47th Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show Returns To St. Paul


YOU IN AS WELL SO GO TO FACEBOOK AND SEARCH WCCO AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT. THIS MORNING WE ARE GOING TO GET A TASTE OF THE WARMER MONTHS HERE. THE MINNESOTA SPORTSMAN SHOW IS AT THE ST. PAUL RIVER CENTER AND SO IS OUR MARY MCGUIRE WHO IS THERE CHECKING THINGS OUT FOR US. GOOD MORNING, MARY. Reporter: GOOD MORNING TO YOU FROM THE MINNESOTA SPORTSMAN SHOW WHERE YOU CAN ESCAPE THE WINTER COLD THIS WEEKEND AND START DREAMING OF YOUR SUMMER CAMPING TRIP. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE A BRAND NEW PRODUCT ON DISPLAY CALLED CAMP 365 AND IT’S THE WORLDS FIRST FOLD OUT CABIN. WHY DO YOU CALL THIS A CABIN AND NOT A CAMPER? WELL, IT HAS ALL THE FEATURES OF THE CABIN. WE HAVE AMENITIES. YOU CAN GET A MODULE SET UP THAT MEANS IT CAN HAVE A TOILET, HOT SHOWER. WE HAVE INSTALLATION PROPERLY THAT WOULD COMPARE IT MORE TO A CABIN THAN A CAMPER. I WANT — Reporter: Reporter: ER — Reporter: I WANT TO GIVE VIEWERS A LOOK AT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. THIS IS BIG ENOUGH FOR AN NBA STARTING LINE UP AND THE COACH. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHEN IT’S FULLY EXTENDED IT’S A 12 BY 8 FOOTPRINT AND 7.5 FEET OF CLEARANCE. SO YOU DO THE MATH. I’M 6 FOOT 1. THERE’S A LOT OF HEAD ROOM HERE. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SURPRISE ED D — SURPRISED WHEN THEY GET A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN HERE. IT’S NOT JUST FOR ONE OR TWO PEOPLE. WE HAVE TWO COTS ON THE SIDE, TWO BENEATH THE COTS. IF EVERYBODY LOVES EACH OTHER WHY NOT A GROUP OF EACH OTHER. Reporter: IT’S A MARY AND A HALF TALL. WHAT OTHER FEATURES DOES THIS HAVE? DOES THIS STAY WARM THIS THE WINTER? ABSOLUTELY. IT HAS A DUAL LAYERED CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY. THAT MEANS IT TRAPS AIR. STILL AIR IS THE BEST VALUE. YOU CAN TAKE THIS INTO VERY EXTREME TEMPERATURES, VERY COLD NEGATIVE 30 DEGREES, ON A HOT DAY RUN YOUR AIR-CONDITIONING AND STAY VERY COMFORTABLE WITH MINIMAL ENERGY. Reporter: AWESOME. WE WANT TO GET SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORTSMAN SHOW. IT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY AT THE ST. PAUL RIVER CENTER. TICKETS ARE $9 FOR FOR ADULTS, $2.50 FOR KIDS 6 TO 12 AND 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE. WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT WCCO.COM/LINKS. BACK TO YOU GUYS. MARY, HOW TALL ARE YOU? Reporter: YOU CAN CHECK OUT MY DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR THAT. I’M ABOUT 5 FEET 4 ON A GOOD DAY I’D LIKE TO SAY. 5 FOOT 3.5 IF YOU ASKED. YOU SAID A MARY AND A HALF. WE JUST NEED TO KNOW TO GET THE FACTS OF HOW HIGH THE CEILING IS. Reporter: I DO JUMPING JABLONSKIS ING JACKS IN HERE AND IT’S NO PROBLEM. OUR FAVORITE WATER SKIING SQUIRREL IS BACK AND MARY MCGUIRE IS HANGING OUT WITH TWIGGY THIS MORNING. IT’S A GOOD THING YOU WENT TO MIZZOU AND GOT A DEGREE IN JOURNALISM FOR THIS MOMENT. Reporter: IT WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY BECAUSE THIS IS HEART HITTING JOURNALISM HERE. WE ARE HERE IN ST. PAUL AND IT WILL BE THE HOME OF TWIGGY THE WATER SKIING SQUIRREL THIS WEEKEND AT THE MINNESOTA SPORTSMAN SHOW. HERE TWIGGY IS IN THE FLESH. I’M JOINED BY HIS MOTHER, LOU ANN. HOW DOES ONE GET THEIR SQUIRREL INTO THE WATER SKIING BUSINESS? IS THERE SOME SORT OF AUDITION PROCESS? DO YOU SCOUT SQUIRRELS? HOW DID TWIGGY GET INTO THIS ROLE? ALL THE SQUIRRELS WERE ORPHANS. MY HUSBAND BOUGHT OUR DAUGHTER THIS REMOTE CONTROL BOAT FOR HER BIRTHDAY. HE PLAYED IT ALL THE TIME. HE NEEDED ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR DRIVING THE BOAT SO HE SAID I HAVE TO TEACH MY SQUIRREL TO WATER SKI WITH IT SO HE TAUGHT HER AS A JOKE, THE NEWS MEDIA GOT AHOLD OF IT. HERE I AM 37 YEARS LATER TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH TWIGGY. Reporter: HE’S KIND OF AN INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY. WE’VE BEEN AS FAR AS PARIS, FRANCE, GERMANY, BERMUDA AND ALL OVER THE U.S. AND ALL OVER CASA. Reporter: THIS ISN’T A CAPE, THIS IS A LIFE VEST. THIS IS HER LIFE JACKET. SHE ACTUALLY PROMOTES WATER SAFETY. WE DO A LITTLE SKIT WITH THE KIDS SO THEY REALIZE HOW EASY IT IS TO FLOAT. HER MOTTO IS TO LEARN TO SWIM, LEARN TO FLOAT AND WEAR THAT LIFE JACKET ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU’RE IN THAT BOAT. Reporter: LET’S GET TWIGGY DOING WHAT SHE DOES BEST ON THE WATER SKIS. THIS IS LIVE TV, FOLKS. SHE WILL JUST KIND OF HOP ON. THERE SHE GOES. TAKING A TWIRL AROUND THE WATER HERE AT THE ST. PAUL RIVER CENTER. THE SPORTSMAN SHOW RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. IT’S 9TH FOR ADULTS, $2.50 FOR CHILDREN AGES 6 TO 12 AND 5 AND UNDER IS FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WCCO.COM/LINKS. GUYS, I’M TESTING OUT THE WATER HERE. IT’S LIKE BATH WATER. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD GET A GROUP TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND AND COME OUT AND JOIN TWIGGY. THE NEWS ANCHORS AND THE WATER SKIING SQUIRREL. WE NEED A BIGGER BOAT. WE CAN SIT IN THE TUB. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD GO IF THE NEWS ANCHORS TOOK A SEAT INSIDE THE TUB? Reporter: YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW BUT I JUST LOVE THE CAPTAIN’S HERE. THEY HAVE THESE LITTLE STUFFED SQUIRRELS. THERE’S ONE FACING THE BACK. THE WATER SKIING SQUIRREL, RECORDS I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD SAY ON LIVE TV. DO WE HAVE TWO CAMERAS ON THIS OPERATION TODAY? Reporter: WE DO. THIS IS A TWO CAM ERA SHOOT, JASON. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. MARY, THANK YOU. THAT MEAN S NOTHING TO THE PEOPLE AT HOME BUT TO US WE KNOW. WE WANT YOU TO GET EVERY ANGLE.

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