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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Comedian Joe Mande returns home to support Philando Castile (and the Timberwolves)

It’s no coincidence comedian Joe Mande’s show at St. Paul’s Turf Club was scheduled for Nov. 2, a day after the Timberwolves’ home opener. Mande, who grew up in St. Paul, has remained a loyal Timbe… → Read More

Born to be Brad: Minnesota’s Ryan McCartan stars in Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror’

Fox is rebooting a cult classic with “Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and Excelsior, MN, native Ryan McCartan is leading the way. → Read More

Fox 9 meteorologist Steve Frazier battling cancer

Viewers wondering why they haven’t seen meteorologist Steve Frazier delivering the weather on Fox 9 news recently have an answer. Frazier was diagnosed with cancer in February and has been through … → Read More

A taste of the ‘Gilmore Girls’ comes to St. Paul Wednesday – Twin Cities

Heads up “Gilmore Girls” fans. On Wednesday you’ll be able to hang at Luke’s Diner without leaving St. Paul. In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the beloved TV show’s premiere on the WB (late… → Read More

St. Paul’s Louie Anderson wins comedy Emmy Award for ‘Baskets’ role

St. Paul native and comedian Louie Anderson a best-supporting actor in a comedy Primetime Emmy Award for his role as a passive-aggressive mom in FX's “Baskets.” → Read More

Michele Tafoya talks football, the Olympics and her new KQ gig

When U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis opens its shiny new doors for the highly anticipated Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game Sunday night, you can expect a few things: tens of thousands of p… → Read More

New fall TV shows you won’t want to miss – Twin Cities

It’s that time of year when the major networks unleash a new batch of shows onto the fall TV landscape. This year’s group includes the usual suspects — brilliant doctors, clueless dads and co… → Read More

Fall TV’s breakout star — ‘Pitch’s’ Kylie Bunbury — has Minnesota roots

More new network TV shows you won’t want to miss There’s a scene in the first episode of Fox’s new drama “Pitch” where Ginny Baker is walking to the middle of Petco Park stadium as thousands … → Read More

His Minnesota dad’s TV rules prepped him for Comedy Central show

Cy Amundson hopes to make the country laugh on Friday. Well, at least the people watching the “The Half Hour” (11:30 p.m.) on Comedy Central, which will feature a stand-up set the Minnesota native filmed at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans this summer. → Read More

Going up north for fall color? 10 things to eat and do while there

Here are 10 suggestions for getting to and enjoying the North Shore, starting in Duluth and ending in Grand Portage. → Read More

He’s Bob Saget — not the ‘Full House’ dad — so get ready for dirty jokes

When Bob Saget hits the stage at the Skyway Theatre on Thursday, don’t expect him to transform into "Full House" dad Danny Tanner for the night. → Read More

Michele Tafoya joining KQ Morning Show as co-host

KQRS’s Tom Barnard has a new co-host and it’s a name familiar to the Twin Cities and beyond. Michele Tafoya officially joined the “KQ Morning Show” as Barnard’s co-host on Tuesday. Tafoya is an NFL… → Read More

Got State Fair stress? Five tips to ease your trip

It’s true some people have a love-hate relationship with the Minnesota State Fair. Yes, even native Minnesotans have been known to feel this way. All the foods-on-sticks, eating cheese curds for br… → Read More

New season of ‘Survivor’ features Brooklyn Park pastor

The cast of the 33rd season of “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” includes Sunday Burquest, 45, a youth pastor from Otsego and part of the Gen X team. → Read More

Goodbye Olympics, hello new judges on ‘The Voice’ – Twin Cities

On Sunday, it’s time to say goodbye to the Rio Olympics. NBC is offering up a look at defining moments from the summer games (6 p.m.) followed by the closing ceremony (7 p.m.), which includes the e… → Read More

Savor summer with these weekend choices for outdoor fun

Another summer weekend means more family-friendly, fun outdoor events to check out. → Read More

Minneapolis Institute of Art gets $6M to focus on Asian art and events

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced a long-term initiative focusing on Asian art. A $6 million bequest from Alfred P. Gale will fund the Gale Asian Art Initiative, which will include pub… → Read More

3 Twin Cities TV anchors expecting first babies this year

There’s a bit of a baby boom going on in local TV with three anchors expecting their first child: Natalie Nyhus, Rena Sarigianopoulos and Kelly O’Connell. → Read More

Why you won’t see FOX 9’s Ian Leonard on the news for a while

On Wednesday afternoon, FOX 9 (KMSP-TV) chief meteorologist Ian Leonard posted on Facebook that he won't be delivering the forecast for the next few weeks. → Read More

Minnesota native stars in FOX’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ reboot

Cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is getting a TV remake this fall with a Minnesotan in one of the lead roles. → Read More