Health & Wellness

I am a soccer neophyte. I have been swept into the vortex of the tsunami-like sub-culture of the country’s burgeoning preoccupation with soccer. Four of my nine grandchildren have joined the hordes of youngsters who genuflect at the altar of the soccer god.

In 2004, farmland in Independence was transformed into Windsong Farm Golf Club, a unique members-only prairie course. However, just four years later, the club was in financial trouble. Anticipated member quotas hadn’t been met and the loan was too large.

Couples across the country are planning alphabet dates as a way to escape the perpetual dinner-and-a-movie trap and instead date out-of-the-box.

“I do.” Well, until the money runs out. Or I get tired of picking up your socks. Or I find someone better. With a bigger house. And less emotional baggage.

Each May, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum makes it possible for you to travel back in time by way of two historical streetcar lines.

Last year, seven paved miles were added to the 13.5 miles of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, a multi-use recreation path connecting Hennepin and Carver counties.

1. Wear lifejackets when the boat is moving. Children 10 and younger are required to wear one and there must be one for everyone on board.

Built in 1890 as a private estate for Frederick Noerenberg, founder of Grain Belt Brewery and his family, the 74 acres of the Noerenberg Gardens were willed to Three Rivers Park District when the last Noerenberg child died in 1972.

As people age it becomes more difficult for them to get out, make new friends and enjoy activities such as fishing and boating that are so dear to Minnesotans’ hearts.

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