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Is it worth going downtown Minneapolis for Final Four festivities? Sure, if you want to sample Orange Vanilla Coke.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Minneapolis. I live downtown Minneapolis. I spend a lot of time downtown at restaurants and attending shows in the theaters. I support downtown businesses. I explored the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall and the Final Four Fan Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center mostly out of curiosity. I

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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 Fan Fest on Friday. Get my take here. Know before you

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The 5 best restaurants for fried fish in Minnesota

I tallied up your suggestions and appeared on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the best places to get fried fish in Minnesota! It’s a part of my Worth the Trip series. You can also watch my roundups for the best places to play bingo and the top 5 spots to attend a meat raffle. 1. The

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You can see the Jonas Brothers in concert for free, but you have to act fast

As part of the NCAA Final Four festivities in Minneapolis, the Jonas Brothers will perform a FREE concert. That’s right, free. But you need to be in the know. And have some luck. First come, first serve tickets for their Saturday, April 6th concert at the Armory in downtown Minneapolis go on sale to the

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What you should know before visiting Minneapolis

This article was updated in March 2019 with current information. Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, gets looked over often. 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 hosted Super Bowl LII  in February 2018. ESPN’s X Games

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The 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

In Minnesota, meat raffles are a way of life. It’s a simple concept — think of it as ‘bingo for people with short attention spans.’ For a $1, you purchase a ticket. The ticket has a number on it. Then there’s a big wheel. If they land on your number, you win meat. Maybe chops.

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Twin Cities Restaurant Room Rental Guide

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

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It’s colder in Minnesota than it is in Antarctica

  January 2019 update: we did it again! A quick check of the weather app on the trusty phone shows that the air temp in Minneapolis on January 29, 2019 is colder than Antarctica. In fact, it’s colder than many other places known for being cold: Stay warm! Original article from a cold snap in

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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

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