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, make it the thirteenth largest metropolitan area in the nation and unquestionably a cultural Mecca. Perhaps less well known are the growing number of ultra-hip options for art, dining and shopping located in the outskirts of the Twin Cities. The suburbs aren’t just places where you’ll find strip mall after strip mall offering the same retailers. Many of the Twin Cities’ suburbs are becoming their own minicities with a vast array of theatre, dining and shopping experiences that will make you feel like you’re downtown. Covering every corner of the Twin Cities, we’re giving you the highlights of some of the best options to explore in the burbs. Lakeville Area Arts Center 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville 952-985-4640 The Lakeville Area Arts Center promotes cultural enrichment and artistic experiences for the entire area by offering many unique youth and adult art classes as well as a 6 | Welcome! 2013-2014

variety of theatrical productions. Through creative re-use and renovation, the former All Saints Church has been transformed into a state-of-the-art theater and arts facility. A number of community theater groups perform at Lakeville Area Arts Center, including Expressions Community Theater, Children’s Castle Theater, The Play’s the Thing Productions, Giant Step Theater, and Prairie Fire Theater. The Lakeville Area Arts Center also brings well-known local, regional, and national performers and groups to their stage. Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins Main: (952) 979-1100 Box Office: (952) 979-1111 The Hopkins Center for the Arts is a focal point for arts, education, and entertainment in the center of downtown Hopkins. Events each year include theater performances, concerts, films, exhibitions, lectures and classes. The Arts Center hosts performances and exhibitions ranging from international visual arts shows to local theater and musical performances.

The Arts Center includes a 716-seat theater with a proscenium stage, full audio/visual capabilities, art gallery and classroom, dance studio, community room, and catering kitchen for special events. The HCA is located in downtown Hopkins, within walking distance of several restaurants, antique and other shops and a movie theater complex. Parking is free. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 W. 78th Street, Chanhassen (952) 934-1525 Over 10 million guests have visited Chanhassen Dinner Theatres since it opened in 1968. Since that time, more than 220 productions have graced their stages. Chanhassen is the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre. In 2013, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre will have performances of Bye Bye Birdie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe performs a comedy variety show of improv, sketches, and music every Friday and Saturday night. Chanhassen also offers a series of concert and cabaret shows throughout the year.

Woodbury Lakes

The Shops at West End

The Shops at West End I-394 / Hwy 100, St. Louis Park (763) 450-0554

Galleria Shops of Distinction 69th and France Avenue, Edina 952-925-4321

The Shops at West End is an exciting mixeduse development located in the highly affluent suburb of St. Louis Park, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. It is centrally located and easily accessible off two major highways, I-94 and Highway 100.

Fashion. Beauty. Dining. Home. Located at 69th & France in Edina, Minnesota, Galleria reflects a carefully chosen selection of the best regional, national and international retailers appealing to discriminating Twin Cities shoppers as the premier location for luxury and premium brands in the Upper Midwest.

With terrific restaurants, the latest movies, and live music the Shops at West End offers some of the best collection of fashion, food and fun available in the Twin Cities Other unique places to visit at the West End include entertainment at ShowPlace ICON Theatres; specialty shops such as Omaha Steaks and Bergstrom Jewelers; and apparel by Charming Charlie, Love Culture and Lululemon Athletica. Woodbury Lakes I-94 / Hudson Road, Woodbury (651) 251-9500 You’ll find over 55 national retailers and locally-owned boutiques, sure to fit your fancy and indulge your style at Woodbury Lakes. All situated with lush landscaping, charming architecture, and up-front parking, makes Woodbury Lakes a shopping experience that can’t compare. Whether you’re looking for fashions for the family, the perfect gift, something for your home, or simply time to unwind, Woodbury Lakes is where you’ll find it. Relax at one of the area’s spas and salons including Radiance Medspa, Regis Salon, or Woodbury Nails & Spa. Look for something new for your home at one of the many home furnishing shops including Ethan Allen, Kirkland’s Home, Mattress Firm, Sleep Number by Select Comfort and Thomasville.

Known for its unique locally-owned boutiques, Galleria retailers continually update and edit offerings with a range of stores including Ampersand, dugo, Melly, Trail Mark, Fawbush’s, H.O.B.O., Twill by Scott Dayton, Scheherazade and more. National and international luxury brands include Tumi, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Crate & Barrel, Arhaus, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. Galleria also features five distinct restaurants: Pittsburgh Blue, Good Earth, CRAVE, Peoples Organic Coffee & Wine Cafe and Big Bowl. Convenient parking is available around the center as well as in a five-level ramp that includes a climate-controlled walkway to the center. Historic Downtown Stillwater Main Street, Stillwater (651) 439-4001 For historic charm and picturesque river views, visit Stillwater’s Main Street. You’ll want to check out the beautiful painted B&Bs and Stillwater’s Victorian architectural gems. Located on the St. Croix River, paddleboats, riverboats and gondolas sail the waters. You’ll find a variety of antique stores such as Staples Mill Antiques, Stillwater Antiques

Mall and Art Gallery, and American Gothic antiques. For art lovers, visit Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, featuring displays from more than 60 artists and artisans from Minnesota and Wisconsin. For a unique experience, see the downtown Stillwater area in a pedicab which is a bicycle rickshaw. Biryani Cuisine of India 7078 Amundson Avenue, Edina 952-946-0009 Focusing on Bangladeshi and northern Indian cuisine served in a semi-formal setting, the menu offers traditional Indian dishes and unique ones created by their own chefs. The spices do not make the dishes hot. Their skilled chefs make each dish individually and are happy to make your dish the way you prefer it, from mild to extra-hot. Menu stand-outs include goat rezala and salmon Indian style. Traditional entrees include curry, vindaloo, Greek masala, and varieties of the titular dish. A buffet featuring 30 items from the menu is offered daily. Chez Arnaud 4735 Highway 61, White Bear Lake 651-653-5658 This fantastic little bakery is the kind of place where each pastry looks like a little piece of art. Owner Arnaud de Rambures opened Chez Arnaud in 2010 and it has become a place for specialty bakery items as well as fresh sandwiches and soups. Chez Arnaud is updating and renewing some of its | 7

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desserts in 2013 and will include flavors such as passion fruit, caramel, blackcurrant or lychee. All of their offerings are made with high quality ingredients, organic when possible and never with any additives or preservatives. Chez Arnaud is as close to a traditional French boulangerie as you can get this side of the Atlantic. Lindey’s Prime Steak House 600 North Snelling Ave., Arden Hills 651-633-9813

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Lindey’s Prime Steak House / Photo: Lindey’s

This is clearly a meat-lover’s dream come true! The restaurant is reminiscent of a northern cabin from the 1950s with a unique atmosphere that is both casual and warm with its knotty cedar paneling and large stone fireplace. First established in 1958, it is still family-owned and operated by the second generation of Lindemer’s. But the reason so many devoted fans keep coming back is the steak served on a sizzling platter. Sides are a simple but tasty affair: pickled watermelon rind, salad and garlic bread to name a few. The steak house is laid back, kid-friendly, boisterous and fun.

Lakeville – Positioned to Thrive! Lakeville is a thriving city of cohesive neighborhoods, vibrant businesses, and successful community partnerships. Working together, education, commerce, and local government have built a dynamic city offering a wide array of shopping, housing, and business development opportunities. Our parks, lakes, and award-winning schools are alive with countless cultural, recreational, educational, and leisure activities. Lakeville is ideally positioned for easy access to the Twin Cities’ many regional amenities and attractions.

Community Partners City of Lakeville 952-985-4400 Downtown Lakeville Business Assn. 952-985-0517 Lakeville Chamber of Commerce 952-469-2020 Lakeville Convention & Visitors Bureau 952-469-2020 Lakeville School District 194 952-232-2000

World class education!

From a historic downtown to industrial and high-tech business parks, this community of 56,000 continues to attract quality growth while maintaining the small-town feeling and high quality of life that make it exceptional. Lakeville combines a peaceful and safe atmosphere with outstanding schools, a flourishing arts center, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities that add to the sense of community enjoyed by residents. The City offers more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and over 1,400 acres of public parks and open space along with several lakes. Opportunities abound for commercial development to provide goods and services for the growing population. Lakeville provides the business community with convenient access to regional transportation corridors. Excellent planning and fiscal responsibility have created a city where families, schools, and businesses succeed together. This innovative and dynamic community is positioned to thrive.

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The Lakeville Area Public Schools are a partnership of students, families, staff, and community committed to excellence and life-long learning. We provide worldclass, personalized learning that ensures success for every student. Our system offers: • Nationally recognized high schools that deliver excellence in both academic and athletic programs • Top-ranked elementary and middle schools • Experienced and dedicated teachers • Expanded gifted opportunities • Innovative curriculum delivery • Specialized programs for unique learners We are committed to developing the potential of every student through innovative instruction, technology, and a high-quality work force while sustaining our ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility.

Finding the right location I

f your family is relocating to the Twin Cities, or you’re just considering a move to another neighborhood, you probably already know that location is everything. The single most important fact about buying a new home is choosing the right location. Location has the greatest effect on your investment. Location affects everything from property values to commute time to making sure there’s a latte shop within walking distance. Although individuals will have different objectives in finding the right location, most people are looking for a low crime rate, nearby shopping and parks, well-maintained homes, and a reasonable commute time.

Choosing a city to suit your tastes and lifestyle

T Linden Hills Neighborhood / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

he Twin Cities offer great variety in the types of communities where you can choose to live. From the urban centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the rural townships in the outlying counties, you will find a city to suit your tastes and lifestyle. The following pages include information for each community, arranged by county. City websites and the name of the school districts (with ISD numbers) serving that area are included in this section. You may also want to call the local chamber of commerce for more information. (See listings on page 3)

Anoka County Andover: 20 miles north of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-755-5100 • ISD 11 Anoka- Hennepin Anoka: 20 miles northwest of Minneapolis • w • 763-576-2700 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Bethel: Northern Anoka County • 763-434-4366 • ISD 15 St. Francis Blaine: 11 miles north of Minneapolis • w • 763-784-6700 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 12 Centennial • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park • ISD 621 Mounds View Centerville: 20 minutes from St. Paul and 30 minutes from Minneapolis • w • 651-429-3232 • ISD 12 Centennial

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Circle Pines: Southeast part of county, 15 miles north of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-784-5898 • ISD 12 Centennial

Oak Grove: Northern Anoka County •w • 763-753-1920 • ISD St. Francis • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin

Columbia Heights: First-ring northern suburb of Minneapolis • 7 63-706-3600 • ISD 13 Columbia Heights

Ramsey: Northwestern Anoka County •w • 7 63-427-1410 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin

Coon Rapids: North of Minneapolis along the Mississippi River • c • 7 63-755-2880 • ISD 11 Anoka Hennepin East Bethel: 22 miles from the Twin Cities, northeastern Anoka County •w • 7 63-434-9569 • ISD 15 St. Francis • ID 831 Forest Lake Fridley: North of Minneapolis with Mississippi River on western border • 7 63-571-3450 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 14 Fridley • ISD 13 Columbia Heights • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park Ham Lake: 18 miles north of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-434-9555 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 831 Forest Lake Hilltop: North of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-571-2023 • ISD 13 Columbia Heights Lexington: 15 miles north of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-784-2792 • ISD 12 Centennial Lino Lakes: 20 minutes north of Minneapolis •w • 651-982-2400 • ISD 12 Centennial • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 831 Forest Lake Nowthen: Northwest corner of Anoka County •w • 7 63-441-1347 • ISD 15 St. Francis

St. Francis: Northern edge of Anoka County •w • 7 63-753-2630 • ISD 15 St. Francis Spring Lake Park: 15 miles northeast of Twin Cities • w • 7 63-784-6491 • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park

Carver County Chanhassen: 17 miles southwest of Twin Cities •w • 952-227-1100 • ISD 112 Chaska • ISD 276 Minnetonka Chaska: Southwestern metro area •w • 9 52-448-9200 • ISD 112 Chaska Waconia: 30 miles west of Twin Cities •w • 9 52-442-2184 • ISD 110 Waconia Watertown: Western fringe of Twin Cities •w • 9 52-955-2681 • ISD 111 Watertown-Mayer Victoria: Western edge of the Twin Cities •w • 9 52-443-4210 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 110 Waconia • ISD 112 Chaska

Dakota County Apple Valley: South-central suburb of Twin Cities •w • 9 52-952-2500 • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan

Brooklyn Park: West bank of Mississippi River in northern Hennepin County • w • 7 63-424-8000 • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Champlin: Northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-421-8100 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Corcoran: Northwest corner of Hennepin County •w • 7 63-420-2288 • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 883 Rockford • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 279 Osseo

Burnsville: South of Minneapolis • w • 952-895-4400 • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan • ISD 194 Lakeville Eagan: South of Twin CIties • w • 651-675-5000 • ISD 196 Rosemount • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Farmington: 30 miles south of Minneapolis • w • 651-463-7111 • ISD 192 Farmington • ISD 194 Lakeville Hastings: Southeast fringe of metro area, county seat for Dakota County • w • 651-480-2350 • ISD 200 Hastings Inver Grove Heights: Five miles south of St. Paul • w • 651-450-2500 • ISD 199 Inver Grove Lakeville: 20 miles south of Twin Cities • • 952-9852-4400 • ISD 194 Lakeville • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan • ISD 192 Farmington Lilydale: Between Mendota and Mendota Heights • w • 651-457-2316 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Mendota: South of Twin Cities • w • 651-454-0019 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Mendota Heights: First ring suburb south of St. Paul • w • 651-452-1850 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Rosemount: South suburban area • w • 651-423-4411 • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan

