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Kid Connection: Cloey  

Thursday’s on Twin Cities Live we feature a school aged child in search of their forever family. It's a series we call Kid Connection. Meet Cloey. She's 15, and has been in the adoption system since she was 7-years-old. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got to meet Cloey and she says even though she’s an older teen, Cloey still needs a permanent home.

Former "G.L.O.W." Wrestler Talks About New Netflix Show  

Carmen Campbell-Villalobos appeared on the first two seasons of "The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" back in the 80s. Now Netflix has brought "G.L.O.W." back for new audiences with a fictional story about the creation of the campy 80s TV show. Carmen now calls Eagan home and had plenty to share about her time with the real "G.L.O.W.". 

Badges for Baseball  

Emerging Country Music Artist, Matt Stillwell, has taken his love of country music and baseball and brought the two together. And that is helping kids right here in Minnesota.

Kid Connection: Kalie  

A six month, $30 million renovation at the Minnesota Children's Museum is now complete. And if your kids haven't started begging you to go yet, just wait. Everything inside is brand new and it was the perfect place to take Kalie, a 14-year-old who loves to tinker and create.

Twin Cities Live Book Club: "Flying Funny"  

"Flying Funny" features a foreword by Senator Al Franken and praises on the back cover from Louie Anderson and Penn and Teller. It's penned by Dudley Riggs, a fifth generation member of his family's show business. He stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio to talk about his upbringing in the circus and the creation of his long-running stage, the Brave New Workshop.

Sidewalk Psychic  

Every month we ask our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, to give live psychic readings right here on our show. But this time, we wanted to do something different. So we sent Jodi to the streets for what we're calling “Sidewalk Psychic.”

Divorce and Nonmarital Property  

When you get a divorce, not everything is split right down the middle. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stop by to talk about what "non-marital" property is. 

Transformers: The Last Knight   Back To Top

“Transformers the Last Knight” is out in theaters. The action packed movie filmed in several locations, including London. TCL Reporter Emily Engberg went there to chat with the actors. They were all fun, but there was a special connection with Josh Duhamel who just so happens to love Minnesota. Josh has a cabin up north and he is one of the biggest Vikings fans around.

Carson Kressley   Back To Top

Carson is in town for Pride this weekend in the Twin Cities. He is also hosting the Ultimate old school drag show this Saturday.

"Survivor" Lead Singer Dave Bickler   Back To Top

Dave Bickler is the voice you hear whenever you're pushing yourself to the limit at the gym, on the track, or just while watching "Rocky III". He joins us in studio to sing "Eye of the Tiger". 

6/9 Host Chat   Back To Top

Normally, Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things at the beginning of the show.  Today….they are changing it up!  It’s Free For All Friday!  They respond to your questions and comments.

Summer Harvest for Kids   Back To Top

Kids in the Twin Cities only have a few more days left of school and that means summer break is almost here. The pools will be full and kids will be off at camp. For hundreds of thousands of kids here in Minnesota, no school means no lunch. It's why 5 Eyewitness News is trying to raise $150,000 to help feed hungry kids this summer. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson was live at Mall of America with more on how you can help.

Club Purple   Back To Top

Mystic Lake Casino teamed up with the Minnesota Vikings.  Emily takes us inside US Bank Stadium to show us Club Purple.

Steve Gets Dunked   Back To Top

We’ve given away thousands of dollars during our run at Mystic Lake – and the fun isn’t over!  One lucky audience member gets the chance to get Steve wet in the dunk tank!  If Steve goes down, the player wins $1000!

Minnesota Vikings Alum, Pete Bercich   Back To Top

Pete Bercich played for the Minnesota Vikings for 5 seasons from 1995-2000.  During his time with the Vikes he played linebacker and special teams.  After his time on the field, he was the Viking’s Defensive Assistant Coach for 5 seasons.  When he retired in 2005, he became an NFL broadcaster.  While he is no longer on the team roster or calling games, that doesn’t mean he left football behind him.  Now-a-days, Pete is the Head Football Coach for Hill Murray where he is also a teacher.

Silver 7’s Game   Back To Top

A lucky member of the audience gets a chance to win up to $1000 in slot play with the roll of the dice!  It’s our version of Silver 7’s!

"Finish That Lyric" with James Denton and You Oughta Know   Back To Top

"Desperate Housewives" star James Denton and the 90s cover band You Oughta Know give a lucky audience member a chance to win up to $1000 in slot play from Mystic Lake! 

