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7 Corners Printing
A full service commercial printing company.
All Energy Solar
All Energy Solar, Minnesota’s number one full-service home solar provider! Locally owned since and operated since 2009.
Now’s the time to get a free solar assessment! The Made in Minnesota Solar Rebate program is only open for applications until February 28th, and it provides one of the best incentives to go solar in the entire country.
All Energy Solar works on both residential and commercial projects. They are also one of the few full service solar energy companies that is licensed as a building contractor as well as an electrical contractor.
Call for your free solar assessment today!
Also Ingebretsen’s Kaffe Bar
Ingebretsen’s, the go-to market for Scandinavian foods and gifts for 95 years, has branched out. There is now Also Ingebretsen’s Kaffe Bar and gift shop located in Norway House at 913 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. Enjoy sweet and savory waffles, in a welcoming dining area and shop the gift store, featuring many of the items popular at our main store.
Your Peace Is Our Policy. Array Financial Services, handling a wide array of personal and business insurance.
2500 Mendelssohn Ave N
Auto Technical Inc.
Donate your car in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or St. Paul. Auto Technical will come to you. Make a difference in another person’s life. Through partnerships with local agencies, they serve individuals who are dealing with job loss and economic hardship or have survived domestic violence and even torture. If you live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN, or other areas throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, Auto Technical invites you to donate your car. ATI is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3), accepting tax-deductible car donations since 1994
Auto Technical has a weekly fundraiser every Friday and Saturday. Buyers can come test drive cars during operating hours M-F 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. They can purchase a car any time if they wish so they don’t have to wait for the weekend. Come in look for the yellow sticker that says “First Class.” This indicates a car that has been through their shop and that all necessary repairs have been made. These are first class condition.
Auto Technical, Inc.
Buy Local Twin Cities
MetroIBA is devoted to preserving the locally owned, independent businesses that help the Twin Cities maintain its unique community character and economic strength.
They do that by promoting these businesses, educating the public on the VALUE of shopping local and – lastly — they seek to improve the conditions for local, independent business by influencing public policy.
Find a list of all the local business at www.buylocaltwincities.com
850 Grand Ave
CAZARIN INTERACTIVE is a website design and marketing agency for mid-size businesses. CAZARIN has taken many mid-size businesses from local to international markets.
With a service called “Marketing Fusion” Cazarin provides website development, branding development, marketing campaigns, on-line product sales strategies, video production for your website, and to sell your products, and more. Business is built on a win/win personal connection philosophy: Happy people working together to create new levels of success.
Owner Ricardo Ortizcazarin came to Minnesota as an exchange student, unable to speak a word of English. In two and a half decades, he has built his success with integrity and gratitude. CAZARIN INTERACTIVE has become a game-changer for numerous mid-size businesses. Call Ricardo: 763-420-9992 www.cazarin.com
Companionship | Personal Care | Transportation | Private Duty Nursing | Remote Monitoring Systems
Four offices serving Minneapolis, St Paul and surrounding suburbs
Common Good Books
38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Computer Revolution has the solutions for your home & business computer needs. They have the largest selection of notebook computers, new and refurbished computers & computer accessories. They also do top notch repairs and IT services for your home or business.
2335 Fairview Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
1600 Utica Avenue, Suite 130
Phone. 952.593.5602 Fax. 952.593.0447
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club celebrates and pays homage to the second Golden Age of the 20th century and the fabulous dining experiences it provided. In America’s best restaurants “Continental Cuisine” graced the tables. Dishes brought back from the GI’s experience in Europe had evolved into something uniquely American. People dressed for dinner and added to the level of sophistication that made dining out a special occasion. And everywhere there was live music from Crooners tinkling the 88’s and giving us their versions of Sinatra, Martin, Como and Darin.
The Electric Fetus
Phone: (612) 870-9300
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Fare Hypnosis Center
Hypnosis helps ordinary, everyday people with ordinary, everyday problems using individual hypnotic techniques. It’s a heightened state of awareness and focus where you are open to new ideas, thoughts and suggestions. It’s a natural state of mind that you experience at various times during the day. Fare Hypnosis strives to teach you how to intentionally initiate hypnosis for a specific purpose that you wish to achieve.
Ferndale Market has been growing turkeys on their family farm in Cannon Falls for three generations. They’ve grown them the same way for 74 years: free-range & without antibiotics. They’re proud of the way their turkey tastes naturally so they don’t add a thing: just 100% pure turkey. Reserve your free range Thanksgiving turkey today for pick-up at their store right on the farm or at one of their metro retail partners.
