Author: Give Me The Mike

Hidden gems at the 5 best museums in Minnesota

For my Worth the Trip series on Twin Cities Live, I asked viewers to vote on the 5 best museums in Minnesota. The voting was extremely close. We are blessed to live in a rich cultural community. I reached out to staff at all of the top 5 museums and asked them for the insider scoop

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The 5 Minnesota State Fair foods every new attendee should eat

There are always new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, but if you’re new to the Great Minnesota Get Together, you need to start with the basics. I asked my Facebook and Twitter followers to list their favorite Fair foods. I compiled the list below. Once you try these foods, head to my list of

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The top 10 foods going into the start of the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

It’s a yearly tradition for me to share my top 10 Minnesota State Fair foods. I love to compile this list, simply because I love the Fair. During the Fair’s 12 day run, I am usually there 10 or 11 days. I end up eating a lot. Now, this list doesn’t have cookies or Pronto

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The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

These freebies were verified as of May 2019. Enjoy! If you know of others not listed, please let me know about them! Connect with me with the form at the bottom of this page. From a bottle of wine worth your age to free car washes, I rounded up the best freebies you can snag

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Find piece of mind if you have a loved one who experiences seizures

Give Me the Mike received promotional consideration from Empatica. In December 2014, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I was 28 years old. There was no family history of epilepsy — or seizures — in my family. It all came as a surprise. From what I am told, my first two grand mal seizures happened within

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20 Mexican restaurants in Minnesota worth the trip

Nearly 1,000 votes came in from Twin Cities Live viewers suggesting where they like to go for the best Mexican food in Minnesota. I presented the top 5 picks on TV — and those are listed below. While votes came in, I heard from people saying that certain Mexican restaurants don’t serve authentic food and

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Is it worth going downtown Minneapolis for Final Four festivities? Sure, if you want to sample Orange Vanilla Coke.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Minneapolis. I live downtown Minneapolis. I spend a lot of time downtown at restaurants and attending shows in the theaters. I support downtown businesses. I explored the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall and the Final Four Fan Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center mostly out of curiosity. I

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A 114 year-old Minnesota business opens its first retail store

Give Me the Mike received promotional consideration from J.W. Hulme. J.W. Hulme started in 1905 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They expanded from making tents for the Army during World War I to gear for lovers of the great outdoors. Today, they man much more than duffle bags and totes. Products for men and women range

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