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Steve on the Street

Steve dances through the streets of North St. Paul.

Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th Annual “Back to the 50’s” Weekend

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

TCL In Your Town: North Star Museum of Scouting  

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.

6/21 What's Happening this Weekend  

Local guy about Town, Mike Marcotte, has some events for you to check out!

Valleyfair  

Summer fun is in full swing at Valleyfair in Shakopee. There are tons of things to check out. Rides, a water park, and plenty of food.  Twin Cities Live Reporters Emily Engberg and Kelli Hanson give us a tour of all the fun. That includes some of the new foods you can try at Valleyfair.

Dad’s Day Experiences  

Doing something special for dad is always nice, but sometimes coming up with a unique gift for Father’s Day can be tricky. We’re hooking you up experiences, not just gift ideas. These are some fun things you and dad can do together. Adventurous reporter Emily Engberg came up with the list and says all of them are different. All of them are perfect depending on the type of dad in your life. 

Valleyfair: Kelli Rides Renegade  

The kids are rejoicing during the final few days of school and we want to celebrate with them by giving away tickets to Valleyfair.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes you there for a front row seat on Renegade, one of the park's wooden rollercoasters. And as she proves, putting your hands in the air, is the best way to ride a coaster!

Grand Old Day   Back To Top

Grand Old Day is back on Sunday, May 3rd. The celebration marks the forty fifth year. This year, Twin Cities Live is a media sponsor. Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter will be the Grand Marshall of the parade. Steve and Elizabeth will be the Media Grand Marshalls. After the parade is done, Steve and Elizabeth will be hanging out at Golden Fig handing out TCL swag bags. 

5/31 What's Happening This Weekend   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, has some ideas for you to add to your social calendar this week.

Super Saver: Free Family Fun!   Back To Top

The kids are counting down the final few days before summer and that means moms and dads, you've gotta make a plan to avoid “I’m bored!” on day 3! Our Super Saver has you covered with activities and events to check out without spending a single dime. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shares a few ideas for free family fun!

Hazeltine National Golf Club: Chaska’s Crown Jewel   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live in Your Town celebrates the food, fashion and fun happening in cities all around the Metro.  And when we set our sights on Chaska, we had to include Hazeltine National Golf Club.  The course has played host to some of the best golfers on the planet, most notably in 2016 when it hosted the Ryder Cup.  The event, which saw Team USA defeat Team Europe in a wildly entertaining weekend of play, was a smashing success.  So much so that Hazeltine will become the first American course to host the event for a second time when the tournament returns in 2028.

Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour   Back To Top

Thinking about remodeling or just want to get some ideas for your own home? Midwest Home’s Luxury Remodeling Tour offers great suggestions.

OWL Archery   Back To Top

The Open World Learning Community in Saint Paul has a lot to be proud of. Many of their students are quite the athletes. That includes Emily Yang. She beat out hundreds of students in an archery tournament. She’s the state girls’ champ, but her numbers were so good that she also beat out the guys! Emily is just one of the talented members of the team.

Big Stone Sculptures and Mini Golf   Back To Top

There are very few spots where you can see farm animals, sculptures and play a round of mini golf all in one spot, but Big Stone Sculptures and Mini Golf isn’t like most places.

TCL In Your Town: Team Building on Ropes Course in Chaska   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is headed to Chaska and showing off all the great things you can do, try and see. Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska is much more than just what meets the eye. They also do a ton of team building thanks to their cool space and challenge course. Yes, a challenge course.

TCL In Your Town: Chaska Curling Center   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is highlighting everything good about the city of Chaska. That includes the Chaska Curling Center.

Saint Paul Saints   Back To Top

Baseball is back in Saint Paul. The Saint Paul Saints home opener at CHS Field is Monday, May 21st at 3:05 against the Chicago Dogs.

Guinness World Records Attempt in Minneapolis   Back To Top

Organizers of Pulse Twin Cities want 50,000 people at U.S. Bank Stadium to break the Guinness World Records title for the World's Largest Pillow Fight. Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte has a preview.

The North Star at Valleyfair   Back To Top

When you go to Valleyfair, you go in search of endless entertainment.  And boy, do they deliver!  In droves.  They’ve got rides for everyone in your crew.  From the tiny tots to the thrill seekers.

Hudson Hot Spots   Back To Top

Hudson, Wisconsin is a destination for folks all over the area. The reason? It’s not only cute, but it has a ton of character with its variety of stores, restaurants and activities. In the last couple of years, several new spots have popped up. Emily Engberg checked out three spots that are all different and all newer. They also just so happen to be next door to each other.

Must Run Summer Races   Back To Top

Here's what happens when the weather starts to really get beautiful -- everyone becomes a runner! Our resident runner, TCL reporter Kelli Hanson, stopped by with a list of summer runs for every level.

Best Ways to Explore the Outdoors   Back To Top

This summer, avoid hearing the kids whine that they're bored. Angela Johnson from Tiger Oak Media rounded up outdoor activities across the metro.

Valleyfair Opening Day   Back To Top

It’s that time again. Let the fun begin at Valleyfair! The park opens for the season on Friday, May 11th. Valleyfair is kicking off the season with all sorts of fun, including some of your favorite rides, live shows, special characters and a brand new ride called Delirious.

Children’s Theatre Company: The Lorax   Back To Top

Dr. Seuss’ famed booked The Lorax comes to life on stage for audiences at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. The show is in partnership with The Old Vic in London, England and The Old Globe in San Diego, California. The show will focus on environmental concerns like deforestation, pollution and melting ice caps. These were all issues when the book was written some fifty years ago and they are still a part of conversations today.

MMT’s “High Fidelity” at The Electric Fetus   Back To Top

Minneapolis Musical Theatre is doing something way out of the box and it is creating quite a bit of buzz. They are doing the pop rock musical “High Fidelity”. It’s based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 movie starring John Cusack and Jack Black. The entire movie takes place in a record store. So, MMT is leaving the theatre and doing their production live in The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.  The Electric Fetus is iconic. It dates back to 1968. It sells records, DVDs, Movies, LPS and  more.

Spring Fever   Back To Top

Minnesotans are a hearty bunch, but boy are we also suckers for spring!  This winter has been long and brutal. So, the first sign of spring has folks racing to be outside as much as possible. Case in point, Sea Salt Eatery.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner   Back To Top

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” was a 1967 Academy Award nominated film that starred Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn. Now, there’s a play based on the screenplay and it’s on stage at the Guthrie Theater.  The comedy is directed by Timothy Bond. And while the story dates back to the 60’s, there are still relevant issues that hit home today. While there will be some similarities to the film, don’t expect it to be the exact same.

Falen's Finds   Back To Top

Every single day Twin Cities Live celebrates the Food, Fashion and Fun that make Minnesota a great place to live. We love telling viewers what’s new and hot around town and so we called in one of the hippest people we know, Falen from KDWB. She stopped by with “Falen’s Finds.”

4/19 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, stopped by with a list of things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities.

City Pages Best of the Twin Cities   Back To Top

Every year, the staff at City Pages compile the Best of the Twin Cities, because there's a lot to celebrate about the North Star State. Managing Editor Hannah Sayle stopped by with some of the picks.