Local Services in Minneapolis

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Dry-cleaning and laundry specialists carefully clean garments at three locations

80% Off Digitalization for up to 500 photos

Blaine

$145 $29

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Up to 80% Off Photo Packages from Dupris Photography

Minneapolis

$380 $89

Groups and individuals meet with Mike and Jamie Dupris who work in tandem to take pictures during photo shoots

52% Off ACT-Prep or Study-Skills Classes

Minneapolis

$725 $350

ACT-prep classes focuses on test-taking skills, and study-skills classes teach students how to take notes and review effectively

90% Off Six-CD Stock-Trading Course

South Loop

$300 $29

Expert investors reveal their stock secrets in six-CD training course that focuses on technical analysis & other aspects of trading

Up to 53% Off Screen and Body iPad Restoration

EZ Tech

$209 $99

With screen and body restoration packages, technicians replace glass, inspect, clean, and charge iPad 2–4 models

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Minneapolis

$250 $29

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8"x12" print and digital image

Up to 72% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Champagne

Warehouse District

$321 $89

Photographer arranges relaxed boudoir sessions replete with champagne where clients can let loose and express themselves

Up to 60% Off from Storchak Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Pure cleaning solution spruces up fine clothing and delicate fabrics, including fur, leather, and silk.

86% Off In-Studio or Outdoor Photography Package

Minneapolis

$350 $49

Creative team with more than 30 years of experience captures subjects in novel situations, either in-studio or at outdoor locations

Up to 94% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Warehouse District

$399 $25

With four lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

50% Off Studio Photography

Folwell

$300 $150

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52% Off DJing Classes

Downtown West

$25 $12

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Up to 59% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Minneapolis

$80 $39

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to guitar fundamentals and help them develop more advanced skills

88% Off Photography Package

Minneapolis

$675 $79

Photographer Jim Hilgedick performs an in-studio or on-location photo shoot that yields an 11"x14" print and digital images

Up to 85% Off Mom's Night Out Workshop

Multiple Locations

$225 $35

Moms can enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate while learning to photograph children, with lessons in lighting, style, and candid approach

Up to 54% Off Videotape-to-DVD Transfers

Bremer Bank Building

$30 $15

Onsite audio-visual experts help preserve precious memories by transferring videotape and film to high-capacity DVDs

Half Off Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons

Plymouth - Golden Valley - St. Louis Park

$50 $24.99

In private sessions custom tailored to student's skills, an accomplished instructor teaches lessons in guitar, ukulele, and bass

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

74% Off Tax Return at Jadoo Tax

Jadoo Tax Services

$349 $89

Accountant explains, prepares and files individual taxes

50% Off

Plymouth - Wayzata

$250 $125

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Up to 53% Off Dog and Cat Boarding

Edina

$180 $89

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Full-service boarding facility provides separate, indoor accommodations for cats and dogs that receive personal attention

52% Off Holistic Dog-Training Class

Multiple Locations

$115 $55

Certified trainer who specializes in holistic-based training for dogs

81% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

West Seventh

$200 $39

Female photographer and staff make subjects feel comfortable and confident during a 60-minute session that yields one retouched image

41% Off Photography Classes

St. Anthony

$150 $89

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86% Off Photography Session

Lowertown

$425 $59

A photographer with 15 years of experience shoots one-hour sessions that include one print and the rights to one digital image

Half Off Dry Cleaning Services from Red Robin Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

Two-location dry cleaner takes in clothes and household items for cleaning, repairs, and alterations

85% Off a Photo Shoot with Prints

The Northwestern Building

$400 $59

Photographer and owner Lisa captures memorable poses in a one-hour shoot; includes an 11"x14" print and eight wallet-sized prints

Up to 80% Off Photo Shoot from Helios Photography

Lowertown

$300 $59

Photographer with 20 years of experience captures candid and posed pictures of clients in his studio or on location

85% Off Photo Shoot for Up to 15

St. Paul

$300 $45

Experienced photographer and former Ansel Adams student Steve Rouch masters studio lighting for classical fine-art portraiture

