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I’m Mike Marcotte. If we haven’t met, I’d love for you to take a moment and read my story.
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Big Game Guide
I had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of everything happening in the Twin Cities leading up to the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4. I’m here to help. Embrace the chaos — we won’t see anything this big come through Minnesota for decades! Read more.
Based on previous years, around one million visitors are expected to trek to Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the days leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 4. In perspective, the Minnesota State Fair had nearly two million visitors…over the course of 12 days. Read more.
More on Give Me The Mike…‘Wood’ you look at that: unique gift ideas made of wood
These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts that’ll last longer than the popsocket or fidget spinner you were planning to purchase. Read more.
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A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning. Read more.
I’m on a magazine cover!
I am honored to be on the cover of Lavender Magazine’s 2017 Pride issue. Their Managing Editor, Andy, penned a humbling piece about their selection. You can read that here.
So I was driving from an oil change and did a double take when I noticed the Rainbow on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood was still open. There was an ‘outlet’ sign tacked on the windows. My immediate reaction: confusion. What is an outlet grocery store? Do they send all the bruised bananas to this location? Read more.