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  • ZogSports Minneapolis
    On the morning of September 11, 2001, Robert Herzog dropped off his laundry, picked up his mail, and took the local C train to work instead of the express A train. When he arrived for work at the north World Trade Center tower that morning, nearly 300 of his coworkers were dead. Stunned by his inexplicable escape from death, Herzog battled through his trauma by focusing on the good things in his life. Earlier that year, he met his wife-to-be playing coed softball. He had enjoyed the league but felt he could do better. Tempered by the sense of charity and community that was so ubiquitous after September 11, he opened ZogSports—a sports league that donates 10% of its profits to charity—in 2002. Since then, leagues have spread from New York and the northeast out to Atlanta and the Twin Cities. Casual competitors in their 20s and 30s team up in touch-football leagues and indoor-volleyball leagues, making new friends on the field, at postgame happy hours, and at preseason press conferences. When teams sign up for ZogSports's leagues, they choose a charity to represent. From there, teams compete to win the league championship, come up with the funniest team name, or order the most drinks at the bar after the game, all of which earn them money for their charity of choice. To date, the company has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities.
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    3416 4th Avenue Southeast
    Arden Hills, MN US
  • Devil Ops Airsoft
    It's no easy task to navigate the large warehouse that holds Devil Ops Airsoft. Two separate airsoft fields are like giant mazes, where opponents and their plastic artillery could wait behind each and every corner. The first arena takes the form of fast-paced hallways, where players must change strategies on the fly and resist the urge to quote long speeches from action films. The second arena? A two-level battlefield. Here, players fight their way up and down stairs, then battle for control of multiple rooms. The team at Devil Ops Airsoft runs public games every Saturday and Sunday and they rent out their facility for private events during the week.
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    2554 Como Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN US
  • Cold Blooded Expos
    Reptiles aren't hard to love once you get to know them, and Cold Blooded Expos' events are an ideal way to do just that. At shows throughout the year and around the country, you'll find snakes, turtles, lizards, and maybe even some furry exotic friends such as hedgehogs and sugar gliders. (You'll also find food for them?live, frozen, or manufactured.) Vendors sell a variety of fun, creative toys, tanks, and bedding to keep them cozy.
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    1640 Dan Patch Ave.
    St Paul, MN US
  • In The Moment
    Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, swim suit, goggles Average class length: 60 minutes Number of Staff: 1?5 people Class location: Indoors only Established: 2012 Registration required: Yes Parking: Parking lot
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    270 Lexington Parkway North
    Saint Paul, MN US
  • Cheers Pablo
    The teachers at Cheers Pablo use group classes to introduce fledgling artists to painting. Brush-stroke-by-brush-stroke, they lead students through creating their own renderings of multihued landscapes, stone bridges, and vases of flowers. As beginners paint, they are free to socialize, drink, and eat.
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    8362 Tamarack Village
    Woodbury, MN US
  • USA Karate
    Gordon Franks and Pat Worley are more than black belts. They’re ninth-degree black belts who share their chosen martial art with youngsters and adults alike through USA Karate, the school they cofounded. The school - which opened in 1973 and has been operating for more than 40 years - was featured on the local CBS station and teaches self-defense techniques that help students graduate to higher-level belts and translate into increased agility, coordination, and self-confidence.
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    779 Bielenberg Rd.
    Woodbury, MN US

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