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2/22 What’s Happening this Weekend  

TCL is celebrating everything Woodbury and that includes what’s going on around town.  Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte fills us in on what you should check out.

TCL In Your Town: Woodbury, Emily’s Picks  

Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg lives in Woodbury. She loves the city and says there’s so much to offer. We sent Emily out to show us her three favorite spots and she came back with a list that is all about food, fashion and of course, fun.

Metropolis Resort & Conference Center’s New Water Park  

There’s no better time to plan a fun family get away. Metropolis Resort and Conference Center in Eau Claire is an easy drive from the Twin Cities. It’s basically a straight shot once you hit Interstate 94.

Giants Ridge  

Giants Ridge in Biwabik is about three hours from the cities, but it will make you feel like you’re a world away. The winter fun is endless. The skiing is some of the best in the Midwest. There’s snowboarding, snow shoeing, Nordic trails, and more.

Celebrate Galentine's Day  

Grab some girlfriends and celebrate Galentine's Day! The Edior of Edina Magazine, Angela Johnson, shares ideas for where you can go and celebrate your friendship! 

2/1 What's Happening this Weekend  

Downtown Minneapolis is buzzing with activity this weekend.  But if you want to avoid the crowds downtown, our local guy about town Mike Marcotte has some events for you to check out.

Big Game Fun at Crayola Experience  

So you say you've got plans to watch the big game, the wings are on pre-order and the veggie tray is already in the fridge. But here's a fun idea! Get the kids excited about the game by taking them to Crayola Experience at Mall of America. They've got football themed crafts to keep them entertained for hours and a few they can actually use to cheer on their favorite team. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us the fun.

CRAVE Rooftop Ice Lounge & Fishing Experience   Back To Top

Bring on the cold and the fun. Minnesota is the bold north. That means, let’s embrace it!

Brainerd Helicopter Tours: Winter Carnival & U.S. Bank Stadium   Back To Top

There is a lot of action happening all over the cities for the big game, but now there’s a way to see it all from the sky. Brainerd Helicopter Tours is offering a rare experience for people looking to get in on the action. You can take a helicopter ride over the cities. It’s a great way to get some unique pictures and stories.

Preview of the Super Bowl Experience   Back To Top

Steve takes you inside the Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis before it opens to the public! The event takes place at the Minnesota Convention Center from January 27th to February 3rd. 

Super Slide at CHS Field   Back To Top

We are only a few days away from the big game, but the pomp and circumstance around the Super Bowl is about to begin. The festivities kick off this weekend in downtown Minneapolis and also in Saint Paul. That's where we found Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson.

Tacos and Tequila After Dark   Back To Top

Minnesota Monthly is hosting a fun event and it’s all about tacos and tequila. Tacos and Tequila After Dark is a great way to taste food from great local restaurants. Then, pair it with tequila and other cocktails. The evening will also feature salsa dancing. So, come enjoy some fun mid-week with your friends. It’s a great way to kick off festivities leading up to the big game in Minneapolis.

Official Super Bowl Guide   Back To Top

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine teamed up with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to create a guide celebrating everything Minnesota has to offer. The magazine's editor, Jayne Haugen Olson, stopped by to share their teams picks.

TCL in your Town: Great Wolf Lodge, Bloomington   Back To Top

TCL in your Town in Bloomington has taken us to a staple Chinese Restaurant, to an ice cream spot and it continues on down the slopes at Hyland Hills. But there’s a new spot in town that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, even when its 10 below outside. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside Great Wolf Lodge.

TCL in Your Town at Hyland Hills Ski Area Bloomington   Back To Top

To celebrate Twin Cities Live’s 10th year on the air, we’re featuring ten communities in our “TCL in Your Town” series during 2018. Our first stop is Bloomington and that’s where we find Elizabeth. The TCL team is broadcasting from the chalet at Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington where you can experience outstanding ski and snowboard recreation right in the middle of the fifth-largest city in Minnesota.