Crystal: First ring suburb, 15 minutes northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-531-1000 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Dayton: Northernmost city in Hennepin County •w • 7 63-427-4589 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 728 Elk River

South St. Paul: South of St. Paul • w • 651-554-3200 • ISD 6 South St. Paul

Eden Prairie: 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis •w • 9 52-949-8300 • ISD 272 Eden Prairie

Sunfish Lake: Entirely residential neighborhood south of Twin Cities • w • 651-681-2300 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Edina: Southwestern edge of Minneapolis •w • 9 52-927-8861 • ISD 273 Edina

South of St. Paul • w • 651-552-4100 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Goodhue County Red Wing: Southeast of Twin Cities • w • 651-385-3600 • ISD 256 Red Wing

Hennepin County Bloomington: Southern suburb of Minneapolis • w • 952-563-8700 • ISD 271 Bloomington Brooklyn Center: North of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-569-3300 • ISD 286 Brooklyn Center • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin

Excelsior: 20-minutes west of Minneapolis on Lake Minnetonka •w • 9 52-474-5233 • ISD 276 Minnetonka Golden Valley: West of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-593-8000 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 270 Hopkins Greenfield: Western edge of Hennepin County, 20 miles from Twin Cities •w • 763-477-6464 • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 883 Rockford • ISD 879 Delano Hopkins: West of the South Minneapolis residential area •w • 9 52-935-8474 • ISD 270 Hopkins Long Lake: West central Hennepin County at the edge of Twin Cities •w • 9 52-473-6961 • ISD 278 Orono

Loretto: Western part of Hennepin County, 25 miles west of Twin Cities •w • 7 63-479-4305 • ISD 879 Delano Maple Grove: Northwest of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-4 94-6000 • ISD 279 Osseo Maple Plain: 25 miles west of Minneapolis on U.S. Highway 12 •w • 7 63-479-0515 • ISD 278 Orono Medicine Lake: Completely surrounded by the city of Plymouth, forming a peninsula on Medicine Lake •w • 7 63-542-9701 • ISD 284 Wayzata Medina: Western edge of Hennepin County, 20 miles from Minneapolis •w • 7 63-473-4643 • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 278 Orono • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 883 Rockford Minneapolis: Largest city in Minnesota, often referred to as the “City of Lakes” •w • 6 12-673-2100 • ISD 1 Minneapolis Minnetonka: West of Minneapolis, adjacent to Lake Minnetonka •w • 9 52-939-8200 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 270 Hopkins • ISD 284 Wayzata

where to live The mantra of real estate agents often is: location, location, location. Most real estate professionals agree that homes can increase or decrease in value due to location. It’s the number one rule in real estate. You can buy the right home in the wrong location. You can change the structure, remodel it or alter the home’s layout, but ordinarily, you cannot move it. It’s attached to the land. The best locations are those in prime spots such as: • Within top-rated school districts • Close to outdoor recreation and nature • Homes with a view. • Near entertainment and shopping • Near public transportation, health care and jobs | 11

Wayzata: 11 miles west of Minneapolis on NE shores of Lake Minnetonka •w • 9 52-473-0234 • ISD 284

Shoreview: 10 miles from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville •w • 6 51-490-4650

Ramsey County

Vadnais Heights: On I-35E and I-694 north of St. Paul • w • 6 51-204-6000 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 621 Mounds View

Arden Hills: Northwest of St. Paul •w • 652-792-7800 • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville

Aerial view of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis

Minnetonka Beach: North-central region of Lake Minnetonka, west of Minneapolis • w • 952-471-8878 • ISD 278 Orono

Robbinsdale: Northeast Hennepin County, 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-537-4534 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale

Minnetrista: West end of Lake Minnetonka • w • 952-446-1660 • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 110 Waconia, • ISD 111 Watertown • ISD 272 Westonka

Rockford: Border of Hennepin and Wright counties, 30 miles west of Minneapolis • w • 763-477-6565 • ISD 883 Rockford

Mound: West of Twin Cities at end of County Road 15 • w • 952-472-0600 • ISD 277 Westonka New Hope: Seven miles northwest of Minneapolis • w • 763-531-5100 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Orono: Lake Minnetonka community • w • 9 52-249-4600 • ISD 278 Orono • ISD 277 Westonka • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 276 Minnetonka Osseo: Northeastern Hennepin County • w • 763-425-2624 • ISD 279 Osseo Plymouth: Third-ring suburb 12 miles west of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-509-5000 • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 270 Hopkins Richfield: Close to 35W, I-494 and Crosstown 62 • w • 612-861-9700 • ISD 280 Richfield

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Rogers and the Town of Hassan: 15 miles northwest of Minneapolis on Interstate 94 • w • 763-428-2253 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 279 Osseo/Maple Grove • ISD 877 Buffalo St. Bonifacius: At intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 92 in southwest Hennepin County • w • 952-446-1061 • ISD 110 Waconia St. Louis Park: West of downtown Minneapolis • w • 952-924-2500 • ISD 283 St. Louis Park Shorewood: Western suburb about 25 minutes from Minneapolis • w or • 952-960-7900 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 277 Westonka Spring Park: Stretches along County Road 15 west of Minnetonka Beach and Orono • w • 952-471-9051 • ISD 277 Westonka Tonka Bay: Between upper and lower bodies of Lake Minnetonka in western Hennepin County • w • 952-474-7994 • ISD 276 Minnetonka

Falcon Heights: 5 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul •w • 6 51-792-7600 • ISD 623 Roseville Lauderdale: First-ring suburb in western Ramsey County •w • 652-792-7650 • ISD 623 Roseville Little Canada: NE hub of metro freeways, minutes from downtown St. Paul, and 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis •w • 6 51-766-4029 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake Maplewood: First-ring suburb north and east of St. Paul •w • 651-249-2000 • ISD 622 North St. Paul • ISD 623 Roseville • ISD 624 White Bear Lake Mounds View: Off Interstate 35W on State Highway 10 •w • 7 63-717-4000 • ISD 621 Mounds View New Brighton: Central northern suburb within minutes of downtown areas •w • 7 63-717-4000 • ISD 621 Mounds View North Oaks: Northeast of St. Paul •w • 651-792-7750 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood North St. Paul: 10 miles northeast of downtown St. Paul •w • 651-747-2400 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood Roseville: Northern boundary of St. Paul, 10-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul •w • 651-792-7000 • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville Saint Paul: Minnesota’s state capital, home to more institutions of higher learning than any city west of Boston •w • 6 51-266-8688 • ISD 625 St. Paul

White Bear Lake: Northeastern fringe of metro area •w • 6 51-429-8526 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake

Rice County

Northfield: On shores of Cannon River, south of Minneapolis-St. Paul • w • 507-645-8833 • ISD 659 Northfield

Scott County

Belle Plaine: In the Minnesota River Valley southwest of Minneapolis •w  ww.belleplaine • 952-873-5553 • ISD 716 Belle Plaine Elko-New Market: Off interstate I-35 30 miles south of Minneapolis •w • 9 52-461-2777 • ISD 194 Lakeville • ISD 721 New Prague Jordan: South of the Minnesota River in Scott County, 20 miles SW of Twin Cities •w • 9 52-492-2535 • ISD 717 Jordan New Prague: 40 miles SW of Twin Cities, on border of Scott and LeSueur counties • w • 9 52-758-4401 • ISD 721 New Prague Prior Lake: Southwest suburb of Minneapolis •w • 9 52-447-9800 • ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage Savage: SW suburb 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis, and 25 miles from downtown St. Paul •w • 9 52-882-2660 • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage • ISD 720 Shakopee Shakopee: SE edge of metro, 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul •w • 9 52-233-9300 • ISD 720 Shakopee

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Center Lindstrom City




Chisago City


East Bethel

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Inver Grove Heights

Saint Paul Park

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Saint Louis Park


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Spring 10 Shoreview Lake Park Mounds View Dellwood 252 North Oaks Fridley Arden Hills Brooklyn Center 244 New 10 Mahtomedi 96 61 Brighton Vadnais Birchwood Heights Gem White Grant 169 Hilltop Lake Bear Village Willernie Crystal Columbia New Pine Lake Heights Little 51 Hope Springs 65 Saint Roseville Canada Robbinsdale North 36 Anthony 100 Saint 36 Paul 47 Maplewood Lauderdale 5 Golden Valley 120 Falcon 55 Lake Elmo Heights Oakdale



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Downtown Saint Paul

Sherburne County

Lakeland: On the St. Croix River, 16 miles east

Elk River: County seat, 35 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-635-1000 • ISD 728 Elk River

• w •6  51-436-4430 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Washington County Afton: 15 miles east of downtown St. Paul • w • 651-436-5090 • ISD 834 Stillwater Bayport: On St. Croix River one mile south of Stillwater • w • 651-275-4404 • ISD 834 Stillwater Cottage Grove: 15 miles southeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul • w • 651-458-2800 • ISD 833 South Washington

of St. Paul

Mahtomedi: 20-minute commute to metro area, east shore of White Bear Lake • w • 651-426-3344 • ISD 832 Mahtomedi • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 834 Stillwater • ISD 831 Forest Lake

Albertville: 25 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-497-3384 • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville Buffalo: County seat for Wright County, northwest of metro area •w • 763-682-1181 • ISD Buffalo-Hanover Montrose

Newport: 15-minute drive northeast of Twin Cities • w • 651-459-5677 • ISD 833 South Washington

Delano: 27 miles from downtown Minneapolis on US Hwy 12 , SE corner of Wright County •w • 7 63-972-0550 • ISD 879 Delano

Oakdale: Eastern side of Twin Cities metro area • w • 651-739-5086 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood

Forest Lake: 25 miles north of downtown metro area on I-35 ISD 831 Forest Lake • w • 651-464-3550

Oak Park Heights: 20 miles east of St. Paul, on the St. Croix River • w • 651-439-4439 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Hugo: 14 miles north of downtown St. Paul on border of metro area • w • 651-762-6300 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 834 Stillwater • ISD 831 Forest Lake • ISD 832 Mahtomedi

Stillwater: 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, on St. Croix River • w • 651-430-8800 • ISD 834 Stillwater

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Wright County

Marine on the St. Croix: 12 miles NW of metro area, north of Stillwater, and 15 miles south of Taylors Falls • w • 651-433-3636 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Dellwood: Northeastern edge of White Bear Lake • w • 651-429-1356 • ISD 832 Mahtomedi

Lake Elmo: East of I-694, south of Highway 26, north of I-94 • w • 651-777-5510 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Woodbury: Eastern side of metro area •w • 651-714-3500 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale • ISD 833 South Washington • ISD 834 Stillwater

St. Paul Park: 7 miles from downtown Minneapolis • w • 651-459-9785 • ISD 833 South Washington

Hanover: Northwest of metro area, partially in Wright and Hennepin Counties •w • 7 63-497-3777 • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 883 Rockford Otsego: Located on Mississippi River in Wright County •w • 763-441-4414 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville St. Michael: 15 miles northwest of metropolitan area •w • 763-497-2041 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville

Excellence in education M

innesota public and private schools provide quality education and each school offers a unique learning experience. It is important to consider all of the elements that contribute to a school’s overall effectiveness when picking your child’s school. When making educational choices it is important to consider general criteria and the type of school experience you want for your child, such as academic and arts programs, support services, age of school, location, available transportation and extracurricular opportunities. You might also consider your family values and other priorities important to you and your child. The following pages include information for public and private schools, arranged by county.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Anoka County Anoka-Hennepin Centennial Columbia Heights Fridley St. Francis Spring Lake Park Elk River

Northwest Passage High PACT Charter

Carver County Chaska Norwood Young America Waconia Watertown-Mayer World Learner

Dakota County Burnsville-Eagan-Savage

West St. Paul-Mendota HeightsEagan Area Schools Farmington Hastings Intermediate District 917 Inver Grove Heights Lakeville Randolph Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan South St. Paul Paideia Academy

Sobriety High Tarek Ibn Ziyad

Goodhue County Red Wing

Hennepin County Bloomington Brooklyn Center Eden Prairie Edina Hopkins | 15

Metro Area School Districts

Excell Academy for Higher Learning Four Directions Fraser Academy Friendship Academy of Fine Arts International Spanish Language Academy Kaleidoscope Charter Learning For Leadership Lighthouse Academy of Nations Lincoln International High LoveWorks Academy Main Street School of Performing Arts Metropolitan Learning Alliance Minneapolis Academy Minnesota Internship Center Minnesota Online High Minnesota Transitions Charter New City New Millennium Academy New Visions School Noble Academy Odyssey Charter Partnership Academy

Intermediate School ISD 287


Aurora Charter

Perpich Center for Arts Education


St. Anthony-New Brighton

Beacon Academy

Prairie Seeds Academy


St. Louis Park

Cedar Riverside Community

Sage Academy Charter School



Dunwoody Academy

Seven Hills Classical Academy



Eagle Ridge Academy

Sojourner Truth Academy


Ascension Academy

El Colegio Charter

Southside Family Charter


Augsburg Fairview Academy for Health Careers

Emily O. Goodridge Greay Accelerated Charter

Stonebridge Community www.stonebridgecommunityschool. org

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Parents and residents

strongly agree Bloomington Public Schools is…

• High Achieving • An Educational Leader

Reconnecting on our campus home At Breck, because we join fourteen grades on our single campus, your child inherits and stewards cherished traditions–progressing from a wide-eyed preschooler to a wise senior among peers and adults who feel like family.