Magician Jared Sherlock   Back To Top

Magician Jared Sherlock wows the crowd at Mystic Lake with a few simple household items! For more information about Jared and where you can see him next, visit his website by clicking here

Louie Anderson Returns! Back To Top

Emmy-winning comedian and St. Paul native Louie Anderson returns to talk about the recent renewal of his hit FX show "Baskets", how Ryan Seacrest is doing on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" and more!  

Summer Kick off Party at The Lookout Bar and Grill   Back To Top

The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove is the perfect spot to celebrate the start of summer.

Rob Bell: What is the Bible?   Back To Top

Rob Bell has toured with Oprah, was named one of the 100 most influential people in world by time magazine, he's written 10 books, has a weekly podcast and at the center of all of it is the bible. He founded a mega church in Michigan several years ago, but his life has changed quite a bit since then.

5/26 Movie Trip Back To Top

Zac Efron and The Rock star in "Baywatch," an action movie based on the iconic television show. Is it worth a trip to the movies? Paul McGuire Grimes from the website Paul's Trip to the Movies shares his take. 

Wonder Women: Shawntan Howell   Back To Top

In this month’s installment of our “Wonder Women” series, Elizabeth meets up with the founder of an organization called “Girls Are Powerful,” dedicated to building confidence and self-esteem in all girls. But Shawntan Howell found herself in her own confidence crisis after being laid off from the corporate job she held for a decade last fall. She found herself struggling to get out of bed and says she lost her own power. Shawntan says an invitation to talk to a group about empowering girls and women came at her lowest point and saying yes helped her get her power back.

It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate Contest Winners   Back To Top

A lucky couple is headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands! It’s part of our “It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate Contest”.

"Heart of a Ranger" by Bill Lunn from 5 Eyewitness News   Back To Top

The story of Cpl. Ben Kopp stayed with Bill Lunn from 5 Eyewitness News long after the reporting was over. The Rosemount soldier died from wounds received in Afghanistan. His organ donations saved the lives of four Americans and benefited over sixty more people. Bill decided to write his first book about Ben and the impact of his life both before and after his death.

Saint Paul Saints Opening Day   Back To Top

The Saint Paul Saints are back!  Their first home official game of the season is Thursday, May 18, 2017. They play against the Gary Southshore Railcats from Gary, Indiana.

"Downward Dog" Star   Back To Top

Steve chatted with Allison Tolman about her new TV show "Downward Dog", airing Tuesdays on 5 Eyewitness News. 

Rapid Psychic Reading for Mom   Back To Top

As a psychic and medium, our Happy Medium Jodi Livon is on guest we get asked about a lot. But what many people don't know about her, is her first job is being a mom. She stopped by our studio to help us celebrate moms this Mother’s Day weekend, but giving special rapid readings to a few from our audience. 

Prince's First Wife Mayte Garcia Talks About Her New Book   Back To Top

Mayte Garcia is Prince's first wife and she's written a new book called "The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince" about her time with him. She's in town for a book signing at Mall of America, but before that she stopped by our studio to talk about living with and loving this Minnesota legend.

Meet Nurse Carrie   Back To Top

We’ve been saying a huge thank you for all nurses.  It’s the exceptional nurses that go above and beyond the basics and we want to recognize some of these nurses.  Carrie is a nurse at Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation.  We surprised her with some flowers and a bracelet from Pandora.  

“Wild Morning”   Back To Top

“Wild Morning” is a book about women. These women are in their own truths. They are honest, open and forthright about fear, hopes and joy. Dave Puente is the photographer behind “Wild Morning”. He was intrigued by the idea of shooting women in their early morning routine, just as they woke up and started their day. Brittany Chaffee is the writer. She took words from each woman and then put them into poetry. Together, they speak volumes.

52 Reasons to Love the Twin Cities   Back To Top

People around the country are hearing about all Minnesota has to offer. In the next two years, Minnesota will host the X Games, Super Bowl LII and the Final Four. The team at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine has compiled a list of 52 reasons to love the Twin Cities right now. Their editor, Jayne Haugen Olson, shares some picks.

Meet Nurse Sara   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and PANDORA want to recognize nurses who make a difference in the community.

Sartell Boy Gets Wish Granted   Back To Top

Make A Wish grants wishes for seriously ill children across the country. These wishes bring joy and hope when things can be scary or sad. Kretschmar Meats and Cheeses has been helping grant wishes alongside Make A Wish since 2012. Since then, Kretschmar’s Legendary Wishes campaign has raised $600,000 dollars to help grant wishes nationally.

