Tag: KSTP

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.

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

These deals were verified in May 2019.  

Originally published January 2018

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.… Read the rest

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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A Minnesota holiday lights display guide, 2018 edition

From Albert Lea to White Bear Lake! Includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul locations, too

The 5 best pumpkin patches in Minnesota

I asked my Facebook fans for help selecting the best pumpkin patches in Minnesota. I was on Twin Cities Live to present the top 5! Watch the video below.

North: Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch

  • Wyoming
  • Open 9:00 a.m. until dusk 7 days a week through October 31st
  • Free admission
  • $4 pick your own pumpkins
  • Cash or check only
  • Dogs allowed — make sure they’re on a leash

East: Country Sun Farm & Greenhouse

  • Lake Elmo
  • Over 50 acres of pumpkins
  • Pumpkins and Halloween decor are available in their greenhouse seven days a week
  • Activities, including a corn maze and petting zoo, on Saturdays and Sundays

South: Barten Pumpkins

  • New Prague
  • 45 varieties of pumpkins, squash or gourds
  • Open Wednesdays through Sundays though October 31st
  • Free admission

West: Apple Jack Orchards

  • Delano
  • Open daily 10:00 a.m.
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