The Greenery

Five Eyewitness News is proud to have launched the Rebuild Twin Cities campaign.  We’ve teamed up with the Neighborhood Development Center to help business who could use a hand.  Steve chats with Melissa Anderson, the owner of the Greenery in Midtown Global Market, about the hurdles she’s faced and why she is hopeful for the future.  To...

Best Backyard Summer: Viewer Picks

Best Backyard Summer: Viewer Picks
Our Director of Programming Mandy Tadych has been sharing some of her favorite things to keep your family entertained this summer.  Now she’s spotlighting viewers picks! Look cute in your backyard with clothes from Rachel’s Closet.  Use the discount code: TWINCITIESLIVE and get 10% off your online shopping until Saturday, July 11,...

Midtown Global Market

Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market is located in Minneapolis and opened it’s doors in May 2006.  It’s home to more than 40 businesses spanning over 16 cultures.  Now, more than ever, it’s a good time to give back to the community as businesses are struggling to get back on their feed due to COVID-19 and the recent unrest in the Twin...

MN Comeback: Something Safari

MN Comeback: Something Safari
Despite all of the uncertainty and shutdowns caused by the pandemic, some businesses have found a way to make it through.  Something Safari in Excelsior is one such business.  The toy store found their phones ringing a whole lot more once people were stuck inside their homes looking for ways to stay entertained.

New Wedding Trends

New Wedding Trends
This is what would normally be the peak of “wedding season”. This year, couples have quickly pivoted their plans which has formed new traditions and trends.  Matthew Trettel of The Wedding Guys shares the newest trends that he says aren’t going anywhere. Find the Date Program

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.

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...

Craftmade Aprons

Craftmade Aprons
In 2017, Kate Meier founded Craftmade Aprons.  The company is Minneapolis-based and is known for affordable aprons for anyone and custom aprons for chefs and hospitality professionals. The team at Craftmade Aprons became aware of a huge need in the hospitality community for extra financial support during tough times.  So they developed a...

Rose McGee & Sweet Potato Pies

Rose McGee & Sweet Potato Pies
Golden Valley resident, Rose McGee, felt a calling to do something when, back in 2014 Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.  She wanted to help the community so she started making sweet potato pies.  Those pies have been delivered all over the country and she’s getting national attention for her efforts. Rose...