Author: Give Me The Mike

Best places to watch fireworks in Minnesota

I asked for your suggestions on where to watch 4th of July fireworks. The top choice doesn’t take place on July 4th, but instead, on July 6th. I was on Twin Cities Live with a roundup. Highest rated: Delano Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 p.m. Canterbury Park, Shakopee Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th around

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The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Every month, Worth the Trip, my series on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live, presents the top five Minnesota spots in a particular category. And since summer is officially upon us, I had to determine who sells the best ice cream in the state. The winning locations are determined by your suggestions. Thousands upon thousands of votes

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An ongoing review of new foods at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

31 official new foods will debut at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. You will notice that foods on-a-stick are back (there weren’t any new on-a-stick additions in 2018). Another new trend: a vast amount of gluten-free options. But there will be many more new menu items to find than what’s on the New Foods list.

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31 can’t miss events in Minnesota this July

Not much gets better than July in Minnesota! There’s plenty to do with long summer nights. Bonus: you don’t have to spend 20 minutes putting on a parka and scraping ice off your windshield! I compiled a list of events happening around the state. Many are your suggestions! Is there one I forgot? Let me

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Dear City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey, Pride is more than a publicity stunt

In June 2018, it was delightful to see that the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department surprised those going to Twin Cities Pride with rainbow crosswalks. Public Works employees were out late to make it happen. The City wrote a press release and held a photo shoot with Mayor Jacob Frey. According to the City’s

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How to navigate the Minneapolis Lyndale Farmers Market

The Lyndale Market of the Minneapolis Farmers Market system is the largest farmers market you will find in the Twin Cities. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday morning during the summer, the number of people can get a bit overwhelming. But don’t let that stop you from checking it out. Here is my

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3 can’t miss Twin Cities Farmers Markets

While Lowertown Saint Paul and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis host great farmers markets featuring locally grown produce and goods, there are ‘berry-good’ other spots that tend to be less busy and get you the same fruits, veggies and flowers. Here are three I’ve attended which are worth the trip: Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market When: Saturdays,

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Twin Cities restaurant date deals for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Cash in on some great deals from Twin Cities restaurants. I appeared on Twin Cities Live with a roundup of spots offering incredible discounts. Sunday: Acqua in White Bear Lake 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 3 course meal for 2 people for $60 You can purchase a bottle of wine for $20 Reservations are accepted Patio

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Why no Minnesotan should pay to use Ancestry.com

I recently went on a work assignment to visit the spots Twin Cities Live viewers selected as the 5 best museums in Minnesota. One of those was the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. Before my visit, I asked museum officials what they felt was underrated. They told me that the Gale Family Library was

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