Visit FerndaleMarketonline.com for more information or to reserve your turkey today.
Go Mango provides custom cleaning and moving services for homes and offices of the Twin Cities Metro Area. Locally owned and operated, Go Mango delivers personal attention to each client to maintain excellent communication and extraordinary results.
To schedule a cleaning call 952.466.6037 or visit www.GoMangoNow.com
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
At Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, they share a vision of inspiring joyful faith; Building a loving community; and Serving neighbors near and far. r church was founded 52 years ago. We chose our name because we believe we are all called to be Good Samaritans. Their monthly Newcomer Classes are a great way to get a better idea of who they are and what they do.
To find the dates to their monthly classes or to just learn more about Good Samaritan, visit www.Good.org
A revolutionary home freeze dryer preserves meats, vegetables, dairy and complete meals while preserving 97% of the nutrition. Food will last up to 25 years without refrigeration.
Hazel’s Northeast has what every neighborhood needs – real, good food. Comfort food isn’t a trend at Hazel’s it’s five decades of family tradition! Scratch pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juicy cheeseburgers, and hearty entrees are served daily. And don’t forget the bread pudding!
2859 Johnson Street NE
Healthy Life Expo
This show has been EXPANDED to be the LARGEST Healthy Life Expo EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity – It’s all there! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 – Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is the Yoga Stage and Healthy Cooking Stage! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!
Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf
Saturday February 4th & Sunday February 5th
Heirloom Kitchen & Bar
At Heirloom they work with the best seasonal product they can get our hands on. From farm, forest, pasture and stream, they work to create a meal that nourishes the body as well as the heart by providing a sense of place and season. They preserve the bounty of spring and summer to sustain us through the fall and winter while respecting what each season brings anew. They’re forward thinking by looking backwards, create something new by acknowledging the past. Their food is called “modern farmhouse cuisine” and look forward to sharing it with you!
The best free tools & technology to give you the edge. From listing information to full neighborhood market reports, the House Geeks have all your best options.
At ipHouse, they’re dedicated to providing the most effective hosting for businesses. They have solutions ranging from VMware vCloud powered Infrastructure as a Service to dedicated Enterprise Hosting solutions, from email and website hosting you can rely on, to Stand-alone Virtual servers and hardware platforms engineered to optimize performance for the most demanding enterprise.
ipHouse experts can work with you to find the right solutions for your business. Contact them to set up a vmForge test drive, visit their data center, or just chat.
La La Homemade Ice Cream
La La Homemade Ice Cream is a small ice cream company that began in 1993. La La is committed to making the best ice cream possible using the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced when possible. Low overrun and flavor forward ice cream makes for delicious, smooth, creamy, dense, and satisfying product. La La has a mixture of 16 different flavors to choose from including some vegan options in the form of sorbets and also milk alternative frozen desserts.
3146 Hennepin Ave South
Unleash your inner gay!
3715 Chicago Avenue South
Litin’s Party Value
Litin’s Party Value is your Christmas Holiday party headquarters. Featuring the largest selection of Christmas themed Napkins, Plates, tablecover, and drink ware for your holiday parties. Shop their complete line of food service products: serving bowls and trays in all sizes and shapes, a large baking supplies section for pies, sweetbread loafs, Cakes, Cup cakes, and festive packaging for all your sweet creations. Litin’s Party Value is your Downtown Party store located 2 doors North of the Minneapolis Farmers market with Free Parking.
The Longevity EXPO offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. 150 Exhibitors and visit the Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. This show is all about products, services and information that will help you stay healthy and well at any age! See the latest in anti-aging, nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, living-in-place, and much more! Stay active and visit the Longevity EXPO – your better life awaits.
Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf
Owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), Mazopiya is a community-oriented natural food market that provides organic, whole foods produced by growers and businesses with ethical practices. Its reFRESH Bar is the first juice and smoothie bar in the Twin Cities to dedicate more than half of its menu to beverages made with green, leafy vegetables. Mazopiya is committed to selling local products whenever possible, including produce from Wozupi, the SMSC’s garden.
2571 Credit Union Drive
For 45 years Milda’s Cafe has been serving the ever changing faces of Minneapolis with home cooked breakfast and lunch Weekdays. It’s a family commitment to fresh omelets, terrific hashbrowns, cinnamon caramel rolls, hot dish specials everyday and authentic Finnish pasty on Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Hours:
Phone: (612) 377-9460
1720 Glenwood Ave N
The Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, has long ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world. The ensemble now presents nearly 175 programs in a typical year, primarily at its recently-renovated home venue of Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, and its concerts are heard by live audiences of 350,000.
