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Tag: Stillwater

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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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…

The top 10 foods to start the 2020 Minnesota State Fair

From alligator to milkshakes to deep-fried Twinkies, there are hundreds of foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. And there are just as many guides to help you navigate your way around: a guide for new foods, a list of foods for first-timers, and another rattling…

31 things to do in Minnesota this August that are not the State Fair

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Minnesota State Fair. I have an in-depth online guide about the Great Minnesota Get Together. But the media can make it feel like the State Fair is the only thing going on during the entire month of…

Best places to watch fireworks in Minnesota

I asked for your suggestions on where to watch 4th of July fireworks. The top choice doesn’t take place on July 4th, but instead, on July 6th. I was on Twin Cities Live with a roundup. Highest rated: Delano Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 p.m….

The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Every month, Worth the Trip, my series on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live, presents the top five Minnesota spots in a particular category. And since summer is officially upon us, I had to determine who sells the best ice cream in the state. The winning…

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…

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 best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

Most of these freebies were verified as of May 2019. Enjoy! If you know of others not listed, please let me know about them. Connect with me with the form at the bottom of this page. From a bottle of wine worth your age…

20 Mexican restaurants in Minnesota worth the trip

Nearly 1,000 votes came in from Twin Cities Live viewers suggesting where they like to go for the best Mexican food in Minnesota. I presented the top 5 picks on TV — and those are listed below. While votes came in, I heard from…