Guest Pass: White Bear Lake's Big Wood BreweryMinnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.
Guest Pass: The Pinnacle Climbing Wall At REIWhen you have guests in town, there's a good chance you'll make a trip to the Mall of America. But in this week's Guest Pass, Matt Brickman is to taking us to another Bloomington spot, the Pinnacle Climbing Wall at REI.
Guest Pass: Silverwood Park In St. AnthonyOn a #Top10WxDay, we’ll all try to get outside. This week's Guest Pass is to a place where you can do all of the above, Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony.
Guest Pass: Eden Prairie's Historic Home Turned Coffee HouseIf the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn't draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. "Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them," Alex Schuster said.
Guest Pass: 3 Kittens Needle Arts In Mendota HeightsWhen growing up, knitting seemed like something only your grandmother did. But now it's something you see people doing all the time. This week's Guest Pass had WCCO's Matt Brickman learning a lot more about the art of knitting as he visited 3 Kittens Needle Arts in Mendota Heights.
Guest Pass: Bwana Archery In Little CanadaCupid's arrows will be flying this weekend for Valentine's Day, but after a year off, the little cherub might need some practice before the big day. So, this week’s Guest Pass is to a place that’s been teaching archery for 40 years: Bwana Archery in Little Canada.
Guest Pass: 3rd Lair Skate ParkThis year hasn't been the greatest for winter sports. Without much snow, it's been tough for snowmobilers, let along skiers and snowboarders. But, there's one action sport that's doing well in this mild winter.
Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In HopkinsOver the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there's a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It's less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.
Guest Pass: Granny's DonutsAt Granny Donuts, in West St. Paul, it's a race to keep the display case stocked. "Sometimes if we don't get here early enough in the morning, they're all gone and then we don't get the favorite donuts," frequent customer Jane Williamson said.
Guest Pass: Shoreview Community CenterIn the depths of a Minnesota winter, it's hard to remember what being warm feels like. But inside the walls of the Shoreview Community Center, you heat up in a hurry.
Guest Pass: Woodbury's Bielenberg Sports CenterIt's news to no one that in Minnesota, it gets cold in the winter. So a lot of communities have built inflatable sports bubbles so students athletes can get in off-season practice. But, Woodbury just ditched it's dome for a gorgeous new sports complex that's not just for kids.
Guest Pass: Alpine Farms In MedinaIn this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman takes us to Alpine Farms in Medina, where they teach horses and riders to run, jump and an Olympic sport called dressage.
Guest Pass: Geocaching At Oakdale Nature PreserveAfter two weeks in the deep freeze, Matt Brickman was getting a little stir crazy. So for this week's Guest Pass, he headed outside to have fun in the snow while geocaching at Oakdale Nature Preserve.
Guest Pass: Skateville In BurnsvilleThis week’s Guest Pass takes Matt Brickman to the south metro to check out Skateville in Burnsville. The roller rink has been in in Burnsville since 1972.
Guest Pass: Orchids Limited In PlymouthMatt Brickman asked help from viewers finding something to show off in Plymouth. There were lots of good ideas, but a family business with an international reach caught our attention. This week, your Guest Pass is to Orchids Limited.