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Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s only fitting we share some of Saint Paul’s most notorious haunted houses. Join us as we take a brief dive into the history of the home, share what entities are believed to haunt the home present-day, while also telling the stories of how these spirits moved from this world to the next.


Griggs Mansion

Located at 476 Summit Avenue, the Griggs mansion is rumored to be one of Saint Paul’s most haunted homes. The mansion was built in 1883 by Chauncey and Martha Griggs. Chauncey was a local, wealthy wholesale grocery businessman. Records show there are about six different entities that roam the halls of the home, with some being identified as previous workers on the property, while the other entities remain…

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Fall is in the air here in the Midwest and with fall comes some of the most gorgeous temperatures and outdoor sights! We have compiled a list of some of our top fall activities in the Twin Cities and beyond, take a look below! 

 

Check out the MN Fall color finder

This is more of a tool than an activity, but we find it so helpful! The MN fall color finder is a helpful source put out by the MN DNR, this color coded map helps you stay up-to-date with the state’s leaf colors. Plus, they link to state parks and trails to help you plan phenomenal hikes.
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Take a drive on a winding country road

Explore MN has created a fantastic list of the 10 must-see fall color drives in Minnesota. The drives range from the Saint Croix River…

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Let’s put it this way — us Minnesotans don’t take the Minnesota State Fair lightly. With years of tradition behind us, and the 2020 hiatus, it’s safe to say there’s tons of anticipation. We’ve asked our team for their favorite State Fair Hacks, and they’ve been generous enough to share em’. Check out our best kept secrets below, and buckle your ride seatbelts as we prepare for the Great Minnesota Get Together.

*Stay up to date on State Fair COVID-19 updates here.

 

1. Pre-Fair Tickets 

The first hack is of course related to the ticket sales. Admission during the fair is $16 for most adults, but, pre-fair tickets are $13 for everyone ages 5 and up. Get your pre-fair tickets until 9pm on  August 25th. Not a HUGE savings, but worth it if you’re…

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Pride weekend has officially come to a close here in the Twin Cities. As we take the next few days to come down from all the fun activities, scrub the glitter and facepaint off ourselves, and return back to our daily routines, we wanted to write a quick recap of the weekend and talk about our presence at the festival!

This was VIBE Realty’s first year having an official booth and presence at the Twin Cities Pride Festival and we can confidently say we will be making this a recurring event for many more years to come! We had an absolute blast, but most importantly, it gave our LGBTQ+ agents a platform and space to show up authentically in their communities and make some fantastic connections with folks around them. Buying or selling a home is no easy feat,…

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Whether it’s flip-flop weather or snow boot season, Minnesota has always got something good going on. With the restrictions for Covid-19 easing, we’re seeing events starting back up again. From sun-drenched music festivals like the Summer Jam, to Minnesota classics like the State Fair - we’re ready to get out and enjoy a true Twin Cities summer. Join in to celebrate art, culture, music, food, sports, seasonal fun and more. Make sure you check Minnesota's latest COVID-19 guidelines before heading to an event.

July 4th Fun Fest

This year's modified Eagan's July 4th Funfest festivities will include a scavenger hunt, a kids bike parade, the annual Ambassadors coronation, a showcase of Eagan’s restaurants, and of course, fireworks! 

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Earth Day - a day to observe and be grateful for our planet. A day when millions of people across the world come together to promote a cleaner, safer environment. But what does this day truly represent? And what can it teach us about our everyday living habits?

Last year on Earth Day, we put out a blog post about how you can achieve sustainability in your home, a concept that’s become more and more popular over the years. And well of course we all want to commit to greener living on a large scale, sometimes it’s easier said than done. We touched on innovative methods like solar panel systems and rainwater collections, which prove to be highly effective ways to promote sustainability—however, those undertakings may not always be financially feasible or…

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After a long hibernation (due to a Minnesota winter paired with COVID-19), we’re all feeling a little restless and stir crazy, understandably so. It’s been a whirlwind of a year and who isn’t ready for a fresh take? The start of spring has always been celebrated as a time for new beginnings — and we can’t think of a better approach for the coming of the new season here in the Twin Cities. At that, we’re commemorating some of the incredible new businesses sprouting up against all odds in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Make sure to get out there, welcome them to our communities, and spread some “Minnesota-Nice” with our support. We’ve highlighted a few below.


Sooki & Mimi

Sooki & Mimi recently opened in Uptown, Minneapolis and the intention…

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Say it with us...Goodbye 2020! Ringing in the New Year can be exciting—it's a time for new beginnings, which is something that, after a difficult 2020, most of us are looking forward to. New Year's Eve 2021 will look a lot different than last year's celebration. Instead of heading out for a night on the town, many of us will be settling in for an evening on the couch. And in lieu of ringing in 2021 with dozens of friends, our guest lists will be limited to the people who live in our households. One way we’re considering making the evening eventful is one of our favorite 2020 past-times: takeout. 

With our cherished local restaurants having to shut their doors the past month, no doubt they’ll be looking forward to some extra love and support as we head…

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It’s the season of doing good and giving back. This is our third annual donation drive for Alexandra House as we continue to work together to help them on their mission to end domestic and sexual violence. Here’s to making a change in the lives of those in our community. 

This year due to Covid-19, they are requesting donors to contribute gift cards (with receipts attached) in $25 denominations from Target, Walmart, VISA, Mastercard, or Amazon.com, in addition to grocery gift cards from Cub or Aldi Grocery. If you do prefer to purchase actual toys and gifts for distribution, see the wish list by clicking here.

Drop off your donation at the VIBE office in St. Paul between December 1st - December 7th during our business hours: 9:30am - 5pm…

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has brought our local businesses many challenges this year, and it’s safe to say we’ve all felt the impact one way or another. With so many businesses closing their doors in the Twin Cities and beyond, their role in our community has never been more transparent.

Just how much of a presence and impact do small businesses have? The SBA (Small Business Administration) reports over 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S. alone. And since 1995, those small businesses have generated 66% of all new jobs in the United States. Small businesses are a big deal. Which brings us to Small Business Saturday, a nationally recognized holiday coming up on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

So what better time to encourage the ‘shop…

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