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Minnesota Homeowners: Why You Need Smart Kitchen Appliances

The future is all about updating your Minnesota home with technology to make it smarter and more efficient. Not only will you increase the value of your home, you can also make it more functional.

If you want to use technology to bring more convenience to your life, why not start in the kitchen? There are many exciting and new appliances on the market to help get you organized and keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here are five appliances that can help you work smarter in the kitchen:

1. Interactive Refrigerators

Manufacturers such as Samsung have developed a smart refrigerator that’s interactive for the entire family. Not only will you be able to keep food cool at just the right temperature, you can keep track of expiry dates. You can also use the LCD screen on the outside of the fridge as a family calendar and message center and to

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Minnesota Homeowners: Smart Updates For A Green Kitchen

Cooler weather is on its way, and it’s the perfect time of year to think about all those indoor projects that you want to tackle. Why not consider renovating your Minnesota home and making it more energy efficient?

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health
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Minnesota cannabis company Vireo gives retail outlets a new name, Green Goods

Vireo Health, a Minneapolis-based cannabis company, has changed the name of its Minnesota Medical Solutions cannabis-patient centers to Green Goods.

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“The Green Goods brand is the next evolution of Vireo’s continued commitment to providing patients with best-in-class medical cannabis products and customer experiences,” Dr. Kyle Kingsley, the firm’s chief executive, said in a statement.

Its retail outlets in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Rochester, and Moorhead are being renovated to “create a relaxed and engaging environment” and “serve more patients in a timely fashion,” the firm said.

Vireo Health expects to open two new locations in Blaine and Hermantown under the Green Goods brand by November and additional locations in Burnsville and Woodbury should open by the end of 2020.

Green Goods locations also will have on-site pharmacists and a “knowledge bar” for patients seeking information. The renovated shops will also be used for community engagement events, charitable giving programs, and

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Cleveland Indians swept by Minnesota as Twins hitters slug four more home runs in 7-5 loss

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians headed out of Minnesota on Sunday bashed and battered after a weekend-long home run assault by Twins hitters that resulted in a three-game sweep. Powered by the long ball, Minnesota rallied from an early three-run deficit in the series finale for a 7-5 win at Target Field.

Cleveland’s losing streak now stands at six games, the most consecutive losses for the club since July 23-28 in 2015.

Despite the loss, the Indians remain in playoff position, occupying the seventh spot in the American League race, one game ahead of the eighth-place Yankees. The Indians fell 3 1/2 games behind Minnesota for second place in the AL Central Division and 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading White Sox.

Minnesota slugged four home runs Sunday, upping their total to 11 in the three-game weekend sweep of Cleveland. All but one of the Twins’ 18 runs scored since

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Last chance to vote for Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota

From Staff Reports
Published 10:00 a.m. CT Aug. 24, 2020

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Six weeks, about 12,000 nominations and at least 60,000 votes after it all started, you now have just hours to cast your final ballot in the final category of the 2020 Best of Central Minnesota Readers’ Survey.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the contest for Best Overall Restaurant. Check out the ballot and cast your vote by clinking this link:

Print readers can visit www.bestofcentralmn.com and click on “Vote for the 2020 Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota.”

So what happens after voting closes for Best Overall Restaurant?

Staffers with SC Times/LOCALiQ will compile all your votes and present the top five finishers in all 62 categories online at sctimes.com and in a special-edition glossy magazine published Friday, Sept 25.

Those results will feature — as chosen by you, the voters — the winner of the Best

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