• Committed to Serving All Students • Focused on Excellence

Call 952.681.6403 to discover why Bloomington is a state leader in early childhood education, internationally recognized Gifted & Talented programs, and preparing students to graduate college and career ready.

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Twin Cities International Elementary

BlueSky Charter

New Spirit

Prior Lake-Savage

Watershed High

City Academy High

Nova Classical Academy


Wooden Institute for Student Excellence

Community of Peace Academy

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists

Sherburne County


Community School of Excellence

Twin Cities Academy


Concordia Creative Learning Academy

Elk River

Cyber Village Academy

Urban Academy

Ramsey County

Dugsi Academy

Yinghua Academy

Mounds View

Face to Face Academy

Rice County

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale

Great River


Higher Ground Academy

Northfield 507-663-0600

Saint Paul

High School for Recording Arts

White Bear Lake

Hmong Academy

Academia Cesar Chavez

HOPE Community Academy

Academy for Sciences & Agriculture

Jennings Experiential High

Achieve Language Academy

Metro Deaf

Avalon Charter

Minnesota North Star Academy

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Twin Cities German Immersion

ARTech Charter Prairie Creek Community

Scott County Belle Plaine Jordan New Prague

Elk River

Washington County Forest Lake Mahtomedi South Washington County Stillwater Also in Washington County: Lakes International Language Academy Math and Science Academy New Heights Charter 651-439-1962 North Lakes Academy Charter Middle St. Croix Preparatory Academy

A recognized leader in STEM & Digital Curriculum

Not for school, but for life.


One of the most extensive AP/CiS programs in the state


Elementary World Language options: 1. Full-immersion Chinese 2. Integrated Spanish for all K-1 students in 2013-14


At Hopkins Public Schools, we offer students the world. more than 250 high school courses and 60 junior } { Choice: high electives, with an extensive AP/CiS program.

{ Orchestra and band offered in elementary through high school. } credit earning Spanish and Chinese { Collegesecondary } immersion options.

At Visitation School we understand the importance of your child’s education and the challenges of relocation. We are uniquely qualified to provide your family an educational community that honors your child’s individual needs and fosters intellectual curiosity and gentle spirituality – gifts that last a lifetime.

Enroll in genuine excellence. Call for a tour: 952-988-4090














Visitation offers a first-rate education, combining a rich Catholic tradition, state-of-the-art facilities and a rigorous curriculum.

What makes Calvin Christian School special? Your child! We’re small enough that your son or daughter has a special place here —but we have a big academic vision and a rich, biblical worldview. Since 1961 Christian parents have partnered with outstanding teachers to provide excellent, God-honoring education at Calvin Christian School. Call today for more information or to schedule a visit. Edina - Blaine - Fridley CALVIN_WRG_JS.indd 1

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Valley Crossing Community

Coon Rapids Baptist

Chapel Hill Academy

Dakota County

Wright County

Cross of Christ Lutheran

Emanuel Lutheran

All Saints Catholic


Epiphany Education Center


All-Star Montessori


Grace Lutheran

Guardian Angels

Becks Montessori


Minnesota Renaissance

Holy Family Catholic High

Berea Lutheran

St. Michael Albertville

Mount Olive

La Petite Academy

Christian Heritage Academy

Elk River

Northside Christian

Mayer Lutheran High

Christian Life


St. Francis Christian

Southwest Christian High

Convent of the Visitation

St. Stephen

St. Bernard

Crown of Life Lutheran

Totino Grace High

St. Hubert’s Catholic

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School

Trinity Lutheran

St. John’s Lutheran

First Baptist

Woodcrest Baptist Academy

St. Joseph Catholic

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Zion Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran

Holy Trinity

Carver County

Zion Lutheran

Living Word Academy

Alexander Prep School

Zion Lutheran

Pine Harbor Christian Academy

PRIVATE SCHOOLS The following pages include information for each private school, arranged by county.

Anoka County Al-Amal Anoka Seventh Day Adventist Calvin Christian

Ramalynn Montessori

MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Focused on World-Class Child-Centered Excellence

Is your child’s growth on target? How about learning growth?

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St. Croix Lutheran High St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic St. John the Baptist St. John Vianney

In Minnetonka Schools, the average student grows more than one grade level each year. At the end of 5th grade, most are reading at the 11th grade * level. The earlier students enroll in Minnetonka, the more their learning accelerates. We believe: There is no limit to what children can learn!

St. Joseph’s Catholic

You want the best education for your child. So do we. Compare Minnetonka to any private or public schools. Visit us to learn more.

St. Thomas Academy *Based on NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (

Southview Christian


St. Joseph St. Mathias St. Michael 651-457-2510

Tesseract Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran

Goodhue County Concordia Immanuel Lutheran

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Training, Inspiring, & Educating Tomorrow’s Godly Leaders

Cretin-Derham Hall 550 S. Albert St. St. Paul, Minnesota 55116 651-690-2443

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Partnering with Parents to build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, & Happy Hearts.® “Both of our children have attended Primrose for over a year now. Every teacher along the way has been top notch. Their calmness, wisdom and gentle firmness are exactly what a four year old needs. The teachers at Primrose form a partnership with the parents and help us raise our children.” Eboni, Primrose Mom ● ●

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Interesting Facts about Education • English speaking kids are the world’s biggest novel readers - but the least enthusiastic comic readers. • American adults have spent more time than anyone in education . • There are 22 countries where more than half the population is illiterate. Fifteen of them are in Africa. • The women of Iceland earn two-thirds of their nation’s university degrees. • Kids in Mali spend only 2 years in school. More than half of them start working between the ages of 10 and 14. • Online learners are generally more intelligent, emotionally stable and self-sufficient than traditional, campus-based students, according to Thompson Learning. • According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation, the U.S. spends more on higher education that any other industry. • The U.S. Department of Education revealed that the majority of today’s college students are going to school part time, attend a two-year school or are over 22 years old. Only 16 percent of college students are 18 to 22 and live on campus at a traditional four-year college or university. • According to, 43 percent of U.S. undergraduate students attend community colleges.

St. John’s Lutheran

Carondelt Catholic

St. Joseph’s Catholic

Cedarcrest Academy

Hennepin County

Chesterton Academy

Academy of Holy Angels

City of the Lakes Waldorf


Concordia Academy Bloomington


De La Salle

Benilde-St. Margaret’s


Bethany Academy

Fourth Baptist Christian


Good Shepherd School

Blessed Trinity - Richfield

Groves Academy

Bloomington Lutheran

Heritage Christian Academy


Holy Family Academy

Calvary Memorial

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic

Calvin Christian

International School of Minnesota

Collaborative. Welcoming. Fun. Conscientious. Open-minded. Interactive. Attentive. Progressive.

Welcome to a place where children and parents both find a community with which to grow and develop. A vibrant, colorful

Minneapolis Public Schools offer:

and stimulating experience, Highland Catholic

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Engaged students, diverse languages International Baccalaureate (IB) programs Rigorous academic curriculum Generous community partners Caring, dedicated teachers College preparatory programs

offers Pre K-8th graders a unique adventure in learning and lifelong values and

Learn more and enroll today!

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King of Grace Lutheran

Risen Christ

Ramsey County

North Heights Christian Academy

Lake Country

Sacred Heart

Apostolic Christian Academy

Oak Hill Montessori

Life Academy

St. Alphonsus

Capital City Advent Christian

Presentation of the B.V. M.

Maranatha Christian Academy

St. Bartholomew

Central Lutheran

St. Agnes Elementary

Mary Queen of Peace

St. Charles Borromeo

Concordia Academy

St. Bernard’s

Metropolitan Open

St. David

Cretin-Derham Hall

St. Francis/St. James United

Minneapolis Jewish Day

St. Helena

Faith Baptist Christian

St. Jerome

Minnehaha Academy

St. John the Baptist

Friends School of Minnesota

St. John the Baptist

Minnetonka Christian Academy

St. Peter’s Lutheran

Gethsemane Lutheran

St. John the Evangelist

Mt. Hope-Redemption

St. Raphael 763-504-9450

Highland Catholic

St. John’s Lutheran


St. Mark

Holy Childhood

St. Mary of the Lake

Holy Spirit

St. Matthew

King of Kings Lutheran

St. Odilia Parish

Liberty Classical Academy

St. Pascal

Lubavitch Chedar Day

St. Paul Academy-Summit

Maternity of Mary/St. Andrew

St. Paul Academy-Summit

Minnesota Waldorf

St. Peter

Mounds Park Academy

St. Pius X/Holy Family

Nativity of Mary Odyssey Charter Our Lady of Grace Our Lady of Peace Our Lady of the Lake Our Savior’s Lutheran Pilgrim Lutheran Pope John Paul Catholic Providence Academy Redeemer Lutheran 952-473-5356

St. Therese St. Vincent De Paul Step by Step Montessori Torah Academy Trinity First Lutheran Trinity School at River Ridge Visitation West Lutheran High Watershed High

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St. Rose of Lima

Home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota & The Nutcracker Home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota & The Nutcracker

Live the Dream.

Talmud Torah

Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: Creative Dance: Toddlers Through Six Live the Dream. Pre-Ballet Toddlers Through Six Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: Ballet, Modern & Jazz: Live the Dream. Toddlers Through Six Ballet,Youth Modern & Jazz: Through Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: Ballet, Modern & Jazz: Youth Pre-Professional Toddlers Through SixThrough Youth Through Pre-Professional Ballet, Modern & Jazz: Pre-Professional Individual Core Training Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: Youth Through Core Individual Training On Pilates Equipment Individual Core Training Pre-Professional Through Six OnToddlers Pilates Equipment On Pilates Equipment Adult Teens Recreational: Individual Core & Training Ballet, & Jazz: AdultEquipment &Adult Teens Recreational: On Pilates & Modern Teens Recreational: Ballet & Modern Youth Through BalletBallet & Modern & Modern Adult & Teens Recreational: Boys Dance: Pre-Professional Ballet & Modern Boys Dance: AllBoys Levels & Dance: All Ages BoysAll Dance: All Levels &Ages AllTraining Ages Levels & All Individual Core

Rice County St. Dominic

Scott County Our Lady of the Prairie Prior Lake Christian St. John the Baptist St. John the Baptist St. Michael’s Catholic


St. Paul’s Lutheran

All Levels & All Ages

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St. Wenceslaus

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Sherburne County 952-898-3163 Boys Dance: 952-898-3163 952-898-3163 952-898-3163 All Levels & All Ages


St. Andrews Catholic


St. Johns Lutheran School

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Washington County



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St. Ambrose St. Andrew

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St. Croix Catholic

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Mother Nature #1 attraction

with spectator sports running a close second


ith Minnesota’s many lakes, rivers and beautiful forests, Mother Nature remains the number one attraction in the Twin Cities and throughout the state. However, with the addition of Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium, spectator sports are running a close second. There are over 12,000 lakes in Minnesota, with over 900 in the Metro area alone! Fishing and other water sports are found on the many lakes, rivers and streams throughout the area. There are also two waterfalls in Minneapolis: St. Anthony Falls, the only true fall on the entire length of the Mississippi; and Minnehaha Falls, which inspired Longfellow’s famed poem The Song of Hiawatha. In addition to its many lakes and forests, for fishing, hiking, water sports and hunting, Minnesota also offers an extensive network of hiking and bicycling trails. Despite the long winters, Minnesota has over 500 golf courses, depending on who is counting. And Minnesotans do love their golf. Perhaps it is an overreaction to winter, but in terms of per capita participation, Minnesota ranks #1 in the country.

Metropolitan Regional Parks and more

The Twin Cities area’s nationally renowned system of regional parks contributes significantly to our high quality of life. Preserving green space for wildlife habitat and recreation enhances the region’s livability and thus its economic strength. The seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area boasts a regional parks system that includes 51 parks and park reserves with 300 miles of interconnected trails, and six special recreation features totaling about 53,000 acres open for public use. The parks range from urban lake environments and suburban nature centers to a working farm and large tracts of rural open space. Preserving parkland and open space protects valuable natural resources and makes communities more attractive and livable. Visitors to regional parks can walk, bike, swim, picnic and enjoy dozens of other activities. The most popular parks include the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Mississippi River Gorge, Como Zoo and Conservatory, Minnehaha Falls and Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park. Visit to locate all the regional parks and the recreational opportunities they contain.

