Holiday light shows open for the season

There’s no shortage of holiday lights shows across the Twin Cities. For those who want to experience the lights on-foot, there’s the Landscape Arboretum, GLOW at the State Fairgrounds and Sam’s Christmas Village in Somerset. There are also drive-thru options including Christmas in Color at ValleyFair and Sever’s Holiday Lights in Shakopee. Sever’s doubled their amount of lights this year now up to 2 million that are synchronized to an upbeat soundtrack you play through your car radio. They also added a selfie park. Tickets must be purchased online for a specific day and time. Cars and re-enter the show as many times as they want. For more information visit: https://seversfestivals.com

FOX 9's Courtney Godfrey chasing Paralympic dream

FOX 9’s Courtney Godfrey is trading her reporter notepad for a snowboard. Godfrey lost her lost her lower left leg in a boating accident in 2017. Since then, she’s taken on life with a new purpose as an advocate, mother and an adaptive athlete. Next month, she’s embarking on a new journey to take her passion for snowboarding to the next level with her sights set on the upcoming Winter Paralympics.

A New Specialty Coffee Shop opens on Black Friday in North Minneapolis

The Get Down Coffee Co. will not be just a coffee shop. It will be a coffee company, including roasting and selling its own coffee with a goal to build its own roasting facility in North Minneapolis. Houston White is the owner and leader of The Get Down. He is building his team from within the North Minneapolis community. He leads The Get Down in ways that honor his core belief in the power of human connection and cultural collision.

Good Day Livin' Large: A new construction stunner in Plymouth

A new-construction luxury home in Plymouth, Minnesota comes equipped with a gourmet kitchen, a large owner's suite, and most importantly... an indoor basketball gym! Head inside this brand new home with realtor Mark Parrish from Lakes Sotheby's International Realty.

Blue Ribbon bakers gearing up for busy weekend of competition

Minnesota bakers are busy this weekend. Saturday is the drop off day for the Blue Ribbon Baking Contest Series at the state fairgrounds. Karen Cope (who’s entering 24 baked goods in the contest!) joined us in the studio to show off one of her winning cooking recipes from 2016.