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Coffee With Cool People: Mayor Jacob Frey  

Elizabeth kicks off a brand new series on TCL at Four: Coffee With Cool People presented by Caribou Coffee. Our first cool person? Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. He normally takes his coffee black, but sometimes with some cream. Elizabeth talks about his favorite foods, why he had tears in his eyes right before their meeting and what he tells himself as he gets ready for the day.

Ultimate NYC ABC Trip Give Away  

In honor of Twin Cities Live turning ten, we’re giving you a chance to win the ultimate trip to New York City.  The trip includes airfare for two, three nights in a hotel in NYC, VIP tickets to see Live with Kelly and Ryan, tickets to sit at the tasting table on The Chew, and countless memories! 

Holly Robinson Peete  

Actress, Activist, Author and Mother, Holly Robinson Peete is no stranger to Minnesota. Not only did she brave the bitter cold when she was in town for the Super Bowl, the cold and snow has welcomed her once again. Holly was back in town for her new fashion line on Evine and she stopped by our studio!

Ultimate NYC ABC Trip Give Away  

n honor of Twin Cities Live turning ten, we’re giving you a chance to win the ultimate trip to New York City.  The trip includes airfare for two, three nights in a hotel in NYC, VIP tickets to see Live with Kelly and Ryan, tickets to sit at the tasting table on The Chew, and countless memories! 

Birthday Splurges  

This month we are celebrating 10 years of food, fashion and fun! When it's your Birthday you should go big right! That's why we're expanding the show to 90 minutes! Blogger and Creator of Curate Fashion, Katie Fokken stopped by to talk about things to splurge on when it’s your Birthday.

Jodi Livon: Turn Your Luck Around  

To many people, Friday the 13th is just another day on the calendar. But for those who believe in superstitions, it’s a very unlucky day. And if you're having a bad day, our Happy Medium wants to help turn that luck around. Psychic and Medium, Jodi Livon, stopped by to tell us why Friday the 13th is actually a very lucky day!

Crayola Craft Night: Rockin' Paper

Elizabeth and her daughter Bernie spent a night at Crayola Experience at Mall of America doing fun crafts with winners of our Crayola Coloring Contest! Today they tackled "Rockin' Paper"!

Minnesota Wild Playoffs   Back To Top

The Minnesota Wild has advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is the sixth season in a row! That means, lots of fan excitement and plenty of fun to cheer on the team.

Kid Connection: Brooke   Back To Top

For the past three years, Twin Cities Live has been introducing you to kids in our communities in need of a permanent home.  Since then, more than 20 children we've featured have found a family. That hope continues for another young girl, 17-year-old Brooke. As Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us, Brooke loves photography and it’s why a local photographer helped create a picture perfect day.

Random Acts of Flowers   Back To Top

Steve hits Nicollet Mall where he's handing out a bit of spring - with flowers and tickets to the Home + Garden Show.

Minnesota Twins: Meet Kristin Duke   Back To Top

There are a few new faces to the Minnesota Twin’s Roster this year. That includes Relief Pitcher, Zach Duke.  The Texas native signed a deal with the Twins in December and as we all know, behind every good man is a great woman. Zach’s wife, Kristin, stopped by the Plaza to chat about being a Twin’s wife and her new life here in Minnesota.

Glen and Alisha Perkins: Life After Baseball   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is broadcasting live at the Twins Home Opener. Elizabeth is on vacation but she couldn’t pass up the chance to visit newly retired Twins pitcher Glen Perkins to find out about his life after baseball. Glen and his wife Alisha recently purchased a 100-acre farm where they are raising their daughters and all sorts of animals. Elizabeth finds out that it’s surprising Glen even had time to play baseball in the first place because these days, his woodshop is his favorite place to be.

Splitting Up Together   Back To Top

The term bird-nesting has nothing to do with our feathered friends. Instead it’s when a couple decides to split up, but still live together often for the sake of their kids. It’s the idea behind ABC’s new hit show, Splitting Up Together. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got a chance to chat with the stars, Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer. They talked about the show of course, but Kelli had to dig into Jenna’s new obsession with Instagram.

Hey Mom by Louie Anderson   Back To Top

Minnesota’s own, Louie Anderson plays a woman on the hit FX show, Baskets.  The character he plays is inspired by his own mother – and that led to a book.  Louie joins us via skype to tell us about the book, Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too

Looking Back at 10 Years of TCL!   Back To Top

TCL first went on the air on April 21st, 2008! In honor of our tenth birthday celebration, we took a look back at some of our favorite moments along the way!