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regional parks • 51 parks and park reserves with 300 miles of interconnected trails • Open year-round • 44 million visitors (more than Mall of America) • Operated by 10 partnering cities, counties and special districts • Some parks have free admission for entrance by vehicle, while other require daily or annual passes • Free admission for all parks for entrance if you walk or ride your bicycle Source:

Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis

changes coming to professional sports venues In February 2013, the public stadium authority announced that the Vikings’ final season held in the Metrodome will be in 2013, and the facility will be torn down in early 2014. The Vikings will play the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. The new, $975 million stadium on the Metrodome site is expected to be open for the 2016 season. Groundbreaking is set to start in October 2013. The Saint Paul Saints Baseball Team and their fans are also looking forward to a new ballpark. The $54 million stadium will offer 7,250 seats in lowertown St. Paul. The open-air ballpark will open in time for the Saints’ 2015 season. The plans also include six to eight suites, a public plaza, restaurants, and permanent art exhibits featuring the works of local artists.

Proposed Stadium / Photo: Minnesota Vikings

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Professional Sports in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of the select areas in the Unites States where there is a professional team in every major sport and you can become a fan in every month of the year. The Minnesota Twins, Saint Paul Saints, and the Minnesota Lynx warm up the summer. The Minnesota Vikings dominate autumn and play into winter months. The Timberwolves, the Wild, and the Swarm play winter schedules with playoffs drifting into summer.

Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball’s American League. Minnesota Twins fans welcomed the new Target Field in 2010, one of the most unique and spectacular parks in all of Major League Baseball. Total seating is approximately 40,000 with nearly half of all seats in the lower bowl. Target Field features a 360-degree open main concourse, giving fans an uninterrupted view of the playing

field. It has been named “The Best Sports Stadium in North America” by ESPN The Magazine. Target Field has also been given the title of the “greenest ballpark in America”. The stadium was built with efficient lighting, a recycling program, and water saving features. Target Field is designed to provide fans with an outstanding venue to watch baseball and is a wonderful civic landmark for the city of Minneapolis.

Saint Paul Saints

Minor league baseball can also be found in the Twin Cities. The Saint Paul Saints are a professional baseball team who play in the Northern Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The Saints have played their home games at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul since 1993. The Saints have a knack for grabbing headlines with their unique promotions. They have long had a barber near home plate, ready to serve fans who want a trim while

tcf bank stadium • TCF Bank Stadium is the first Big Ten Stadium constructed since 1960. • At the project’s peak, 750 construction workers were working on TCF Bank Stadium. • The design of TCF Bank Stadium allows for potential expansion to 80,000 seats. • There are approximately 25,000 seats with permanent chair backs. • There are 113 restrooms in TCF Bank Stadium, which include 625 toilets and 268 urinals. • In excess of 8,800 tons of structural steel was used in the project, with 97% being recycled steel. • TCF Bank Stadium contains 24,000 yards of cast-inplace concrete, which is enough concrete to pour a 4” thick by 5’ wide sidewalk from Minneapolis to Rochester, MN. (74 miles). • TCF Bank Stadium has 844 doors. • Stadium is also home to University of Minnesota Marching Band. Source: www.stadium/

target field • Twins baseball in Minnesota being played outdoors for the first time since 1981 • Target Plaza includes 1500 pound bronze glove and player statues of Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Kirby Puckett • Heated concessions, restrooms, restaurant and

watching a ballgame. Another goofy constant at Saints games has been the way the team delivers baseballs to the umpire between each inning. Since their first season, the Saints have used a pig to do the honors. It may not be major league baseball, but everyone has a good time.

Minnesota Lynx Women’s Basketball

The Minnesota Lynx are a professional basketball team in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) who play at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Lynx won the WNBA champoinship in 2011, and have qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in three of their thirteen years. Three Lynx players travelled to London as part of the 2012 Women’s Olympic Basketball team and helped bring home a gold medal for the U.S.

Minnesota Vikings Football

As summer turns to fall in Minnesota, fans gear up for another season of Minnesota Vikings football by donning their purple shirts and caps. Currently, Vikings’ games are played at the Mall of American Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. However, a new stadium will be opening for the 2016 season. The Vikings play in the North Division of the National Football Conference. The team has eleven players who have been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including notables such as Carl Eller, Alan Page, Fran Tarkenton, and Coach Bud Grant. Since the team’s first season in 1961, the Vikings have had one of the highest winning percentages in the NFL.

lounge areas • 20,000 parking space within 5 blocks of ballpark • Transportation options to Target Field include light rails transit, Northstar Commuter Rail, a Metro Transit bus hub, bike trails • Among the most accessible in pro-sports for fans with disabilities Source:

Minnesota Timberwolves Men’s Basketball

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Minneapolis and a member of the Northwest Division of the NBA’s Western Conference. The Timberwolves play their games at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Standout players like Kevin Garnett, Tom Gugliotta, and Kevin Love helped the Timberwolves establish themselves as a force in the NBA over the past decade.

Minnesota Wild Hockey

The Minnesota Wild team is a member of the National Hockey League and participates in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. They are based in Saint Paul. Founded in 2000, the Wild brought the NHL back to Minnesota, who were without an NHL franchise since 1993 when the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas, Texas. The Wild’s former head coach, Jacques Lemaire, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (in the players category) in 1985. In 2008, he became only the 11th coach in NHL history to have 500 wins.

Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse

Minnesota’s National Lacrosse League Team, the Minnesota Swarm, plays home games at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown Saint

Paul. The team attracts about 10,000 fans per game to the eight home games of the season, which take place on weekends from January through April. There’s a definite party vibe at Swarm games and if you’re not familiar with the sport, it combines the physical play of hockey with the high-scoring playmaking of basketball. That combined with a family-friendly environment at games, make lacrosse a fast-growing sport in the Twin Cities.

and visibility for everything on the field. Stairs and elevators can be found at every entrance gate and there are concessions and restrooms on the first level. If visiting the Twin Cities for a game, be sure to check out the Golden Gophers’ preferred hotel partners at You will also find local eateries at this same website. The TCF Bank Stadium is located on the northeast side of the Minneapolis campus. The proposed Central Corridor light rail transit line is expected to run near the stadium, with a station in Stadium Village serving the facility. Construction of the Central Corridor began in 2010 and is to be completed by 2014.

University of Minnesota Sports

In 2009, the TCF Bank Stadium became the home for Big Ten Football in the Twin Cities. It isn’t just a football venue. It’s a monumental contribution to the University of Minnesota heritage, as well as a living, breathing icon for the whole community to enjoy.

All football season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase season-long parking passes for the TCF Bank Stadium. Single game football parking will be available on West Bank and in St. Paul. Gopher football shuttles provide connection to the stadium from West Bank and St. Paul parking.

The TCF Bank Stadium is the football stadium for the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ college football team. The 50,805 seat on-campus “horseshoe” style stadium is designed to support future expansion to seat up to 80,000 people.

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Traveling around the Twin Cities


he Twin Cities offers extensive options for traveling around the area. Metro Transit is rapidly expanding light rail and bus service. The Northstar Commuter Rail system provides service from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake with connecting coach bus service between Big Lake and St. Cloud. And, traveling by personal automobile remains one of the easiest and most convenient ways to travel around the Twin Cities via the extensive highway system.


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is not part of any city but is nestled among several. The airport is surrounded by Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Richfield. MSP has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings, Lindbergh Terminal-1 and Humphrey Terminal-2 with adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service. There is no pedestrian access between the buildings.

the St. Croix River and Seattle, supporting more than 150,000 jobs, $10.7 billion in business revenue, $6 billion in personal income, $1.3 billion in local purchases, and $626 million in state and local taxes. For more information about traveling into and out of the Twin Cities, visit www.mspairport. com.

Light Rail and Bus Service

Metro Transit is a valuable transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. It is working to add a light-rail link between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul as well as developing enhanced express bus service throughout the region.

Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing roughly 90 percent of the 78 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses and trains an average of 250,000 times. Metro Transit operates the Hiawatha light-rail line, Northstar commuter rail line and 123 bus routes — 66 are local-service routes and 51 are express routes and 6 contract service routes, using a fleet of 885 buses. The majority of the agency’s fleet (696) are standard 40-foot buses — 97 of these are hybrid-electric vehicles. Additionally, there are 167 articulated (“accordion”) buses and 22 are over-the-road coach-style buses. All Metro Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts or ramps and racks for bicycles. All trains feature storage areas for bicycles and luggage.

In 2010, MSP served 32 million passengers and accommodated 437,075 landings and takeoffs making it 15th in North America for the number of travelers served and the 12th busiest airfield in the United States. MSP’s 3,400 acres arguably comprise the most valuable economic generator between

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Central Corridor Light Rail

The Central Corridor will link five major centers of activity in the Twin Cities region, downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, the Midway area, the state Capitol complex and downtown St. Paul. These areas contain almost 280,000 jobs. By 2030, this number is expected to grow to 345,000 jobs. Construction of the Central Corridor began in 2010 and is to be completed by 2014. The Central Corridor Light Rail system will include 11 miles of exclusive right of way between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. It will connect with the existing Hiawatha line at the Metrodome station and terminate at the Minneapolis multimodal station that will also serve the new Northstar commuter rail line. The proposed Central Corridor light rail transit line is expected to run near the TCF Bank Golden Gopher Stadium, with a station in Stadium Village serving the facility. Thirty-one new light rail transit vehicles, each with 66 seats and comfortable standing room

for an additional 70 people will serve this area. Trains will operate every 7½ minutes during peak travel periods, with a travel time of 39 minutes between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. The projected weekday ridership is expected to be more than 40,000 by 2030.

About Northstar Commuter Rail

The Northstar Corridor is an 82-mile transportation corridor that runs along Highway 10 from the St. Cloud area to downtown Minneapolis. It is one of the fastest growing corridors in Minnesota and the nation. By 2025, more than 850,000 people are expected to live in the corridor. In May 1997, 30 counties, cities, townships and regional rail authorities created a joint powers board, the Northstar Corridor Development Authority, to address the need for additional transportation solutions between St. Cloud and Minneapolis. When Northstar service began in November 2009, it became part of Metro Transit’s regional service network, added much needed transportation capacity to the region and created an easy and safe way for people to travel.

The Interchange Transportation Hub

Opening in the spring of 2014, the Interchange will be a bustling urban park, transit station and neighborhood gathering space. The Interchange will be a one-of-akind destination for the region. It will serve as a central, multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis. The Interchange embodies the principles of Open Transit, which integrates all models of transit, is development oriented, focuses on architecture that can create iconic indoor and outdoor spaces, appeals to passengers, residents, office workers and visitors alike, as well as integrating culture with transit. Located next to Target Field, connected to the North Loop neighborhood and adjacent to the historic Warehouse District, this unique destination will connect communities by linking the region’s growing light and commuter rail transit network, and miles of bike and walking trails. Near the Interchange, visitors will access daily bus operations that connect the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.

Let Metro Transit be your go-to transportation option You’ve got a new address and new neighbors. It’s a great time to find out how easy it is to get around on Metro Transit. We can take you from home to work as easily as we can help you get to a game downtown. Welcome aboard! We’ll help you get started In addition to offering bus and train service, we can help match you with others looking to form a carpool or vanpool. We also have resources for those who prefer to bike or walk. It’s easy to get started. Call 612-373-3333 to speak to a friendly transit expert or visit

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With its central location and as one of Minneapolis’ foremost gathering spaces, the Interchange will better connect the North Loop and surrounding neighborhoods to downtown Minneapolis. Additionally, with thousands of people passing through the Interchange each day, it will open the door to redevelopment opportunities that complement the station, Target Field, Minneapolis Farmers Market and the surrounding area. The Interchange will easily connect communities throughout the region through the Hiawatha LRT (the METRO Blue Line), Northstar Commuter Rail, and the Central Corridor LRT (the METRO Green Line), currently being constructed. The new Red Line Bus Rapid Transit Line opened in 2013 connectiong the light rail at Mall of America to Eagan, Apple Valley & Lakeville.

511 National Traveler Information

In July 2000, the Federal Communications Commission designated 511 as the national traveler information phone number. 511 is a public service of the Minnesota Department of Transportation to help travelers access

information about road conditions, traffic incidents, commercial vehicle restrictions, and weather information via the phone or the Web, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit or dial 511 for more information.

enter the lanes increases. This increase slows the number of cars entering the lane, increasing the speed of the vehicles already in the lane. If express lanes aren’t tolled in this fashion, the lanes would not be an express option for motorists.

MnPASS Express Lanes

MnPASS rate signs will read “OPEN” when the lane is open to general traffic. The signs will show a price when fees are in effect. Fees are enforced Monday through Friday during peak travel times: I-394 from 6 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 7 p.m. and I-35W from 6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

If you drive alone and want a convenient and predictable travel option, consider opening a MnPASS account and start using MnPASS Express Lanes. These lanes help maintain traffic flow, reduce congestion and give drivers a safe, reliable commute when they pay an electronic fee. MnPASS Express Lanes are designed for solo drivers to use by paying an electronic fee. Small, two-axle trucks weighing less than 26,000 pounds can also open an account and use the express lanes. Transit buses, carpools with two or more people and motorcycles can use the express lanes for free. A variable electronic fee is charged to people using MnPASS Express Lanes. As the express lanes become more congested, the fee to

Lanes are open to the public on weekends and during non-peak hours.

Winter Parking Restrictions

Snow is inevitable in the metro area and when it gets bad enough the area declares a snow emergency, which puts temporary restrictions on parking to allow the plows to get through. Those who don’t move their car will most likely be towed. For more information regarding snow emergency routes and restrictions, contact each city’s website.

