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Sun Country Visits North Pole  

It was a magical experience at terminal 2 at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport night. Sun Country hosted their annual flight to the North Pole event with Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Twin Cities Live cameras were there to capture all of the fun.

Emily’s Last Day: A Look Back at Favorite Moments  

Emily Engberg has been a reporter on Twin Cities Live for nine years. Over that time, Emily has traveled all over the country and the world. She’s interviewed some of the biggest celebrities and she’s tackled some of the craziest adventures. Now, it’s time for Emily to pursue other adventures. Emily’s last day at TCL is Friday, December 7th. Emily has endless fun memories from the show. She and the team take a look back at some of her favorites.

Minnesota Inventors on "Shark Tank"  

Arik Nordby and Ryan Walther took their company Prank-O in front of the sharks on "Shark Tank" to see if they could get some help with their business. They joined us in the TCL studio to share their experience on the show and what comes next.

Bump Club & Beyond: Gift Guide for Kids  

So you're stumped about what to get your granddaughter, your nephew, heck maybe even your own kids for Christmas this year!  Katie Blozis with Bump Club and Beyond rounded up several ideas perfect for girls and boys. She stopped by the TCL studios to share her ideas, plus surprise our audience full of moms with a little Christmas cheer!

Children’s Minnesota: “The Dude”  

When a child is in the hospital, there’s one thing they have a hard time doing – just being a kid. But Children’s Minnesota is working to change that. 10-years-ago they launched Star Studio, a television studio located right beyond the hospital’s front doors.  It’s a studio that’s produced thousands of hours of programming, many hours hosted by Eriq Nelson, also known as “The Dude.”

Steve on the Street  

The series “Twin Cities Live In Your Town” shines the spotlight on different towns around the metro.  This week, as he does every week during the series,  TCL co-host Steve Patterson took to the streets to find out what makes the city of Edina so special.  Well, technically, the corridors of the Galleria.  It starts the same way it always does.  Patterson approaches strangers with a mic.  And it always ends with dancing!

TCL In Your Town: Edina’s Southdale Center  

TCL in Your Town is celebrating Edina this week and if you know nothing else about this suburb, you probably know it’s a destination for shopping. That reputation is well-deserved and dates back to 1956 when the very first indoor mall in the entire country opened: Southdale Center. Elizabeth walks the mall with Twin Cities Business Editor In Chief Allison Kaplan to talk about the impact Southdale had not only on Edina but on the shopping scene throughout the United States.

Haute House Studios   Back To Top

TCL In Your Town takes us to the city of Edina where for 10-years, two amazingly talented women have been making every day just a little more beautiful. Bridget Connell and Marsha Hunt are the talent behind Haute House Studios, an Edina based Floral and Event Design Company. They’re known for their wedding arrangements, but their holiday displays are not to be missed. Bridget and Marsha stopped by the TCL Studio to show Elizabeth how to add fresh fruit and ornaments to an arrangement to create a festive look in your own home.

Coffee with Cool People: Becca Kufrin   Back To Top

In this week’s “Coffee With Cool People” presented by Caribou Coffee, Elizabeth spends a little time with "Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin. They chatted at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Becca's home town of Prior Lake! They discussed how Becca takes her coffee, what it's like dealing with newfound celebrity and where she wants to live in the future!  

Cupid's Couple: Invitations   Back To Top

On February 14th, 2019 Liz Becker and Ang Grossman from Inver Grove Heights will tie the knot on Twin Cities Live. They were voted by TCL'ers as the winners of Twin Cities Live's Cupid Couple giveaway, presented by The Wedding Guys. There's a catch to this $25,000 prize. They do not get to pick out their choices when it comes to the invites, the rings, the cake, even the honeymoon destination. You select the winning options. Matthew Trettel from The Wedding Guys stopped by with the three options for invitations, all from Epitome Papers in Excelsior. 

Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

For the eighth year, Twin Cities Live and Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning are giving away furnaces to those who need them most. Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte stops by a coffeehouse to surprise a Vietnam veteran with a well-deserved surprise. 

Coffee with Cool People: Ryan Dungey   Back To Top

In this week’s “Coffee with Cool People” presented by Caribou Coffee, Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson sits down Motocross Champion and Minnesota native Ryan Dungey.  

Samantha Harris Talks About Her New Book   Back To Top

Emmy-winning TV personality and Hopkins native Samantha Harris underwent a double mastectomy. She had a healthy lifestyle but decided to make some big changes post-cancer. And she wrote a book about it! It's called "Your Healthiest Healthy"and she joined us live to talk all about it!

Crayola Shopping Spree   Back To Top

Some lucky kids will have a chance to go on a memorable shopping spree at the Crayola Store at the Crayola Experience in Mall of America. The event is an annual tradition involving the U.S. Marines. A child gets to team up with a Marine and grab whatever he or she can in sixty four seconds. Sixty four is a special number because that’s the number inside Crayola’s iconic Box of Sixty Four. The event is in partnership of Toys for Tots.

