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Monster Cereals – Minneapolis, MN

Monster Cereals were a new line of cereals for children manufactured by General Mills in the 1970s. The cereals resurrected some frightfully classic movie characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman and the Mummy for a series of TV commercials. The Monster

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Television

Twig the Fairy, Minneapolis, MN

Twig the Fairy (full name: Twig Oaklyn Flewinia Thistlebottom) is enchanted fairy based in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Portrayed by actress Kathy Gfeller, Twig the Fairy travels to Renaissance fairs across the United States to charm young and old

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Posted in Festivals and Parades

Lucky the Leprechaun – Minneapolis, MN

Lucky the Leprechaun – Breakfast cereal mascot created by the folks at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its magically delicious marshmallow treats originally came in the bite-sized shapes of hearts, moons, stars, clovers, and diamonds. In the commercials, Lucky (voiced

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The Happy Gnome – Minneapolis, MN

The Happy Gnome is located at 498 Selby Avenue in St. Paul Minneapolis in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood. Opened in 2006, The Happy Gnome is known as St. Paul’s finest “Gastropub.” The Happy Gnome is housed in an ivy-covered brick

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Posted in Beverages & Beer, Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Lake Harriet Elf, Minneapolis, MN

The Lake Harriet Elf (aka “Mr. Little Guy”) lives at the base of an ash tree on the south shore of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved into the tree in 1995. Although never seen by the public, Mr.

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Posted in Parks - Municipal
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