50% Off Financial Consulting

West St. Paul

$40 $20

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50% Off Financial Consulting

Hamline - Midway

$250 $125

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50% Off Clothing, Furniture, and Accessories for Charity

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Portions of the sales of donated, upscale clothing and furnishings helps provide basic care and needs of local women with breast cancer

Up to 52% Off from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

St. Paul

$80 $40

Ethnomusicologist who's taught for more than 14 years shows students how to master acoustic or electric guitar via their own musical taste

60% Off Dry-Cleaning Services

E & J Cleaners

$25 $10

Trusted dry-cleaners care for clothes, sweaters, comforters, and coats with all services performed at their historical Selby Avenue location

Half Off Veterinary Services

Osseo

$150 $75

Compassionate veterinary staff care for animals with general wellness procedures as well as surgical treatments and acupuncture

89% Off from Accent Photography

Multiple Locations

$364 $39

A two-hour in-studio or on-location photo shoot for kids or families results in nine prints and a digital image

Up to 67% Off 3D Printing Services and Classes

Plymouth

$150 $50

Artists and designers help clients transform ideas, pictures and more into 3D objects and learn to operate a CubeX 3D Printer

Half Off Children’s Etiquette Class

Plymouth - Wayzata

$100 $49.99

Kids and teens 6–16 learn social skills such as writing thank-you notes, showing respect, and exhibiting good table manners with real food

51% Off Business Cards at Matreks Printing

East Bloomington

$85 $42

Digital printers quickly produce custom business cards; compatible with Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, and other popular file formats

54% Off Individual Tax Preparation at Prudent Accountants

Bloomington

$149 $69

Experienced tax preparer accurately and efficiently e-files individuals' tax returns

Up to 51% Off a Mailbox Rental

West Bloomington

$139 $69

Renters have 24-hour access to a mailbox with a street address, where packages from any courier are accepted; confirmations sent by email

50% Off Puppy-Cut Special

Coon Rapids

$60 $30

Dog groomers give pups weighing 30 pounds or less a bath, hair cut, nail trim, and treat bag to go

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Maple Grove Outlets

$204.95 $25

Timely, convenient, and personalized photo shoots yield a wall-ready gallery wrap portrait or two portrait sheets and a CD

Half Off at Art and Frame World

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

$50 $25

Family-owned business specializes in framing both traditional photos and three-dimensional objects

89% Off Family Photo Session and Prints

Multiple Locations

$365 $39

Artful photographer lets families and kids be themselves in front of the camera before turning favorite shot into prints

Up to 53% Off Art Supplies and Framing

Excelsior

$75 $35

Huge stock of art supplies for every discipline; custom framing for posters, pictures, and paintings includes mounting, assembly and glass

45% Off Mattresses

Blaine

$500 $275

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Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

Students absorb technique and musical creativity under the instruction of Concordia University's Professor of Piano

Up to 89% Off at Cilento Photography

Eden Prairie

$200 $29

Professional photographer takes in-studio or on-location shoots of newly engaged couples or families

53% Off from Inflight Pilot Training

Eden Prairie

$340 $159

Accompanied by an FAA-certified instructor, students take the controls and navigate over the Twin Cities

Select Local Merchants

The culinary team at Common Roots Cafe believes that the best way to create a welcoming restaurant is to fully embrace local flavor in every sense of the word. Even the interior speaks to this mission—reclaimed barn wood makes up the dining room's floorboards and tabletops, the counter is composed of recycled cardboard, and the air is one-hundred percent Minnesotan. The overall effect is one of casual warmth, an atmosphere that makes the cafe an ideal spot for guests to chew on eclectic, yet accessible, cuisine and relax with a choice of 10 local craft beers.

The menu itself also bursts with hometown pride, highlighting local organic and sustainable ingredients. As much as half of the restaurant's food comes from farms located within 250 miles of Minneapolis, while some produce is picked right outside the door at the cafe's urban garden. And since the selection of ingredients alters with the seasons, the chefs adapt their dishes each month to showcase their fresh flavors. Previous offerings have included redfish tacos with jicama slaw, mac 'n' cheese with local cheddar, and house-made tagliatelle pasta topped with a hearty bison bolognese sauce. Bites are complemented with sips from a drink list featuring wines—many made from organic grapes—and local beers. And, in the unlikely event that diners leave any food on their plates, the scraps are carefully composted to continue the cafe's green production cycle.

