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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
  • Saints North Family Skate Center
    Saints North Family Skate Center offers roller skating, mini golf, laser tag, and myriad other ways to keep the whole family engaged. The skating rink opens up into a smooth and polished oval where skaters of all ages can cruise in time with an entertaining and all-ages soundtrack. There's family fun skating sessions offered during the day and night, where parents and kids can skate side-by-side or watch dad and mom do the hokey pokey and hula hoop. On Wednesday nights, grown-up skatiers can zip around each other on Adults Night. The free mini-golf course makes trading your skates for shoes an enticing option, as does the laser-tag chamber. There's also a snack bar with food and drinks, and a seating area to watch others skaters weave their way around the rink.
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    1818 Gervais Ct
    Saint Paul, 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
  • Alexander Ramsey House
    Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the state?s storied past, the Minnesota Historical Society dutifully curates 26 historic sites and museums that help visitors delve into days of yore?from the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids to the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey and Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore. Explore the Minnesota History Center?s collection of artifacts, local artworks, and hands-on exhibits at the History Center in St. Paul, from Civil War battle flags to Prince's suit from Purple Rain. Temporary exhibits include American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on display through March 16, and Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, opening May 24. Mill City Museum in Minneapolis chronicles the linked histories of the flour industry, Minneapolis, and the Mississippi River, sending visitors through history as they traverse each floor on an eight-story elevator ride that depicts a working day at the mill. As a bonus, baking-lab demonstrations produce balmy bread samples and historically accurate stomach rumbles.
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    265 Exchange St S
    Saint Paul, MN US

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