Thanksgiving Day Memories   Back To Top

Thanksgiving is about family, friends and of course food! People have their favorite must haves. Usually it tends to be the pumpkin pie, turkey and the stuffing.  However, not everyone has had a win in the food department every year. Emily Engberg gets the scoop on the biggest turkey day wins, fails and traditions from our friends at KSTP, KS95 and MyTalk 107.1.

Meet Twin Cities Live's Cupid Couple   Back To Top

It's time to meeting the winners of Twin Cities Live's Cupid's Couple contest, presented by The Wedding Guys. Meet Liz Becker and Angie Grossman from Inver Grove Heights. They will receive a $25,000 wedding package, and Twin Cities Live viewers will get to pick the elements of their big day!

Erin Condren Surprises Teachers!   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live loves pulling off big surprises and because Tuesday is World Kindness Day, we thought it was time to do just that again.  For this surprise, Reporter Kelli Hanson teamed up with Erin Condren, the face and name behind a company that creates personalized organizational products.

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" Directors   Back To Top

Phil Johnston and Rich Moore co-directed the new Disney movie "Ralph Breaks the Internet". They are the team behind the smash hits "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Zootopia". They stopped by to tell us all about the new flick!

Holiday Fun at Mall of America   Back To Top

There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than seeing Santa himself. Santa made his big arrival at Mall of America on Thursday, November 8th. Now, he’s on hand to start seeing those eager kids who can’t wait to tell the big man what they want for Christmas. Santa will be available for pictures in Santaland. He will be there through December 24th. To get a rundown of his busy schedule, click here.

Christopher Straub's Holiday Boutique Favorite Finds   Back To Top

Fashion Designer Christopher Straub stopped by the TCL studio to share his favorite finds at the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique. The event runs from November 9th - 11th at US Bank Stadium.

Meet TCL's Cupid's Couple Finalists   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and The Wedding Guys have teamed up to give away a wedding valued at $25,000!  It's your chance to vote for your favorite from our top three finalists.

MyTalk Binge Watch   Back To Top

During Couch Potato week on Twin Cities Live, we want to help you relax.  Some you time.  A little self-indulgence.  Relaxation.  Chillin!  Whatever you call it, it’s a great thing to do.  And perhaps nothing is more quintessential, when it comes to being a couch potato, than binge-watching some great new shows.  In order to track down a worthy list, Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson walked down the hall to chat with his friends and co-workers from MyTalk 107.1 FM, a radio station fully dedicated to “Everything Entertainment.”

Dave Ramsey   Back To Top

Dave Ramsey is a man with a plan.  That plan is simple.  Pay off your debts.  And start now!  The man behind “The Dave Ramsey Show” speaks to an audience of some eight million every week.  There, one phone call at a time, he talks person after person into paying off their debt, saving up some money and living the life they’ve dreamed of.  The results speak for themselves.  Thousands of families have called in, or even made the trip to his radio studio in Nashville, to scream for joy because they followed his plan and are now debt free.

LearningRx: Training After Chemotherapy   Back To Top

A cancer diagnosis often means chemotherapy. And with that can come extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and something not often mentioned -- chemo brain.  Many people describe chemo brain as becoming unusually disorganized, having trouble finding the right words, even taking longer than usual to do everyday things.

Competitive Trampoline and Tumbling   Back To Top

Charlie Larson is just fifteen years old and he’s already making quite the name for himself in the world of gymnastics. Charlie is from White Bear Lake. He’s headed to St. Petersburg, Russia in late November to compete in the World Age Group Championships. Charlie is on the U.S. National Team Trampoline and Tumbling Junior Men’s Team.

Coffee with Cool People: Jodi Livon   Back To Top

In this week’s “Coffee With Cool People” presented by Caribou Coffee, Elizabeth grabs a cozy warm drink with TCL’s resident psychic and medium Jodi Livon. It’s a conversation that’s fitting for Halloween. But while Jodi spends plenty of time connecting with spirits on the other side, she’s also like any other mom, busy connecting with her teenagers.

Purple Pride Products   Back To Top

The Minnesota Vikings are the hometown team and they are certainly something to be proud of. That’s exactly why reporter Emily Engberg went all out as Vikings receiver Adam Thielen. Thielen has eight straight 100-yard games. Fans love to show off their purple pride in all sorts of ways. So, in honor of that, Emily found some products that do just that.

LeDuc Historic Estate   Back To Top

Every year right around Halloween, we like to send Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson out to get spooked. She and psychic and medium Jodi Livon have connected with spirits at Landmark Center, the Saint James Hotel in Red Wing and most recently the Ordway in downtown Saint Paul. They're all places said to be haunted, like the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings.  The home was built in 1860s and people have claimed to see its owner General William LeDuc walking from room to room. Kelli and Jodi takes us inside!

Memorable Products   Back To Top

You’ve seen the commercials, watched the YouTube videos and have glanced at them in the store. There are a number of interesting products out there. No one loves checking them out more then reporter Emily Engberg.

