5 Things St. Paul Does Better Than Minneapolis

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St. Paul gets a lot of flack, and is often referred to as "boring" and "old-fashioned." Meanwhile, Minneapolis gets to be the cool kid, with entertainment options galore like First Avenue, the Walker Art Center, the new Vikings stadium, the Guthrie Theater, and the snappy North Loop.

However, St. Paul kicks Minneapolis's ass in more ways than skeptics may realize. So stand up tall, St. Paulites! Here are five things that your beloved St. Paul does better than Minneapolis.


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25 Shameful Things to Admit in the Twin Cities

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Mike Madison
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The Twin Cities are home to a lot of amazing things: a diverse community, great eateries, and the coldest winters known to humankind (well, they feel like the worst). While we've got a lot of great stuff going for us here, that means there are bound to be some hive-mind opinions that spread throughout the metro and have become the status quo on what's typical -- and atypical.

Here are 25 things you might be ashamed to admit to your fellow Twin Citians... but then again, you do you. Be prepared to take these "shameful" things with a big ol' grain of sidewalk salt or a healthy helping of side-eye, because we're getting silly here.

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Bombs Away: The Worst Flicks from Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners

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The best jokes of the last few Golden Globes have come at George Clooney's expense, including last night's 72nd annual boozy Oscar warm-up. The jabs were especially expected this year, as Clooney received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Established by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1952, the accolade recognizes "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Between Clooney and DeMille, the award's namesake and first recipient, have come honorees such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. Despite the legendary status of these entertainers, no one gets to the Golden Globes stage without making a terrible movie they'll regret forever (well, no one except Quvenzhané Wallis). To prove it, and to make us all feel better, here are the worst films made by Cecil B. DeMille award winners from the last 10 years.


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50 Reasons We Love Fall in Minnesota

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Anna Gulbrandsen
Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?
Every year, the transition between summer and fall seems to hit a little too soon -- the sun doesn't seem as warm, the air is too crisp, and it gets dark so quickly. But for all the griping about the weather we Minnesotans do, autumn in this state is pretty amazing -- so we created a list of the things we love most about fall in the Twin Cities and beyond. What are we missing? Tell us your favorite things about fall in Minnesota in the comments.

See also:
50 Reasons We Love Summer in Minnesota


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7 Things Minnesotans Need to Stop Doing

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Minnesotans are good people. Considerate and polite, they show a genuine concern for nature, and display a marked enthusiasm for beef and dairy products. Minnesotans invented Scotch tape and the Bundt cake pan. Our university performed both the first open-heart surgery and bone-marrow transplant in the entire country. Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about our gigantic twine ball, and another about our famous canned meat product, Spam.

Yes, these are truly the markings of good folk.

But then there's a bunch of extremely annoying and strange things that people do here that the rest of the country looks at with a furrowed brow and a wince. Although the faithfully Minnesotan thing would be to smile awkwardly and ignore these troublesome traits, there comes a time when some problems need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the spotlight.

So for the advancement of our culture, here are seven things that Minnesotans need to stop doing.

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The 10 best hidden places around Minnesota for road-trippin'

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There's plenty to keep folks occupied on any given weekend in and around the Twin Cities, but sometimes you just need to get outta town. For those days when wanderlust starts taking over and daydreams of fresh air, adventure, and great hiking trails need to become a reality, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite hidden gems for road-trippin' in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and nearby).

See also:
50 fun things to do in Minnesota


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The five saddest (and most awesome) celebrity softball fails

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The eyes of the sports world are about to be on Minneapolis, with the MLB All-Star festivities kicking off this weekend.

Between the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and the All-Star Game itself, this weekend is a dream for any baseball fan. There's one game, however, that overshadows all of these events: the annual Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

This Sunday, some of the greatest legends in baseball history like Jim Thome, Ozzie Smith, and Rickey Henderson will join celebrities like Nelly and Andrew Zimmern for what will likely be the most confusing afternoon of sports action we'll see all year.

To prepare you for the awesome invasion of mid-level famous folks, this week we've compiled five of the saddest -- and most amazing -- celebrity softball fails in history. And yes, it includes Tone-Loc.

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The 10 worst places in Minneapolis

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Summertime in Minneapolis -- what could be better? You can ride your bike to the farmers market, drink a summer shandy on the beach, and maybe buy a T-shirt that says "I [PICTURE OF MN] MINNEAPOLIS" in huge letters to show the world your unbridled passion for the greatest city of all time. (Locally printed by an aspiring EDM artist or some shit, of course.)

All right, now it's time to get your organic ice-cream cone smashed in your sunburned face by reality: It's not all smiles here in Minneapolis. Regardless of the shining sun and typically temperate weather, sometimes this place still totally sucks. Rather than having your summer delusions ruined, we'd like to help you avoid some of the city's most disturbing and festering hellholes by presenting you with a list of the 10 worst places in Minneapolis, in no particular order.

See also:
50 reasons we love summer in Minnesota



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50 reasons we love spring in Minnesota

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This year, winter left in a clumsy manner, dumping a foot of snow on us before promising to return next year. But now that the polar vortex and freezing rain storms seem to be over (for now), we're getting psyched to celebrate rebirth and rejuvenation. We've put together a list of our favorite things about spring in the Twin Cities. Are we missing something? Tell us your favorite thing about spring in Minnesota in the comments!

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50 reasons we love winter in Minnesota

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No, winters in Minnesota aren't easy. And yes, there are times we think those southbound snowbirds have figured out what it's all about. But all the grumbling and shivering and frostbite aside, there are reasons we continue to live in this great state during the frigid winter months. In fact, here are 50 of them. Did we miss anything? Leave your favorites in the comments!

See also:
50 Reasons We Love Summer in Minnesota
50 Shades of Minnesota: 50 reasons Minnesota is sexy

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