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Dear City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey, Pride is more than a publicity stunt

In June 2018, it was delightful to see that the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department surprised those going to Twin Cities Pride with rainbow crosswalks. Public Works employees were out late to make it happen. The City wrote a press release and held a photo shoot with Mayor Jacob Frey. According to the City’s

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How to navigate the Minneapolis Lyndale Farmers Market

The Lyndale Market of the Minneapolis Farmers Market system is the largest farmers market you will find in the Twin Cities. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday morning during the summer, the number of people can get a bit overwhelming. But don’t let that stop you from checking it out. Here is my

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3 can’t miss Twin Cities Farmers Markets

While Lowertown Saint Paul and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis host great farmers markets featuring locally grown produce and goods, there are ‘berry-good’ other spots that tend to be less busy and get you the same fruits, veggies and flowers. Here are three I’ve attended which are worth the trip: Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market When: Saturdays,

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There are secret alleyways in the Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair

The Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair is a blessing and a curse. There’s delicious food but it can get so crowded. I’m here to help you know exactly where to go so you’re not stuck sifting through the masses of people. Before I go any further, you need to know exactly what you

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55 things every Minnesotan should do this summer

Summers in Minnesota are too short to be bored, even if it is raining. For inspiration, I compiled this checklist of 55 things you can do before Labor Day. This guide is presented by Family Fun Twin Cities. For even more suggestions of what to do this summer, check out their Ultimate Summer Guide. Buy

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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. Featured restaurants: Red Stag Supperclub, Minneapolis Cheap date

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The best restaurant date night deals in Minneapolis on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

These deals were verified in May 2019.   Originally published January 2018 I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with three Minneapolis restaurants with fantastic date night dinner deals. Featured restaurants: Rinata, Minneapolis Sunday nights Four-course meal for $25/person Reservations recommended but not required Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis Monday nights, 6 p.m. – midnight Two entrees, bottle

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What it’s like to zip line over the Mississippi River

I’m glad Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson had the guts to zip line across the Mississippi River. Together, we took on the Bold North Zip Line, which has you hanging about 100 feet in the air as you glide nearly 800 feet across the Mississippi. The views — and the adrenaline rush — are

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Hidden gems at the 5 best museums in Minnesota

For my Worth the Trip series on Twin Cities Live, I asked viewers to vote on the 5 best museums in Minnesota. The voting was extremely close. We are blessed to live in a rich cultural community. I reached out to staff at all of the top 5 museums and asked them for the insider scoop

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The 5 Minnesota State Fair foods every new attendee should eat

There are always new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, but if you’re new to the Great Minnesota Get Together, you need to start with the basics. I asked my Facebook and Twitter followers to list their favorite Fair foods. I compiled the list below. Once you try these foods, head to my list of

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