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Crayola Experience Mall of America Teacher Scavenger Hunt

Two lucky teachers have been chosen to go on quite the scavenger hunt with TCL reporter Emily Engberg. Chris Dahl from Northdale Middle School and Andrea McCarty from Cedar Ridge Elementary have two minutes to gather as much as they can from the Crayola Experience shopping list. The person with the most items at the end of the two minutes wins a $500 gift card to Crayola Experience and a Crayola Model Magic Class Pack. The good news is that the runner up will also go up with a Model Magi Class Pack!

Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light  

A Minnesota teacher and mom has invented a product that is helping kids and families all over the country. It’s called Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light. It has a soft glowing light that is on a timer. The idea is that the product helps manage time for kids. It gives a passive signal that time is up. It can be set seven different ways. It can be used for as little as one minute up to thirty minutes. Different colors represent the different times.

Chef Camp 2018  

At the end of August something magical will take place in northern Minnesota. It’s a camp unlike any other. There’s swimming, canoeing, archery and crafts. But there’s also award winning chefs, teaching you cooking skills you won’t learn anywhere else. It’s called Chef Camp, an outdoor cooking adventure in Sturgeon Lake.

8/9 What's Happening This Weekend  

TCL's Mike Marcotte shares his picks for what's happening this weekend.

8/9 4PM Host Chat  

Hotel industry experts say where you put luggage in your hotel room makes a big difference. 

8/9 3PM Host Chat  

Are married people happier than single people? A new study has the answer. 

8/7 4 PM Host Chat

Steve and Elizabeth share news from Minnesota-based companies General Meals and Hormel. One is making shoes while the other is seeing their product used in cocktails.

8/7 3PM Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth try to get Jessica Alba to stop by the Twin Cities Live studio.

Last Minute Summer Road Trips Back To Top

Angela Johnson, Editor at Tiger Oak Media, stopped by with two interaries to follow if you're looking to take a late summer road trip with your family.

Visiting the Bell Museum   Back To Top

The Bell Museum is a brand new state of the art, beautiful building in Saint Paul. The museum is Minnesota’s official natural history museum. The new location opened in July and it offers all sorts of new things for guests. 

TCL's Alaskan Adventure: Special Experiences   Back To Top

In July 2018, Steve, along with 130 Twin Cities Live viewers, climbed aboard the Celebrity Solstice for a seven-night Alaskan cruise. Their trip was more than just whale watching and spotting waterfalls. Richfield-based Carrousel Travel teamed up with TCL to plan unique experiences for the Minnesota delegation. 

Coffee with Cool People: Paul Allen   Back To Top

He’s the play-by-play guy for the Minnesota Vikings. He announces races at Canterbury Park and he’s a host of KFAN’s 92Noon show. Paul Allen is a sports fanatic, but what does he like to do when he’s not calling a football game or a horse race? Paul sits down with Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg to chat over a Caribou Coffee in this week’s “Coffee with Cool People”.  It was an easy fit because Paul loves a good Caribou Coffee. In fact, he’s known to frequent the Caribou in Eden Prairie on the way to work.

TCL's Alaskan Adventure: White Pass & Yukon Route Railway   Back To Top

In July 2018, Steve traveled with 130 Twin Cities Live viewers to Alaska on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice. While in Skagway, Alaska, many hopped aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, a trip starting at sea level and winding through mountains, ending at 3,000 feet above sea level in Canada. 

Amy Purdy   Back To Top

Amy Purdy is Paralympic snowboarder, best-selling author and was the runner-up on Dancing With the Stars in 2014.   Amy is also a brand ambassador with Cambria and is in town to speak to kids at Camp Cambria.  For the fifth year, Cambria, the leading producer of made-in-America natural stone, and 150 volunteers will host Camp Cambria to offer 135 children ages eight to 17 diagnosed with juvenile arthritis a life-changing experience at Camp Courage in Maple Lake.

TCL's Alaskan Adventure: Glaciers and Whale Watching   Back To Top

In July 2018, Twin Cities Live and Carrousel Travel teamed up to plan a seven-night cruise to Alaska with 130 Twin Cities Live viewers. Watch an excursion many viewers took with Steve, visiting the Mendenhall Glacier outside of Juneau, Alaska and going on a whale watching excursion.

Actress Melissa Peterman   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth are joined by actress and Minnesota native Melissa Peterman! They talked about her work on "Young Sheldon", if a reboot of "Reba" is possible and how much she enjoyed seeing "Mamma Mia!" at the Ordway!

Jodi Livon - Ask The Psychic   Back To Top

Our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon stopped by our studio to answer viewer's questions on psychic channeling. 

TCL in Your Town: Twin Cities Harley-Davidson Blaine   Back To Top

Ron Dible is the General Manager and Operating Owner of Twin Cities Harley-Davidson Blaine. He stopped by Invictus Brewing Company to show Steve some sweet rides.

TCL In Your Town Blaine: National Sports Center Velodrome   Back To Top

The National Sports Center in Blaine is host to all sorts of events, including the Schwan’s USA Cup Soccer Tournament. It attracts athletes and fans from all over the world. There’s another sport that brings in fans who are looking for speed. And we mean speed. How about forty miles an hour for some athletes on a bike, racing around a track. The walls on the track go up several degrees and will certainly give you a thrill, whether you’re riding or watching.

Amy Thielen Cooks Zucchini Carpaccio   Back To Top

She went from cooking meals at a remote cabin without running water to working the line kitchen at some of the biggest restaurants in New York City!  This is Amy Thielen's life and she wrote a book about it!  "Give a Girl a Knife" is now available in paperback and we decided to invite Amy to tell us about it!  But Amy doesn't stay out of the kitchen.  She makes Zucchini Carpaccio while telling us about it.

