Check out this cool hot tub hanging over Uptown sidewalk [PHOTOS]

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Photo via Mark Bradby
Not a bad spot to hang, right?
The luxury apartment building that now stands on the old Cowboy Slim's site features one of the most badass hot tubs you'll see.

The Walkway's hot tub sit right on top of Lake Street, allowing residents and their friends to people watch in the heart of Uptown while relaxing in warm, wet style.

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Twin Cities among least stressed metros, CNN study says

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Minnehaha Falls: Who could possibly be stressed in this lovely corner of Minneapolis?
Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.

For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metros with populations of one million or more, CNNMoney "spoke with experts, including the American Psychological Association, to come up with 15 of the biggest indicators of stress in urban areas," an explanation of the methodology says.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul grew faster than the suburbs last year

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These skylines attracted more residents than the suburbs did last year.
A new study finds that the Twin Cities is among a minority of major American metros where the urban core grew faster than the suburbs between 2012 and 2013.

The metro as a whole grew by 1.1 percent during that time frame. But most of the growth occurred in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the growth rate was 1.6 percent, compared to an even 1 percent for the suburbs, according to the study, which is published on CityLab but makes use of information gathered by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. (Read it here.)

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"Dollar Store Owen Wilson" stars in video for $2.9 million Lake Minnetonka home

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T Cody Turnquist, aka "Dollar Store Owen Wilson," or DSOW.
Weeks after "Dollar Store Ryan Gosling" took the internet by storm, Spacecrafting productions and Sotheby's Realty are hoping to do it again with "Dollar Store Owen Wilson," as David Brauer calls him.

An actor with a resemblance to the Zoolander star by the name of T Cody Turnquist is featured in a new ad for a $2.9 million Lake Minnetonka home at 2100 Shadywood Road in Orono.

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Minneapolis one of the best cities for singles, study says

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Gives "spooning" a whole different meaning, doesn't it?
As a guy who has been around the dating block a couple-thirteen-fourteen times, let me tell you -- Minneapolis is a pretty good place to be single, at least until you've gone on dates with half of Uptown and have to keep your head on a swivel while out in public as a result.

But don't take my word for it. Listen to the folks at Rent.com, who rank Minneapolis as the seventh best city in the whole country for folks who are single and wanting to mingle.

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Minnesota among safest states, study says

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Relatively wreck-free roads helped propel Minnesota to the top of the list.
Minnesota is behind only Massachusetts and New Hampshire on WalletHub's list of the safest states to live in.

The study accounts for workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety, and financial security, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in all but one of those categories.

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Minnesota among most chill states, study says

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Take it from this Lowertown hipster -- Minnesota is pretty chill, man.
According to a new study put together by Movoto Real Estate, you're not going to find too many states in the lower 48 more chill than Minnesota, but one of them is our legendarily sexy neighbor to the northwest.

The study looks at census data pertaining to commute times, unemployment rates, hours worked, population density, percentage of income spent on housing, and percentage of population without health insurance to determine which states are the most stressed out, and on the other hand, which states are most conducive to a relatively worry-free lifestyle.

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Tim Post's "Date Night" spoof is hilarious [VIDEO]

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At right, a couple scenes from Post's parody of the "Uptown bro."
When MPR reporter Tim Post saw Seth Nelson's "Date Night" video, he thought to himself about "just how opposite most peoples' lives are from an Uptown condo life."

"I live in the Como Park neighborhood, which is kinda the anti-Uptown," Post tells us. "You know, messy with dishes in the sink, and I thought, most of us, if we left a girlfriend or wife waiting at the bar while we took a shower and made a drink and and watched the sunset, the reaction wouldn't be the same as what we saw in the Uptown bro video."

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Seth Nelson, aka "Dollar Store Ryan Gosling," on viral Uptown condo video: Haters gonna hate

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Nelson pours himself a martini in "Date Night."
Seth Nelson, star of the bro-larious "Date Night" video that swept across the internet like wildfire last week, isn't bothered by all the attention he's receiving these days, even if much of it is ridiculing.

In fact, since Nelson is the Realtor selling the EdgeWater condo advertised in the ad, the clip's newfound viral-ness could help line his pockets.

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Apple Valley, Minnetonka are Twin Cities hotbeds for cheating spouses

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Ashley Madison has 26 million users and expects to bring in more than $120 million this year.
The suburbs are where most of the Twin Cities' wannabe cheaters live, according to new information released by Ashley Madison, which is known perhaps as the world's leading hookup site for wayward spouses.

According to the site's "membership per capita" numbers, 9.1 percent of the Twin Cities' Ashley Madison accounts belong to Apple Valley residents, which is the highest percentage in the metro. Minnetonka clocks in at second with 8.8 percent.

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