To browse their performance calendar or to buy tickets, go to MinnesotaOrchestra.org
Mohs Tax Service
Moh’s Tax Service has been working for you, not the IRS, since 1971. They’re located in St. Paul and are one of the largest sites that electronically file taxes in the country. They have a large clientele of sole-proprietors, LLC’s, Trusts, S and C Corps and Partnerships. Services offered include:
Their tax preparation staff specializes in all the different fields, from 1040 personal returns, to self-employed, to LLC’s, to partnerships, non-profits, estates, trusts and S & C Corporations. So when scheduling an appointment, they’ll be sure to schedule you with a preparer knowledgeable in your specific field whenever possible. Returns are usually electronically filed the same day and your refunds are very fast and secure going right into your bank account if you prefer.
Call 612-721-2026 or visit mohstax.com. Moh’s Tax Service. Working for you, not the IRS.
Mother Earth Gardens
Gardening season is upon us! If you’re looking for a garden center specializing in organic gardening, sustainably grown plants and eco-friendly products, you’ve found the place! Mother Earth Gardens sell organic seeds, vegetables and herbs, and are becoming known as the place to go for sustainably grown and knock-your-socks-off annuals and perennials.
Garden Consultation is the other new service they are offering. You can even have one of their knowledgeable and creative staff take a look at your space, talk to you about your dreams and draw up a plan for your garden.
For more information and a list of products visit motherearthgarden.com or call (612) 724-2296
National Camera Exchange
Golden Valley: 9300 Olson Memorial Hwy
Neil Larson, host of ‘The Neil Larson Financial Hour’, wants to help you maximize your assets to retire safely and comfortably. He works with the team from Tarkenton Financial to help their clients create effective retirement income strategies.
Contact Neil at 952.303.3232 today to start getting winning results for your retirement
Nicollet Island Inn
On an island in the Mississippi River, in a circa 1893 building, this upscale boutique hotel lies across the bridge from downtown Minneapolis, 1 mile from the Guthrie Theater.
The dedicated staff at Nightingale restaurant take pride in presenting a thoughtful and delicious approach to food and drink, whether you’re visiting for dinner, happy hour, or brunch. Their focus on made-from-scratch meals, using sustainable and local ingredients, is likely to make Nightingale your go-to spot for inspired food and drinks.
Northernsun.com sells progressive, message-oriented t-shirts, button, stickers, etc. through a paper catalog and on their website. You can even submit your own slogan ideas and see them on a t-shirt!
One Mixed Voice Chorus
One Voice Mixed Chorus is Minnesota’s only—and the nation’s largest—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies (LGBTA) chorus. They’re building community and creating social change by raising their voices in song.
732 Holly Ave., Suite Q
Organics Recycling Facility
The Organics Recycling Facility (ORF), an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, supports the tribe’s strong commitment to the environment and the global need to reduce the amount of organic waste going into landfills. The ORF uses donated waste materials to produce nutrient-rich compost and other soil amendments, which the SMSC uses and makes available for purchase. The ORF accepts organic waste materials and sells mulch and other landscaping products.
1905 Canterbury Road
Origins Eye Clinic
Dr. David Bane and his experienced team take great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care—whether through fitting them with eyeglasses or contact lenses, diagnosing and treating cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases, or performing LASIK. At Origins Eye Clinic you can expect the absolute best in family vision care, nutraceutical education for eye and body problems, and the paramount in eye technology for treatment, diagnosis and management of ocular problems.
A dining and entertainment tradition for over fifty years.
3401 Louisiana Ave
Your trusted automotive expert
2087 Old Hwy 8
RBC Wealth Management
As an advisor with RBC Wealth Management, working with the office of Dan Brooks, affluent clients who work with Dave Sieben benefit from the personal service and sound advice that has been instilled in me by the Sieben family who have proudly served Minnesota for over 150 years. Drawing on the global resources of RBC Wealth Management, we build personalized investment plans that help accomplish your financial goals.
