Shayne Wells joined FOX 9 in 2014 and has since taken on many roles from producer to traffic reporter, Jason Show sidekick and now feature reporter for the FOX 9 Morning News.
Prior to that, Shayne made stops in Boise, Sacramento and Grand Junction, Colorado.
A native of Washington State, she’s now a Minnesotan for life. She and her husband Ryan have two kids, Kerris and Tillman.
Ryan is from Wisconsin meaning they’re a Packer family, but that green and gold comes in handy in the winter since he’s also a wrestling coach for Edina High School.
Not much can beat a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day and we have just the place to do that, 2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery. The new shop just opened on the corner of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. The family-owned business has been in the works for three years as they searched for the perfect spot. They offer 18 different flavors of ice cream and serve hot food as well including pizza and chili dogs.
As a show of support for the Black community, people are embracing Black-owned businesses. There are a lot of lists circulating to help people find and support businesses owned by people of color and one of those is Soul Bowl. Gerard Klass’ restaurant, which is located in the Graze Food Hall near Target Field, has been prominently featured on almost every list and he’s thankful for that visibility. It’s translated to more business and followers on social media. In fact, on Friday, Juneteenth, Soul Bowl had its highest sales day ever. Klass hopes this support for Black-owned businesses isn’t just a phase and that it continues into the future. Klass also wants to pay it forward. In March, he started a program called ‘Food for your Soul’ providing meals for families who are struggling. To date, they've donated 5,000 meals in the community.
Local HGTV stars Brad and Heather Fox are getting into the retail business. The Fox’s have a real estate business, Fox Homes, and an interior design company. They landed their own show on HGTV called ‘Stay or Sell’ where they renovated homes, and now they’re unveiling Foxwell Shoppe. The store officially opened this week at 44th and France Avenue in Edina. Since the Fox’s offer interior design, a shop with home goods was a logical next step. And now they’ve relocated all their businesses into this location. And there’s another thing that’s working out for them; HGTV. They have another project with the network in the works though they couldn’t share the details quite yet.
Major League Baseball may be in limbo but you can still get your fix through one of Minnesota’s most beloved traditions; Town Ball. Tonight the Howard Lake Orphans will face the Winsted Wildcats in Howard Lake. Though they’re only cleared for exhibition games at this point, they’re just excited to get back on the diamond. The game starts at 7pm. The concession stand is closed and fans must be socially distanced.
When states started shutting down, people went looking for new ways to get out and exercise while social distancing. In Minnesota, bike shops remained open since they provide an essential service: transportation. Orders spiked to a level most shops weren’t prepared for. Handsome Cycles is the only independent bike company in Minnesota building their bikes right here in Minneapolis. Co-founder Jesse Erickson said typically if you ordered a bike they could build it and have it to you in a week, but right now it’s closer to three weeks. He says they’re selling twice as many bikes as a normal spring, and the surge happened a month earlier due to a mild March paired with the stay-at-home orders.
A new public art project is underway in Roseville called ‘Roseville in Bloom.’ It will showcase 20 larger-than-life roses around the city. Each sculpture is made of fiber glass and steel and is nearly 7ft tall. Local artists were selected to design the roses. They’ll be on display in different areas of the city starting July 1st.
Black Coffee and Waffle Bar has decided to leave the street art that appeared on their building during last weekend's riots and is now asking the artist to come forward and help them make it more permanent.
Starting this week, Julie Andrews will open her library to all of us on a new podcast produced right here in the Twin Cities. It’s called ‘Julie’s Library’ and it’ll feature Julie and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton reading some of their favorite children’s books. St. Paul’s American Public Media is producing the podcast. The first episode is available Wednesday, April 29th. The project has been in the works for a year, but the launch date was moved up a month due to the need for more family programming with most of us confined to our homes. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or online at JuliesLibraryShow.org
The spring-time tradition of Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a little different this year. The museum is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but art enthusiasts can still catch all the floral wonder online at https://new.artsmia.org/artinbloom/.
For the third year in a row, the “On the Bench” boys are back at the Let’s Play Hockey Expo. They found fame thanks to their silly videos of hockey how-to’s. They’ll be at the show for its entire run, from Friday until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Let’s Play Hockey Expo is the largest consumer hockey show in the world and it coincides with the Minnesota State High School League Boy's Hockey Tournament. The show features vendors from all across the country and many locally created products.