Paranormal Investigators   Back To Top

The Twin Cities Paranormal Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the paranormal through scientific methods while using the most modern equipment possible, providing support to our clients by eliminating fear and empowering individuals to move forward.

Sad Animal Babies   Back To Top

The author of Sad Animal Babies, Brooke Barker stopped by to share more about her new book that explores the sad and strange world of baby animals of all types: mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and more.

Scott Hamilton Visits Minnesota   Back To Top

Winning an Olympic gold medal and beating cancer are two unbelievable feats. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got to hang out with a man who has done both. Retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton is in town celebrating the achievements of Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer Twin Cities – a fundraiser for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation.

Jon Heder and Kendall Goldberg   Back To Top

Jon Heder, known for his role as Napoleon Dynamite and successfull director Kendall Goldeberg stopped by to chat about their new film "When Jeff Tried to Save the World".

Fun With Pumpkin Science!   Back To Top

Liz Heinecke, the Kitchen Pantry Scientist, stopped by to smash some pumpkins and teach us science!

Paralympian Mike Schultz   Back To Top

Mike Schultz was a professional snow-crosser for ten years prior to suffering an accident that led to the partial amputation of his left leg. Steering his career in a new direction, he went on to invent his own prostetic company, Biodapt and represent the United States in the 2018 Paralympics.     

Real Moms Talking About Mom Stories   Back To Top

Sheletta Brundidge and Lindy Vincent host a new podcast called "2 Haute Mamas" - new episodes are coming in November 2018. They stopped by to share their stories and weigh in on some timely parenting headlines!

Power Up Truck   Back To Top

Russ and Susie Palla stopped by to show off their rolling video game.  It’s called the Power Up Truck and they claim it’s the Best Game Truck in Minnesota!  It’s perfect for your birthday parties, sporting events, school functions, and more!

Twin Cities Live Book Club Author   Back To Top

The latest selection for the Twin Cities Live Book Club is "Those Three Words", written by Christine Bauer. She joined Steve and Elizabeth in-studio.

Rapid Readings with Jodi Livon   Back To Top

We’ve been celebrating the beautiful river town of Hastings in TCL in Your Town. And we found so much to do and see there, we’re heading back in Octover!  This time to the Leduc History Estate. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson and our psychic and medium Jodi Livon will take us inside the mansion built back in the mid 1860s. It was the dream home of William Leduc, a senior soldier in the Civil War. it's now open for public tours but reports of the property being haunted began in the 1950s. Kelli and Jodi will find out if those reports hold true in a few weeks!

Live a Longer and Happier Life   Back To Top

Dan Buettner, an author and speaker who discovered five areas of the world where the healthiest and happiest people live, stopped by the studio to share their secrets, along with the two questions to ask yourself to determine how happy you are.

Lazydays RV   Back To Top

Lazydays RV is an iconic brand in the RV industry. Lazydays has been featured nationally on Big Time RV. The show has aired on Travel Channel and the Great American Country networks.

Holiday Stationstores Free Coffee Program   Back To Top

Coffee lovers get ready to celebrate with a free cup of Joe! Holiday Stationstores offers Free Coffee Tuesday. It’s a great way to get a pick-me-up on your way to and from work, before you take your kids to soccer or before your next appointment.

Keg and Case   Back To Top

What’s old is new again. The old Schmidt Brewing building is home to Keg and Case. Keg and Case features all sorts of pop up events and vendors. You’ll find a variety of interesting spots to check out. The market is made up of 25 spots where you can dine, grab a drink and shop.

TRIA Rink Minnesota Wild Locker Room   Back To Top

The Minnesota Wild is ready for another season of hockey. In honor of the new season, the Wild opened their doors to media to show off their 22,000 square foot locker room at TRIA Rink. TRIA Rink is their practice facility. 

"100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die"   Back To Top

Tom Weber, a former journalist at Minnesota Public Radio, is the author behind "100 Things to do in the Twin Cities Before You Die." He shares some of his favorites from inside the collection.

Comedian Hal Sparks Returns!   Back To Top

We love it when comedian Hal Sparks returns to Twin Cities Live. He's in town for a show at New Hope Cinema Grill tonight. Click here to purchase tickets!

Hendrickson Foundation   Back To Top

Hockey is for everyone. That’s what Larry Hendrickson always believed. Larry passed away in June, but his goal of helping kids lives on.

Actor Steve Zahn   Back To Top

Actor Steve Zahn was born in Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale-Cooper High School. Since then, he's acted with the likes of Tom Hanks, George Clooney and Christian Bale. He first hit the big screen with "Reality Bites" and has been seen in dozens of movies and TV shows since!

The Bachelorette's Becca and Garrett Try Fair Foods   Back To Top

Minnesota's own Bachelorette Becca Kufrin suggested some classic Minnesota State Fair food for her fiancé, Garrett Yrigoyen to try.

Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson   Back To Top

Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson has won thousands of blue ribbons at County and State Fairs. It's an annual tradition for us to bring her on our State Fair broadcasts. She stopped by to share her wisdom.