Rudy Luther Toyota Scion
Rudy Luther Toyota has a large selection of New, Used or Certified Used Toyota vehicles like the Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Venza, Matrix, and the Yaris. If you need a little more room Rudy Luther Toyota has several Trucks and SUV’s to choose from like the Tundra, Tacoma, Rav 4, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia and Land Cruiser. Plus, the Sienna and a huge selection of Toyota Camry and Highlander Hybrids and the groundbreaking Prius are available!
8805 Wayzata Boulevard
Saint Paul Art Crawl
April 22, 23, & 24
The St. Paul Art Collective is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Art Crawl.
Scrappy Products is a local company that believes in sustainability and ethical production.
Their bags and totes are all made in Northeast Minneapolis using 100 percent post-consumer water bottle fabric. Not only do they make merchandise for the average consumer, but they easily handle custom and corporate orders.
Plus, when you’re ready to buy new gear from Scrappy Products, you can just send your used materials back to the mill to be upcycled.
Scrappy Products – 1620 Central Avenue Northeast or online at ScrappyProducts.com.
Seestedt’s is a family owned business that has been serving the Twin Cities metro area for 100 years. They specialize in carpet, wood, laminate, vinyl, LVT, LVP, linoleum, cork, custom area rugs, and remnants. Their experienced installers can come to your home, provide a free estimate, and install any of the brand name flooring products you know and trust. Seestedt’s is located across from the new Saints stadium in St. Paul.
Seward Co-Op Creamery Cafe
In the Co-op Creamery Café, farmers, workers, and producers are valued and compensated fairly at each step of the supply chain. The Co-op Creamery Café builds on the relationships that Seward Co-Op has cultivated for more than 40 years. The Co-op Creamery is more than a place to gather or share a meal; it is part of an enterprise that drives social change. The Creamery purchases locally grown and raised ingredients from small-scale farmers and artisans to create their tasty seasonal menus.
Serving the community for over 42 years, Seward Coop has focuses on locally grown products, fair trade, and environmental sustainability. At Seward Coop you’ll always find the freshest produce including organic, grass-fed beef, signature sausages, artisan cheeses, baked goods and much more, plus shopping at Seward Coop means you’re helping to sustain a healthy food model that is socially responsible, has an equitable economic relationship and a positive environmental impact.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. With a focus on being a good neighbor, good steward of the earth, and good employer, the SMSC is committed to charitable donations, community partnerships, a healthy environment, and a strong economy. The SMSC and the SMSC Gaming Enterprise (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino) are the largest employers in Scott County. Out of a Dakota tradition to help others, the SMSC has donated nearly $300 million to organizations and causes since opening the Gaming Enterprise in the 1990s and has contributed millions more to regional governments and infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer systems, and emergency services.
The Wacipi is the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) annual pow wow the third weekend every August, when friends and relatives gather to celebrate their Dakota culture and way of life. This social gathering is open to the public. Dancers and singers perform in traditional regalia. The word “Wacipi” (pronounced “wah-chee-pee”) is Dakota for “they dance.”
3212 Dakota Parkway
Shamblott Family Dentistry
Shamblott Family Dentistry is your fear free, get you out of pain NOW dental office. We’re a great option for people with dental phobias and fears, and provide sedation dentistry with a certified registered nurse anesthetist. We offer comprehensive dental services including family dentistry, emergency dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and more. Make an appointment today and see for yourself why people throughout the Twin Cities area choose Shamblott Family Dentistry.
Open Monday through Thursday, 7 to 7, Fridays until 4:30, and Saturdays, too. Call 952-935-5599 or visit www.ShamblottFamilyDentistry.com.
Standard Heating & Air Conditioning
Twin Cities customers have trusted Standard for their heating and cooling needs for generations. Since 1930, they have served over 450,000 customers. They provide prompt, reliable service, while continually giving back to the local community.
Saint Paul Location
Stem is located in the historic Fire Barn building, a beautiful space showcasing a culmination of old world and new. Historic beams and exposed brick, paired with elegant chandeliers and warm booths make an encompassing feel of comfort and extravagance.
The Stem manifesto is to bring our valued guests exquisite and exciting wines from around the world, featuring a strong collection of small lot wines from boutique growers. We feature a daily rotating by the glass wine menu and beckon you to see what our unique suppliers have brought for us to share with you every week.
Although wine is our focus, they have fantastic artisan and local beers as well as a full bar with a diverse section of craft cocktails changing seasonally, made by their talented bar staff who implements their personal touch into every drink.
The kitchen menu at Stem is full of flavor and beauty featuring a seasonally rotating list of small plates, perfect to share and try a menagerie of items. All sauces are scratch made and small plates elegantly presented a crafted.
