Land of 10,000 Laughs: New book on how Minneapolis became hot spot for comedy

Before Minneapolis became a hotbed for comedy, the local scene consisted of five guys in a basement bar doing their best to make people laugh. "Funny Thing About Minnesota... The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Twin Cities Comedy Scene" explores those wild early years. Author Patrick Strait and comedian Louie Anderson joined the Buzz to chat about the new book.

Soulful rocker Mick Sterling out with new book "And Else"

Twin Cities rock singer Mick Sterling is expanding his resume with another book, "And Else: A Version of Life According to Mick Sterling". Mick joined the Buzz to chat about what inspired the witty and thoughtful collection of essays. An official launch party is taking place this Thursday, Feb. 25th from 5 - 7 p.m. at Mancini's in downtown St. Paul. The event will also stream on Facebook.

Tips to dating in your 40s and beyond from the Love Engineer

Dating can be an intimidating experience, especially for singles in their 40s and over. Relationship expert Alex Merritt joined the Buzz to chat about her tips for those a little older looking for love. Alex is also hosting a virtual conference this weekend, "I Declare Love". To register visit

How you can still get your Girl Scouts cookie fix for 2021

Girl Scouts are making some changes this year to make sure they are able to sell their mouth-watering wares in a safe way. Scout Phoebe and mom Heather joined the Buzz to chat about this year's online options and the newest cookie in the lineup.

Easy chocolate pudding cake for Valentine's (you likely have the ingredients in your pantry)

Nordic Food Geek Patrice Johnson stopped by with a recipe ready to impress on Valentine's Day. Her chocolate pudding cake is easy to put together and you probably already have the ingredients! Double Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Serves 9 This updated version of my mom’s (and Betty Crocker’s) pudding cake substitutes chocolate morsels for nuts, but you could also use fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) cherries. For the cake batter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3⁄4 cup bittersweet chocolate morsels Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8–inch cake pan (or 11⁄2–quart casserole). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Combine milk, butter, and vanilla in liquid measuring cup and add to the dry ingredients, mixing just until batter forms. Stir in chocolate morsels. Spread batter over bottom of prepared baking dish. For the hot fudge layer 1 cup packed brown sugar 13⁄4 cups boiling water 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder In a small mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar and 1⁄4 cup cocoa. Evenly sprinkle the top of the batter with mixture, then gently pour boiling water over the entire cake. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or cream and berries.

New book from the Kitchen Pantry Scientist features two luminous scientists

Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke is out with a brand new book, "Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light". The book explores the unlikely friendship between dancer, Loie Fuller, and scientist, Marie Curie. Liz joined the Buzz to chat about the true story of creative innovation sparked between the duo.

Minnesota Orchestra partners with the Minnesota Zoo for a wild concert

The Minnesota Orchestra is going out on a limb for their next virtual presentation.. a limb with monkeys, tigers, and violins! The orchestra is partnering with the Minnesota Zoo for "Musical Menagerie", a family concert that connects music and animals. Conductor Sarah Hicks joined the Buzz to chat about the wild offering.