Matt Brickman is the co-host of WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show.
Every week, Matt takes viewer votes in his “Best of Minnesota” series. From finding the best donut in Winona to checking out the best holiday lights in Duluth and everything in between, Matt has had a chance to travel all over our state.
Matt also mans the weather wall on the weekend mornings. Growing up in New England Matt got his fair share of snow and subzero wind chills, but didn’t catch the weather bug until he started his career in television in Champaign, Ill. After falling in love with weather, Matt immediately enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he studied Broadcast Meteorology.
When he’s not at WCCO-TV, you’ll find Matt out running with his wife Kate, or tending to their small zoo at home with dog Gus and cats Hot Sauce and Crash.
If you like your fruits and veggies, you’ll like the St. Cloud State University Community Garden. “This we call our field of greens,” said Dr. Tracy Ore, coordinator of the garden. “Tomatoes, at least 25 different kinds. We’ve got peppers, we’ve got onions, we’ve got potatoes, we’ve got okra, we’ve got collard greens.”
Tom Hanson started Zorbaz 45 years ago when he bought a failed candy shop on the north shore of Detroit Lake. “I was a school teacher, and nothing to do in the summer time, and because I learned how to drink beer and eat pizza in college, I thought I was qualified,” Hanson said.
We just got done with the Super Bowl of brunch: Mother’s Day. But there’s no off-season for breakfast foods. So this week, I went in search of the best omelet in Minnesota.
Whether you’re on two wheels or four, it’s easy to get a little frustrated when sharing the road. A lot of that boils down to some confusion about what cyclists can and can’t do on the roads.
For most people going fishing this weekend, their first stop will be at a bait shop. You can get minnows and nightcrawlers at any one of them. But we wanted to find the Best of Minnesota.
After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.
Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away, and we wanted to make sure you’re prepared. So we asked you to help us find the best tacos in Minnesota.
If you’re looking for a pet, but a cat or dog just won’t do, we’ve got the perfect event for you this weekend. Hundreds of snakes, lizards, turtles and spiders will be crawling across the State Fairgrounds.
A library that’s taken years of planning opens its doors Saturday in Uptown Minneapolis. The first thing you notice inside the new Walker Library is it’s a lot more colorful than the one you grew up with. And, it’s more than just paint, according to librarian Lois Lenroot-Ernt.
Piles of old, rusty radiators that lay outside a University of Minnesota building will soon become works of art. The Minnesota Iron Pour has been creating castings for 45 years. The creations start in a cupola, where iron pieces are heated up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Professor Wayne Potratz.
Meat raffles are as much a part of Minnesota culture as hot dish and hockey. And if you walk into a VFW or American Legion on a weekend night, it’s a good bet you’ll find one in progress. But where can you find the best?
On a quiet street in Shoreview, Lance Cpl. Tom Jacobson and his girlfriend Cassie are seeing their new home for the first time. They’ve been renting a house with Tom’s sister and two brothers, so this is a welcome change. Tom likes the kitchen with new appliances, and the bar in the basement. Cassie loves all the closet space.
Who makes the best fried chicken in Minnesota? Your votes sent Matt Brickman to a tiny town near New Ulm to try the chicken at Carl’s Corner.
Dozens of Twin Cities families picked up their new puppies Friday from Can Do Canines, but they won’t be keeping them. Last month, Can Do Canines had a puppy problem, too many dogs and not enough people to raise them. Hundreds of people answered their call for help.
In many communities, the library is more than a place to check out books. It’s a place to do homework, visit with friends, or discover a love of reading.