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5/27 Host Chat  

Elizabeth has the day off.  Dez from KS95 is filling in!

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids  

Our Kitchen Pantry Scientist, Liz Heinecke has a new book coming out called, “Outdoor Science Lab for Kids”. With the ideas from the book, your kids won’t be getting bored anytime quick this summer!

5/26 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth were impressed with the Crayola Experience at Mall of America.

Kid Connection: Devin  

Minnesota is known for their 10,000 plus lakes and good fishing. In fact people from all over the country plan fishing trips here to get out on our water.

5/25 Host Chat  

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things.

5/24 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth chat about the Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, and Beyonce.

It’s Okay to Laugh, Author Nora McInerny Purmort  

First comes love, then comes a brain tumor. It's reality for a Minneapolis woman who has become an inspiration for people across the nation -- after sharing  her families journey of real love, a life that isn't lemons turned into lemonade and what's it like to grieve a husband's death.

5/23 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth get caught up after the weekend.

Host Chat: TCL in Afton   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is in Your Town! Steve is at Current in Afton.

Kid Connection: Jasper   Back To Top

Thursdays on Twin Cities Live we introduce you to kids living in Minnesota that don't have a real place to call home. A home that they feel is permanent. That's because there are hundreds of school-aged kids living in foster or group homes.

5/19 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth  welcome our Local Guy About Town who has events that are taking place this summer in Afton.

STILL by Mary Jo Hoffman   Back To Top

Mary Jo Hoffman is a stay at home mom who wanted to find something that would get her creative juices flowing. So, she decided to start a blog called STILL. The idea was to post pictures of things she’d find in nature during her daily walks with her Puggle, Jack. It was a way for Mary Jo to slow down and to enjoy her surroundings. She started January 1, 2012. It was only supposed to last for a year. She found so much joy in it that her blog is still going strong. She has a big following and several publications in print media have picked her up, including Martha Stewart.

5/18 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things.

Em’s Adventures: Chess Champ   Back To Top

Wesley So has made a living out of playing chess. At just 22  years old, he travels the world competing against some of the best. Wesley learned to play the game from his dad when Wesley was six years old. He started competing in tournaments three years later. He grew up in the Philippines and at fourteen years old, he became the Philippines youngest National Champion, International Master and Grandmaster all at the same time.

5/17 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

As Seen On TV: Spring Edition   Back To Top

As Seen On TV products are big business. You’ve seen the catchy infomercials, but do the products work?  Emily puts a round of spring products to the test.

5/16 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth catch up from the weekend.  TCL in Your Town is headed to Afton this week!  Plus The Flavor of the Fair wants your vote! 

Related Links:
Flavor of the Fair
Go Fund Me Page

A Llama Farm Worth the Drive   Back To Top

Tucked away off of Highway 10 in Waconia is a magical land that will entertain you and your kids from the moment you pull up.  What makes this place so magical, you ask?  Llamas, that's what.  Carlson's Loveable Llamas is the brainchild of its owner Rick Carlson.  His idea was simple.  Create a destination where children could come and interact with llamas.  The result has been a smashing success!  Carlson, who has long been a supporter of 4-H, is proud to have provided a place where 4-H kids can come and gets hands on access with the loveable creatures, but it's not just 4-H'ers.  School groups, families and kids of all ages are frequent visitors to his friendly farm.  And this isn't your run of the mill petting zoo.  Each child is given a llama, on a leash, and then gets to take the llama on a walk.  Kids get to feed the llamas too.  And the food is free...okay the food is grass and dandelions, but still!  If you plan on checking it out, Carlson suggests you call ahead.  That way he can make sure there's a lovable llama waiting for you.

Rapid Readings   Back To Top

There is only one Friday the 13th in 2016, and it just so happens to fall in May. It’s why we invited our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, to the show to try and tap into the other side. She stopped by our studio for another round of Live Audience Rapid Readings.

TCL in Your Town: Waconia   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town is in Waconia! Steve is live with viewers at Lola’s Lakehouse.

Kid Connection: Matheau   Back To Top

Whether it was playing a sport, or maybe being involved in gymnastics or dance, finding a passion as a kid can be liberating. You feel like you can really be yourself.  That is a feeling 15-year-old Matheau gets when he's talking about science. He’s one our Kid Connection Children and once TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found out he liked robots, she knew just the place to take him.

5/12 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a celebrity sighting in the Twin Cities.  Guy Fieri is in town to shoot Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives.  Plus, our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, shares some events taking place in Waconia where TCL in Your Town is headed!

5/11 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things.

5/10 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

5/9 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about the fantastic weekend they both had.  Plus, TCL in Your Town is heading to Waconia this week!  You won’t want to miss Twin Cities Live.  Watch daily through June 9th for a chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to see Twin Cities Live broadcast from the Crayola Experience

TCL in Your Town: Serum’s in Anoka   Back To Top

TCL is coming to your town and this week we are in Anoka!  Steve is with the viewers at Serums in Anoka where there is a viewing party going on!