Newsies   Back To Top

The 1992 movie “Newsies” centered on the 1899 New York City newsboys strike.  But rather than taking an overly-dramatic tone, Disney’s offering was a full-fledged musical.  And it bombed at the box office.  But sometimes, box office numbers are deceiving.  This was the case for “Newsies”.  The movie went on to develop a cult following, with it’s easy-to-sing-along numbers winning over audiences one song at a time.  Twenty years later, “Newsies” hit Broadway and captured the most critical theater city in the world.  And now, the Tony Award winning show is onstage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and it’s wowing audiences once again!  Click here for tickets.   
 

Marjorie Johnson   Back To Top

Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson joined Steve and Elizabeth at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show!

Paige Davis   Back To Top

You probably remember Paige Davis from the hit show on TLC, Trading Spaces.  The show premiered 18 years ago and transformed rooms in homeowner’s homes for 8 years.  The whole gang, including host Paige Davis, is back with some whole new room transformations!

Children’s Theatre Company: Corduroy   Back To Top

Children’s Theatre Company has been named “#1 children’s theatre in the nation” by Time Magazine. Its popularity is because of the variety and the talent both on and off the stage.

3/28 Host Chat   Back To Top

Want an unicorn poop cupcake? They're available just in time for April Fools Day! 

Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning teamed up to surprise a Ramsey man with a brand new furnace.

Elizabeth Returns to AVHS!   Back To Top

For TCL In Your Town, Elizabeth heads back to her old stomping grounds - Apple Valley High School!

Twin Cities Live Book Club: Gone to Dust   Back To Top

The latest selection in the Twin Cities Live Book Club is written by a Minnesotan who was on the writing staff for "Seinfeld." But Matt Goldman's book, "Gone to Dust," doesn't take place in Hollywood. Instead, it's based much closer to home. Matt joined Steve and Elizabeth to chat about his first novel.

Harlem Globetrotters   Back To Top

It was two years ago that TCL’s Steve Patterson crushed it on the court against the Harlem Globetrotters. You would have thought that he scared them off once and for all, but no. They came crawling back to the Twin Cities for another round of pain, or so Steve thinks. The Harlem Globetrotters will be back at Target Center on March 31st, but Zeus McClurkin stopped by early to take on Steve once again!

Tomb Raider   Back To Top

“Tomb Raider” hits theaters on Friday, March 16th. The adventurous movie stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins. It’s based on the successful “Tomb Raider” video game with Lara Croft. Croft’s character is played by Vikander. The movie is about Lara who goes in search of her dad’s last known destination in hopes of finding him. What ensues is action, mystery and lots of drama.

Minefaire Minecraft Convention Founders   Back To Top

Minefaire is the #1 Minecraft event in the world. The founders of the event, Chad Collins and Gabe Young, stopped by to tell us all about the game and this huge event.

3/14 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth unveil the next chapter of the #ALSPepperChallenge. Plus, you need to see the viral video of a woman who thinks she's alone on a train!

Behind the Scenes: American Idol Auditions   Back To Top

The nationwide search for America's next superstar has begun. American Idol premiered Sunday night on 5 Eyewitness News and for months, judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan have traveled across the country handing out those golden tickets.

Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger from "Midnight Sun"   Back To Top

Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger from the new movie "Midnight Sun" stop by to talk about working on the film, Patrick's first starring role and how Bella had to play original music. Plus, we find out how well the co-stars know each other!     

Answering Your Psychic Questions   Back To Top

If you’ve ever experience Déjà vu, have you wondered why it happens? Does your pet see spirits? These are questions our Psychic and Medium tackled today on Twin Cities Live. Jodi Livon stopped by for a Q&A with TCL viewers!

Key Log Rolling   Back To Top

Log rolling is a growing sport that is attracting people of all ages. Key Log Rolling is a group of avid log rollers doing their best to make this old sport new again. They use a sixty five pound synthetic log that you fill with water at your destination. So, you can travel with it with ease and learn wherever your travels may take you.

LearningRX: Catching Up with Elle   Back To Top

If your child's teacher told you your daughter couldn't read and she likely would never learn, you'd feel lost right? It's how a Savage mom felt 10-years-ago when tutors weren't working and her daughter hated the thought of opening a book.  That is until something clicked, inside this 8 year's old brain.

Be the Match/ Surly Gives a Damn   Back To Top

According to Be The Match, every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family. That’s where Be The Match comes in. They help find donors for patients. To get more folks to register, Be The Match is teaming up with Surly in Minneapolis. The brewery is hosting Surly Gives a Damn. The mission is to set the world record for registering marrow donors within twenty four hours. The goal is 3,000 registries.

LearningRX: Catching up with Kilian   Back To Top

Imagine if your child got 40 detentions in one school year and as a parent you're questioning whether or not they’ll graduate high school.  Fast forward five years and that same child is graduating from the University of Minnesota.
We introduced you to Kilian Wilson in 2013. We catch up with him to find out how the LearningRX Brain Training program helped Kilian prove everyone wrong!

