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Our little town has some big BIG fun during the rest of January and into February. Check out these events.

Say hello to Date Night in Blaine!

Remember date nights? They become even more important to your relationships with the addition of kids. Scheduling time alone is usually challenging, but not if you live in Blaine. Victory Links has come to the rescue by offering Parent’s Night Out every Friday night, starting this Friday, the 22nd.

Drop off your budding Tiger Woods or Annika Sörenstam to receive instruction, practice his or her golf game and have some fun with other activities. This program happens every Friday night and it’s for kids age 8 and older. It’s is a bit pricey, however, at $44 a session. Hours are 5:30 p.m. until 10

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Although the holidays are consuming most of our attention we still have at least one ear out for the latest news from around Blaine. Read on to find out what’s happening.

Craft breweries in Blaine?

Hey who knows? This could turn into a cottage industry for our city. According to ABC Newspapers’ staff writer Eric Hagen, a group of investors got the city council’s nod to build a craft brewery with an attached taproom adjacent to the NSC. Maybe we should call it “half a nod,” since it’s not a done deal yet.

The group plans on using most of the 7,500-square-foot facility to craft their beers to sell to other businesses but there will be space set aside for a taproom and restaurant that seats up to 250 customers. Oh, and an outdoor patio too! We

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There has been lots of fun news from Blaine and around the Twin Cities in the past couple of weeks. Since it’s Monday, and I think we can all use some fun to counteract that fact, let’s dive in.

Santa’s flight crew lives in St. Paul

We’ll bet you didn’t know that, but it’s true, at least according to Animal Planet. They have the video to prove it (and some pretty annoying ads as well). It’s the live reindeer cam feed direct from the Como Zoo in St. Paul. Unless they’re scratching their antlers against a tree they really aren’t all that exciting to watch but the kids might get a kick out of it.

Santa occasionally sneaks in to feed the crew and go over their flight itinerary so you and the kids can check out those live-feed visits on December

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And, in the blink of an eye, November 2015 is just about history. Amazingly, before you know it, the year will be over as well. Until then, however, the Lindahl Team has put together this handy list of December events to help you wring out every last drop of 2015 fun.

Holiday Concert in Blaine

Wow - A free event for the whole family! Get to Blaine City Hall’s Atrium by 7 p.m. tomorrow and plan on staying for about an hour to enjoy the Lake City Chorus of Sweet Adelines joined by the North Star Men’s Chorus. Coffee and cookies will be available. City Hall is located at 10801 Town Square Drive Northeast in Blaine.

23rd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show

Ice fisher-people and winter sports aficionados will love this year’s

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Sure, we’re halfway through November, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few ideas for where to go for fun throughout the rest of the month. We’re ramping up the holidays season so many events coming up this month are holiday-themed, but not all.

Holiday Concert in Blaine

This one isn’t until December 1, but we wanted to give you a heads up about it so you can make plans to attend this free event for the whole family. Get to Blaine City Hall’s Atrium by 7 p.m. and plan on staying for about an hour to enjoy the Lake City Chorus of Sweet Adelines joined by the North Star Men’s Chorus. Coffee and cookies will be available. City Hall is located at 10801 Town Square Drive Northeast in Blaine.

Minnesota Wild Games

Get on out to the Xcel

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 haunted houses in the twin cities

While Team Lindahl certainly wouldn’t be opposed to selling a haunted house, we think that, at least at this time of year, it’s more fun to visit them. But our haunted attractions aren’t just houses, but cornfields, basements and more.

We can’t list all of them here, but we’ve chosen some of our favorites to share with you this Halloween.

Terrorfest, Blaine

Blaine has its very own haunted maze, Terrorfest, now in its eighth year and it opens this year on October 9 at 7 p.m. Hours will be Fridays from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the 18th and again on November 1 they’ll hold kids hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Find Terrorfest at 793 Oak Ridge Pt. NE in Blaine. There’s a map on the website.

Hallow-Scream

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A couple of news notes for you and some events coming up we hope you won’t miss.

From one big box to another

Walmart moved out of the Village of Blaine for their new, larger store and now we find out at At Home, another big-box store (this one featuring home décor and furnishings) will be moving in. First, though, architects will be drawing up plans for a remodeling project for the 105,000 square-foot store set to open next summer.

MnPASS in Blaine

So, is Blaine going to get a MnPASS lane? Minnesota’s Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is looking into the possibility of installing the lane from Highway 36 in Roseville to our very own Lexington Avenue.

Yes, we do have enough road work going on right now to last a lifetime but this

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So, are you tired of TV’s summer doldrums yet? If you’re like us, you’ve even exhausted the good options streamed on Netflix and Amazon. Have no fear, old favorites such as “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” will be returning in the fall, but we will also have some all new shows to enjoy. We’ve picked out a half dozen of those that looked the most intriguing to share with you.

Blindspot

Whether the show succeeds or not, you have to hand it to the writers for an attention-grabbing first episode. The FBI is tasked with figuring out the identity of a naked woman (Jaimie Alexander) found in Times Square. She has no memories and the only clues to her past are in the tattoos that cover her body. They end up revealing a “vast

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Wow, September is almost upon us. When you grow tired of all the back-to-school shopping, the school open houses and adjustments in sleep schedules, it's time for some fun!  There’s so much to do next month as we wring out the last days of summer.

Minnesota State Fair

The state fair is underway and today is seniors, kids and Minnesota State Patrol day, with reduced admission. It’s also Figure Skating Day and you can meet Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. If you’re in the mood for music, check out Andy Grammer’s free show at the Bandshell or blast to the past with the The Happy Together Tour 2015. This Grandstand concert features The Association; The Turtles with Flo & Eddie; Mark Lindsay, Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders;

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There’s lots of fun summertime stuff going on this month in Anoka County and beyond. Check out the five we’ve picked out for you.

 

Anoka Classic Car Show

Every Saturday throughout the month of August you can visit the Anoka Classic Car Show, open from 5 p.m. until dusk. Aside from some pretty amazing classic cars, you can attend the swap meet and enjoy food and music. Entrance to the car show is at 4th Avenue and Van Buren in Anoka and admission for spectators is free. You can learn more about the event at anokaclassiccarshow.org.

 

Movies in the Park in Lino Lakes

Enjoy the season’s final Movie in the Park! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, refreshments and the kids for a dusk showing of Walt Disney’s “Up.” Originally released in 2009,

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