Mia Hamm Comes to Minnesota   Back To Top

This week the town of Blaine has been just a bit busy with over 15,000 soccer players and their fans making their way to town for the USA Cup.  It's a tournament that brings in kids as young as 8 from all over the world. They come to play games, but also to meet their idols. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got a chance to chat with one of those soccer icons, Mia Hamm.

Leslie Jordan   Back To Top

Emmy Award-Winning Actor and Comedian, Leslie Jordan, stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio. 

USA Cup comes to Blaine   Back To Top

If you've got plans to visit the north metro this week, you might want to steer clear of Highways 65. That is unless you’re sporting shin guards and soccer cleats or you’re a HUGE soccer fan! That’s because the USA Cup is underway at the National Sports Center. We sent soccer mom and TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson out to the fields to give us a preview. She even got the chance to chat with US Women’s Soccer Player, Kelley O’Hara.

Miss Minnesota 2018 - Michaelene Karlen   Back To Top

Michaelene Karlen, Miss Minnesota 2018, stopped by the studio to chat about her experience competing and her non-profit organization "Raise The Barre"

Hannah and Marissa Brandt   Back To Top

Hannah and Marissa Brandt, sisters and olympic hockey players stopped by the TCL studio to talk about their unique experience at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

Sidewalk Psychic Along the Water   Back To Top

It's Water Week on Twin Cities Live. We’ve been out on the water, but now we’re strolling along a lake in Minneapolis. And we also made TCL reporter Kelli Hanson approach random people with our psychic and medium Jodi Livon.  
We call it Sidewalk Psychic and this time, Jodi didn't just read people.

Whitney Fransway - Chocolate Collagen Truffles   Back To Top

Former Bachelor contestant, Whitney Fransway, stopped by to give us the inside scoop of her time on the show and shared a an allergy friendly chocolate truffle recipe.   

Summer Fun with Products & Games   Back To Top

Emily Engberg loves a good product. In fact, she’s tested all sorts of things over the years. Now, she’s on a mission to make the 4th of July a little more fun with the help of some products that will make it more enjoyable, convenient and fun. Here’s her list of things to try for your holiday outing.

Steve on the Street   Back To Top

Steve dances through the streets of North St. Paul.

Cooking with the Vikings   Back To Top

We have Vikings Chef Geji McKinney Banks with us today. She shows us how to make her special Chicken and Egg White Omelet along with Defensive End Stephen Weatherly.

Somalis + Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center   Back To Top

The Minnesota History Center has a new exhibit called “Somalis + Minnesota”. Minnesota is home to more Somalis and Somali Americans than any other state in the country.

“Back to the 50’s” Weekend   Back To Top

We’re heading back to the 50’s! More than twelve thousand street rods are on site at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Patric Richardson - The Laundry Evangelist   Back To Top

Patric Richardson, "The Laundry Evangelist" discovered a passion for a simple task that everyone else deems as a chore. He's helped people around the nation change the way they do laundry and even help them learn to enjoy it.     

TCL In Your Town: North Star Museum of Scouting   Back To Top

When Twin Cities Live announced the TCL In Your Town series was showcasing North Saint Paul, we heard from many viewers about the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting. It's been a fixture on Seventh Avenue in North Saint Paul for over a decade. TCL's Mike Marcotte is a former scout and stopped by to relive his days at the Pinewood Derby and to explore through the history of scouting.

Go Skate Day with X Games Minneapolis   Back To Top

X Games Minneapolis heads into town July 19th thru the 22nd. The fun takes place at U.S. Bank Stadium.

6/19 4 PM Host Chat   Back To Top

Oprah hit a big milestone and Steve and Elizabeth try new foods you'll find at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair!

6/19 3 PM Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth get a preview of new Minnesota State Fair foods!

6/18 4PM Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve have a lot to chat about!  

6/18 3PM Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve recaps his daughter's birthday and Elizabeth goes wedding dress shopping with her sister!

TCL In Your Town: Mondays with the Mayor   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is all about the city of North Saint Paul the week of June 18, 2018. This small town has a lot of personality and a lot to see. The city offers something called “Mondays with the Mayor”. It gives residents the chance to meet with the mayor and city council members to talk about issues, concerns and ideas.

Gretchen Carlson   Back To Top

It was 1989 when Anoka native, Gretchen Carlson, was crowned Miss America.  Now she is serving a whole different role in the organization as chairwoman of the competition.  She is in town for the Crowns & Gowns gala and stopped by to chat about big changes to the “pageant”.

Summer Harvest for Kids Campaign   Back To Top

No kids should go hungry, but unfortunately many are during the summer months. That’s why KSTP, MATTER and The Food Group have teamed up for the “Summer Harvest for Kids Campaign” at Mall of America.

6/8 Movie Trip   Back To Top

Paul McGuire Grimes from Paul's Trip to the Movies gives his take on two crime movies and a streaming pick that bends our universe.

Phil Thompson Performs   Back To Top

Twin Cities musician Phil Thompson is here today to perform for us! Afterwards, we sit down with him to talk about his album and upcoming concerts.

Coates RV   Back To Top

Coates RV has been a family business since 1938. Today’s owner is a fourth generation family owner. Coates RV has been named one of the top 50 best in the RV business multiple times. They love what they do and they love helping all sorts of people find the RV of their dreams.

First Aid on the Campground   Back To Top

Dr. Archelle Georgiou does a round of “take this, not that” with camping first aid!

Foil Recipies   Back To Top

The owner of the Golden Fig on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Laurie Crowell, shares two dinner recipes you can easily make over a campfire, in the slow cooker or in the oven.