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Tag: Twin Cities Live

Vacation without leaving Minnesota

Do your Brainerd Lakes stay the right way by skipping the conventional hotel and heading to a resort.

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The best pizzerias in Minnesota

Every month on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live, I share your votes for what is ‘Worth the Trip.’ This time, I was on the search for the best pizza in Minnesota. Votes are tabulated on my Facebook page, the Twin Cities Live Facebook page, on…

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…

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…

The can’t-miss building at the Minnesota State Fair

It doesn’t sound super fun, but there’s a lot happening inside the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair. I appeared on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live to share some of my highlights. If you miss out on the First Kiss Apple, it’s still…

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…

The 17 best restaurants for breakfast in Minnesota

Breakfast becomes a passionate subject for many people. And for good reason. For starters, it’s the most meaningful meal of the day. You need fuel to be productive. It’s food people love, too: omelets, pancakes, French toast, hash browns. Sitting down for breakfast is…

Date night ideas in one Twin Cities suburb

Hopkins, located in the west metro, is home to one of the cutest Mainstreets in Minnesota. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with places worth checking out if you’re looking for a date night, including one shop mixing books with beer. Featured spots:…

The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

I had to determine who sells the best ice cream in the state. The winning locations are determined by your suggestions. Thanks to votes on my Facebook page, thousands upon thousands of votes came in. Honestly, it was a bit overwhelming. All of the…

31 can’t miss events in Minnesota this July

Not much gets better than July in Minnesota! There’s plenty to do with long summer nights. Bonus: you don’t have to spend 20 minutes putting on a parka and scraping ice off your windshield! I compiled a list of events happening around the state….