Make your holiday season greener!

‘Tis the season to be merry – and green! With another holiday shopping season now in full swing, shoppers are hitting their favorite stores and online retailers scooping up hot deals while checking items off their lists for loved ones. With all the hustle and bustle, earth-friendly shopping habits might not be top of mind. But with a few simple steps, you can save money while also helping make the environment a cleaner, greener gift[…]

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Weather Forecast For Maple Grove Area

There’s a lot to get done with this holiday season picking up stream. We thought we’d provide a quick look at the upcoming weather so you can be ready for whatever is coming our way. Looking like it’ll be relatively warm for the next few days, which is nice! It’ll be partly cloudy until tomorrow afternoon and breezy this evening. Tuesday December 12 Foggy starting in the evening. High 21, low 8. Chance of precipitation:[…]

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Reasons MN is better than NC! (Go Vikes!)

 vs.    Our beloved Minnesota Vikings are playing the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. We are confident the Vikings are going to win (it’ll be our 9th win in a row!). But it’s also a good time to review the various ways Minnesota is better than North Carolina. This list was provided by some of our friends who are working with Minnoco and others. MN is tops in biofuels! While Minnesota and North Carolina are both[…]

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Holiday Events coming up in Maple Grove area

We love the holidays! So much to do! Here’s a great list of some upcoming holiday events in our area. Holiday Prep: Get The House Ready For Guests Friday, December 1, 10:00 am From cleaning up the remaining fall leaves to hanging lights, there are a few things you have to do each year to get your house ready for the holidays – epecially if you’re hosting guests. Don’t get stressed out – here’s a list[…]

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Holiday Drivers Could Save Nearly $4 Million by Choosing E15

You’ve heard us mention our affinity for using gasoline that is better for the environment and our health — we regularly stop at the Plymouth VIP Minnoco in our area to make sure we make that choice. Now there’s more good news! According to Growth Energy, American drivers taking to the road for family gatherings this Thanksgiving could save $4 million if they fill up with E15, a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol. Following AAA’s prediction of[…]

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Start Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve!

We love New Year’s Eve because it’s a great opportunity to party with friends, celebrate the past year and get excited about the upcoming year. (Plus one of our New Year’s resolutions this year was to start this blog and it’s still going!) It’s never too early to start planning your New Year’s celebration. Here are some ideas from our neck of the woods: Out on the town The Black and White Ball: NYE 2017 at[…]

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Honoring Veterans Day: What’s Open & Closed In Maple Grove

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday this year, but many offices and businesses will be observing it on the Friday before that date. Maple Grove government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10. Closed on Veterans Day (Observed) – Fri., Nov. 10 Post Office Local, state and federal government offices Public libraries Banks What’s open Schools Liquor stores Convenience Stores Most restaurants Malls Museums

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Halloween Craft & Gift Show on Saturday (& know the curfew rules!)

The 8th Annual Maple Grove Community Center Halloween Craft and Gift Show is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Maple Grove Community Center. It runs from 9:30am to 4:00pm. This event will showcase a wide range of products and services related to gift & handicraft sectors from leading exhibitors, including fashion jewelry, bags and hats, beauty products, chocolates and fudge, clothing for women and children, garden ornaments, glassware and ceramics, home decor, homeware products, and[…]

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It’s Official: Maple Grove Is Awesome! Ranks in Top 25 Places in U.S. to Live

It’s official – Maple Grove is awesome! A new study conducted by 24/7 Wall St., ranks Maple Grove as the 24th most livable city in a list of the 50 best cities in the U.S. to live in. The study utilized more than 3 dozen socioeconomic measures . According to the study, Maple Grove’s median home value is $284,200 and we have an extremely low poverty rate of two percent. About 54% of residents have at least a[…]

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Buy Environmentally-Friendly E15 & Support Needs of Local Breast Cancer Patients

Did you know you can fuel up with environmentally-friendly gasoline & support the needs of local breast cancer patients at the same time? For the 3rd year in a row, local Minnoco stations are hosting their “Pink Out” promotion now through the end of Octobeer – donating two cents from every gallon sold of E15 gasoline to the local charity Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. E15 contains five percent more ethanol than standard gasoline, displacing[…]

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