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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Why Wednesday is the best day for Vikings fans to attend the Super Bowl Experience

Vikings fans who are still a bit bummed about the NFC Championship game can at least some cash at the Super Bowl Experience on January 31. Wear your Vikings gear to get $5 off admission. Super Bowl Experience, located inside the Minneapolis Convention Center, is jam-packed with activities, including your chance to kick a field

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From Minneapolis to Stillwater, three restaurants with the best date night deals

There’s no need to wait until Valentine’s Day to enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetie. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with some of the best weeknight dinners for two in the Twin Cities. Featured restaurants: Red Stag Supperclub, Minneapolis Cheap date night on Tuesdays from 5-10 p.m. A bottle of wine (or

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The best restaurant date night deals in Minneapolis on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with three Minneapolis restaurants with fantastic date night dinner deals.   Featured restaurants: Rinata, Minneapolis Sunday nights Four-course meal for $25/person Reservations recommended but not required Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis Monday nights, 6 p.m. – midnight Two entrees, bottle of wine or a few beers and one round of

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What it’s like to zip line over the Mississippi River

I’m glad Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson had some nerves zip lining across the Mississippi River. She asked me to join her for the Bold North Zip Line which has you hanging about 100 feet in the air as you glide nearly 800 feet across the Mississippi. The views — and the adrenaline rush

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Folks are paying $4 to $65 to park downtown Minneapolis for 2 hours

After seeing one downtown Minneapolis ramp charging $65 for a parking spot on Friday night, I took to the streets to see what other parking ramps and lots are charging. Fast facts: The cheapest ramp I found was $8, and it was underground parking, meaning your car would stay warm. The most expensive ramp I

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The 5 things you don’t want to miss at Super Bowl LIVE

My co-worker Brittany described Super Bowl LIVE as a winter version of the Minnesota State Fair. That’s extremely accurate. There’s plenty of food to eat, live music to enjoy and you can watch a local or national television newscast. What is Super Bowl LIVE? Super Bowl LIVE a six-block, free event on Nicollet Mall in

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When you can go ice skating with drag queens in Minneapolis

Those who visit downtown Saint Paul in the winter know about the annual Wells Fargo WinterSkate near Rice Park. It’s a romantic activity. That’s not the only Wells Fargo WinterSkate in town. Loring Park in Minneapolis has a larger rink that’s less busy. And with the big game in town, organizers on the west side

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Where you can play shuffleboard using discs made of frozen hot dish

Alright, this is cool. Or I should say ‘frozen.’ The folks at Inbound BrewCo in Minneapolis are embracing Minnesota’s cold temperatures with outdoor games of shuffleboard in the days leading up to the big game on February 4. But instead of using typical discs, you’ll use frozen pucks made of hot dish (casserole for your

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Twin Cities bars and restaurants hosting viewing parties for the big game (and even Puppy Bowl viewing parties)

Chances are you don’t have a ticket to see the big game inside U.S. Bank Stadium February 4. If you don’t want to sit at home, check out these Twin Cities bars and restaurants hosting viewing parties. This list is growing! Know of a spot hosting a viewing party? Let me know! It’s not just football

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When locals should go to ‘super’ events downtown Minneapolis (and how to get there)

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. So it’s going to be busy. I get it

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