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The website where Kristen Bell and Chris Pine will read your kid a book for free

With schools closed due to COVID-19, parents are responsible for having to entertain their children all day. I was asked to create a page with free educational resources for students and parents, which you can view here. In particular, one website will help with…

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Free educational resources for parents in this new normal

By request, I created a list of (free) online educational resources for parents as they spend more time at home with their school-aged children. I majored in Elementary Education in college and dreamed of being a teacher since the second grade. Life took me…

A growing list of programs and restaurants offering food to families in Minnesota

Updated 5/10/20 With all Minnesota students out of school, families who rely on school breakfast and lunch will stretch to make sure their children are fed. Fortunately, Minnesota restaurants and organizations are swiftly adapting to the situation, offering free meals to those who need…

You could own a floating bed and breakfast on the Mississippi River

It sounds like a scene from a movie set — a floating bed and breakfast on the Mississippi River. It’s real — and the Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast is for sale. Liz Miller is the current owner and innkeeper of the Covington Inn,…

Twin Cities Restaurant Room Rental Guide

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

4 places serving the best Broasted chicken in Minnesota

I recently had someone ask me where to get Broasted chicken, and I didn’t have more than one or two ideas. But I knew there are plenty of great places around. So I took to my Facebook page and received a surprising amount of…

The best pizzerias in Minnesota

Every month on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live, I share your votes for what is ‘Worth the Trip.’ This time, I was on the search for the best pizza in Minnesota. Votes are tabulated on my Facebook page, the Twin Cities Live Facebook page, on…

The Minnesota restaurant where you can get Cheese Curd Pizza

It’s time to drop everything and drive to the Pizza Barn. Their Cheese Curd Pizza with a ranch dressing sauce needs to be your next meal. Pizza Barn originally opened in Princeton, Minnesota in 1983 (Princeton is about 50 minutes north of Downtown Minneapolis)….

The 5 best coffee shops in Minnesota

After counting thousands of votes, I visited the spots selected as the five best coffee shops in Minnesota. And at the bottom of this page, check out a list of spots receiving honorable mention. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with the stories…

The 5 best holiday light displays in Minnesota

I asked the viewers of Twin Cities Live, along with my Facebook fans, for their favorite places to see holiday lights in Minnesota. Hundreds of votes came in. I presented the top 5 on Twin Cities Live as part of their Worth the Trip…