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 MusicInMinnesota.com 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: https://www.musicinminnesota.com/value-our-venues/
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.
The Minnesota Historical Society is gradually reopening historical sites amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travel writer Lindsey Ranzau from Look About Lindsey joined the Buzz with her favorite airbnbs around Minnesota. From a Twin Cities tree house to a beautiful Minneapolis loft, Lindsey has unique options for everyone.
After a very slow spring, North Shore businesses are relieved to see visitors returning to their summertime favorites. Visit Duluth CEO Anna Tanski joined the Fox 9 Morning News to talk about how the tourism industry is doing amid the pandemic.
The Minnesota State Fair is working to make sure fans can still get a taste of the get together, even if we can't actually get together. The fair's Danielle Dullinger joined the Buzz with more on how the Fine Arts competition will continue online (and how you can toast the fair with their famous cups!).
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating 13 possible cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children around the state. Dr. Madeleine Gagnon from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare joined the Buzz with more on the symptoms that parents should be watching for.
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.
Is it Legal? contributor Ted Haller takes on an important set of issues amid the pandemic. Can employers ask employees to sign COVID-19 waivers before they return to the workplace? And can businesses require customers to also sign liability waivers?
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.
Author of "The Superior Hiking Trail Story" Rudi Hargesheimer helped build the famous hiking path, and now he's reflecting on three decades of outdoor beauty. The author joined the Buzz to talk about what's inside his new book and how the trail has changed over the years.
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.
So much is still in limbo, but Minnesota districts are considering three different scenarios for this fall. Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard joined the Buzz to chat about what students, parks, and staff can expect.
With cases of COVID-19 back on the rise, many bars and restaurants are worried about the potential for new closures. Hospitality MN's Ben Wogsland joined the Buzz to chat about the importance of following health guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus.
There's no reason to be intimidated by grilling seafood. Chef Marshall O'Brien joined the Buzz with ideas to serve up some amazing fish this summer (and how to avoid common mistakes).
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.
KTTV's Maria Quiban has published about about losing her husband and how she cope with the loss.
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, author Liz Lee Heinecke, joined the Buzz with ideas to keep your kids learning all summer long with fun science experiments.
Twin Cities personalities and leaders are swapping their social media accounts with Black and Brown women to help amplify their stories and voices. Founder of #SHARETHEMICMN Jasmine Stringer joined the Buzz to talk about the impact the campaign is having.