A Minnesota holiday lights display guide, 2018 edition

From Albert Lea to White Bear Lake! Includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul locations, too

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The 12 Minnesota State Fair foods you need to eat

2017 marks my 28th consecutive year attending the Minnesota State Fair. I’m obsessed. For the last 12 years (soon to be 13), I have worked at the Great Minnesota Get Together representing my daytime employer. And with that, I’ve had plenty of time to eat my way around the Fairgrounds. This food list goes beyond

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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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A Minnesotan’s guide to college basketball’s ultimate weekend

The best in college men’s basketball make their way to Minneapolis April 5-8, 2019. Like when Minnesota hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018, there is plenty to do. Here’s a guide of what you can discover. I explored the Tip-Off Tailgate and Final Four Fan Fest on Friday. Get my take here. Know before you

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The 5 best restaurants for fried fish in Minnesota

I tallied up your suggestions and appeared on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the best places to get fried fish in Minnesota! It’s a part of my Worth the Trip series. You can also watch my roundups for the best places to play bingo and the top 5 spots to attend a meat raffle. 1. The

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You can see the Jonas Brothers in concert for free, but you have to act fast

As part of the NCAA Final Four festivities in Minneapolis, the Jonas Brothers will perform a FREE concert. That’s right, free. But you need to be in the know. And have some luck. First come, first serve tickets for their Saturday, April 6th concert at the Armory in downtown Minneapolis go on sale to the

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What you should know before visiting Minneapolis

This article was updated in March 2019 with current information. Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, gets looked over often. It’s considered ‘flyover worthy’ by some and ‘too cold’ by others. Despite the stereotypes, the city won bids to host big events. U.S. Bank Stadium hosted Super Bowl LII  in February 2018. ESPN’s X Games

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The Saint Paul butcher shop only promoted by word of mouth

Chances are you would never know there’s a butcher shop in one sleepy Saint Paul neighborhood. First off, it’s on a college campus. There isn’t an awning with a fancy logo nor a flashing ‘open’ sign. Oh, and it’s inside an academic building. But best of all, it’s open to the public and it should be

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The 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

In Minnesota, meat raffles are a way of life. It’s a simple concept — think of it as ‘bingo for people with short attention spans.’ For a $1, you purchase a ticket. The ticket has a number on it. Then there’s a big wheel. If they land on your number, you win meat. Maybe chops.

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Twin Cities Restaurant Room Rental Guide

Where to reserve semi-private and private dining rooms at restaurants, bars and breweries in the Twin Cities.

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