Emily’s Game Night   Back To Top

TCL Reporter Emily Engberg loves a good game night. It’s a great way to spend time with family and friends. Emily shares a handful of her favorite to help with  your next get together. Get ready for some fun and lots of laughs.

Game Night   Back To Top

Game Night is in theaters Friday, February 23rd. The Warner Brothers movie stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams alongside a great cast of other funny folks.  The movie is based around a group of friends that love a good game night. Things take a turn when the night’s game becomes a murder mystery.

Annihilation   Back To Top

Annihilation is in theaters Friday, February 23rd. The movie is based off the science fiction trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer.   The Paramount Pictures movie stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny. It’s about a team of women that go into a “shimmer” or mysterious phenomenon that has people going missing. The ladies team up to figure out what it is and why so many people never return once going in.

Sherlock Gnomes   Back To Top

Sherlock Gnomes opens in theaters on March 23rd. It features the music of Elton John and stars James McEvoy, Emily Blunt, and Johnny Depp as the voices of the main characters.  The Gnomes will be making an appearance at the JDRF Walk at Mall of America on February 24th.   They will be back at Mall of America on Sunday, February 25th for a Planting Party and a meet & greet

2/23 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

 In 2006 Pam Philipp organized a local drive to help outfit high school girls in need with all the accoutrements for prom.   Her Godmother magic made a huge impact for the community and she has turned her vision into a non-profit organization dedicated to providing prom gowns and accessories at no charge to high school girls throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin who would otherwise be unable to attend prom due to difficult financial or family circumstances

Woodbury Competitive Cheer Team   Back To Top

Woodbury High School has something to celebrate. The competitive cheer team took home the top honor in their recent competition in Orlando, Florida. The twelve member team competed in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division.

Apollo Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

Elizabeth joins the team from Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning in St. Paul to surprise a deserving dad with a brand new furnace.

Mardi Gras Celebration at Bistro La Roux   Back To Top

Don’t worry about missing out on the Mardi Gras fun in New Orleans. We’re bringing the fun of Fat Tuesday to the burbs! Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines is celebrating on Tuesday, February 13th with a live brass band. There will be all sorts of dishes inspired by New Orleans’ cuisine. Face painting, prizes and of course bead throwing will also be a part of the festivities. The fun starts at 4 p.m.

Jodi Livon Rapid Readings   Back To Top

When our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, stops by, our live audience gets a chance to not just watch the show…but participate in it!  That’s because two of them get chosen for live rapid readings from Jodi.

Levi LaVallee's Snowmobile Backflip   Back To Top

Levi LaVallee is known for his crazy stunts on his snowmobile. He holds all sorts of records and titles. The Minnesota native is getting ready for another big jump. This time it’s for Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Ave. Levi will do a backflip while big crowds watch in awe.

ESPN at IDS Center's Crystal Court   Back To Top

In just a few days, all eyes will be on the U.S. Bank Stadium for the big game.  The whole city is a bustle of celebration with events.  Emily Engberg is live at the IDS Center's Crystal Court. That's production headquarters for ESPN and it's open to the public. It's the place where you'll see all kinds of familiar faces in sports - athletes and comentators - including former NFL player, Matt Hasselbeck.
 

Kitten Bowl Live Presented by Hallmark Channel   Back To Top

It’s the cutest competition on the gridiron: Kitten Bowl Live presented by the Hallmark Channel. Elizabeth heads to the Dayton’s building on 8th and Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis to see how the Hallmark Channel has transformed the space into a cat and football lover’s dream. The fifth annual Kitten Bowl will air on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, February 4th. But Minnesotans have the chance to see the kittens in action at the Kitten Bowl Live display during Super Bowl LIVE. Elizabeth meets up with Kitten Bowl commentator Rodney Peete and his wife Holly Robinson Peete to talk about cats playing football, their reality TV show on the Hallmark Channel and get their best marriage advice (hint: it involves date nights!).

Hallmark at Super Bowl Live   Back To Top

Elizabeth checks out Super Bowl Live along Nicollet Mall for the first time in search of the perfect selfie. She finds it when she stops by the Hallmark Snow Globe right in front of Brit’s Pub. Hallmark wants you to share your special moments on social media using #TouchdownMomentContest for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. You can find more information on the contest by clicking here

Radio Row at Mall of America   Back To Top

Mall of America is the media headquarters for the Super Bowl. Fans can get in on all the fun for free. Guests at the Mall of America have a chance to see broadcasters, pro athletes, and guest celebrities.

Lumber Exchange Party Prep   Back To Top

It’s a big week for the big game, but it’s also all about the parties. People from all over the country will be making their way downtown Minneapolis to experience concerts, parties, events and more.

Preview of the Super Bowl Experience   Back To Top

Steve takes you inside the Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis before it opens to the public! The event takes place at the Minnesota Convention Center from January 27th to February 3rd.