Cole Premo

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Cole Premo has been a web producer at WCCO since 2009. He joined WCCO as an Emma L. Bowen mentorship student in the summer of 2005. After four summers of working hard and learning an amazing amount about how TV news works, Cole was hired full-time.

Cole went to the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) where he graduated with an English literature and New Media studies degree.

Cole’s passion — other than journalism — is music. He plays lead guitar and lead vocals in his solo band. So, it only makes sense that he now interviews musicians of various levels of success who are playing shows in Minnesota.

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Tap Talk: Birch’s On The Lake

Fifteen minutes west of Minneapolis, there’s something quite special going on at Birch’s On The Lake in Long Lake.


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Tap Talk: Canal Park Brewing Company

Whether or not the iconic great lake’s water really produces a noticeably better beer is certainly debatable. That being said, breweries up north take great pride in the fact that their beer is made from the lake’s naturally cool, crisp water. And Canal Park Brewing is no exception. I mean, the lake is right outside the brewery’s front door.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a pop rock album release in St. Paul to a massive zombie party, here are the four local music shows and events to check out this weekend.


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Top 4 Reasons To Try Mountain Biking

It’s fall in Minnesota and even though the environment is telling you to slow down, we’re here to tell you the reasons why you should stay active. For the next few weeks, we’re sharing 4 reasons why you should try specific workout routines. This week, it’s mountain biking!


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Tap Talk: Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Here in Minnesota, we’re practically known for our plethora of grocery co-ops, but how about “brewery” co-ops? Not so much. Well, that’s precisely what Evan Sallee brought to the Minnesota market when he and his fellow co-founders – Niko Tonks and Matt Hauck – opened Fair State Brewing Cooperative along northeast Minneapolis’ Central Avenue in September of 2014.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a group of Iron Range musicians making a trip down to the cities to an EP release at the 7th Street Entry, here are the four shows to see this weekend.


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Tap Talk: Duluth Named No. 5 Beer Town In U.S. For Oktoberfest

Ziggy zaggy! Duluth has been nationally-recognized as one of the best towns to celebrate Oktoberfest – outside of Germany, of course.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a couple album releases to a 20-year reunion show, here are four awesome shows and events to check out this weekend!


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Tap Talk: Craft Beer & Wine Tasting At ‘Cheers To Morrison County’

Drink amazing craft beer and wine at Morrison County’s Camp Ripley this weekend – all for a good cause!


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From an anticipated album release at First Avenue to a couple great musical “bashes”, here are four local shows and events to see this weekend!


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Tap Talk: Bent Paddle Brewing

Just a short walk away from the western nose of Lake Superior, nestled in Duluth, lies a brewery that specializes in bending the brewing tradition.


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State Fair Interview: The Man Behind ‘Sotapitcher’

What all began as an off-the-cuff remark is now a fully-realized business venture: the SotaPitcher. It’s simple. A pitcher shaped like Minnesota. But it’s turning heads at the Minnesota State Fair.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From an indie pop album release show at the Varsity Theater to a local-band-gone-national at a festival in Loring Park, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a two-day evening of local acts at the Cedar Cultural Center to an exciting album release party at the Icehouse, here are the four shows to see this weekend.


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Tap Talk: Wheaties & Fulton Team Up, Create ‘HefeWheaties’

Could this be the “beer of champions”? Wheaties has partnered with Fulton brewery in Minneapolis to create a limited-edition beer: HefeWheaties.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a local EP release party in northeast Minneapolis to a bunch of festivals/block parties, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From Har Mar Superstar doing his thing in St. Paul to a great outside get-together in northeast Minneapolis, here are the four shows and events to experience this weekend!


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Tap Talk: Burning Brothers Brewing

In Tap Talk’s noble quest to give Minnesotans — and everyone else — a little glimpse into what the state’s brewery/taproom scene has to offer, I (and Katie) have managed to run across some very interesting people. Burning Brothers Brewing is no different. These guys have a doozy of a backstory.



Local Music Tap: Wee Willie Walker CD Release @ Minnesota Music Cafe

In regards to Wee Willie Walker, there’s an old saying that comes up: “he’s still got it!” Now, longtime soul and blues man is proving it with the release of his new album, “If Nothing Ever Changes,” this weekend at the Minnesota Music Cafe.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a free show at Bryant Lake Bowl to a a plethora of music acts at the Twin Cities’ Pride, here are the four local music shows & events to see this weekend.


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Tap Talk: Sisyphus Brewing

A relatively recent newcomer to the downtown Minneapolis scene is a taproom with comedy club aspirations. And it makes sense. One of the owners used to do standup.


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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Concert Benefits Musician Recovering From Near-Fatal Crash

A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.


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Local Music Tap: A Look At Pride 2015’s Massive Music Lineup

The weekend of PRIDE Twin Cities is fast approaching, and, man, do they have a lot of local musicians on their entertainment lineup.


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Tap Talk: Surly Set To Open ‘Brewer’s Table’

Surly’s already impressive Destination Brewery is about to become even more so, when the brewery opens its new finer dining restaurant. The restaurant, called “Brewer’s Table”, will open on the upper level of the Destination Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.


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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.



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