10 things to love about Minnesota summer…if it ever comes

Even the most enthusiastic winter lovers are getting a little tired of this…

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(Auto dealership on March 5, 2013, in Bloomington, Minn./AP photo)

Here are are 10 things to look forward to as you wait out the coming storm…feel free to add to the list

 

1. That day it’s obvious spring has arrived

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(Lyndale Park Peace Garden in Minneapolis on March 26, 2012/MPR photo/Jennifer Simonson)

2. Seeing people again–not parkas attached to dog leashes

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(National Night Out block party in Minneapolis on Aug. 7, 2012/MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)

3. Getting to a lake, any lake

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(Lake walk near Duluth/Photo by Derek Montgomery for MPR News)

4.Farmers markets

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(Minneapolis Farmers Market on Aug. 4, 2012/MPR Photo/Julie Siple)

5. Ice-free biking

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(2010 Nature Valley Grand Prix in St. Paul/MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)

and more biking

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(Dirtbikes at Iron Range Off-Highway Recreation Area 2012/MPR Photo/Derek Montgomery)

6. Live music outdoors

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(Rock the Garden 2011 in Minneapolis/MPR Photo/ Nate Ryan)

7. Sprinkler fun

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(Minnehaha Park on July 2, 2012 in Minneapolis/MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)

8. Getting away

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(Alton Lake BWCA/MPR Photo/Tom Weber)

9. Enjoying–not just surviving–the Twins outdoors

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(Target Field on April 22, 2010 in Minneapolis/Shutterstock Images photo)

10. And of course…The Minnesota State Fair

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(State Fair Sept. 2, 2011/ MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel)

  • Becky Walker

    Thanks for the reminders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    Good fun and well-done–an online hug for the rest of us.