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You’ve got a new address and new neighbors – now find a new way to move around the Twin Cities. Metro Transit can help. We can take you from home to work as easily as we can get you to the neighborhood coffee shop.


etro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses and trains as well as resources to help you carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. If buses or trains don’t work for your situation, consider other ways of sharing the ride. Metro Transit has an online Rideshare Planner to help match people who travel the same direction and time. We have resources for bicycle commuters, too. No matter which option you choose, you’ll save money, cut down on the frustration of traffic congestion and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Taking the bus

Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing service on more than 120 bus routes. Many routes are timed to connect with others so you can keep moving. There are also connections with suburban transit providers so you can travel all across the region. Your life moves fast, that’s why Metro Transit has the Hi-Frequency network – a system of 12 routes with service every 15 minutes (or better) throughout most of the day on weekdays and Saturdays. 32 | Welcome! 2012 34 2013-2014

Taking the train

The Blue Line (Hiawatha) links downtown Minneapolis, the airport and Mall of America. Hop on at any of the 19 stations and experience the train for yourself. You won’t be alone. Customers took the train more than 10.5 million times in 2012. The Green Line, linking downtown Minneapolis, the University and downtown St. Paul, will begin service in mid-2014. If you’re commuting from the northwest metro, the ride is easier on the Northstar Line, the state’s first commuter rail line. It offers daily service from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis (Target Field) with stations at Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley. Get details at

Park & Ride lots

If transit doesn’t serve your neighborhood directly, there’s a route nearby. Metro Transit and suburban transit providers operate more than 100 free Park & Ride lots where you can leave your car behind and hop on a bus or train or meet your carpool/vanpool for a relaxing ride. Find the Park & Ride lot nearest to you at or meet your carpool/vanpool.


Make riding more economical – buy a pass!

Buying fares in advance saves you even more because every pass includes bonus rides. When you start riding more frequently, you’ll want a Go-To Card, a rechargeable pass that you can use over and over. You board faster because your fare is deducted instantly when you touch your card to a reader on the bus or at the rail station. Learn about all transit pass options at – you can even buy your pass online! Talk to your employer about Metropass, the premier transit pass available only through participating employers. Metropass offers unlimited rides on any regular-route bus or any train at any time! To see if your employer participates, visit the Fares & Passes section at

you should check back often since potential carpoolers are added every day. Creating an account with our Rideshare Planner is easy at Sharing the ride saves money and time! Carpools and vanpools can use rampmeter bypasses and special freeway lanes so you keep moving – even when traffic is backed up.

Metro Vanpool

We can help employees lease vehicles for money-saving vanpools that carry between five and 15 commuters. The larger the group, the bigger the savings. Learn more at

Guaranteed Ride Home

Commuters who ride the bus or train, carpool, vanpool, bicycle or walk at least three times a week to work or school are eligible for this free perk. All you need to do is register at The Guaranteed Ride Home program ensures that you have a ride if you need it – for example, if you have a family issue or need to work unexpected hours.


Our region likes to bike! The Twin Cities ranks first in the nation for percentage of commuters who bicycle. Many commuters combine bicycling and transit – all Metro Transit buses and trains have free bicycle racks.

We’ll help you get started

Visit to learn how to improve your commute. Here you’ll find these helpful resources to get you started: • Trip Planner • Interactive transit map • NexTrip (real-time departure times) • Schedules for all regional buses and trains • Rideshare Planner that matches interested drivers and riders • Park & Ride Finder • Bicycling & walking resources • Other suburban transit services


If you want to share the ride, Metro Transit can help match you with other commuters. We maintain a list of more than 3,500 commuters – if there isn’t a match at first,

Visit for resources on bicycle commuting, information on bike lockers available for rent, safety tips and incentive programs like the Commuter Challenge, where you can earn rewards for your commitment to bicycling.

See for yourself – check out your options today

Let Metro Transit take you where you want to go! For instant help in finding the transit route that fits your needs, use the interactive Trip Planner at Give a starting point, destination and time of travel. In just seconds, you’ll have route options, fare information and links to maps. We also have transit experts ready to lend their assistance. Call 612-373-3333 and get a personalized itinerary with directions to the closest transit stop or Park & Ride lot. ◊◊◊ PAID ADVERTISEMENT | 35 33

Leading edge healthcare T

op hospitals, groundbreaking medical technology, treatment, and research combine for a healthy lifestyle. Minnesota is the sixth-healthiest state in the nation, according to the latest ranking by United Health Foundation. The study concluded that Minnesota’s healthcare strengths include a low rate of deaths from cardiovascular disease, low rate of uninsured population and a high rate of high school graduation. Bringing it even closer to home, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul were deemed the healthiest, fittest cities in the nation according to a 2012 analysis of the 50 most populus metro areas. The American Fitness Index report was

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based on a number of health factors including percentage of residents who smoke, obesity rates, percentage of people who exercise and availability of parks, walking trails and farmers’ markets. Minneapolis was one of the first cities to have organized bicycle trails and to prohibit smoking in public places and it has many parks and public golf courses. Minnesota is a national center for groundbreaking medical technologies, treatment and initiatives to improve its residents’ health. Health-maintenance organizations (HMOs) started in the Twin Cities.

Photo: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics

Fridley-based Medtronic manufactures medical devices that serve a wide range of functions for patients. Many innovative healthcare products have been developed by 3M Company located in Saint Paul. One of the most recognizable health care facilities in the world is located in Minnesota. Although Mayo Clinic is not located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, it is just 90 miles from Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The Mayo Clinic is home to some of the finest medical specialists in the world and its patients range from local residents to heads of state from countries around the globe. The Twin Cities area has many hospitals that provide a full range of treatments, from cancer care to surgery to pediatrics.

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is widely regarded as one of the best hospitals in the nation for senior and extended care. HCMC was the first Level 1 Trauma Center to be verified in Minnesota and remains home to the largest Emergency Department in the state. Regions Hospital in Saint Paul is also recognized as a Level I Trauma Center for children and adults. Regions is part of the HealthPartners Family of Care. Fairview Hospitals and Clinics have more than a 100-year history of meeting community needs. More than 130 doctors from Fairview were named 2012 Top Doctors in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Fairview Hospitals consistently rank among the nation’s best hospitals.

Fewer than 150 hospitals are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Abbott Northwestern Hospital and United Hospital, both part of Allina Health, are among them. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and compassionate care, Allina’s Mercy and Unity Hospitals serve the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Since its founding in 1949, Hazelden Foundation has become one of the world’s largest and most respected private not-forprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers. Thousands from every state and more than 40 countries have turned to Hazelden for quality addiction treatment and recovery support. | 35

Health Care Facilities in the Twin Cities W

e make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm location and other information.

Courage Center 3915 Golden Valley Road Minneapolis 55422 763-588-0811

Mercy Hospital 4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard Coon Rapids 55433 763-236-6000

St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Avenue Shakopee 55379 952-428-3000

Fairview Lakes Medical Center 5200 Fairview Blvd. Wyoming 55092 651-982-7000

Methodist Hospital 6500 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park 55426 952-993-5000

St. John’s Hospital 1575 Beam Avenue Maplewood 55109 651-232-7000

Allina Medical Clinics Visit for clinic locations.

Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center 14500 99th Avenue No. Maple Grove 55369 763-898-1000

North Memorial Health Care 3300 Oakdale Avenue North Robbinsdale 55422 763-520-5200

St. Joseph’s Hospital 45 W. 10th Street St. Paul 55102 651-232-3000

Apple Valley Medical Center 14655 Galaxie Avenue Apple Valley 55124 952-432-6161

Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 Nicollet Blvd. Burnsville 55337 952-892-2000

Northfield City Hospital 2000 North Avenue Northfield 55057 507-646-1000

TRIA Physical Therapy & Education Center 3800 American Blvd. W. Bloomington 55431 952-831-8742

Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul 559 Capitol Boulevard St. Paul 55103 651-232-2000

Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Ave. S. Edina 55435 763-581-1000

Centennial Lakes Surgery Center 7373 France Ave. So. Edina 55435

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare 200 University Avenue E. St. Paul 55101 651-291-2848

Abbott Northwestern Hospital 800 E. 28th Street Minneapolis 55407 612-863-4000

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis 2525 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis 55404 612-813-6000 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, St. Paul 345 N. Smith Avenue St. Paul 55102 651-220-6000 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minnetonka 6050 Clearwater Drive Minnetonka 55343 952-930-8600 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Roseville 1835 West County Road C Roseville 55113 651-638-1670 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Woodwinds 1825 Woodwinds Drive Woodbury 55125 651-232-6800 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Maple Grove 7767 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove 55369 612-813-6000

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Hazelden Foundation Center City 55012 651-213-4200 HealthEast Care System Visit for clinic locations. HealthPartners Visit for clinic locations. Hennepin County Medical Center 701 Park Avenue Minneapolis 55415 612-873-3000 Lakeview Hospital 927 Churchill Street W. Stillwater 55082 651-439-5330 Maple Grove Hospital 9875 Hospital Dr. Maple Grove 55369 763-581-1000 Mayo Clinic Health System Visit for clinic locations. Minneapolis VA Health Care System One Veterans Drive Minneapolis 55417 612-725-2000

Park Nicollet Clinic Visit for clinic locations. Phillips Eye Institute 2215 Park Avenue Minneapolis 55404 612-775-8800 Phillips Eye Institute 303 Catlin Street Buffalo 55313 763-684-6046 Queen of Peace Hospital 301 2nd Street NE New Prague 56071 952-758-4431 Regency Hospital 1300 Hidden Lakes Parkway Golden Valley 55422 763-588-2750 Regina Medical Center 1175 Nininger Road Hastings 55033 651-480-4100

United Hospital 333 N. Smith Avenue St. Paul 55102 651-241-8000 Two Twelve Medical Center 111 Hundertmark Road Chaske, MN 55318 952-361-2447 Unity Hospital 550 Osborne Road Fridley 55432 763-236-5000 University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital 2450 Riverside Ave Minneapolis 55454 612-365-6777 University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview 2450 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis 55454 612-273-3000

Regions Hospital 640 Jackson Street St Paul 55101 651-254-3456

WestHealth (Abbott Northwestern WestHealth) 2805-2855 Campus Drive Plymouth 55441 763-577-7000

Ridgeview Medical Center 500 S. Maple Street Waconia 55387 952-442-2191

Woodwinds Health Campus 1925 Woodwinds Dr. Woodbury 55125 651-232-0228

Shriners Hospitals for Children 2025 East River Parkway Minneapolis 55414 612-596-6100

Valleyfair! Amusement Park / Photo: Valleyfair!

Nicollet Avenue Entertainment / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Discovering the good life W

hen the Mall of America was completed in 1992, it quickly became one of the country’s leading tourist attractions. It is the nation’s largest indoor shopping mall. The Mall of America is located on the old site of Metropolitan Stadium, once home of the Minnesota Vikings football and Twins baseball teams. It is so huge that it could contain seven Yankee Stadiums! There are so many stores and businesses, that if you

Mall of America, Bloomington / Photo: Mall of America

spent 10 minutes in each, it would take you 86 hours to visit them all. Its central hub is so large there is an amusement park including a roller coaster and many other rides. Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is another major Mall of America attraction. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul downtown areas, not to be outdone by the Mall of America for indoor shopping, have both become essentially indoor cities, with extensive skyway networks. “Skyways” are second level pedestrian bridges connecting buildings. Seventy-two square blocks of downtown Minneapolis are connected by 62 skyways. Saint Paul has approximately half that many. What this means to the shopper is an indoor shopping and discovery adventure in two cities where much of the action is on the second level, rather than street level as with most other cities. It’s like one huge gerbil paradise! For shoppers who enjoy outdoor sidewalk shopping, there are also many beautiful and quaint shopping areas filled with antiques, gift and clothing shops, bookstores, espresso cafes and restaurants.

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Brit’s Pub / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Shopping Pazzaluna in Saint Paul / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Here’s a quick look at some of what the Twin Cities offers shoppers. Also, see page 45 for additional listings of shopping and dining and areas.

Downtown Minneapolis: Connected by 62

Skyways, 72 square blocks of Downtown Minneapolis are now indoors!


Cappuccino Corner! Many independent stores and restaurants, located near the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.

Linden Hills: A hilly, 1920s-like shopping Mickey’s Diner in Saint Paul / Photo: Pat Laurel; Saint Paul CVA

village, located at 43rd and Upton Avenue South.

Dinkytown: Busy retail area on University of Minnesota campus.

Edina 50th and France: Upscale shopping

and dining, located near 50th and France.

Southdale: Nation’s first indoor shopping

mall in 1956 and still spectacular at 66th and France Ave. S.

Galleria: Fashion, dining, and more at 69th and France Avenue South.

Lake Minnetonka: Located about 30 minutes

west of Downtown, picturesque towns of Wayzata, Mound and Excelsior.

Excelsior: Fascinating main street shopping Tiffany & Co. / Photo: ©LandMark Photography and Design, LLP.

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on the shores of the lake, offering a day of shopping, antique stores, dining, and a boat cruise.

Wayzata: Upscale shopping on Minnetonka Lake’s north side.

St. Paul Grand Avenue: St. Paul’s hippest shopping area spans 30 blocks from Mississippi River to Downtown Saint Paul.

Highland Park: A nice, concentrated shopping

area located at Ford Parkway and Cleveland Ave. not far from Minnehaha Falls.

