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Archives for June 2015

Difficult Printable Maze

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Road Trip to 2015 Summer MN Music Festivals

MN Music Festivals List Summer 2015Winstock Country Festival

City: Winsted, MN

Date: June 12-13, 2015


Stamman Scandinavian Folk Festival

City: Nisswa, MN

Date: June 12-13, 2015


Moondance Jammin Country Fest

City: Walker, MN

Date: June 19-20, 2015


Rock the Garden

City: Minneapolis, MN

Date: June 20-21, 2015


Twin Cities Jazz Festival

City: St. Paul, MN

Date: June 25-27, 2015


Lakes Jam

City: Brainerd, MN

Date: June 25-27, 2015


Basilica Block Party

City: Minneapolis, MN

Date:  July 10-11, 2015


Moondance Jam

City: Walker, MN

Date: July 16-18, 2015


RiverSong Music Festival

City: Hutchinson, MN

Date: July 17-18, 2015



Lakefront Music Fest

City: Prior Lake, MN

Date: July 17-18, 2015


Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

City: Duluth, MN

Date: July 18, 2015



Lowertown Blues Festival

City: St. Paul, MN

Date: July 25, 2015



City: Detroit Lakes, MN

Date: August 6-8, 2015


Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

City: Richmond, MN

Date: August 6-9, 2015


Bayfront Blues Festival

City: Duluth, MN

Date: August 7-9, 2015


Lakes Bluegrass Festival

City: Pine River, MN

Date: August 26-30, 2015


Rock Bend Folk Festival

City: St. Peter, MN

Date: September 12-13, 2015


Washington County Bluegrass Festival

City: Lake Elmo, MN

Date: September 12, 2015


Festival Palomino

City: Shakopee, MN

Date: September 19, 2015


Boats and Bluegrass

City: Winona, MN

Date: September 24-27, 2015

Clean a Sticky Cup Holder in Your Car

clean sticky cup holderHave you spilled one too many times in your vehicle’s cup holder? Maybe a fast food beverage was left only to seep sticky syrup into the crevices of your cup holder, making it a mess. Here are some tips to make the clean up process a little easier and rid the sticky cup holder.

Removable Cup Holders

Many trucks and cars have cup holders or cup holder liners made of plastic or rubber that is removable. If you can remove your cup holder, it is much easier to clean. You many not even realize your cup holder liner comes out. Try lifting a small portion to see if it will come out. If you get it out, you can try running your cup holders through a rinse cycle of your dishwasher (be careful with full cycles that could warp or melt). After the rinse cycle, allow the cup holder to sit for 20 minutes and then attempt to wipe out leftover slime. If necessary, repeat the process.

If you don’t have a dishwasher or are leery of that method, try a bucket of warm, soapy water and drop your cup holders in. They may need some serious soaking time.

Non-Removable Cup Holders

This is much more challenging, but can be done. Have two clean rags ready. Use the first one to squeeze a small amount of warm, soapy water into the cup holder and allow to sit. Use the second, DRY rag to wedge into the cup holder to soak up the water and released residue. You may have to repeat the process until all the sugar dissolves.

For light colored plastic cup holders stained with coffee or other beverages, try a small amount of lemon juice and rub with a clean cloth. Hopefully, now you have a clean cup holder!