Tag: KSTP TV

Vacation without leaving Minnesota

Do your Brainerd Lakes stay the right way by skipping the conventional hotel and heading to a resort.

The best pizzerias in Minnesota

I went on the search for the best pizza in Minnesota. Votes were collected on my Facebook page, the Twin Cities Live Facebook page, on my Twitter and by email. I shared the top 5 on Twin Cities Live.… Read the rest

The 5 best bakeries in Minnesota

I tallied your votes for the best bakeries in Minnesota. Most of them are outside of the immediate metro (none are in Minneapolis or Saint Paul) and they all have been around for generations.

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to share their stories.… Read the rest

The can’t-miss building at the Minnesota State Fair

It doesn’t sound super fun, but there’s a lot happening inside the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

I appeared on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live to share some of my highlights.

If you miss out on the First Kiss Apple, it’s still worth a visit to the Minnesota Apples booth for a Cider Pop!… Read the rest

Date night ideas in one Twin Cities suburb

Hopkins, located in the west metro, is home to one of the cutest Mainstreets in Minnesota. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with places worth checking out if you’re looking for a date night, including one shop mixing books with beer.… Read the rest

The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Something peculiar of the top 5 spots voted in: none of them make their own ice cream.

5 best places to play bingo in Minnesota

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the best places to play bingo in Minnesota!

  • Chester Bird American Legion, Golden Valley
    • Bingo on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays
    • Buy cards for each game — $1 or $2 per game
  • Titan’s Sports Saloon, Oakdale
    • Various times each week, typically always on Saturdays
    • Specialty bingo, including Moneybags Bingo, about once a month
  • Running Aces, Columbus
    • Brunch Bingo Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
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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.… Read the rest