Movement underway to save Twin Cities concert venues

It’s no secret the Twin Cities has a vibrant music scene with many celebrated venues. But with these venues shut down and an uncertain future, there’s an effort to help them stay afloat. The folks behind have created the ‘Value our Venues’ fundraiser. They’ve selected eight important venues to highlight; First Ave., The Turf Club, Hook and Ladder Theater, Mortimer’s, Parkway Theater, The Warming House, Caydence Records and The Garage. They got the support of more than 50 musicians for a unique photo shoot showing these artists in front of the shut-down venues they used to play. Every day Music in Minnesota releases new artist portraits and recently created a Spotify playlist featuring Minnesota musicians. The goal is to raise $100,000 to split evenly between the venues. To find out more visit:

The Bakken Museum ready to unveil major renovation

It's largest renovation in more than 20 years, The Bakken Museum is pulling back the curtain this week on its new spaces. The museum's Laura Whittet joined the Buzz with more on what visitors can expect after months of construction.

Bringing the sweet sounds of jazz to your couch

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival may be on hold, but Jazz certainly is not. Executive director Steve Heckler joined the Buzz to chat about the free, weekly Jazz Fest Live concerts held each Thursday night.

Protecting man's best friend from unwelcome summer friends: ticks

Getting outside has been a great escape for many families and their furry friends this summer, but unfortunately its tick season. Dr. Jennifer Granick from the U of M's College of Veterinary Medicine joined the Buzz with ways to protect your pets from the small, but problematic parasite.

Small Minnesota town where ‘Purple Rain’ was filmed unveils Prince statue

A new life-sized statue of Prince joins a growing tribute on Main Street in Henderson, Minnesota. There’s also a memorial bench and mural. The small Minnesota town about 45 minutes south of the metro is where the famous “that ain’t Lake Minnetonka” scene was filmed for the movie ‘Purple Rain.’ Cinematographer Joel King is the man who spearheaded this project. He worked with Prince on the movie ‘Graffiti Bridge.’ While he grew up in Minneapolis, he moved to Hollywood to work on films. He now lives in Henderson and can often be found sharing stories with tourists at the Prince tribute.

Pandemic changes: What it's like to fly again

Thrifty Traveler's Editor-In-Chief Kyle Potter just got back from two recent flights, and joined the Buzz to chat about his experiences. From masks to middle seats, he breaks down what to expect.

New ice cream shop opens in St. Paul to help you beat summer heat

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.