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Fun With Pumpkin Science!  

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

Paralympian Mike Schultz  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

2018 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art   Back To Top

For the past 15-years, the Minnesota State Fair has reached out to a local artist to commission a piece that embodies and defines the Great Minnesota Get Together. The prints, sold in limited addition every year at the Fair, have become a collector’s item. 

Crayola Experience Mall of America Teacher Scavenger Hunt Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

8/9 4PM Host Chat   Back To Top

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

8/9 3PM Host Chat   Back To Top

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

8/7 4 PM Host Chat Back To Top

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.

Kid Connection: Jose   Back To Top

Tuesday’s on Twin Cities Live we introduce you to a child in Minnesota’s adoption system - a school aged child that's been in need of a family for years.  In this Kid Connection meet Jose. He'll soon be a freshman in high school, but has been in and out of the system since he was an infant. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes Jose to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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.