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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Man has a bot watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials, then asks it to write a commercial. It is Gluten Classico.

Twitter has been on point lately. Wheel of Fortune Answers (@wofanswers) blew up in popularity, now boasting over 102,000 followers. The account inaccurately solves Wheel of Fortune puzzles using the screenshot provided. A raccoon that climbed up a skyscraper office building in Saint Paul, Minnesota captured the Twitter-sphere on Tuesday. Now, it’s time for Olive

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What you need to do by June 15 for a chance to see Hamilton in Minneapolis

I haven’t seen the musical “Hamilton” yet (I know, I know), so I’m thrilled that it will be in Minneapolis August 29th through October 7th. When Hennepin Theatre Trust announced their entire season earlier this year, theatre patrons went crazy, snatching up ticket packages quick. And Lin-Manuel Miranda’s show is a major reason why seats

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Another Day, Another Slay

From the June 2018 Pride edition of Lavender Magazine By Mike Marcotte She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a surprise contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Add in the recent release of solo music on iTunes and a sold-out show in Minneapolis, one could say

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The best donuts in the Twin Cities

I appeared on Twin Cities Live with a viewer-selected list of where to find the best donuts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro. And it happened to be National Donut Day! Make sure June 1st is circled on your calendar so you can celebrate next year. Shops featured: Sift Gluten-Free — Minneapolis Hans’ Bakery — Anoka, Blaine and

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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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