Mike Marcotte

Serve Our Society: Open Arms of Minnesota

By Mike Marcotte / June 18, 2020

Open Arms of Minnesota started amid the AIDS epidemic in 1986, and the nonprofit continues to serve individuals impacted by…

Time To Deck The Walls

By Mike Marcotte / June 18, 2020

Future Framing, located in Minneapolis, hosts monthly local art shows in their gallery with three rotating exhibits. Photo courtesy of…

A Slice (Or Two) Of Heaven

By Mike Marcotte / June 4, 2020

Meric’s uses high-quality ingredients, partnering with nearby Greg’s Meats for their ham and sausage. Earlier this year, I tabulated thousands…

Serve Our Society: One Heartland

By Mike Marcotte / May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, One Heartland’s losses for the current fiscal year come in around $750,000. The nonprofit has closed its…

Vacation Without Leaving Minnesota

By Mike Marcotte / March 26, 2020

Located on the shores of Gull Lake, Grand View Lodge offers hotel rooms to nine-bedroom cabins. The Main Lodge is…

Holiday Gift Guide: Stellar Stocking Stuffers

By Mike Marcotte / November 21, 2019

Quality doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. Here is a roundup of companies, including three based in Minnesota, who…

The Best Restaurant, Brewery & Winery Patios in Minnesota

By Mike Marcotte / September 12, 2019

Even though Labor Day has passed, it doesn’t mean that patio season is over. As a producer for KSTP-TV’s Twin…

10 Tips For Your Trip To The Minnesota State Fair

By Mike Marcotte / August 15, 2019

The Minnesota State Fair, which once again commences Aug. 22 thru Sept. 2, 2019, is a big deal. When you…

Unearthing The ‘Land Of Enchantment’

By Mike Marcotte / June 20, 2019

I have an extensive list of destinations I want to visit. Japan is towards the top. I haven’t made it…

At The Intersection Of Southern Charm And Fun

By Mike Marcotte / June 6, 2019

Celebrate Pride twice this year with a trip to beautiful Atlanta. Atlanta is one of the gay epicenters of the…

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