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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 worth a visit to the Minnesota Apples booth for a Cider

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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 to see and eat at the Fair. You’ll find the State

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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 also the chance to connect with the people who mean a

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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: Thirty Bales Wild Boar Bar and Grill Cream & Amber The

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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 locations are determined by your suggestions. Thousands upon thousands of votes

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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. Many are your suggestions! Is there one I forgot? Let me

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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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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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Twin Cities restaurant date deals for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Cash in on some great deals from Twin Cities restaurants. I appeared on Twin Cities Live with a roundup of spots offering incredible discounts. Sunday: Acqua in White Bear Lake 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 3 course meal for 2 people for $60 You can purchase a bottle of wine for $20 Reservations are accepted Patio

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Why no Minnesotan should pay to use Ancestry.com

I recently went on a work assignment to visit the spots Twin Cities Live viewers selected as the 5 best museums in Minnesota. One of those was the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. Before my visit, I asked museum officials what they felt was underrated. They told me that the Gale Family Library was

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