Working Out With Lou Ferrigno   Back To Top

Lou Ferrigno is an actor and former body builder who is probably best known for his role as The Incredible Hulk. Although, he has made several other TV appearances over the years.  He won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. There’s also a documentary that he made an appearance in. It’s called “Pumping Iron”. Fitness has always been a huge part of Lou’s life. Fitness has helped him be successful and he’s helping others do it, too. He does personal training and even works with some celebrities.

5/5 Host Chat   Back To Top

Happy Cinco de Mayo with Steve and Elizabeth!

Related links for events happening in Anoka:

Diva Days

Classic Car Show

Riverfest and Craft Fair

R.T. Rybak: “Pothole Confidential”
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Former Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak has been called one of the best big-city mayors in the United States. And lucky for us, he’s called Minnesota home his entire life.

Comedian Hal Sparks   Back To Top

Comedian and actor Hal Sparks has been in huge movies like "Spider-man 2" and currently stars on the hit Disney series "Lap Rats: Elite Force". He's in town to perform stand-up comedy, but before that, he paid a visit to our studio.

Jodi Livon Psychic Reading   Back To Top

Every month our Happy Medium Jodi Livon sits down with audience members live on the show and gives rapid physic readings. And she says more often than not those audience members reach out after the show with that aha moment. Maybe they couldn't quite put their finger on the information she was sharing, but on their drive home that changes.

4/29 Host Chat   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel!

Have Family Fun For Less at Pawn America   Back To Top

Let me set the scene.  The weather warms up.  As the flowers bloom, so to do new ideas of how you and the family can get outside and enjoy our beautiful Minnesota summer!  You start to compile a wish list of all sorts of gadgets and gear that will put this summer over the top!  You head to the store, pickup what you need, only to find out, at the register no less, that your math was off and you spent way more than you can afford.  Reality checks are never fun.

Mother’s Day – Kate Hudson Interview   Back To Top

Four babies are born every second across the globe giving us 2 billion mothers. And just here in the US, we call 85-million women mom. So it makes sense to honor them in May and really every day.

4/28 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth are back in studio!

4/27 Host Chat   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is LIVE at Mystic Lake Casino!  It's our biggest live show to date and there is a lot going on!

Vegas Flair Bartending   Back To Top

Vegas is the place to see some awesome shows.  Even heading to the bar in Vegas you see a show! Order a drink and all of a sudden the bartending is juggling and mixing and putting on a small event all to create your drink. We’re lucky enough to have flair bartenders right here in Minneapolis called Liquid Motion and they show us what they can do on the Mystic Lake Showroom Stage.

4/26 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a couple of things.

Twister Inventor Reyn Guyer   Back To Top

In 1966, “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” featured a new game called Twister. It was new to the market and was receiving negative remarks, with some calling it “sex in a box.” After Johnny played the game with Eva Gabor, the game took off and has spanned multiple generations. The inventor of that game, Reyn Guyer, calls Saint Paul home. He stopped by the TCL studios to talk about his successes and share advice from his book, “Right Brain Red.”

4/25 Host Chat   Back To Top

The celebration of the life of Prince continued over the weekend.

4/22 Host Chat   Back To Top

We couldn’t get into the show without talking a little Prince news.

4/21 Host Chat   Back To Top

There is big news in the Twin Cities today, with the passing of the music legend, Prince.

Elizabeth Announces A New TCL Book Club Pick   Back To Top

Ready, set, read! Elizabeth announces “Fishing With RayAnne” by Ava Finch as the latest selection for the Twin Cities Live Book Club. “Ava Finch” is the pen name of Minneapolis author Sarah Stonich.

4/20 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things – and they have a visit from a special guest from Como Zoo.

4/19 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about some things, including some big news about Michael Strahan!

4/18 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth catch up after the glorious weekend!

4/15 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth talk about a few things on this beautiful Friday!

Kid Connection: Tyler’s New Home   Back To Top

In May 2015, we launched our series called Kid Connection, where we introduce you to kids here in Minnesota searching for an adoptive family. Since then we've learned that 10 kids we've featured are in pre-adoptive placement. We promised a follow-up and here it is.

4/14 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth talk about a few things including a new contest we are running!  Submit a photo of a deserving mom in your life in our Massages for Moms contest.  They could win a one-hour massage from Massage Envy! 

Good Company: Kowalski’s Markets   Back To Top

Kowalski’s Markets dates back to 1983 when Jim and Mary Anne Kowalski opened their first store on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. Jim was working for Red Owl and it was that same store that they took over.  They got a loan and used whatever money they had to start the business. Just three years later, they bought Red Owl Country store in White Bear Lake. The rest is history. Today, they have 11 grocery stores.