MN Comeback: Alchemy

MN Comeback: Alchemy
More than ten years ago, Molly Hanten was an intern for Twin Cities Live.  She went on to become one of the founding partners of Alchemy, a chain of workout studios focusing on yoga, pilates, and strength training.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Alchemy had to make some swift changes to continue to reach their community. Click here and...

Jalapeno Recipes

Jalapeno Recipes
Terry John Zila always adds spice to Twin Cities Live.  This time, he’s cooking with it! Basil Lime Fruit Salad Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into ½-inch cubes 2 cups cantaloupe, cut into ½-inch cubes 2...

Comparison Olympics

Comparison Olympics
Many of us make a habit of comparing ourselves to others.  Not only is this unhealthy, it usually actually hurts us in the long run.  Author, Speaker, and Coach James Robilotta has advice on ways to improve your life and stop the habit. Click here to purchase his book, Leading Imperfectly. Where do we compare ourselves to others? ...

Kid Connection: Buddy Family

Kid Connection: Buddy Family
The Buddy Family program offers support not only for adopted children, but for their new family too.  Kelli Hanson shares the impact it has on the families that it supports.  Buddy families can be adoptive families or retirees that have time to give.  You must go through training to be part of the program.  For more information about the...

Making Your Offer Stand Out

Making Your Offer Stand Out
According to our real estate experts, listing for homes are down 25% compared to last year. This means less homes to choose from and competition for the same home.  Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty have some advice when it comes to making a strong offer and having your offer stand out from the...

DIY Summertime Fun

DIY Summertime Fun
TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abbott shows us some DIY crafts, along with ways to give your bird bath a beautiful update. Magic Wands Items needed: - wooden spoon or stick - pipe cleaners - Borax powder or Alum powder (3 cups of almost boiling water to one cup Borax powder) (2 cups of almost boiling water to 3/4 cup of Alum powder) -...

Be Well with TCL: Phazix

Be Well with TCL: Phazix
Having to swallow a pill can be tough for some folk.  It’s said that 4 out of 10 people have trouble.  A Minnesota based medical company called Arkray USA has created Phazix, a gel that helps make the medicine go down.  Kelli Hanson fills us in. Phazix is available online at Amazon.com or Walmart.com.  Your pharmacist can order it for...

Hennepin Theater Art Project

Hennepin Theater Art Project
Popular local artist Reggie LeFlore will be creating a mural on boards covering the entrance of the historic State Theatre. As part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s mission of providing a platform for artists, the space will be used as a canvas to present art in unexpected places.  Photographer Drew Schingen introduces us.

6/25 Movie Trip

6/25 Movie Trip
Paul McGuire Grimes of Paul’s Trip to the Movies gives us a few suggestions on what to watch this weekend. DA 5 BLOODS (Netflix) Spike Lee finally won his first Oscar for writing BlacKkKlansman a couple of years ago. In my opinion, he was robbed of Best Picture. Maybe we can reverse some wrongs with his new powerful new film Da 5...

Sunscreen Facts

Sunscreen Facts
The weather is gorgeous and it’s easy to forget that it actually could cause damage to you.  When you are going out in the sun, don’t forget your sunscreen!  Dr. Whitney Worley from Entira Family Clinics separates fact from fiction when it comes to sunscreen.

Minnesota Comeback: Atomic Props & Effects

Minnesota Comeback: Atomic Props & Effects
Over the last several weeks, we’ve been sharing how businesses in our communities have had to shift what they’re doing to stay in business.  Atomic Props & Effects in Oakdale is one such company. Under normal circumstances you’ve likely seen their work across the country in places like Times Square, Lego Land, and in stadiums to...

Rebuild Twin Cities: Midtown Global Market

Rebuild Twin Cities: Midtown Global Market
Five Eyewitness News is working with the Neighborhood Development Center to help businesses recover and rebuild from the pandemic and the unrest we’ve seen in our community.  Midtown Global Market is a big part of that recovery effort.  Baba Letang, Midtown Global Market director, fills us in on this initiative. Text “GIVENDC” to...

3×3 Fit

3×3 Fit
Eight years ago, fitness expert Kim Marie Ross developed a simple at-home workout which takes yoga and pilates to the next level by adding power cords and tension rings.  The program is called 3x3 Fit. Kim is offering an exclusive Twin Cities Live deal.  For a limited time you can purchase the 3x3 Supreme Body Sculpt Equipment Package for...

Experiments with Dry Ice

Experiments with Dry Ice
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heineke has a new book out called, Chemistry for Kids.  She shares some of the experiments from the book with dry ice. To order Chemistry for Kids or any of Liz’s books, click here.

Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control
Don’t spend your time out on the deck or patio swatting mosquitos.  Adams Pest Control can take care of those pests to keep you from getting eaten alive. Sign up for a mosquito treatment before June 30th and Adam’s Pest Control will donate one life saving bed net to people at risk of malaria.  Click here for more information.

Grilling Gadgets

Grilling Gadgets
When it comes to grilling, the trick is to have all the great gadgets!  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shows off some of his favorites. Products Features: Weber Smoke Fire Grill Bio-Block Firewood Yoshi Copper (grill & bake mats) Looftlighter Racket Bug Zapper

Redecorating or Remodeling

Redecorating or Remodeling
If you have found yourself looking around your house thinking, “that’s gotta go, we should swap that out, we really should do something different over there”, etc. you’re probably not alone.  Interior Designer Kristen Schammel of Ruby and Suede and Remodeling Expert, Matt Eastman of Highmark Builders can get you going in the right...