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: Roundhouse Brewery Embraces Brainerd’s Past

More than a century ago, the Northern Pacific Railway literally built the city of Brainerd. Now, a recently opened brewery is doing its part to honor the city’s past – and serve some great brews at the same time.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See Over New Year’s Weekend

This week’s post naturally features more Saturday shows than anything else – because, well, it’s New Year’s Eve. But from some rock and roll to jam bands to crooning jazz bands, we got it all. Check out some options below!


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Holiday Weekend

It’s the holiday and there are plenty of holiday-themed shows to see this weekend! Check them out below.


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

Rock, jazz and holiday concerts: this weeks 4 Shows To See has it all. Check them out below!


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From an album release show on “Drinksgiving” to a tribute show for a legendary Twin Cities band, here are the four shows to see this Thanksgiving week!


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Tap Talk: Foxhole Brewhouse In Willmar

Ryan Fuchs is not scared of getting a little heat for (slightly) nudging his customers to try different craft brew styles.


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

From two release shows from up-and-coming artists to a couple concerts that each benefit creative children, here are the four shows to see this weekend!


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

From a couple album release parties to a music lineup catering toward … gasp! … zombies, here are the four music events to check out this weekend.


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Tap Talk: Wicked Wort Brewing In Robbinsdale

“If your wife tells you to buy a building and cut a hole in the floor, you buy a building and cut the hole in the floor!” Those are words from Wicked Wort Brewing’s owner, Steve Carlyle, and they’re true. It really happened.


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Tap Talk: Jack Pine Brewery In Baxter

Breweries nowadays are increasingly becoming the neighborhood joints of old and tailored specifically for that function: to serve its nearby community. Two hours north of the Twin Cities in Baxter, a city with a population not quite 10,000, Jack Pine Brewery does exactly that.


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Tap Talk: Fair State Brewing Co-Op Announces Significant Expansion

After just two years of operations, Fair State Brewing Cooperative made a big announcement to its member-owners Tuesday night: the brewery will be expanding this fall.


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Tap Talk: 612Brew In Nordeast

Snuggled right in the heart of Nordeast, on the northeast corner of the Broadway and Central intersection, lies the craft brewery and taproom 612Brew.


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

Minneapolis is the place to be this weekend for local music! We’ve got a couple album releases and two awesome block parties. Check them out below.


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

From a couple awesome album releases to a benefit concert for Philando Castile, here are the four shows to see for this weekend!


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

This week’s “4 Shows To See” features a bunch of album/EP releases, along with a group of musicians who will be fundraising for the benefit of the family of Philando Castile.


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Local Music Tap: 4onthefloor, Viva Knieval To Headline Beer Festival In Duluth

Next month’s fifth annual All Pints North Summer Beer Fest in Duluth will feature local acts 4onthefloor and Viva Knieval, organizers announced Thursday.


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Tap Talk: North Loop’s Inbound Brewco

The origins of this brewery/taproom all began with a familiar brand out of Minnetonka, Lucid Brewing Company. The name “Lucid”, however, is no more.


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

From an outside reggae party Thursday night to a major independent hip hop festival at the state fairgrounds on Sunday, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!


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Tap Talk: Eastlake Brewery At Midtown Global Market

This week, Tap Talk is featuring Eastlake Craft Brewing. Check out the interview with owner and headbrewer Ryan Pitman.


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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend (Mother’s Day Edition)

From a jazz event celebrating women to a traditional symphony orchestra concert, this week’s “4 Shows To See” has what you need for Mother’s Day-related shows.


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Tap Talk: Wayzata Brew Works Opens On Lake Minnetonka

Even though Minnesota is indeed the “Land Of 10,000 Lakes”, there are still far too few breweries that you can literally drive a boat up to and enjoy a beer. Now, you can do just that on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata.


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

From a double album release (from the same band!) at the Cedar Cultural Center to an exciting debut EP release at the Icehouse, here are the four shows to see this weekend.


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Bauhaus Releases Funky ‘Wonderstuff’ Music Video To Promote 12-Packs

Bauhaus Brew Labs is making a name for itself not only for its brews, but for its unique promotional tactics.



Local Music Tap: Chatting w/ Caleb Hawley, Midwest Man Turned NYC Soul Singer

Harlem soul crooner and Midwest native Caleb Hawley is bringing his tour back to this great land Friday — specifically Icehouse in Minneapolis. So, of course, Local Music Tap wanted to catch up with him on the road and see what’s up.


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Local Music Tap: Target Field’s Midwest Music Showcase Lineup Is Out

The lineup for the Midwest Music Showcase at Target Field has been announced – and it contains a healthy amount of prominent local acts.



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