Stillwater: Historic small-town shopping at

its best includes a lift bridge, antique stores, and vintage main street shopping. Source:



he Twin Cities area offers a wide array of dining experiences. Just a few of the highlights for area restaurants are shown below. Visit www.twincitiesdiningguide. com or for restaurant profiles, menus, photos, and links. Also, turn to page 59 for additional listings of shopping and dining areas

Saint Paul St. Paul is an historic city, which attracts tourists, business people and politicians visiting the State Capital. Patrons of St. Paul restaurants can enjoy a romantic meal, a leisurely dinner, a business meeting, a political power lunch or a family dinner at affordable prices. St. Paul offers all of the national restaurant chains and fast food options, but you’ll also want to branch out and give a few of the locally owned St. Paul eateries a shot. St. Paul cafes are great lunch options and seafood in St. Paul is top-notch. Whether craving comfort food

Minneapolis Institute of Art / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Hennepin Avenue Theater District / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

or international cuisine, St. Paul cafes and restaurants offer great dining options.

Minneapolis Minneapolis has dining options to meet every palate, from favorite fast-food haunts to four-star cuisine. From Minneapolis city center to the suburbs and the Mississippi Riverbank, Minneapolis is bursting with fine dining establishments, restaurants for all budgets, sidewalk snack kiosks, hip cafés, quaint coffee shops and cozy brew pubs. Many local chefs delight in using organic and locally produced ingredients. You’ll find Minneapolis dining offers an assortment of edible goodies, thirst quenchers, and a varied range of taste sensations from ethnic cuisine to traditional, home-style Yankee cooking.

Arts and Culture


he Twin Cities is a cornucopia of arts and culture. There are five major art museums including the newly-remodeled Walker Art Center and the giant Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. There are seven history museums, including the Mill City Museum, built within the ruins of the original General Mills flour mill. You will find several science museums, including the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, founded by Earl Bakken, inventor of the cardiac pacemaker, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. In addition, there is a continuing explosion of local art and art galleries in every corner of the Twin Cities and beyond. The Twin Cities area is noted for its music recording and production ties, which include Grammy-winning artist Prince, and music producer Terry Lewis. Additionally, the Twin Cities is ranked second only to New York in total theater seats per capita, and features 130 art galleries, 20 classical music groups, 15 museums and 10 dance companies. In 1963, shortly after Sir Tyrone Guthrie established his famed Guthrie Theater in

Minneapolis, it was noted by area farmers that the wheat in their fields produced greater yields; and their lowing cattle, snorting swine and clucking hens hit stunning harmonic variations. Young farm boys and girls danced through meadows like butterflies ballerinas. Migratory birds refused to leave in autumn. The Irish-born Sir Tyrone, whose reputation was that of the greatest theater director in the world, weary of the growing commercial demands of Broadway (musicals), and passionate about his own theatrical ideas, envisioned a repertory theater somewhere in the heartland of America. Minneapolis landed the plum.

Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul

Whether it is music, theater, ballet, comedy or opera, you will find it all here. During an average Twin Cities’ week-end you can choose between 29 plays, 6 dance performances, 8 pop music concerts, 2 jazz concerts, 3 major art exhibits, 24 gallery shows, five comedy acts. For Minneapolis, “Broadway” is Hennepin Avenue, and “Off Broadway” is, well, Off Hennepin, which may be anywhere in the Metro area. Theater clusters include the West Bank in Minneapolis and The St. Paul Warehouse District. However, there are many other theaters scattered about the far-flung cultural universe of the Twin Cities.

Guthrie Theater / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

The Minnesota Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts in the state. Go to our listing sections for more information regarding arts education, landscape design, museums, galleries, historic buildings and landmarks, music and dance, theatre, casinos and racetracks. Sources:

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2013-2014 Resource Guide Resource Guide Index Apple Orchards............................. 40 Area Parks.................................... 40 Arts Education............................... 40 Biking Trails.................................. 41 Boating Activities.......................... 41 Casinos.......................................... 41 Golf Courses.................................. 41 Landscape Design......................... 43 Minnesota Professional Sports Teams................................. 43 Museums, Galleries, Historic Landmarks....................... 43 Music and Dance........................... 44 National and State Parks.............. 44 Race Car Parks............................. 44 Recreation.................................... 44 Shopping and Dining..................... 44 Ski Areas....................................... 45 Telecommunications..................... 45 Theatre.......................................... 45 Utilities.......................................... 46

APPLE ORCHARDS Aamodt’s Apple Farm

6428 Manning Av. Stillwater , MN 55082 (651) 439-3127 Seasonal hours June-Dec.

Afton South Oak Orchard 13255 50th St S Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8467 Afternoons Sat-Sun, Sept-Oct

Afton Apple Orchard

14421 90th St. S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-463-8385 Open daily August-October, 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ames Farm

11225 County Rd. 20 Watertown, MN 55388 612-955-3348 Late Aug-late Oct

Apple Jack Orchards, Inc.

4875 37th St SE Delano, MN 55328 763-972-6673 Call for summer berry hours. Apples, mid AugustDecember, 10am-6pm

Applecrest Orchards

7306 24th Av.North Hugo, MN 55038 651-426-7388 Evenings and Weekends, Sept-Dec

Applewood Orchard

22702 Hamburg Av. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-5425

Bade’s Orchard

104 Lano Lane Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4986 Open: By appointment, Aug-Oct

Bob’s Bluebird Orchard and Craft Barn 26205 Fairlawn Av. Webster, MN 55088 612-461-3143 10 am-6 pm, Thurs-Sun, mid Aug-late Nov

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center 12805 St. Croix trail South Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4359 8am-4:30pm, 7 days a week, year round.

Deardorff Orchards

8350 Parley Lake Rd. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-1885 September and October; 9-5, Closed Mondays

Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard US Hwy. 169 501 East South St. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-3006

Fall Harvest Orchard

345 County Rd. 30 SE Delano, MN 55328 763-972-3894

Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard

12971 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-7126 Open daily Sept. - Nov. 9:30 am - 6 pm

Grove Orchard

8455 110th St. So. Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-459-4752 Open 9am - 6pm, Aug 15 - Nov 15

Havlicek’s Orchard

26526 Newport Av. Webster, MN 55088 952-758-4386 Open 4:30-6:30 pm Mon-Fri; 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun Aug 15-Dec.

McDougall’s Apple Junction 763-635-1150

Goodhue County Parks parks.aspx 651-385-3000

14325 110th St. So. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-6794 Open 10am - 6pm daily, Sept - Dec

Hennepin County Parks/Three Rivers Park District

Minnetonka Orchards

Minneapolis Parks

6530 County Rd. 26 Minnetrista, MN 55364 763-479-3191 or 763-657-1667 Open Aug-Oct, 10am - 7pm; Nov-Christmas, noon - 6pm

Nelson’s Apple Farm

3270 Douglas Av. Webster, MN 55088 952-461-3355 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat; 1-6pm Sun. Aug 15-Dec 19

Pine Tree Apple Orchard 763-599-9000 612-230-6400

Ramsey County Parks 651-748-2500

Saint Paul Parks 651-226-6400

Rice County Parks 507-332-6105

Scott County Parks

450 Apple Orchard Rd. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-429-7202 Open June-February, seasonal hours 763-694-7880

Minnesota Harvest

Washington County Parks

8351 Old Hwy. 169 Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785 Open Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm Aug-Oct; 9am-6pm Nov-Dec; 11am-5pm Jan-Mar. Closed Sundays.

Sunshine Orchard

6315 250th St. East Hampton, MN 55031 651-452-9625 Open seasonally, Aug-Nov.

Thompson’s Hillcrest Orchard

6271 250th St E Elko, MN 55020 952-461-2055 Late August through October, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, noon - 6pm

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Apple House 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-443-1409 (1 mile west of Arboretum) Open daily Sept - Oct 31, 10:00 - 6:00 pm

Victoria Valley Orchard

4304 North Victoria St. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-484-4500 Open 9am - 6pm daily, Aug-Nov.

Whistling Well Farm

8973 South St. Croix Trail Hastings, MN 55033 651-998-0301 Seasonal hours, Sept-Oct, 10am - dark

White Barn Orchard

Northfield , MN 55057 507-645-5207 Open Sept-Oct, Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm


Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-462-5149

AREA PARKS Anoka County Parks 763-757-3920

Carver County Parks 952-466-5250

Dakota County Parks 952-891-7000

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Elk River Parks

Sherburne County Parks 763-241-2700 651-430-8370

Wright County Parks 763-682-7693

Local State Parks 652-296-6157

ARTS EDUCATION Bloomington Art Center

1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8587

Eagan Art House

3981 Lexington Av.S. Eagan, MN 55123 651-686-9134

Edina Art Center

4701 W. 64th St. Edina, MN 55435 612-915-6600

Elk River Area Arts Alliance 1170 Main St. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-4725

Hennepin Center for the Arts 528 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-332-4478

Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 952-979-1100

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre 1500 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-721-2535

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts 212 3rd Av. N, Ste. 140 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-339-5145

Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-871-4444

Listings | Welcome! Inver Hills Community College Fine Arts program 2500 East 80th St. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-8500

Lakeville Area Arts Center

20965 Holyoke Dr. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 htm

MacPhail Center for Music 14750 Cedar Ave Apple Valley, MN 55124 612.321.0100

MacPhail Center for Music 501 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.321.0100

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2501 S. Stevens Av. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-874-3700

Minnesota Crafts Council 528 Hennepin Av., Ste. 216 Hennepin Center for the Arts Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-333-7789

Minnetonka Center for the Arts 2240 North Shore Dr. Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-7361

Northern Clay Center

2424 E. Franklin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-339-8007

Perpich Center for Arts Education 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-591-4700

Playwrights’ Center

2301 W. Franklin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-332-7481

River Heights Arts Alliance 2445 78th St. E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-0971

The Loft

Gondola Romantica - Edina

Hidden Haven

Halla Greens Executive Golf Course

In Towne Marina

KateHaven Golf Course

Island View Golf Club

Majestic Oaks Golf Club

River’s Edge Golf Course

7499 France Av. South Edina, MN 55435 952-232-0288

8 East Lake St. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-2096 For 28 years our family-run business has enjoyed serving our boating customers. Boat and slip rentals available.

Museum of Lake Minnetonka PO Box 178 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-2115

River Heights Marina Inc. & River Heights Yacht charters 4455 66th St. East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-455-4974 (Marina) 651-263-3364 (Yacht Charters)

Padelford Packet Boat Company Harriet Island St. Paul, MN 55107 651-227-1100, 800-543-3908

Spirit of the Water 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd. Red Wing, Minnesota 55066 800-222-7077, ext. 2297

CASINOS Grand Casino Hinckley

777 Lady Luck Dr. Hinckley, MN 55037 320-384-7777 777 Grand Ave Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-7777 or 800-626-5825

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

425 East Nelson St. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-1783

The Ponds Golf Course 2881 229th Av.NW Saint Francis, MN 55070 763-753-1100

5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd PO Box 75 Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-6300 or 800-222-7077

495 Pioneer Trail Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-252-2525 7795 Laketown Pkwy. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-6116 1455 County Rd. 27 Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-2223

Timber Creek Golf Course 9750 County Rd. 24 Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-3600

Windsong Farm

18 Golf Walk Independence, MN 55359 763-479-7161

Dakota County Apple Valley Golf Course 8661 West 140th St. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-4647

Arbor Point Golf Club

8919 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-451-9678

Bellwood Oaks

13239 210th St E Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4141

Birnamwood Public Golf Course 12424 Parkwood Dr Burnsville, MN 55337 952-707-6393

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

Treasure Island Resort & Casino


Gondola Romantica - Stillwater

9333 Alpine Dr NW Anoka, MN 55303 763-241-0506

37200 Wild Mountain Rd. Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651-465-6315

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799

687 Excelsior Blvd. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-470-8439

The Links at Northfork

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises

16659 Saint Francis Blvd Ramsey, MN 55303 763-753-3339

Lake Minnetonka, MN 55331 Stillwater, MN 55082 952-944-7464

For information on the variety and location hundreds of trails in the Twin City Area go to www.mntrails. com or

5201 Piper Rd. Mound, MN 44254 952-472-3098

Rum River Golf Club

Sea Note Cruises


Al & Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises

701 Bunker Lake Blvd NE Ham Lake, MN 55304 763-755-2142

525 South Main St. Stillwater MN 55082 651-430-1234

Grand Casino Mille Lacs

3291 St. Croix Tr. S. Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8883; 1-877-436-8883

8791 Lexington Av.N Cir. Pines, MN 55014 763-786-2945

St Croix Boat and Packet Company

1011 Washington Av. Minneapolis, MN 612-215-2575

Afton House Inn & AftonHudson Cruise Lines

20520 Polk St NE Cedar, MN 55011 763-434-4626

The Refuge

21250 Yellowpine St NW Oak Grove, MN 55011 763-753-8383

TPC of the Twin Cities

11444 Tournament Players Pkwy Blaine, MN 55449 763-795-0800

Victory Links at National Youth Golf Center 1700 105th Av.NE Blaine, MN 55449 763-717-3240

