MNfusion: 'Pinocchio' Actress Talks CTC And The Power Of PlayLocal actress Elise Langer, who plays Pinocchio in the CTC's production, talks about the physical challenges playing a boy made out of wood can bring, and how she hopes CTC encourages families to keep make-believing.
MNfusion: Colorful, Fun 'Animal Dance' Perfect For Young Audiences"Animal Dance" is a fun, furry and friendly show. It's welcoming environment, easy language and colorful elements make it a perfect show for any parent unsure if their child is ready to handle going to the theater.
MNfusion: Macy's Showcases America's Beauty In Annual Flower ShowSpring has sprung, which means it's time for the annual Macy's Flower Show! Each year, Bachman's transforms the 8th floor auditorium into a luscious garden, filled with bold plants, bright colors and big smells.
Wander Minnesota: Spring Break In The Twin CitiesSchools around the state are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April.
MNfusion: 2015 Ivey Award Winner Mikell Sapp Talks 'The Snowy Day'While there may not be much on the ground, Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company is making it snow inside this winter. CTC is presenting the world premiere stage adaptation of "The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats."
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Outdoor Rink In MinnesotaIce skating is the quintessential winter pastime. When temperatures drop below freezing, we lace up our skates and take to the rink. We went in search of the Best of Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the "Guidant John Rose MN OVAL" in Roseville, one of the largest of its kind.
MNfusion: Macy's Celebrates The HolidaysWith temperatures in the 50s and green still showing on the ground, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here. Even more so, it's hard to believe there's only a month until Christmas.
Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Wander Minnesota: MEA BreakIt seems like school just began, but it’s already almost time for MEA. The MEA break will be Oct. 15 and 16. Here are a few ideas for keeping your kids entertained during the long weekend.
'Recess Coaches' Help Students Fully Enjoy Break TimeSo much has changed since most of us were in elementary school. Not just in the classroom, but also at recess. A national non-profit called Playworks started training "recess coaches" in Minnesota five years ago. These coaches lead children in organized activities during free time outside. Recess coaches are now in several public schools across the Twin Cities.
Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State FairKeeping track of your group can be difficult in the large crowds of the Minnesota State Fair, especially when you are with kids. That is why the fair has free ID bracelets available for all attendees.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Outdoor Water Park In MinnesotaThe Minnesota sun has been showing off this summer, and it is time to get wet and wild! Instead of driving hours to the lake, cool off at Cascade Bay in Eagan -- voted the Best Outdoor Water Park in Minnesota.