TCL in Your Town: Winter Fun   Back To Top

TCL In Your Town is featuring all things Bloomington. The list is a long one. There are tons of things to do in the city. With the Super Bowl here this year, Bloomington is getting in on the fun. Not only is the city the home of Mall of America, but it’s also home to all sorts of restaurants and hotels. Many guests coming for the big game will be staying in the city.

Bloomington Ice Garden   Back To Top

Bloomington Ice Garden has been around since 1970. It’s the spot where all sorts of kids and even adults have learned to skate. Bloomington Ice Garden, also known as BIG, has three rinks. One of those rinks is Olympic sized. It seats twenty five hundred people.

Stillwater Ice Castles   Back To Top

There’s no better way to embrace the cold, Minnesota winter than by going outside and enjoying it. One of the big attractions this winter is once again the Ice Castles in Stillwater. The structure sits right next to the water in the heart of downtown Stillwater.

Snocross Racing at Canterbury Park   Back To Top

Some of the best snocross competitors are once again going head to head for the title of champion. It’s the AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by Ram, Pirtek National and presented by Jimmy Johns. All the fun can be seen on Friday, January 5th and Saturday, January 6th at Canterbury Park.

Holiday Hangouts: Saint Paul Wells Fargo Winter Skate, Rice Park, St. Paul Hotel   Back To Top

Getting in the holiday spirit is certainly easy when you see all the beauty the city of Saint Paul has to offer. There are three spots in particular that are just steps from each other. They are perfect for a festive holiday hangout with your spouse, friends or your family.

Sam’s Club   Back To Top

Holiday entertaining is getting a whole lot easier thanks to some help at Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club is known for competitive prices and a variety of food and gift ideas. The Woodbury location just went through a big renovation. It includes a new fresh area, floral counter and club pick up. That means, you order ahead of time and just stop by to pick up those items. Super quick and easy.

Gift Guide Giveaway: Cheers Pablo   Back To Top

If you’re looking for a Girl’s Night Out or a gift for someone who loves to be creative, a Canvas Class at Cheers Pablo could just brighten your holiday season!

Giants Ridge   Back To Top

No need to hop on a plane or drive for days to get a fantastic family get away. Giants Ridge is just a few hours from the cities in the Iron Range. It’s located just northwest of Duluth in Biwabik. Its history dates back to the 1950’s when other families didn’t want to drive far for good skiing. After lots of hard work and dedication, they found a spot in the Iron Range and started going to work to make it a destination. It was in 1958 when the first run or “Ram’s Run” was skied. You could say the rest is history and over the years it has continued to grow in size and popularity.

Great Wolf Lodge   Back To Top

Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington is celebrating its Grand Opening. The brand new lodge is a great spot for a family get away. The resort offers all sorts of rooms for the entire family. It also has all the fun you can plan in one spot. The waterpark is unlike any other because of its massive space. The water park is 75,000 square feet of fun.

Guthrie Theater's "A Christmas Carol"   Back To Top

It’s a holiday classic. “A Christmas Carol” is back at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The show is a tradition for many families. The Charles Dickens play is one that both kids and adults enjoy. The story is about a man that is not happy. He hates Christmas and is known for his “bah humbug”. That man is Ebenezer Scrooge. But then he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future. His hatred then turns to happiness and he begins to appreciate all that he once despised. 

Holiday Light Guide   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, rounded up the best places to see holiday lights around Minnesota.

"Waitress" Performance   Back To Top

"Waitress" is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday, November 26th, 2017. It's a Broadway musical version of the indie movie of the same name starring Keri Russell. Charity Angel Dawson plays "Becky", a fellow waitress and friend of the lead character, Jenna. She stopped by to blow the roof off the TCL studio with a performance of the song "I Didn't Plan It".

Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Children’s Theatre Company   Back To Top

It’s one of the classic Christmas stories that both kids and adults enjoy. Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is entertaining, fun and it has a great story about Christmas spirit. The show is running at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis through January 7th. It’s based on the Dr. Seuss book.

11/16 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, gives us the scoop on some of the events happening this weekend.

Holiday Hangouts: American Swedish Institute   Back To Top

Many families use the holidays to start traditions. We’re compiling a list of spots that will get you in the holiday spirit. Our first stop is the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.