Good Company: Carver Junk Company

Good Company: Carver Junk Company
Since working from home, our reporter Kelli Hanson has had so many questions about the prints in the background of her in-home office.  The Minnesota prints come from Carver Junk Company located in Chaska.  She gives us a peek inside the business to see how else they’re continuing to support local makers. The Minnesota prints are made...

Good Company: Mancini’s Char House

Good Company: Mancini’s Char House
Kelli chats with brothers Pat and John Mancini, the owners of Mancini’s Char House in St. Paul to find out what they are doing during this pandemic to keep the legacy alive. Mancini’s is selling Grill Boxes-to-Go.  Pick up a bottle of their wine, their grilling spices and new steak gift boxes for an amazing holiday gift.  Click here...

Good Company: Angel Food Bakery

Good Company: Angel Food Bakery
Businesses are shifting the way they do business to keep their doors open these days.  Angel Food Bakery has found a way to keep their doors open.  Every week Angel Food Bakery ships 600 boxes of donuts across the country.  If you’d like to place an order for donuts from Angel Food, click here.

Good Company: Changes Due to COVID-19

Good Company: Changes Due to COVID-19
In light of COVID-19, every business Twin Cities Live has featured in our “Good Company” has had to make big changes.  Kelli Hanson gives us a look at how three local Good Companies are doing that. Tonkadale Greenhouse Open to retail traffic and Offering Curbside Pickup Requiring a $25 reservation that can be redeemed at the...

Good Company: Excelsior Candle

Good Company: Excelsior Candle
The sense of smell is said to easily evoke memories.  It can even change a mood.  That is exactly why Heidi Mueller started Excelsior Candle.  Kelli Hanson takes us inside this Good Company that started in the owner's kitchen. You can buy Excelsior Candles online or at several stores across the metro.  For locations, click here.

Good Company: Rosedale Center

Good Company: Rosedale Center
Twin Cities Live is celebrating all things Roseville this week in our TCL in Your Town Series. Roseville is a suburb that was home to the first ever Target, along with the first McDonald’s and the first Dairy Queen to open up in the state of Minnesota. The town is also known for another big company – one that attracts more then...

Good Company: Lions Tap in Eden Prairie

Good Company: Lions Tap in Eden Prairie
TCL in Your Town is celebrating all things Eden Prairie.  According to Wikipedia, the town's nickname is EP and the town motto is “Live, Work, Dream”.  That motto is something an Eden Prairie family has lived by since the mid-70s. And as Kelli shows us in our Good Company series, their staple - burgers and fries - has them living the...

Good Company: Faribault Woolen Mill

Good Company: Faribault Woolen Mill
It’s been more than 150 years since opening their doors and we’ve visited Faribault Woolen Mill before.  There has now been even more changes and Kelli Hanson gives us an update on this Good Company. The company closed its doors in Faribault in 2009, but two years later opened again under new ownership.  The craftsmanship picked right...

Good Company: Mostly Made

Good Company: Mostly Made
It's very Minnesotan to bring a meal over to someone who's just had a baby. Maybe there's been a death in a the family or maybe you're cooking for someone who's just going through a really tough time. A Deephaven mom took her family's time of need and actually turned it into a business. It's all thanks to extra time in the kitchen prepping food...

Good Company: Dancing Dragonfly Winery

Good Company: Dancing Dragonfly Winery
Tucked in the small Wisconsin town of St. Croix Falls is a beautiful sprawling vineyard full of Cold Climate Grapes. It all began back in 2013 and now is a winery that’s being recognized across the nation. In this Good Company, Kelli takes us to Dancing Dragonfly Winery. Click here for upcoming events at Dancing Dragonfly Winery  

Good Company: Gertens Greenhouse

Good Company: Gertens Greenhouse
It’s TCL in Your Town week, featuring the lovely community of Inver Grove Heights. It’s a town associated with one very popular name - Gerten. As in Gertens Greenhouse. It’s a massive family run business that started very small more than one hundred years ago. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us there in this Good Company.  

Good Company: Kiwanis Malts

Good Company: Kiwanis Malts
When you go to the Minnesota State Fair there are certain things you can count on – Pronto pups, cookies, and of course, all the new baby animals at the Miracle of Birth Center.  There is another staple that has been at the fair for 50 years – The Kiwanis Malt Shop!  Kelli becomes this Good Company’s newest hire.

Good Company: Heppner’s Auto Body

Good Company: Heppner’s Auto Body
If you've ever gone to a body shop to get your car repaired, you've seen it's an industry dominated by men. But a Twin Cities auto body repair company has been run by a woman for the last 8 years. In today's good company, meet a 34-year-old mom, who is not only working to grow Heppner's Auto Body, but preserve it for her family's...

Good Company: Kiddywampus

Good Company: Kiddywampus
Gone are the days where you would find a locally owned toy shop on the corner downtown main street.  Stores like Target, Walmart, and even Amazon have taken their places.  But there is one in the town of Hopkins that has survived in spite of the big box retailers and on-line shopping.  Kelli takes us inside of this good company, Kiddywampus.

Good Company: Blue Sun Soda Shop

Good Company: Blue Sun Soda Shop
The Soda Jerk was a popular job, peaking back in the 1940s. But one still exists here in Minnesota. Twin Cities Live found him in Spring Lake Park. He goes by the name of Billy and he works inside Blue Sun Soda Shop. A company that’s only been around for 3 ½ years, but feels like you’re stepping back in time as soon as you walk in. It...

Good Company: Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop

Good Company: Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop
The northwest metro has been home to Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop for 50-years. It’s a spot where you’ll find the entire western experience - from the boots to of course the cowboy hats. In this Good Company, Kelli heads to the town of Rogers where this family business has evolved and keeps changing with the times.  

Good Company: Thomson Reuters

Good Company: Thomson Reuters
It’s TCL in Your Town Eagan, a town to not the states, not even the countries, but the world’s leading provider of news and information based tools. It’s all happening inside Thomson Reuters. Their largest campus right in Eagan, Minnesota employs over 6,000 people. In this Good Company, Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside this...

Good Company: Hagen & Oats

Good Company: Hagen & Oats
Two sisters, a saw and Google. That is how Good Company “Hagen and Oats” got its start back in 2015. Now the sister-run business has a major online presence, their own store front inside the largest mall in America and a brand new spot at Rosedale Center. Even with all of that success, Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich, are still pinching...

Good Company: Haute House Studio

Good Company: Haute House Studio
Two Edina women flex their creative muscles every single day making beautiful arrangements for weddings and events. Now Marsha Hunt and Bridget Connell have opened their brand new space so you can tap into your creative side two. Formerly Haute Flower Boutique, Haute House Studio is a space to make and take everything from herb gardens, to...

Good Company: Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet Supply

It's TCL in Your Town Rosemount and the town of 24,000 people has been home to one of the oldest businesses we've featured on the show. Fluegel's Farm, Garden & Pet Supply was founded in 1927. It's a business that's stayed in the Fluegel family, now welcoming the 4th generation on board. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside...

Good Company: BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery

15-years-ago Lareen Narva opened BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery in Eagan. It was a store she never thought she'd have, but after a push from her son and sister, the rest is history. Now it's a family run-business making gluten free baked goods and pizzas that they sell retail and wholesale. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us...

Good Company: Deluxe Corporation

TCL in Your Town takes us to Shoreview this week to a 100-year-old company. For years the printed check was the primary product of Deluxe Corporation. But it is now so much more now thanks to Amanda Brinkman. She's the companies brand marketing powerhouse who took Deluxe's centennial celebration and turned it into the show "Small Business...