Farrah in Africa   Back To Top

Five Eyewitness News investigative reporter, Farrah Fazal, spent 18 days traveling to Kenya and Somalia for a new series called Hell to Heartland.  We get a first look.

Listen To Your Mother, Twin Cities   Back To Top

It's no secret that when moms get together, they talk. They may chat about everything from what their child did at the breakfast table to the latest deal they found at Target. But topics that include love and loss aren't really discussed on the playground bench.

Meet Nurse Kelly   Back To Top

Mary Logan who goes by Nurse Kelly has been a nurse for over 60 years. She is 82 years-old and was the head nurse at St. Paul-Ramsey Hospital and Medical Center. She now works at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center.

TCL’s Happy Medium Looks Back   Back To Top

TCL’s Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, first appeared on our show back in August of 2009. Since then she’s become a regular guest, giving audience members rapid readings and taking us along as she communicated with spirits. Jodi stopped by the studio to help us celebrate our 9th birthday and to share a few of her favorite moments on the show.

 

Prince Day   Back To Top

It was one year ago on April 21st, 2016 when Prince died. To honor is life several events are planned throughout the cities, including the artist’s home at Paisley Park in Chanhassen.

4/20 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve share their thoughts on a USA Today article about Facebook researching ways to let you type with your mind. Then Steve took a typing test from typingtest.com

Lady Bugs Help Plants at Mall of America   Back To Top

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd and to celebrate Mall of America is release thousands of lady bugs. And we do mean thousands! Try 75,000 lady bugs. Children from Fraser Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota are doing the honor.

Wonder Women: Founder of Blooma   Back To Top

Elizabeth chats with Blooma founder Sarah Longacre for her new series called “Wonder Women.”  She’s sitting down with women in our community who have overcome a personal struggle, found their passion and are willing to talk openly and honestly about what’s working for them…and what isn’t. Sarah says this has been the hardest year of her life after losing her baby Sophia halfway through her pregnancy. But through her grief, Sarah says she’s becoming more determined than ever to continue her mission of providing support and resources to expecting and new moms in our community.

Em’s Adventures: Saint Thomas Academy Crack Drill Squad   Back To Top

Saint Thomas Academy Crack Drill Squad is celebrating eighty years. The squad is the longest running high school precision drill team in the state. The squad performs all over the area in parades, at military events and at schools.

Minnesota Wild Playoff Party   Back To Top

The Minnesota Wild is in playoff mode and now fans can get ready for the big game. Fans are encouraged to wear Wild colors and cheer on the team whether their headed to the game or not.

Kid Connection: Seth   Back To Top

The Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining audiences since 1926 and they're back in Minneapolis. Just a few days ago one of their star players, Zeus McClurkin made some pretty incredible trick shots at U.S. Bank Stadium.

As Seen On TV Easter Edition   Back To Top

There are tons of products that claim to offer something unique. That includes some items that would make a good gift for an Easter basket or even for some spring cleaning. TCL Reporter Emily Engberg gives us five of them and they all get rave reviews.

The Minnesota “Miracle on Ice” Reunion   Back To Top

Olympics Gold Medalists and former NHL players, Rob McClanahan and Neal Broten stopped by to talk about an upcoming event.

Slime Break at Mall of America: Em Gets Slimed   Back To Top

Spring break has turned into Slime Break at Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe. Getting slimed is an honor! Now guests can experience it for themselves. After going through a series of challenges, the “winner” gets slimed! Even those contestants who don’t get first place get an honor. How about getting a pie in the face?!  It’s all in good fun and it’s a hoot to watch.

Kid Connection: Jazzmine   Back To Top

Fourteen-year-old Jazzmine loves to read and she loves animals. She’s been in Minnesota’s adoption system for several years and would one day love to live on a farm. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson knew exactly where to take her, the Farm Babies Exhibit at The Minnesota Zoo.

"To Wendy’s With Love” Author   Back To Top

Diane Keyes and her mom, Lorraine Andersen  began eating lunch at the Roseville Wendy’s 22 years ago and 5,000 lunches later... Diane wrote a book called, "To Wendy's With Love. In the book, Diane writes about suffering from a brain hemorrhage during her childhood...and how she dealt with depression but says she went from heartache to wholeness because of this tradition.  She’s says that quality time spent with loved ones has the power to change your life.