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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Exclusive deal: Save 40% on messenger bags and laptop cases

I have teamed up with Maxmind Bags to get you a heckuva deal in time for the holidays! I fell in love with my canvas messenger bag right after I received it. It’s heavy duty, yet stylish. With the high amount of traveling I do, I needed something that would withstand being tossed underneath an

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Exploring Sagrada Familia and La Rambla in Barcelona

October 2017 marked my third trip to Barcelona, Spain. For this excursion, I produced a series of stories for Twin Cities Live (KSTP-TV, ABC) showcasing the best of the Western Mediterranean. On this journey, I was lucky to travel with three people who never experienced Barcelona before: Twin Cities Live co-host Steve Patterson, his wife,

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Meeting the Barbary macaques in Gibraltar

I traveled with Twin Cities Live co-host Steve Patterson, photographer Seth, Steve’s wife, Lu, and 40 Twin Cities Live viewers on a 11-night Mediterranean cruise. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. One highlight was meeting the Barbary macaques in the British territory of Gibraltar. They get real friendly. After watching the video, click

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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 10: December 2

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday

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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 9: December 1

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday

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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 8: November 30

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday

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Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island

First featured in Lavender Magazine September 14, 2017 A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning. Folks, it’s time to start a new tradition. Bayfield, Wisconsin is four hours

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GIVEAWAY: How to win a $50 Bachman’s gift card

I’m teaming up with Bachman’s to give away a $50 gift card to their stores! Here’s how you can win: Load up your family and take them to the Bachman’s location on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis. That’s because every Saturday and Sunday through December 17, your kiddos will be able to meet Albert the Elf

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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 25: December 17

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday

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