24 University Ave NE #125
The Foreign Service
The Foreign Service has become well-known for solving the “unfixable” problems when it comes to import auto repair. Services range from routine oil changes to major engine repair. Specializing in diagnostics (replacing only the parts you need), with an emphasis in good communication and quality workmanship.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall restaurant has provided a delicious taste of authentic Chinese cuisine since 1981. Specializing in Szechuan and Peking dishes, the Great Wall restaurant offers one of the most extensive Chinese menus in the Twin Cities.
4515 France Avenue South
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
The Meadows at Mystic Lake offers first-class service, a practice range, putting greens, full-service clubhouse, pro shop, and The Meadows Bar and Grille. It is adjacent to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Both enterprises are owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
The 18-hole Meadows at Mystic Lake covers 7,144 yards from the back tees on 160 acres and has 13 holes with water features, including 20 fountains, and a 2,500-foot cascading stream with seven waterfalls winding through the middle of the golf course. Fairways, tees and greens are comprised of bent grass which helps define the golf course. Fescue areas provide a second layer of definition followed by native plantings.
2400 Mystic Lake Drive
The Southern Theater
The Southern Theater in Minneapolis fosters a community of exceptional artists. Located in the West Bank district of Minneapolis, the intimate, 165-seat house serves as a leading and valued venue for eclectic, experimental, and engaging work that appeals to diverse audiences. The theater is a vital incubator, assisting Minnesota artists in their research and development in the fields of theatre, dance, and music. The Southern Theater provides a stage for new works and facilitates the presentation of artistic expressions that often are not found in competing venues.
1420 S Washington Ave
Tom Glaser, MS, Licensed Psychologist
Tom is a masters-level Licensed Psychologist who provides heart-centered, relationship-based life coaching and psychotherapy. As author of Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know, he has spent his career exploring positive psychology, discovering what can we learn from the happiest among us. Hear more on The Living Happiness Radio Hour, broadcast live occasional Saturdays at 9:00 AM on AM950. And for further information on how Tom can help you harness the power of positive psychology, visit tomglaserLP.com or call 612/240-4289.
Twin Cities Gay Scene
SCENE is a bi-weekly, all digital magazine published in the Twin Cities. Gay-owned and operated, we are GLBTQ Media for the Mobile Generation. SCENE informs the community and engages an influential and loyal readership. We bring you the best editorial through a fully diverse digital medium, with written word, audio and video! We’ve got it covered in the all new Web Editions!
Two 12 Pottery
Two 12 Pottery in Northeast Minneapolis is a treasure trove for gift seekers. Step through the doors of our shop and you will be surrounded with a variety of delights for all your senses.
Phone: (612) 331-1556
212 13th Ave NE
Unique Estate Law
Helping people avoid personal or financial stress is an honor which is why Chris Tymchuck, of Unique Estate Law, became an estate planning attorney. Chris has a wide variety of tools at his disposal, along with the knowledge to use them, in order to bring clients peace of mind. Tax planning and planning around probate are important. Equally important, however, are personal goals such as avoiding family conflict after a death, having your medical wishes honored and leaving a legacy that meets your desires.
For the past 12 years, The Urban Dog has been providing customized dog walking and pet sittting services for the Mpls and St. Paul neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
Victor’s 1959 Cafe
Authentic Cuban Cuisine
3756 Grand Avenue S
Vinaigrette invites you to their store and see it all for yourself. They have stainless steel airtight containers that contain the finest olive oils and vinegars from around the world! At the store you can taste each and every kind of oil and vinegar they offer, and if you find something you like, they will bottle it for you right on the spot. Oil and Vinegar is much like wine – you like what you like. Whether it’s for yourself, or you’re looking for wonderful gift ideas, Vinaigrette’s staff is there to be your buying assistant.
5006 Xerxes Avenue South,
287 Water St
Online at Vinaigrettemn.com
Wizzy Wig Design
You’re looking at our work right now (We developed this website)
Designer of websites, business cards, logos, for all your marketing needs.
Woodland Stoves & Fireplaces
For over 30 years, the Twin Cities most diverse Fireplace Products & Services… in wood, gas, pellet, corn, and electric stoves, inserts and fireplaces as well as hearth and fireplace accessories and essentials. Our showroom features over 35 working models.
Phone: (612) 338-6606
The ZEROREZ® Difference Zerorez….the right way to clean. Give them a call at 1-866-937-6739