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Tag: Metro Transit

What you should know before visiting St. Paul

Give Me The Mike received promotional consideration from Visit Saint Paul Saint Paul, Minnesota may be the smaller twin of the Twin Cities, but it has a whole lot of charm and plenty to do. Here’s some advice for planning a trip to Minnesota’s…

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Other ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there

Parking at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is a headache. Don’t do it. And in 2019, Metro Transit’s free Park and Ride shuttle lots have filled up quickly, some days before 11 am. So how the heck do you get to the Great Minnesota Get…

The best way to get to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is the Great Minnesota Get Together, but how do you get two million people to the Fairgrounds? Unless you arrive when gates open or have handicap parking access, I really do not recommend parking on the Fairgrounds. Traffic near the…

10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

When you look at gross sales per day, you could say the Minnesota State Fair is the biggest restaurant in the world. In 2017, they brought in over $51 million in food and beverage sales in 12 days. In comparison, Tao in Las Vegas…

A Minnesotan’s guide to college basketball’s ultimate weekend

The best in college men’s basketball make their way to Minneapolis April 5-8, 2019. Like when Minnesota hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018, there is plenty to do. Here’s a guide of what you can discover. I explored the Tip-Off Tailgate and Final Four…

What you should know before visiting Minneapolis

This article was updated in May 2019 with current information. Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, often gets overlooked. It’s considered ‘flyover worthy’ by some and ‘too cold’ by others. Despite the stereotypes, the city won bids to host big events. U.S. Bank Stadium…

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,…

The 5 things you don’t want to miss at Super Bowl LIVE

My co-worker Brittany described Super Bowl LIVE as a winter version of the Minnesota State Fair. That’s extremely accurate. There’s plenty of food to eat, live music to enjoy and you can watch a local or national television newscast. What is Super Bowl LIVE?…

When locals should go to ‘super’ events downtown Minneapolis (and how to get there)

Based on previous years, around one million visitors are expected to trek to Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the days leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 4. In perspective, the Minnesota State Fair had nearly two million visitors…over the course of…

Guide: Twin Cities events leading up to the big game

I had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of everything happening in the Twin Cities leading up to the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4. I’m ready to help you find the best activities. Embrace the chaos — we won’t…