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  • Squinkies, Twister & Nerf: Toys of Minnesota
    Since the 1940s, Minnesota has been cranking out gotta-have-it toys, from Tonka, to Twister and Nerf, to the modern day Squinkie craze. Here's a look back at some of the most successful toys to come out of the Twin Cities and the "Northern toy elves" who made it possible. PHOTOS BY KRIS...
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  • GoBots: Tonka's answer to Transformers
    GoBots were Minnesota-based Tonka’s answer to Transformers. Both lines were incredibly similar – they were knock-offs of a Japanese toy, they were sentient robots that changed into camouflaged vehicles, and they both netted about $60 million in 1984. But there’s no question who survived ...
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  • Hazel's Northeast: The tour
    The former home of Pop! has been reborn as Hazel's Northeast, an homage to the owners' grandmother. And while the previous tenant's color scheme has been toned down, the Swedish meatballs remain, now joined by comfort foods both contemporary and classic, including Adobo Chicken and Drunken...
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  • The Best People of Electric Daisy Carnival
    As is fitting for an international electronic music festival, EDC attracts an eccentric group of people. Here are our favorite dance music lovers from last weekend's showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more photos: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day...
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  • Dam Funk at Too Much Love: Photobooth
    Pasadena synth-funk artist Dam Funk comes to First Avenue to play Too Much Love. Here's our Photobooth and some shots from the set. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE on March 26, 2011
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  • Rural Alberta Advantage at First Avenue
    Rural Alberta Advantage rocks the biggest crowd they've ever played to at First Avenue Friday night along with opener James Vincent McMorrow. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on March 25, 2011
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  • Bomp at Nick and Eddie - March 2011
    Spring break prompted everyone to show up and get crazy at favorite monthly dance party at Nick and Eddie!
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  • Beard-Off at Turf Club
    Friday night's second annual Beard-Off brought a sold-out crowd to the Turf Club, mingling the great unshaven competitors with many baby-faced wannabes. PHOTOS BY NIKKI MILLER on March 25, 2011
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  • Volanco Choir at Cedar Cultural Center
    Volcano Choir played one of only two US tour dates on Friday night at the Cedar Cultural Center.  The packed house whistled and cheered as Justin Vernon & members of the band Collection of Colonies of Bees took the stage to play a lovely and haunting set. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on March 25, 2011
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  • Hood Internet at Varsity Theater
    Mashed up at the Varsity, the Hood Internet brought a mix a tracks that got people ready to dance on a Thursday night in Dinkytown. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on March 24, 2011
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  • Amos Lee at The State Theatre
    Philadelphia singer/songwriter Amos Lee brings his show to The State Theatre Thursday night along with openers The Secret Sisters. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on March 24, 2011
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  • Sarah Silverman brings her stand up to U of M
    Legendary comedian Sarah Silverman brings her act to the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall Wednesday night. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on March 23, 2011
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