Viking Meadows Golf Club 1788 Viking Blvd NE Cedar, MN 55011 763-434-4205

Woodland Creek

3200 S Coon Creek Dr Andover, MN 55304 763-323-0517

17976 Judicial Rd Lakeville, MN 55044 952-435-7600

Crystal Lake Golf Club

16725 Innsbrook Dr Lakeville, MN 55044 952-432-6566

Emerald Greens Golf Course 14425 Goodwin Av. Hastings, MN 55033 651-480-8558

Fountain Valley Golf Club

2830 220th St., PO Box 97 Farmington, MN 55024 651-463-2121

Hastings Country Club

2015 Westview Dr. Hastings, MN 55033 652-437-6483

Heritage Links Golf Club

Bluff Creek Golf Course

8075 Lucerne Blvd. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-440-4653

Anoka County

1025 Creekwood Chaska, MN 55318 952-445-5685

Bunker Hills

Chaska Town Course

12977 200th St E. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-3085

Dahlgreen Golf Course

26155 Nicolai Av. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 507-263-2507

Deer Run Golf Club

1850 70th St E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 651-457-3667


12800 Bunker Prairie Rd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448 763-755-4141

Chomonix Golf Course 700 Aqua Lane Lino Lakes, MN 55014 651-482-8484

Greenhaven Golf Course

2800 Greenhaven Rd Anoka, MN 55303 763-576-2965

Carver County

3000 Town Course Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 952-443-3748 6940 Dahlgreen Rd. Chaska, MN 55318 952-488-7463

Hidden Greens Golf Course

Gopher Hills Golf Course

Inver Wood Golf Club

8661 Deer Run Dr. Victoria, MN 55386 952-443-2351 | 41

Welcome! | Listings Lost Spur Country Club

Burl Oaks Golf Club

Mendakota Country Club

Centerbrook Golf Course

2750 Sibley Hwy. Eagan, MN 55121 651-454-5681

2075 Mendakota Dr. Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-454-2822

Mendota Heights Par 3

1695 Dodd Rd. Mendota Heights, MN 55150 651-454-9822

Parkview Golf Club

1310 Cliff Rd. Eagan, MN 55123 651-452-5098

Rich Valley Golf Club 3855 145th St. Rosemount, MN 55068 651-437-4653

Southern Hills Golf Course

18950 Chippendale Av. W. Farmington, MN 55024 651-463-4653

Southview Country Club 239 E. Mendota Rd. West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-451-6856

Thompson Oaks Golf Course 1555 Oakdale Av.e West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-457-6064

Valleywood Golf Course 4851 125th St W. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2323

Goodhue County Cannon Golf Club

8606 295th St. E. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 507-263-3126

Mississippi National 409 Golf Links Dr. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-1874

Red Wing Golf Club

1311 W 6th St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-9524

The Summit Golf Club

31286 Hwy 19 Blvd. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 877-582-4653

Hennepin County Baker National Golf Course 2935 Parkview Dr. Medina, MN 55340 763-694-7670

Begin Oaks Golf Course 5635 Yucca Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55446 763-599-7574

Braemar Golf Course 6364 John Harris Dr. Edina, MN 55439 952-826-6791

Brookland Executive Nine 8232 Regent Av. No. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-561-3850

Brookview Golf Course 200 Brookview Pkwy. Golden Valley, MN 55426 763-512-2300

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5400 N. Arm Dr. Minnetrista, MN 55364 952-742-7017 5500 N. Lilac Dr. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763-561-3239

Columbia Golf Club

3300 Central Av. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-789-2627

Daytona Golf Club

Hyland Greens

10100 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington MN 55431 952-948-8868 rec_facility/hyland_facility.htm

Lakeview Golf

405 N. Arm Dr. Mound, MN 55364 952-472-3459

Meadowbrook Golf Course 201 Meadowbrook Rd. Hopkins, MN 55343 952-929-2077

Island Lake Golf & Training Center 1000 Red Fox Rd. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-787-0383

Keller Golf Club

2166 Maplewood Dr. St. Paul, MN 55109 651-766-4176

Manitou Ridge Golf Club 3200 N. McKnight Rd. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-777-2987

Midland Hills Country Club

14730 Lawndale Lane Dayton, MN 55327 763-427-6110

Meadowwoods Golf Course 18300 Ridgewood Rd. Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-470-4000

2001 Fulham St. Roseville, MN 55113 651-631-0440

Dwan Golf Club

New Hope Village Golf Course

Oak Marsh Golf Club

3301 W. 110th St. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8702

Eagle Lake Youth Golf Course 11000 County Rd. 10 Plymouth, MN 55442 763-694-7695

Edinburgh USA

8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-315-8500

Elm Creek Golf Course 19000 Hwy. 55 Plymouth, MN 55446 763-478-6716

Fort Snelling Public Golf Course 6399 Fort Snelling Av. Fort Snelling, MN 55111 612-726-6222

Francis Gross National Golf Course 2201 St. Anthony Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-789-2542

French Lake Open Golf Club 17500 County Rd. 81 Maple Grove, MN 55369 763428-4544

Fred Richards Executive Course

6364 John Harris Dr. Edina, MN 55439 612-915-6606 golf/courses/par29

Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center 14350 County Rd. 62 Minnetonka, MN 55345 763-694-7824

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club 7001 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427 763-732-4100

Hampton Hills Golf Club 5313 Juneau Lane Plymouth, MN 55446 763-559-9800

Hayden Hills Golf Club

13150 Deerwood Lane North Dayton, MN 55327-9425 763-421-0060

Hiawatha Golf Club

4553 Longfellow Av. So. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-724-7715

Hollydale Golf Course 4710 Holly Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55446 763-559-9847

8130 Bass Lake Rd. New Hope, MN 55428 763-531-5178

Oak Ridge Country Club

700 Oak Ridge Rd. Hopkins, MN 55305 952-935-7721

Pheasant Acres Golf Course 10705 County Rd. 116 Rogers, MN 55374 763-428-8244

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 Troy Lane No. Maple Grove, MN 55311 763-494-0400

Shamrock Golf Club

19625 Larkin Rd. Hamel, MN 55340 763-478-9977

Spring Hill Golf Club 725 County Rd. 6 Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-1500

Sundance Golf Club

15420 113th Av. N. Dayton, MN 55369 763-420-4800

Sundance Golf Course

15240 113th Av. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369 763-420-4700

Theodore Wirth Golf Course 1301 Theodore Wirth Pwy. Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-522-4584

Ramsey County Brightwood Hills Golf Course 1975 Silver Lake Rd. New Brighton, MN 55112 652-638-2150

Como Golf Club

1431 N. Lexington Pwy. St. Paul, MN 55103 651-488-9679

Country View Golf Course 2926 Hwy. 61 Maplewood, MN 55109 651-484-9809

Goodrich Golf Course

1820 N. Van Dyke St. Maplewood, MN 55109 651-748-2525

Highland National Golf Course 1403 Montreal Av. Saint Paul, MN 55116-2460 651-695-3774

Hillcrest Golf Club of Saint Paul 2200 E. Larpenteur Av. St. Paul, MN 55109 651-774-6088

526 Inwood Av.N. Oakdale, MN 55128 651-730-8886

Oneka Ridge Golf Club

5610 N. 120th St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-429-2390

Phalen Golf Course 1615 Phalen Dr St. Paul, MN 55106 651-778-0424

The Ponds at Battle Creek 601 Century Av. S. Maplewood, MN 55119 651-501-6321

Roseville Cedarholm Golf Course 2323 N. Hamline Av. Roseville, MN 55113 651-633-8337

University of Minnesota Golf Club 2275 W. Larpenteur Av. St. Paul, MN 55113 651-627-4000

Rice County Northfield Golf Course

707 Prairie St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-4026

Willingers Golf Club 6900 Canby Trail Northfield, MN 55057 952-652-2500

Scott County Boulder Pointe Golf Club 9575 Glenborough Dr. Elko, MN 55020 952-461-4900

Cleary Lake Golf Course

18106 Texas Av. Prior Lake, MN 55372 612-447-2171

Creeks Bend Golf Course

26826 Langford Av. New Prague, MN 56071 952-758-7200

Legends Club

8670 Credit River Blvd. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-4777

The Meadows at Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Dr. Prior Lake, MN 55372 925-223-5533

New Prague Golf Club 400 Lexington Av. S. New Prague, MN 56071 952-758-5326

Listings | Welcome! Ridges at Sand Creek

21775 Ridges Dr. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2644

Sawmill Golf Club

11177 N. McKusick Rd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-7862

Stonebrooke Golf Course

Stone Ridge Golf Course

The Wilds Golf Club

Tanners Brook Golf Course

2693 County Rd. 79 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-3171 3151 Wilds Ridge Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-3500

Valley View Golf Course 23795 Laredo Av. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-4653

Pinewood Golf Course

Fox Hollow Golf Club

Washington County Afton Alps Golf Course 6600 Peller Av. S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-436-1320

All Seasons Golf Course 7552 Douglas Point Rd. Cottage Grove, MN 55106 651-459-2135

Applewood Hills Public Golf Course 11840 60th St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-7276

Castle Wood Golf Course 7050 Scandia Trail Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-6233

Cimarron Park Golf Course 0901 Lake Elmo Av. No. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651-436-6188

Monticello Country Club 1209 Golf Course Rd. Monticello, MN 55362 763-295-4653

Riverwood National Golf Course 10444 95th St. NE Otsego, MN 55362 763-271-5000

Silver Springs Golf Course 1854 County Rpad 39 NE Monticello, MN 55362 763-295-2951

Wild Marsh

Mississippi Dunes

10351 Grey Cloud Trail Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-768-7611

Oak Glen Country Club 1599 McKusick Rd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-6981

Prestwick Golf Club 9555 Wedgewood Dr. Woodbury, MN 55125 651-731-4779

River Oaks Golf Course

11099 S Hwy 61 Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-438-2121

MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS Lightning, Women’s Soccer, USL 651-917-8326

Lynx, Women’s NBA 612-989-5151

Minnesota Vixen Women’s Professional Football 651-270-6115

Saint Paul Saints, Northern League 651-644-6659

Swarm, NLL, LaCrosse 651- 726-8240

Thunder Soccer, USL

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum 333 E. River Rd. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-9494

Gibbs Museum

2097 Larpenter Av. W St. Paul, MN 55113 651-646-8629

Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Av. Fort Snelling History Center St. Paul, MN 55111 612-726-1171

Historic Murphy’s Landing 2187 E. Hwy. 101 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-6901

For more listings on Golf Courses in the Metropolitan area and around Minnesota visit

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN 55150 651-452-1596

Twins, MLB

James J. Hill House

Dellwood Hills Golf Club

2600 Double Eagle Lane Woodbury, MN 55129 651-714-3750

821 Marquette Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55042 612-359-3030 ave_821-27_foshay_tower.asp


12805 St. Croix Trail Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4359

Eagle Valley Golf Course

Foshay Tower



29 E Hwy 96 Dellwood, MN 55110 651-426-3218

20950 Rogers Dr. Rogers, MN 55374 763-428-7337

1710 Montrose Blvd. S. Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-4476

Country Air Golf Park

404 Lake Elmo Av. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651-436-6549

Ellingson Car Museum

5700 Jason Av. Albertville, MN 55301 763-497-8245 4780 Palmgren Lane NE St. Michael, MN 55376 763-428-4468

Carver County Historical Society

130 3rd Av. N. South St. Paul, MN 55075 651-552-7548

Buffalo Heights Golf Course

Cedar Creek Golf Course

One North College St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-646-4469

Dakota County Historical Society Museum & Research Library

Wright County

Elk River Country Club

Carleton College Art Gallery

555 West First St. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-4234

5810 190th St. Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-2300

Sherburne County

18150 Waco St. NW Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-3451

3675 Arboretum Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55318 952-443-1400

13600 N Hudson Blvd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-436-4653

905 S Hwy 25, P.O. Box 318 Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-2854

20015 Elk Lake Rd. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-4111

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Carpenter Nature Center

Dodge Nature Center and Landscape Arboretum 365 W. Marie Av. West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-455-4531


5500 Blaine Av. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-1501

Lake Harriet Rose Garden 4124 E. Lake Harriet Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55409 612-370-4900

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Dr. St. Paul, MN 55117 651-487-8200

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 726 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-230-6400

Minnehaha Falls Pergola Gardens 4900 Minnehaha Av. Minneapolis, MN 55417 612-230-6400

Timberwolves, NBA

612-375-7454 * 800-33-Twins

Vikings, NFL


Wild, NHL


Houses of the Sibley Historic Site

240 Summit Av. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-297-2555

LeDuc Historic Estate

1629 Vermillion Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-7055


265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-296-8760

American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Av. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-871-4907

Bakken Museum, The 3537 Zenith Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55416 612-926-3878

Baseball Hall of Fame Museum 910 S. Third St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-375-9707

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-7083

Mill City Museum

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-341-7555 | 43

Welcome! | Listings Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 S. Third Av. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-870-3131

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 726 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-230-6400

Minnehaha Depot

Hiawatha Av., South of Minnehaha Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55102 651-228-0263

Minnesota Children’s Museum 10 W Seventh St. St. Paul, 55102 651-225-6000

Minnesota History Center 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-296-6126

Minnesota Museum of American Art Landmark Center 50 West Kellogg Blvd., Suite 341 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-266-1030

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Constitution Av. St. Paul, MN 55155 651-296-2881

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8877

Northfield Historical Society and Museum 408 Division St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-9268

Oliver H. Kelley Farm

15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-6896

Schubert Music Museum 75 W. 5th St., Suite #302 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-292-3267

1750 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-375-7622

Wayzata Historical Society

402 East Lake St. Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-3631

Westonka Historical Society

2325 Commerce Blvd. Mound, MN 55364 952-472-9800

MUSIC & DANCE Minnesota Dance Theatre and Dance Institute 528 Hennepin Av. - 6th floor Hennepin Center for the Arts Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-338-0627

The Minnesota Opera 620 N. First St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-333-2700

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-371-5656

Northrop Theatre and Dance Northrop Auditorium 84 S.E. Church St. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-2345

O’Shaughnessey Auditorium 2004 Randolph Av. St. Paul, MN 55105 651-690-6700

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 408 St. Peter St. - 3rd floor St. Paul, MN 55102 651-291-1144

Ted Mann Concert Hall

2128 4th St., U of M Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-2345

Vocal Essence

1900 Nicollet Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-547-1451

Zenon Dance Company

528 Hennepin Av., Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-338-1101


Grand Portage National Monument

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

Science Museum of Minnesota/ Omnitheater 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-221-9444

St. James Hotel

406 Main St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-2846

St. Olaf Flaten Art Museum

1520 St. Olaf Av. Northfield, MN 55057 507-646-3248

Walker Art Center

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North Country National Scenic Trail

Pipestone National Monument

Saint Croix National Scenic River

Superior National Forest


Voyageurs National Park

William O’Brien State Park valley/index.html

RACE CAR PARKS Elko Speedway 26350 France Av., Elko, MN (952) 461-7223 (American).

