5/7 Movie Trip

5/7 Movie Trip
Paul McGuire Grimes, the creator of Paul’s Trip to the Movies, gives us his take on a few things you may want to check out.  FOUR GOOD DAYS (in select theaters, OnDemand May 21) Mila Kunis shows off her range in the new film Four Good Days as she steps far away from the traditional comedies she’s known for and tackles the pain of...

Backyard Games: Tri 21

Backyard Games: Tri 21
It’s the final installment of Kelli’s Backyard Bonanza as she and her family introduces us to Tri 21.  Tri 21 Boards is a Minnesota company and the game is fun for all ages.  Backyard Games is presented by Weed Man.

Day Trippin’: Cambridge

Day Trippin’: Cambridge
If you are itching to get out but still want to stay closer to home, TCL reporter Kelli Hanson is here to help you out.  She travels all over this great state and to Wisconsin and has places to tell you about.  The criteria is that the drive should be under two hours and the trip should start with a good cup of coffee.  This trip she takes...

Adjusting to Normal

Adjusting to Normal
With Governor Walz’s announcement of his plan for opening the state of Minnesota back up after over a year of restrictions we are finally looking at “normal” again.  Now is a good time to evaluate your own comfort level with with this.  Motivational speaker, Doug Marshall has some tips to help you navigate this. We get to decide...

Hail Damage

Hail Damage
When you see hail in the forecast, you protect what you can but your roof and siding are going to take a hit.  What happens next with insurance can be confusing.  The folks at the Canopy Group Representing Auto Owners explain the process.

Adult Kids At Home

Adult Kids At Home
According to research, 52% of millennials live in their parents home.  That is the highest percentage ever with the previous high being at 48% back in 1940 at the end of the Great Depression.  Dr. Karin Ryan from Nystrom & Associates has advice on how to navigate this situation if you are dealing with having adult children living at home.

Coconut Whisk

Coconut Whisk
Producer Lisa Adams loves all products that are made right here in Minnesota.  Coconut Whisk is one of those companies and she discovered the products and fell in love.  Coconut Whisk is located in Minneapolis and was founded by Bella and Myles with the mission to make vegan baking easy, accessible and enjoyable. Click here and use the...

Mother’s Day with Nordic Ware

Mother’s Day with Nordic Ware
On Sunday we celebrate mom!  If your mom loves to be in the kitchen, she would love a gift from the Nordic Ware Factory Store.  Nordic Ware is having a sale. Their Mother’s Day promotion runs through Saturday, May 8th. Mother’s Day Promotion Get 15% off select Spring Cast Aluminum Pans Get 20% off select microwave items, formed...

Pajamas with Love

Pajamas with Love
A little girl named Priyanka battled leukemia for over four years, living in and out of the hospital.  Each trip to the hospital meant carrying a little girls’ suitcase filled with familiar pajamas and bedding from home.  Priyanka particularly disliked the pajamas the hospital gave her so having her own was critical to her feeling safe and...

Free Enterprise with Brian Hamilton

Free Enterprise with Brian Hamilton
There is a new national show that just launched a few weeks ago called, Free Enterprise. It’s all about giving people second chances.  The series focuses on formerly incarcerated individuals who want to start new businesses and new lives.  Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brian Hamilton, helps these people with their dreams.  Free...

Mother’s Day at Simonson’s Salon

Mother’s Day at Simonson’s Salon
If you want to make mom’s day, give her a day away and throw in a facial and a haircut and she’ll be ecstatic.  That’s exactly what Simonson’s Salon and Spa gave a very deserving mom named Cathy. Get mom or treat yourself to a Mother’s Day bonus gift. It’s complete with a satin pillowcase, a oat milk and honey body butter, and...

Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes

Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes
Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares some easy ideas for the kids to put together the night before or the morning of for simple but tasty breakfast eats on Mothers Day. Overnight crock pot French Toast 1 loaf bread cut or pulled into large cubes 2 Cups milk (or non dairy milk of your choice) 6 large eggs 2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste 1...

Ask the Techxpert

Ask the Techxpert
Throughout the pandemic, technology has been like never before.  You might be more aware of things like your wi-fi speed than ever before.  TCL Techxpert, Christian Unser answers some of your questions. Links to Antivirus Software: AVG (free) Avast (free) Kapersky (paid)

Hearing Better

Hearing Better
Did you know that there are more people in the United States that have hearing loss than diabetes, cancer, and vision problems.  Millions of Americans experience a hearing disorder at some point in their life and especially as they grow older.  TCL reporter, Kristin Haubrich talks with the folks at Audiology Concepts about how the right...

Minnesota Smells Candles

Minnesota Smells Candles
Steve and Elizabeth check out some candles that celebrate the smells of Minnesota!  Minnesota Smells candles have scents that bring back all the fun and nostalgia Minnesota has to offer.  Click here and order by 5/4 and use the promo code: tcl and get 10% off.

MyNurish SuperFoods 101

MyNurish SuperFoods 101
You hear the word, “superfoods” a lot but what does that really mean?  Franco Romero, the owner of MyNurish, gives us a lesson in Superfoods 101. Click here to buy two 37 Superfoods+ and get one Beta Glucan free with shipping plus a recipe booklet!  Offer ends midnight on Sunday, May 9th.

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
Smelling the grills fired up around the neighborhood marks the unofficial start of summer.  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson is at Frattallone’s Ace Hardware in Arden Hills checking out all the grills and other signs of summer they have to offer.

Star Wars Experiments

Star Wars Experiments
One of the greatest movie quotes of all time is, “May the force be with you”, from the Star Wars movie.  The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heineke wrote a whole book filled with themed experiments called, Star Wars Maker Lab.  She joins us with some of the science you’ll find in the book.

Kid Connection: Meet Aiden

Kid Connection: Meet Aiden
Every month we introduce you to a school aged child in our adoption system. This time our Kid Connection series takes us to U.S. Bank Stadium.  Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson was there as Monster Jam moved in a couple weekends ago for their big show. She brought 12-year-old Aiden along to meet the one and only, Grave Digger! Learn...

MN for St. Jude

MN for St. Jude
Cancer does not discriminate and even children are impacted.  Producer Lisa Adams joins us as an ambassador of St. Judes, a children’s research hospital.  MN for St. Jude’s virtual fundraising campaign is currently underway.  Click here to donate for Team TCL Lisa. You can receive your own exclusive MN for St. Jude T-Shirt by visiting...

Gangster Tour

Gangster Tour
Did you know that the city of St. Paul used to be a haven for gangsters?  You can head back to the “Dirty 30’s” to discover why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the most infamous gangsters like John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Alvin Karpis and more, on a walking tour.  Click here for information on St. Paul’s Gangster Tours.

What’s Going On In There: Ax-Man Surplus Stores

What’s Going On In There: Ax-Man Surplus Stores
Steve is bringing back his series where he goes knocking on the doors of the sorts of businesses that you drive past and think “What’s going on in there?”  This time, he heads just a few blocks down the street from KSTP to the headquarters of Ax-Man Surplus Stores.  It’s owner, Jim Segal, jokingly describes it as an “above ground...

Cool Gifts with Opal Cool

Cool Gifts with Opal Cool
Looking for Cool Gift Ideas for Mom?  Opal Cool’s got you covered.  Featuring cool therapy products for hot women at every stage of life, from motherhood through menopause, and for women with MS. These products are truly cool – and unlike any other cooling product you’ve seen because they utilize specially formulated phase change...