February 2015

Found 11 blog entries for February 2015.

Basketball - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/DarkoStojanovic-638422/

Minneapolis is a great area to live for college sports fans. There is the University of Minnesota rising to the top when it comes to athletics and academics. It’s the 4th largest college in the nation supporting 25 D-1 men’s and women’s sports.

Whether you’re a fan of football, volleyball, soccer or hockey, the Golden Gophers are producing amazing men’s and women’s teams to earn the titles every year. Here is a look at Gopher sports in Minneapolis right now.

Volleyball

The Minnesota Golden Gopher Volleyball team is currently in the Big 10 Conference. The nationally-ranked team contains All-Big 10 players on the court. You can check them out in the Sports Pavilion located at the University of Minnesota.

Soccer 

The University’s women’s

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The first indisputable fact about home value is that location is critical. The second is that curb appeal, or the lack thereof, can make or break the sale of a home. So, assuming your home is ideally located (or close to it) and you’ve spent the time to jazz up the exterior, what else will make homebuyers chomp at the bit to write an offer on your Minneapolis home?

Plenty. Let’s take a look at some simple fixes you can perform that will ensure that buyer’s not only like what they see from the curb, but from the moment they step through the door.

Entryway

When the buyer’s agent unlocks the front door and his or her clients step through, what do they see? Hopefully, it’s an entryway – something that allows a transition from the outdoors to the

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Theater - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/funnytools-230707/

Minneapolis has seen a good deal of growth in its cultural offerings over the past few years. If you’re an art lover and love a great theater production, you’re in luck as Minneapolis has received donations of $500 million dollars to increase the art scene in the city.

In fact, Minneapolis has the second-most theater seats per capita in the country making it the perfect place to check out a production. The Guthrie Theater is one of the obvious choices for theater as well as the annual theater-based festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival. Here is a look at theater found near Minneapolis.

Guthrie Theater – 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis

The Guthrie Theater has been growing in popularity the last three decades. It’s one of the most respected

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The Cedar - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Cedar_Cultural_Center.jpg

If you have the opportunity to see a show at The Cedar then you should definitely take it. There are so many reasons to see a show at The Cedar:

  • It's an experience just going to the venue.
  • The room is a huge rectangle with the stage along the side.
  • You can sit for some shows and stand for others.
  • They aim for quality sound and bring some of the best performances.
  • You can enjoy music from lots of different genres including Celtic, jazz, Folk, world, roots, and much more.
  • There is always something different to enjoy.

After seeing this rather long list of reasons to see a show at Cedar, the only answer you should have to this question is simple – yes. In addition to that very long list, it is also home to several concert series

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Kudos again for our City of Lakes, this time from The Atlantic. In his article, “The Miracle of Minneapolis,” Derek Thompson claims that “No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its secret?”

To be fair to our neighbors, the article speaks of the entire Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area, not just our fair city. Thompson cites a Harvard-Berkeley mobility study to determine which U.S. cities have “the best odds that a child born into a low-income household will move up into the middle class or beyond.”  

Of course the biggies, like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles made the top of the list. The problem with those cities, however, is that when you look at homeowner’s monthly payments, relative to the area’s

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Seward Real Estate

Whether you have plans to live in Seward or you are just passing through, it is a good idea to take the time to learn a little more about it.

Seward is a mostly residential neighborhood that is located in south eastern Minneapolis. There is an industrial area along the southwestern part of the neighborhood including restaurants and shops.

It is part of the Longfellow community. It is close neighbors with the Midtown Greenway and the Hiawatha Avenue. The Mississippi River is to the east of the neighborhood. The major corridor is Franklin Avenue.

For the most part Seward is made up of single family homes and most residents have been there for years. You will find well-manicured lawns and people who really care about curb appeal. The majority

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Vikings in a Game - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/9601633405

The Minneapolis area has many professional sports teams for residents to cheer on. The Minnesota Twins is the area’s baseball team that resides in the #1 baseball stadium experience of North America. The Minnesota Lynx represent the Women’s NBA team that plays in the Target Center where the men’s Minnesota Timberwolves can be found. Of course residents cheer on the Minnesota Vikings during football season. Here is a look at the professional sports teams near Minneapolis.

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota’s beloved professional hockey team is the Minnesota Wild. Based in St. Paul, the team places at the Xcel Energy Center and are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference and NHL. Their logo is an optical illusion to look like both the

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Pub

Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment has been Minneapolis’ source of UK cuisine for over 20 years. It’s one of Minneapolis locals’ favorites for the atmosphere, menu and the rooftop lawn bowling. Whether you enjoy lawn bowling in the summer or the fireplace in the winter, it’s a year-round favorite place to hang out. Located in downtown Minneapolis since 1990, Brit’s has grown from a small tavern into a large institution with added spaces and square footage. Here is a look at what you can expect when you visit Brit’s.

About Brit’s Pub

The pub was once a two-room tavern but over the years more rooms have been added. The Long Room was added in 1994 and the English Garden Park was added in 1998 featuring 10,000 square feet of Lawn Bowling green.

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Linden Hills Real Estate

In the southwest region of Minneapolis you will find Linden Hills. This community is quaint, and offers a variety of amenities to those who reside here. Lake Calhourn borders the northern part of Linden Hill, and Lake Harriet borders the east portion.

The Name and History

The name for this friendly community came from a local tree and rolling hills that are found in this region of Minneapolis. This community was settled in the 1880s, in an effort to lure people from living in the heart of Minneapolis.

It first presented as a lakeside cottage district, which was sought after as the years when on. Growth for Linden Hills became prominent in the 19th century with the introduction of the streetcar. This joined the downtown area with the lake,

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In just over two months, we will be face-to-face with tax day. Will Rogers said that “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” Minnesota residents are well aware of that -- whenever our legislature meets, we lose a little bit more of our hard-earned money.

It’s to the point now where the state comes in at number 5 on Monster.com’s list of “5 States that Will Take the Most of Your Paycheck in Income Taxes.” Their article is geared to folks that are considering relocating to another state and cautions them to take into account how much they’ll pay in property taxes, sales tax and state income taxes.

So, basically, the online job hunting site is dissuading people from moving to

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