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Connect Locally

Yes, it is possible to connect locally!  Check out "Building a Circle of Friends in Minnesota" for motivation, then jump into this list.

First Things You Need to Know About:


Twin Cities Transplants Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Transplants

  • This is a terrific group and in our opinion the best way to quickly meet people in the Twin Cities who are looking to connect and have fun.
Break the Bubble!
http://btbmpls.com/
  • Volunteer led group devoted to helping people make friends in the Twin Cities.  Their mailing list will alert you to upcoming events.
Twin Cities Transplants Facebook Group
  • This is a great group if you have questions as you settle into town or want to share your experiences and connect with others. 
Other Groups to Connect With:

Atheists & Freethinkers
http://mnatheists.org/
http://cmfreethinkers.org/

Charities

http://www.smartgivers.org

Churches
http://www.churchangel.com/minnesota.htm

Communities of Color

African America

http://www.cobm.state.mn.us/?agency=CBM

http://www.mul.org/

http://www.naaahrmn.org/

http://www.meetup.com/AfricanAmericanWomenSocializing/


Asian Pacific

http://www.capm.state.mn.us/


Hispanic/Latino

http://www.hispanicmn.org/

http://www.clac.state.mn.us/index.html


Indian

http://www.iamn.org/


Disabled community
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/People_with_Disabilities

GLBT community
http://www.outfront.org/home
http://www.lavendermagazine.com/?doing_wp_cron=1349109828.8915739059448242187500

Hunting & fishing groups  
http://www.mndeerhunters.com/
http://www.mndarkhouse.org/ 

International Group
Pioneer Press article about the group

Military/Veterans
http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/MilFam/index.html
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/Veterans/index.aspx

Recovery community
http://minnesotarecovery.org/index.html


Other Resources to Help You Thrive
:

Childcare

http://www.mnchildcare.org/

Clothing
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/dress-layers.html

Driving  in Winter
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/drivingtips/index.html
http://www.cartalk.com/sites/default/files/features/WinterDriving/print_tips.pdf
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf


Moving to Minnesota From Another Country
http://www.isss.umn.edu/publications/familyguide.html
http://www.isss.umn.edu/publications/WorkingMNGuide/2.pdf

Multicultural Resources and Services

Pets
Dog Parks
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/animals/services/animal-control_off-leashparks

Therapist 
This therapist is a transplant herself whose client's are often other transplants to the Twin Cities http://www.lifetransitionscounselingllc.com

Traveling/Exploring Minnesota
http://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
http://www.dot.state.mn.us

Any other good links you know about?  Please let us know!