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Rock of Ages Black Light Mini Golf  

Mall of America is known as a shopping destination. After all, visitors come from all over the country to shop. But the mall offers more than just great stores. It is also full of experiences and fun for the entire family.

Best Apple Orchards  

Minnesotan’s love their apple orchards.  We asked you what your favorites were and we narrowed down the long list to four.  Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, has his picks across the metro.

Pryes Brewing  

Minneapolis has a new brewery. It’s called Pryes Brewing. It sits right next to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. It’s the first in the state to offer something called Feather Bowling. It’s a cross between curling and bocce ball. So, guests can have a good beer and take on an interesting and new game that uses feathers and wooden cheese wheels.

Cocktails at the Castle  

The American Swedish Institute’s signature event “Cocktails at the Castle” is back for a special event September 15, 2017 from 7-11 p.m. The event is in the Turnblad Mansion and outdoor courtyard. The night is all about celebrating women artists while enjoying music, food and other activities. Karin Broos will be among the artists honored. She’s an acclaimed Swedish artist who is known for her paintings of women.

St. Paul Oktoberfest  

You’ll be able to enjoy all the beer and brats you can handle at the St. Paul Oktoberfest taking place on September 15th and 16th at Schmidt Brewery. Event Director, Linda Deroode stopped by to talk about all the festivities you can take part in.

Guthrie Theater’s Romeo and Juliet  

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is the classic and tragic story of two star crossed lovers. The passionate story returns to the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage on September 9th and runs through October 28th. It’s recommended that children be at least twelve years old to see this show.

Steve at Grand Casino Hinckley  

Steve is live at Grand Casino Hinckley.  As soon as he heard there was something new going on, he headed straight up there.  But first, he had to hook up with Chef Mike at Grand Casino to get a tour of their new dining hall.

8/17 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, shares some ideas for filling up your calendar this weekend.

TCL Time Travels: James J. Hill House & Mill City Museum   Back To Top

Saint Paul’s Summit Avenue is full of history and that includes a massive mansion that sits atop a hill overlooking downtown. The James J. Hill House was finished in 1891. The house is thirty six thousand square feet. The house was built by powerful businessman James J. Hill. He was the man behind the Great Northern Railway.

TCL Time Travels: Charles Lindbergh House and Museum   Back To Top

Flying is something most of us have done at least once. For many of us, we don’t think twice about it, but there’s one man in particular that really changed aviation. He just so happens to be a Minnesotan.

Mall of America Yarn Exhibit   Back To Top

The Mall of America attracts countless visitors every year because of its shopping, attractions and its food. Now, there’s something else that’s getting some attention. It’s a massive and colorful yarn design that includes some one hundred colors of yarn. It’s all hanging from the mall’s ceiling.

Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental   Back To Top

This week Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson took us to Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls. She and her girls showed us how to do that water park right.

Summer Fun at Wild Mountain   Back To Top

Wild Mountain, located in Taylors Falls, is much more than a skiing destination. There's plenty of fun to have there in the summer. From a water park with a slide that runs underground to go-karts and a free-air jump, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson checks out all the fun your family can have in one spot.

Sunday in the Park with George   Back To Top

The Tony Award winning show, “Sunday in the Park with George”, is getting high marks from audiences in Minneapolis. The show is at the renowned Guthrie Theater. The musical is about what it takes to be an artist.

TCL In Your Town: Prescott/ How To Be On Or Near the Water Without a Boat   Back To Top

Prescott, Wisconsin has a whole lot of character and part of that charm is the water. You can’t talk about this town without talking about it, but what if you don’t have a boat? No problem. There are several ways to enjoy the St. Croix and the Mississippi Rivers.TCL Reporter Emily Engberg gives us three ideas.

7/20 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

We celebrate the community of Excelsior and local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, says this weekend is the perfect time to take trek out there.

TCL Time Travels: Forest History Center   Back To Top

TCL Time Travels is headed to Grand Rapids. This northern town is gorgeous and full of history. The Forest History Center is where visitors of all ages get to learn about the past, present and the future of our great state’s forests. Inside the history center, you’ll get an idea of what the men in the timber business had to endure. It also takes us back to the 1900’s to a logging camp.

Navy Week 2017   Back To Top

The US Navy is spending the week in the Twin Cities! Rear Admiral Frederick J. "Fritz" Roegge stopped by to tell us all about it!

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ordway   Back To Top

Musical Directors have the liberty to pretty much do whatever they want when it comes to casting a show. For example in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, you would assume that King Herod would be played by a man right? Not so fast.
You can see Jesus Christ Superstar now through July 30th at the Ordway in Saint Paul. But as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out, even if you've seen this show 20 times, you may never have seen it quite like this.

USA Cup   Back To Top

The city of Blaine has been taken over by soccer players from around the world!  The Schwan’s USA Cup is in full swing at the National Sports Center and reporter, Kelli Hanson, is there live!

X Games Minneapolis   Back To Top

The X Games have made their way to Minneapolis and extreme athletes and their biggest fans have taken over US Bank Stadium. The competition had been held in Austin, Texas for three years, but has made its way north. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got up close to the action and 6-stories in the air.

7/13 What’s Happening this Weekend   Back To Top

Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, has some ideas to check out for the weekend!

TCL Time Travels: Jeffers Petroglyphs & Historic Forestville   Back To Top

Minnesota is full of great destinations for the entire family. Twin Cities Live has been teaming up with Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society all summer long to bring you to some of them.

TCL Time Travels: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post   Back To Top

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is dedicated to learning about the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The museum is hands on with different programs throughout the year. It showcases all sorts of stories and examples of life then and now. You see gorgeous, colorful outfits. You get the sights and sounds of the four seasons. The museum even welcomes classes designed to learn the native language.

Back to the 50’s   Back To Top

The Minnesota Street Rod Association is back with another year of fun at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. “Back to the 50’s”  brings in people from all over the state and beyond to check out some cool cars. We’re talking almost twelve thousand hot rods, custom and classic cars.

Plan Your Day at Valleyfair   Back To Top

There is something fun going on every single day at Valleyfair.  Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte has it all planned out for you!

“An American in Paris”   Back To Top

“An American in Paris” is at the Ordway Theater. It’s the first of the national tour. The award  winning musical takes place after World War II. It’s based on a 1951 film that won an Academy Award. The musical is about the love between an American soldier a mysterious French girl.

TCL Time Travels: North West Fur Post   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is headed back to the 1800’s. The North West Fur Post in Pine City gives visitors a chance to see what it was like to be a French voyageur and a British fur trade clerk. See what they had to endure in order to survive and thrive. There’s a museum that’s hands on and allows you to see and feel what it was like to make things out fur.

The Science Behind Pixar at the Science Museum   Back To Top

Pixar is known for its colorful and fun movies. Now, families can get the story behind how it’s all done. The Science Behind Pixar is a 12,000 square foot exhibit that shows the science, technology, engineering and math used to get the movies on screen.

Events at Mystic Lake   Back To Top

There is plenty of music at Mystic Lake Casino this summer.  Lionel Richie, Tony Bennett, Weezer, Blondie, and Santana are celebrating Mystic Lake’s 25 years this summer!  Local guy about town, Mike Marcotte has the inside scoop when you need to plan a visit to Mystic Lake.