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Tuesday’s Money Machine  

Gretchen Stans from Forest Lake is stepping inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine.  However much money she can grab in the 45 seconds she is allowed, will be hers to take! 

Can Steve Juggle That?  

Steve Patterson is a man of many talents as you may know.  But did you know that he can juggle?  Is record for tossing two oranges at a time in one hand is 258 tosses – without dropping one!  We are challenging him to see if he can juggle what we throw at him!

Kid Reporter at the Dog Show  

Brayli Carmicheal, our Wendy’s Kid Reporter at the fair, takes us to the All Star Stunt Dogs Splash and finds herself up on the stage too!

9/1 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth are back at the Minnesota State Fair!

Monday’s Money Machine  

We just got warmed up last week with our first two contestants stepping into the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine.  Sue Westerberg of St. Louis Park is trying her luck in the money machine! 

Wendy’s Kid Reporter: Brayli  

Brayli Carmichael from Coon Rapids was the standout from all the kids who tried out for Wendy’s Kid Reporter.  Brayli joins Emily at the Fair for a little fun! 

Kristi Yamaguchi  

In honor of Figure Skating Day, Olympian Gold Medal Figure Skater, Kristi Yamaguchi joins us at the fair!  The 1992 Olympics is where Kristi earned her gold medal and it’s also where she met her husband.  Bret Hedican from Minnesota was on Team USA for hockey.  Now the couple has two daughters, 8 & 11 years old.

8/31 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth are ready for another fun week at the fair!

Money Machine #2   Back To Top

Our second contestant, Richard Maish from Coon Rapids, takes his turn in the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!  Whatever amount of money he grabs in 45 seconds will be his to take home!

Family Feud at the Fair   Back To Top

We surveyed 100 fairgoers and got their top three answers.  Team Royalty (consisting of Miss Minnesota Rachel Latuff, Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson, the newly crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way Kyla Mauk, and 4H Poultry Prince Tyler Amick) take on Team KSTP in a game of Family Feud!

8/28 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth welcome our state fair audience on Day #2 of the Great Minnesota Get Together!

8/27 Money Machine   Back To Top

Mary Stadick from New Ulm, Minnesota is the first contestant to step into the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!  She has 45 seconds to grab as much cash as she can. 

8/27 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth kick off the first day at the fair!

Hockey Moms   Back To Top

In December the reality TV show, Hockey Moms, will debut on 45TV.  The shows creator and co-executive producer, John McCally, joins us to tell us more about the show and how you can be a part of the show.

Good Company: Gedney Pickles   Back To Top

They are the Minnesota Pickles and a popular stop at the Minnesota State Fair.  Emily gives us a taste of what makes Gedney Pickles so special. 

8/26 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a couple of special visitors to get ready for the Great Minnesota Get Together!

8/25 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve is out sick today, so Emily is helping Elizabeth out!

As Seen on TV Products   Back To Top

When the commercials and infomercials come on the television, you wonder if those products really do everything they promise to.  Emily puts those As-Seen-On-TV products to the test to put your minds at rest!

Gotta Have it: Back to School   Back To Top

It’s time to send the kids back to school.  Kelli Hanson found some products that the kids will just “gotta have” plus she shares some deals!

AAA Back to School Discounts   Back To Top

If you aren’t a AAA member already, there are plenty of options to choose from.  A basic membership includes up to 5 miles towing ($80/year), the Plus Membership includes up to 100 miles of towing ($119/year), and the Premier Membership includes one tow up to 200 miles ($159/year).  All of these memberships include coverage if you lock your keys in your car and free delivery of gas if you run out.

8/24 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve is still on vacation.  Kelli Hanson is co-hosting with Elizabeth!

Erik Estrada   Back To Top

Actor Erik Estrada became famous in his role as Ponch on the hit TV show, CHiPs.  He spent six years riding the highways of California in the role.  He still has the love for motorcycles which is what brings him to the Twin Cities.  Erik sits down to talk about the classic 80’s show and what he’s up to today.

8/21 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve is on vacation so Dez from KS95 fills in for him.

Kid Connection: Omari   Back To Top

Omari is a sixteen year old who loves baseball.  Kelli met Omari and brought him to see the Minnesota Twins where he got quite a surprise!

8/20 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a few things to talk about.

8/19 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve start the show off with a little host chat.

8/18 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a little chat.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.   Back To Top

It was originally a TV series back in the 1960’s.  Guy Ritchie is bringing back the spy show as a movie full of action.  Emily sits down with some of the stars of the film in London after the premier of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

8/14 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a few things to chat about.

8/13 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things.

Wendy’s Kid Reporter Auditions   Back To Top

Emily is out at the Wendy’s in Richfield on the search for our new kid reporter.  The winner will join Twin Cities Live at the Minnesota State Fair!  Richfield is our final destination for auditions, where hopefuls are showing off their talents.

Good Company: MyPillow   Back To Top

The story behind MyPillow is not only one that may be familiar to some people, it’s also a really “feel good” success story.  Emily takes us to Shakopee to meet the guy behind the popular, MyPillow.

Book Club Author   Back To Top

The book club at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar went off without a hitch.  Elizabeth announced her next pick for the book club.

8/12 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things.

Em’s Adventures: Wakesurfing   Back To Top

Emily tries out a growing sport where a surfer basically trails behind a wakeboard boat and rides the wave.  It’s known as wakesurfing – not to be confused with wakeboarding.

8/11 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

8/10 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve find a few things to talk about.

Jason Segel   Back To Top

Actor Jason Segel spent nine years as the Minnesota-born, Marshall Erickson, on the TV series, How I Met Your Mother.  He also helped bring The Muppets back to the big screen and has starred in hit comedies like, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I Love You Man.

8/7 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a few things to chat about.

Kid Connection: Help Program   Back To Top

Families who adopt children can be faced with situations unique to adoptive families.  The Help Program offered by MN Adopt offers these families the tools to succeed.   

8/6 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

Good Company: Nordic Ware   Back To Top

Nordic Ware in St. Louis Park was founded in 1946 in the basement of the home of Dotty and Dave Dalquist.  In the beginning, Nordic Ware’s product line was only a few specialty Scandinavian ethnic cookware products like the Rosette iron, Krumkake iron, and the Ebelskiver pan. 

Wendy’s Kid Reporter Auditions   Back To Top

Emily is out at the Wendy’s in Coon Rapids on the search for our new kid reporter.  The winner will join Twin Cities Live at the Minnesota State Fair!

8/5 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

Mission Impossible: Vienna   Back To Top

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has been causing Vienna, Austria to get a whole lot of attention lately.  Emily got to check out the city and gives us a look at some of the things you can see there.  Emily had about four hours before the movie event that she was scheduled to be at.  She got in as much of the city as she could by bus, bicycle, and walking!

8/4 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve talk about a few things at the beginning of the show.

Mission Impossible: Simon Pegg   Back To Top

The opening of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation made a whopping $56 million dollars, making it number one at the box office.  Emily was at the world premiere in Vienna, Austria and has more of her one on one interview with Simon Pegg.

Cookie Garden   Back To Top

Can I grow a cookie garden?  That was the simple question that was being the book, The Cookie Garden.  Author Linda Henry and Illustrator Dawn Rossbach say it’s not only about your kids imagination but yours too. 

8/3 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

Reading with Jodi   Back To Top

Jodi Livon offers her insight to one of our audience members.  The Happy Medium and psychic, Jodi Livon, gives one member a reading live on-air.