Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it’s also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.
Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.
From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!
Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!
For more than three decades, the weekend after Thanksgiving has been special for high school football players. This weekend will be the last time the Prep Bowl will be held at the Metrodome. The venue is coming down to make way for a new Vikings stadium. For Noah Rockholl, the quarterback on last year’s football team, Friday is a special day. “You can drive through the streets of Underwood today and I guarantee you won’t see a single person or a car in the town,” Rockholl said. “The whole the whole town’s here.”
Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season, and it started earlier than ever — 8 p.m. at the Mall of America. A new report by the University of St. Thomas says this is the mall where most Minnesotans will do their holiday shopping. “We love the bonding experience, hanging out with each other,” said shopper Nicole Klinkhammer, who was at the mall Friday. There was a lot of buzz about starting Black Friday too early, but the Mall of America team says as long as people want to shop, they will be open. And it’s working out fine so far. They project a higher turn-out than last year, when the mall opened at midnight.
On this Thanksgiving, one Twin Cities man is giving thanks for the kindness of strangers. Back in October, Bill Richardson had a heart attack while working out at his gym. He believes he would have died if a staff member hadn’t acted quickly to give him CPR.
f turkey sandwiches, turkey soup and turkey a la king are on your menu over weekend, it’s good to know long it’s safe to eat Thanksgiving leftovers.
Turkey Day has become a story of two birds: the kind you eat and the early kind. With fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, stores like Target, Best Buy and Toys R Us opened on Thanksgiving night.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
Dave Lee’s Thanksgiving radio parade on WCCO.
A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.
Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.