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Science Museum of Minnesota: Biomechanics Exhibit  

The Science Museum of Minnesota has a new exhibit. It’s called “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics”. The hands on exhibit looks how both plants and animals as machines that are built for survival.

Midwest Home Luxury Loft & Condo Tour  

It’s becoming a popular trend. Folks are selling their big homes and heading to condo and apartment living. Midwest Home’s 2018 Luxury Loft and Condo Tour is a great way to see what’s out there. Some of the spots on the tour are even available to buy or to rent.

“Last Stop on Market Street” at Children’s Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is known for its talented cast and crew that make so many amazing shows come to life. Its newest show is “Last Stop on Market Street”. It’s based on an award winning book.

Good Housekeeping Lab at MOA  

Flip through the pages of a Good Housekeeping magazine and you’ll see their stamp of approval on what they deem the best products available.  But it’s not just the editors and writers saying so, it’s top scientists, chemists and engineers testing products at the Good Housekeeping Institute Lab.  That lab has made its way to Mall of America and now you can buy everything inside the 2800 square foot space.

New Brick and Mortars in Twin Cities  

Online shopping was the talk of the retail industry for many years. Many even said the concept of shopping for clothing in-person was soon to be dead. Editor-In-Chief of Twin Cities Business, Allison Kaplan, doesn't think so. She stopped by the studio to chat about how Rose & Loon, Sota Clothing and Love Your Melon are starting their own trend. 

Twin Cities Oktoberfest  

Germany’s oldest autumn festival will take over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center Friday and Saturday.  There will be food, fun and of course, lots of beer. Twin Cities Octoberfest co-owners Chip Meyer and Ryan Brown are here to fill us in.

Fall fun at Pahl’s Market in Apple Valley  

It’s the season that a lot of Minnesotans embrace with open arms. Fall is here!  That of course means fall decorating and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins.

Cove Point Lodge   Back To Top

Just take a drive around the Twin Cities and you’ll notice the Fall colors are starting to look pretty spectacular. Head a few hours north and that Minnesota perfection will take your breath away.  Recently Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson headed to the north shore to Beaver Bay, Minnesota - about an hour north of Duluth. She stopped at Cove Point Lodge, a spot to take in the views and escape from reality.

TCL In Your Town: Hastings: Little Log House Pioneer Village   Back To Top

It’s like a little town in a small town. Little Log House Pioneer Village gives you a chance to walk back in time. It’s full of more than forty restored buildings. It even has a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge.

TCL in Your Town Hastings: This Old Horse   Back To Top

It’s TCL in Your Town Week, celebrating the beautiful river town of Hastings!  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson recently found a hidden gem. A place that horses call home, many of which are blind or arrived malnourished.

Spiral Brewery & Alexis Bailly Vineyard   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is celebrating everything Hastings! The small town is hopping with cool, classic spots and brand new businesses.

Excelsior Apple Day   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is celebrating the fall season with Apple Week and what better time to head to Excelsior for Apple Day. The event is hosted by The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. It takes place in downtown Excelsior on Water Street on Saturday, September 22nd.

Adults Only Museum Takeover at the Minnesota Children’s Museum   Back To Top

Who says adults can’t be kids sometimes. Minnesota Children’s Museum is a place where kids get to learn through play. The museum dates back to 1981, but it’s Saint Paul location opened in 1995. It hosts more than 500,000 visitors every year. The Saint Paul location got a thirty million dollar expansion and renovation last summer. So, if you haven’t been in a while, there’s a lot to enjoy!

Apple Week: Apple Orchards   Back To Top

It’s a family tradition that dates back decades for lots of folks and this year will once again bring all sorts of fun. There are a lot of apple orchards that offer more than just picking apples. There are hay rides, mazes, specialty shops, wine tasting and more. Emily Engberg’s list of four will keep the whole family entertained and happy.  After all, it’s good old fashion, fall fun.

Sever’s Fall Festival   Back To Top

It’s one of the most popular family outings during the fall. Sever’s Fall Festival brings people from all over the region.

Nitro Circus   Back To Top

On Wednesday, October 3rd, Nitro Circus at Target Center features the world's best action sports atlethes performing record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skate. Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte chats with one of the show's stars.

Minnesota Wine Vineyard Tour   Back To Top

The cover story of Minnesota Monthly features autumn getaways, including trips to Minnesota-based vineyards. Katie Hickman from Minnesota Monthly takes us to three spots worthy of a day trip.

Irish Fair of Minnesota   Back To Top

It’s the largest Irish Fair in the country and it just so happens to be right here in Minnesota. Irish Fair is Friday, August 10th to Sunday the 12th. The fair is at Harriet Island in Saint Paul. It’s known as one of the most authentic Irish festivals anywhere in the nation. It brings in some one hundred thousand visitors, including people from all over the world.

Dakota County Fair   Back To Top

It’s fair season! Before the Minnesota State Fair kicks off, it’s time to enjoy a county fair. They are always a good time and they offer all sorts of fun.

Last Minute Road Trips   Back To Top

With only sixteen days until the Minnesota State Fair, summer is quickly coming to an end.  If you're looking for one last hurrah before the kids head back to school, Angela Johnson, the editor of Edina Magazine, has some ideas.  These road trips offer a lot fun without taking you too far from the cities.

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.

The Making of a Mermaid: Emily as a Mermaid at SEA LIFE MN   Back To Top

SEA LIFE Minnesota at Mall of America is a place where you get to experience and discover the underwater world. You can see all sorts of sea life up close. Well, now there’s something new. SEA LIFE is playing host to mermaids!

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.

TCL In Your Town Blaine: The Mayor’s Favorite Spots   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is showcasing all things great about Blaine. The city has really grown over the years. There’s one guy that not only loves his city, he also just so happens to be the mayor. Mayor Tom Ryan has been the mayor for thirty one years. Mayor Ryan says he loves the people who call Blaine home. It’s a close knit crew that takes a lot of pride in what their city has to offer.

X Games Minneapolis   Back To Top

X Games are host to some of the world’s best athletes. You’ll find a ton of action in these games. We’re talking BMX, Motor X, Skateboarding and more. X Games are at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22nd.

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.

Treasure Island Resort and Casino   Back To Top

Treasure Island Resort and Casino is just a short drive from the cities and yet it feels like a fun vacation. And this is the time to check out all of the fun. Treasure Island is a hot spot this summer. They have a newly renovated outdoor amphitheater. There are upgraded seats with a lot more space. There’s a ton of great bands on tap, including Train, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, and Kid Rock. Comedian Amy Schumer will be there in September.  Don’t worry about getting food ahead of time. The shows also feature food trucks.

Best Fireworks Displays   Back To Top

We asked Twin Cities Live Facebook fans for the best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks displays. TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares the top five picks.

6/28 What's Happening this Weekend Back To Top

Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte shares some ideas for having fun this weekend.

Summer Fun at Buck Hill   Back To Top

Winter and snow is probably what you think of when you hear Buck Hill, but there’s a lot to do in the summer, too!  Buck Hill hosts all sorts of activities. In addition to practicing your ski skills on a special mat that goes over the hill, you can also learn to snowboard. So, when winter comes along, you’ll be ready to ride.