2558 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Most students in introductory stained-glass-making classes are in search of a new hobby or a fun few hours, but not Connie Beckers. In 1995, she took such a course and soon built a career around the art of stained glass and kiln-working. Now, through The Goddess of Glass, she teaches others her craft during classes that cover the creation of jewelry, coasters, plates, and transparent overalls. She’s also been known to flex her instructional muscle as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Cramped Quarters, where she taught the show’s host and contractor how to make stained-glass tiles for a kitchen in the middle of remodeling.

The Goddess of Glass also sells artwork and gifts out of a separate retail shop. Patrons can commission a custom piece, such as a stained-glass window, or peruse a collection of pieces by more than 80 local artisans. The shop’s staff can also advise clients who need custom framing, helping them to pick the proper matting and frame so that their Richard Nixon rookie cards really pop.

2205 Lowry Ave N
Minneapolis,
MN
US

For nearly a century, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has provided medical care for children along with clinical and surgical services. With 380 staffed beds at two campuses, the hospitals care for more than 125,700 kids each year. Their pediatric services subscribe to the most current research models and employ innovative practices to maximize the quality of care it provides.

Children’s cultivates a positive and welcoming environment for patients by providing kid-friendly diversions as well as resources for their families. Kids can take part in programming from Star Studio, the in-hospital TV channel, and parents can turn to interpreter services or parenting professionals for assistance.

Children’s will soon complete state-of-the-art renovations on both campuses, which will include private patient rooms, expanded surgery and triage centers, and an internal Ronald McDonald House. The additions will foster an open and airy atmosphere that provides comfort for patients, with designs that integrate science, art, and nature.

420 Southeast Main Street
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The textile-pampering experts of Mulberrys Garment Care tend to dingy clothes with toxin-free cleaning methods and a commitment to quality that earned the shop a nod as Top Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaner by Minnesota Monthly in 2011. Offering 24-hour drop-offs or pickup and delivery service, the Mulberrys crew dry-cleans garments with pressurized CO2 and no heat, keeping clothes from returning with a chemical smell, faded colors, or an unhealthy sauna addiction. Laundry services suds up duds with purified water and environmentally friendly detergents before pressers hand-finish each garment and tailors scour seams for missing or cracked buttons. Tailoring and alteration operations let Mulberrys' skilled needle wielders exercise their 30 years of experience to fit clients with customized duds, and an online account system gives patrons instant access to billing, order status, and their pants' favorite music playlists.

3900 W Lake St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Michael Weber and Nick Adams aim their lenses at everything from beaming couples to photogenic plates of pasta. The two harness more than 25 years of combined experience as they craft images—not the kind that sit sedately in frames, but rather the kind that leap out, grab your face, and launch into stories about dimpled babies, flying mortarboards, and couples vowing to stay together in sickness and in health. Their artistic, modern style yields images perfect for family albums but also polished enough for model portfolios. They share the techniques behind that deft approach during introductory and advanced photography classes, passing down their exuberance for the art form whose development spared museum-goers from more dreary years of staring at da Vinci’s finger paintings.

2542 Blaisdell Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

As the state's flagship news organization, the Star Tribune's steadfast coverage of local, national, and worldwide events predates the city’s fire department. Tracing its lineage all the way back to 1867, the newspaper easily displaced its contemporary competitors, signal fires and news-bearing sparrow hawks, establishing a tradition of trusted reporting. The newspaper enhances its regular chronicles of Twin Cities news with sections focused on specific geographic regions and suburbs while dutifully drawing national and global politics into perspective. Thoughtful editorials challenge inquiring minds or put news into context, and extensive lifestyle, entertainment, and sports sections keep readers abreast of the latest developments in leisure.

425 Portland Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US