RACETRACK Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club 100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-7223 or 800-340-6361


St. Louis Park Aquatic Park

3700 Monterey Dr. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-924-2540

The Depot Indoor Skating Rink 225 South 3rd Av. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-375-1700

Tropics Indoor Water Park 4580 Victoria St. No. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-490-4700

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden

Valleyfair Amusement Park

14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2300 7110 County Rd. 110 Minnetrista, MN 55364 952-472-9292

Brunswick Zone

7545 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-503-2695

Bunker Beach

Pkwy. Rd. A Bunker Hills Regional Park Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763-767-2895

120 E Broadway Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-883-0202 1 Valleyfair Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-7600

Water Park of America

1700 E. American Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55425 952-854-8900

Wild Mountain

Taylors Falls , MN 55084 800-447-4958

Cascade Bay

1360 Civic Center Dr. Eagan, MN 55122 651-675-5577

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Dr. St Paul, MN 55103 651-487-8000

Como Town

1301 Midway Pkwy. St Paul, MN 55108 651-487-2121

Grand Rios Water Park 6900 Lakeland Av. No.. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763-566-8855

Great Clips IMAX Theater at Minnesota Zoo 12000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-431-4629

Guidant John Rose MN Oval Skate Park 2661 Civic Center Dr. Roseville, MN 55113 651-792-7007

Jim Lupient Water Park 1520 Johnson St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-370-3989

Nickelodeon Universe

Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-883-8555

The Depot Waterpark

225 South 3rd Av. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-375-1700

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 1-800-366-7811 1-800-627-3528 (TTY)

NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway 352 South Av. Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-854-4308


Anoka County Anoka

Main St. Anoka Jackson from 1st to 5th St.


Northtown Mall 398 Northtown Dr. 763-786-9704

Coon Rapids

Riverdale Crossing Northwest corner of Hwy. 10 & Round Lake Blvd. 952-476-9400

Coon Rapids

Riverdale Village Shopping Center Southeast Corner of Hwy 10 & Round Lake Blvd. 216-755-5839

Carver County Chanhassen

Hwy. 5 and Market Blvd. 952-474-3233

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50th & France West 50th St. and France Av. South 952-922-1524


Galleria 69th St. and France Av. South 952-925-4321


Southdale Center 66th St. and France Av. South 952-925-7885


Gaviidae Common I and II 60 S. Sixth St. 612-372-1222

Maple Grove Waconia

Hwy. 5 and Main St. 952-442-5812

Dakota County

Fountains at Arbor Lakes Intersection of Elm Creek Blvd. & Hemlock Lane 763-566-7722

Maple Grove

Apple Valley Ring Route County Rd. 42 and Cedar Av.

Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Hwy. 694 and Hemlock Lane 763-424-0504



Apple Valley

Burnsville Center Hwy.s 35W and 35E at County Rd. 42 952-435-8181


Hwy. 35E and Pilot Knob, Yankee Doodle and Cliff Rd. 651-452-9872


Historic Downtown Hastings Hwy. 61 South on Main St. 651-437-6775

Inver Grove Heights

Arbor Pointe Development Concord & Cahill/Broderick Buchanan Trail 651-451-2266

Inver Grove Heights

Red Wing

Hwy 61 S. and 50 651-388-4719

Hennepin County Bloomington

Mall of America 60 East Broadway, Bloomington 952-883-8800

Brookdale Center

Brookdale Shopping Center 1108 Brookdale Rd., Hwy. 100, Exit 152 763-566-3373

Crystal Lake

Crystal Shopping Center Bass Lake Rd. (CR 10) and West Broadway (CR 8) 651-646-7901

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Shopping Center Hwy. 494 and Hwys. 212 and 169 South 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. 952-941-7650

Har Mar Mall South of Hwy. 36 on Snelling Av. 651-631-0340


Rosedale Center Hwy. 36 at Fairview Av. 651-633-0872

Saint Paul

Grand Av. West of downtown St. Paul 651-699-0029

Rice County Northfield

Wild Mountain Ski Area Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651-465-6315

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Charter Communications 800-581-0081




Home 800-788-3500 Multi-line business 800-800-8494

Frontier Communications 952-435-1504

Hwy 19 & 3 1-800-658-2548

Integra Telecom

Sherburne County

Qwest Communications

Elk River

Hwy 101 & 169 763-441-3110

952-746-7100 Home 800-244-1111 Business 800-603-6000 Home office consulting 800-898-9675 Special needs (TTY/Voice) 800-223-3131

US Cable

800-332-0245 763-689-4550

Block E Between 6th and 7th St. on Hennepin Av 612-338-5900, 612-370-9100



Acme Comedy Company

Calhoun Square Lake St. and Hennepin Av. 612-824-1240

708 N 1st St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-338-6393


Bloomington Civic Theater

City Center Sixth St. and Hennepin Av. 612-372-1222



Goodhue County


26685 Co. Rd. 7 Blvd., Welch, MN 55089 651-222-7079



Shops on South Robert St. 651-452-9872

Maplewood Mall l-694 and White Bear Av. 651-770-5020

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard


Nicollet Mall Minneapolis 5th - 10th St.s 612-370-9100

West Saint Paul


IDS Center Crystal Court 612-376-8000

The Heights of Inver Grove Bishop Av.and Blaine of Upper 55th 651-451-2266 O’Connell Square County Rd. 42 and O’Connell Rd in Savage 952-476-9400

Ramsey County

Riverplace and St. Anthony Main Main St. across the Mississippi River from downtown 612-378-5000 and


The Warehouse District Northwest downtown Minneapolis 612-334-3131

1800 West Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8575

Steele County Medford Outlet Center

Hwy. 35, Exit 48, Medford 507-455-2042

Washington County Stillwater

I-94 East, Stillwater exit 651-439-4001


St. Louis Park


Knollwood Mall 169 and Hwy. 7 952-933-8041


Hwy 394, downtown Wayzata exit 952-473-9595

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

CAST Showcase Theatre & School

South Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior

St. Louis Park

12600 Nicollet Av S Burnsville, MN 55337 952-895-4680

Wright County

I-94 Corridor

Excelsior & Grand Av.

Burnsville Performing Arts Center

810 W. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-825-8949


Hwy. 7 & Water St. 952-474-6461

2605 Hennepin Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-332-6620

Hwy. 494 and Hwy. 94, Woodbury 651-578-0722


Ridgedale Center Wayzata Blvd. 952-541-4864

Brave New Institute & ETC Theatre

Premium Outlets Albertville 6415 Labeaux Av. NE. 763-497-1911 763-428-2921

4030 Central Av.No. Columbia Heights, MN 55421 763-789-2353

Centennial Showboat

c/o Padelford Riverboats Harriet Island St. Paul, MN 55107 651-227-1100

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Afton Alps Recreation Area

501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525

Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area

Children’s Theatre Company

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area

Fitzgerald Theater

6600 Peller Av. S., Hastings, MN 55033 1-800-328-1328 , 651-436-5245 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville MN 55306 952- 435-7174

8800 Chalet Rd., Bloomington, MN 55438 763-694-7800

2400 Third Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-874-0400 10 E. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55101 651-290-1221 | 45

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Guthrie Theater

17 Anoka Hennepin School District #11 2727 North Ferry Street Anoka, MN 55303 763-506-1000

1474 Sargent Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105 651-690-3141

16233 Kenyon Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044 952-898-3163 4300 West 98th Street Bloomington, MN 55437 952-831-8686

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17 Bloomington Public School District #271 1350 West 106th Street Bloomington, MN 55431 952-681-6400

17 Breck School

123 Ottawa Avenue North Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-381-8100

19 Calvin Christian School

4015 Inglewood Avenue South Edina, MN 55416 952-927-5304

28 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525

9 City of Lakeville

20195 Holyoke Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4400

9 Lakeville Convention & Visitors Bureau 19950 Dodd Boulevard Lakeville, MN 55044 9529-469-2020

24 City of Mounds View

2401 County Highway 10 NE Mounds View, MN 55112 763-717-4000

19 Convent of the Visitation School 2455 Visitation Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-683-1700

21 Cretin-Derham Hall

550 South Albert Street Saint Paul, MN 55116 651-690-2443

31 Eye Care Center

1202 East Moore Lake Drive Fridley, MN 55432 763-574-0075

31 Eye Care Center

1965 11th Avenue East Maplewood 651-777-3555

22 Highland Catholic School 2017 Bohland Avenue St. Paul, MN 55116 651-690-2477

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1001 Highway 7 Hopkins, MN 55305 952-988-4090

28 Housing Sense - Senior Housing

24 Ballet Royale

21 Bethany Academy

19 Hopkins Public Schools

560 Sixth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 612-373-3333

22 Minneapolis Public Schools 1250 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55411 612-668-0000

47 Minnesota Opera

620 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 612-333-6669

31 Minnesota Valley Transit Authority MVTA 100 East Highway 13 Burnsville, MN 55337 952-882-7500

818 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-377-2224 or 877-44-STAGE

Hennepin Stages

824 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-373-5600

Ordway Center, Saint Paul

Heritage Theatre Co. of Maplewood

Penumbra Theatre Company

2100 White Bear Av. Maplewood, MN 55109 651-773-1455

History Theatre

30 E. 10th St. St. Paul, MN 55101 651-292-4323

Illusion Theater

528 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-4944

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre 1500 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-721-2535

Jungle Theater

2951 Lyndale Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-822-7063

20 Minnetonka Public School

Lyric Arts Main St. Stage

21 Primrose School of The Lakes at Blaine

Masquers Theatre Company

5621 County Road 101 Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-401-5000

2303 NE 124th Court Blaine, MN 55449 763-767-4222

28 River Valley Church

14898 Energy Way Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-997-2222

21 Saint Paul Public Schools 360 Colborne Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651-767-8100

8 SharePoint Credit Union 3670 Aquila Avenue South St. Louis Park, MN 55426 952-930-0700

8 SharePoint Credit Union

13735 Round Lake Boulevard NW Andover, MN 55304 952-930-0700

8 SharePoint Credit Union 200 East Travelers Trail Burnsville, MN 55337 952-930-0700

2 US Bank

800 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-872-2657

5,48 The Wille Group of Coldwell Banker Burnet 3033 Excelsior Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55416 612-924-7122

420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303 763-422-1838

PO Box 446 Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-5823

Mixed Blood Theatre 1501 S. Fourth St. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-338-6131

Music Box Theatre

1407 Nicollet Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-871-1414

Old Log Theater

5175 Meadville St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-5951

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

270 N. Kent St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-224-3180

Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-824-0459

Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55441 763-553-1600

Southern Theater

1420 Washington Av. So. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-340-1725

Stages Theatre Company 1111 Main St. Hopkins, MN 55343 952-979-1111

Stepping Stone Theatre

75 W. 5th St. 55 Victoria St. No. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-225-9265

TB Sheldon Auditorium Theatre 443 W. Third St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759

Theatre de la Jeune Lune 105 N. First St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-333-6200

Theatre in the Round Players 245 Cedar Av. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-333-3010

UTILITIES Connexus Energy


345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-224-4222

Dakota Electric Association

Orpheum Theatre


910 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-7007

Pangea World Theater

711 West Lake St., #101 Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-203-1088

Pantages Theatre

710 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-7007

Park Square Theatre

20 W. 7th PL St. Paul, MN 55102 651-291-7005


Great River Energy

Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op 952-492-2313

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electrical Association 800-943-2667

Xcel Energy


Centerpoint Energy


Minnesota Energy Resources 800-303-0752

manon LEScaut PUCCInI september 21 – 29, 2013

arabELLa straUss november 9 – 17, 2013

The 2013-2014 Season macbEth verdI January 25 – February 2, 2014

thE drEam of vaLEntino arGento March 1 – 9, 2014

thE magic fLutE MoZart april 12 – 19, 2014

Tickets start at just $20! Understand every Word. english translations are projected above the stage for every opera.

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