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: Nutmeg Brewhouse Brings Craft Beer To South Suburbs

Beer enthusiasts living and visiting south of the metro area now have a new – and well-needed — option for craft brew: Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville.

03/22/2016

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Local Music Tap: Soundset’s 2016 Lineup Announced

The lineup for what is arguably the biggest hip hop festival in the nation – Soundset — has been released.

03/01/2016

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From the energetic Davina and the Vagabonds hitting the Dakota Jazz Club to a benefit show for autism at the Amsterdam Bar, here are the four shows to see for this weekend!

02/26/2016

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Tap Talk: Disgruntled Brewing, Where ‘Grumpy Is Good’

For former drywall business owner turned brewmaster Brett Doebbling, being disgruntled has always pushed him to do better. In other words, just being good isn’t quite good enough. And for those who enjoy craft beer and can’t seem to find their fix in central Minnesota, this is great news.

02/23/2016

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

From a chill singer-songwriter show in northeast Minneapolis to a country-themed brunch show in St. Paul, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

02/19/2016

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

Predictably enough, this weekend’s events skew heavily toward Valentine’s Day. But they’re all great shows to check out — from “Jazz in the Jungle” in Uptown to “The Love Show” in St. Paul.

02/12/2016

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Tap Talk: MN-Based Founding Fathers Brewing Co. Aims For National Market

Founding Fathers Brewing Company is a Long Lake-based company that’s increasingly finding a foothold in the national market – with a patriot twist. That “twist” is actually a pretty big deal: The company donates half of its profits to help military families.

02/10/2016

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Tap Talk: Bauhaus Brew Labs In Northeast Minneapolis

Bauhaus Brew Labs’ co-owner and head brewer Matt Schwandt initially strove to be a touring guitarist — and then became an attorney of all things — but life sometimes has different plans for us.

01/26/2016

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

From a vinyl release party at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis to some 50’s vibes making their way to the Amsterdam in St. Paul, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

01/22/2016

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Local Music Tap: The Paper Days To Release ‘Falling Is Easy’ @ Icehouse

A young five-piece contemporary folk band is starting pick up some steam in the Twin Cities and now they plan on releasing their premiere album, “Falling is Easy”, at the Icehouse this weekend.

01/12/2016

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Local Music Tap: ‘Rock The Garden’ Moves To NE Mpls For 2016

Fans of the “Rock The Garden” festival will be rocking out at a new location this year.

01/07/2016

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Tap Talk: Red Wing Brewery Carries On City’s Brewing Tradition

For 60 years, the city of Red Wing was void of breweries. That is, however, until Red Wing Brewery Company picked up the reins of the city’s past and brought brewing into its present.

12/29/2015

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Local Music Tap: Fine Line Music Café Hosting Benefit Concerts For Children’s Minnesota

This weekend, a two-day benefit concert inspired by a young child battles with cystic fibrosis kicks off in Minneapolis!

12/17/2015

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

From a JINGLE JAM Christmas Party in Minneapolis to a celebration of St. Paul musicians in … well, St. Paul, here is a look at four great shows to see this weekend.

12/10/2015

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

From a massive 20th anniversary celebration for Rhymesayers at the Target Center, to some more intimate concerts in Grand Marais and St. Paul, here are the four shows to see for this weekend.

12/04/2015

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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.

11/09/2015

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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.

10/28/2015

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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.

10/16/2015

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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!

10/08/2015

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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.

10/06/2015

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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.

10/02/2015

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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.

09/30/2015

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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!

09/18/2015

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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!

09/16/2015

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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!

09/10/2015

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