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Tag: Saint Paul

The 5 best coffee shops in Minnesota

After counting thousands of votes, I visited the spots selected as the five best coffee shops in Minnesota. And at the bottom of this page, check out a list of spots receiving honorable mention. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with the stories…

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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…

Over 4 million Christmas lights on display just east of the Twin Cities

Sponsored content Sam’s Christmas Village & Light Tour is a partner of Give Me The Mike For Twin Cities residents who miss the now closed Holiday Lights in the Park at Lake Phalen in Saint Paul, I have an option you will love. Sam’s…

2019 Minnesota Holiday Lights Display Guide

The best holiday light displays around Minnesota, presented by Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour.

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…

What you need to do to your phone before going to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair’s phone app is the must-have before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to explain what you will find on it. The State Fair’s phone app is free to download for…

Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair

When I stopped by a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth, I asked the worker what was the number one question she gets. Her answer: what is going on today. Well, the State Fair has a brochure for that. Entertainment on the Fairgrounds changes daily….

Minnesota State Fair Information Booths answer up to 180,000 questions a year. Here are the top 5.

There are 10 Information Booths strategically placed around the Minnesota State Fair. Fair officials tell me each booth will answer 1,200 to 1,500 questions per day. That’s up to 15,000 questions total and up to 180,000 questions over the 12 days of the State…

Play Minnesota State Fair Bingo with this free template

The Minnesota State Fair’s website is a must-visit before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to learn about State Fair Bingo cards and how to create a custom list of what you want…

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…