Frank Vascellaro

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Frank co-anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news Monday through Friday with his lovely wife by his side. On June 29, 2006, Vascellaro and his wife, Amelia Santaniello, became the first married couple to co-anchor a daily news program in the Twin Cities.

Frank has been an anchor in this community since 1996. Before coming to Minnesota, Frank worked at WAND-TV in Decatur, Ill. and at WHOI-TV in Peoria, Ill. as an anchor/reporter.

Growing up in Denver Co., Frank attended the United States Air Force Academy before transferring to the University of Colorado at Boulder. He later studied broadcasting at Columbia College in Chicago, Ill.

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Frank with its broadcast award for Investigative Reporting in 2008. He was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Regional Emmy for Best Anchor. Frank and Amelia are deeply involved with the community and frequently serve as the master of ceremonies at some of the Twin Cities premier charity events.

Frank married Amelia in 1999 in Florence, Italy. They live in Minneapolis with their three kids — a son Sam and twins Joseph and Francesca — and two dogs.

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‘Just A Regular Guy From St. Paul’: Frank Remembers Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn will be remembered around the world as the man who wrote enthralling political thrillers that millions of people couldn’t put down.

06/19/2013

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Minn. Teen Loses 165 Pounds, Becomes Inspiration For Others Online

One-third of all kids and teenagers are considered overweight or obese.  Yet we hardly ever hear about kids who’ve lost a lot of weight. Frozen dinners aren’t what most 15-year-olds eat. But Nate St. Martin isn’t like most teenagers.

06/17/2013

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Grand Rapids’ Judy Garland Museum Is Still Big Draw

John Kelsch has helped put Grand Rapids on the map by celebrating the life of its biggest star – Judy Garland. Some say “The Wizard of Oz” is the most-watched film of all time. “Three-and-a-half billion people have seen ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Kelsch said. This feat makes Grand Rapids’ native Garland – born Frances Gumm…

06/10/2013

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$6M Of Skyways For The Vikings Stadium?

Now that plans for a new Vikings stadium have been determined, what happens to the area around it is still in the works.

06/04/2013

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Park Rapids Preps For Fishing Opener Onslaught

Park Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He’s been here before.

05/09/2013

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Meet The World’s Youngest (And Cutest) Mayor

No one is more excited for the summer season than Dorset Mayor Robert Tufts. Oh, and he’s 4 years old. He walks the streets with pride, and knows that the fish bite best on leeches, worms and minnows.

05/09/2013

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Down To The Wire Fishing Opener At Fish Hook Lake

The steady lap of waves on Fish Hook Lake has been replaced by sheets of ice that better resemble wind chimes. Warm weather, wind, and some recent rain have helped, but Gov. Mark Dayton likely won’t see ice out here by Saturday. Dennis Mackedanz is in charge of planning this year’s opener. He’s thought of everything. But there’s not much he can do about the hand mother nature has dealt.

05/09/2013

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Frank Vascellaro, A Snorer In Denial, Undergoes Sleep Study

Experts say 40 percent of Americans snore when they sleep. Then there are those of us who have to sleep next to a snorer. And those of us who are in denial. I was convinced my wife Amelia was imagining it, so I went to a sleep clinic to find the truth.

05/06/2013

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Minnesota’s Biggest Art Heist Chronicled In New Book

Thirty-five years later, the tale of two people trying to solve the biggest art heist in Minnesota history is being chronicled in a new book.

05/05/2013

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Eagle Found In Snow Uncovers Threat Behind Minn. Church

The American Bald Eagle has made a remarkable recovery after near extinction, but there are still lots of things threatening their existence every day.

03/21/2013

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Lingering Winter Keeping You Off The Course? Try Golf Indoors

Most Minnesota golfers get through the winter by flying south. That’s no longer the case, even in an extended winter like the one we’re in right now.

03/19/2013

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MN Man Has Papal Connection Over Hot Button Issue

Pope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.

03/14/2013

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St. Paul Ready For Saturday’s St. Paddy’s Block Party

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, but St. Paul will officially celebrate on Saturday. The annual parade starts downtown at noon.

03/13/2013

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DNR Tries To Stop White Bear Lake Lawsuit

A recent study found the reason for the shrinking of White Bear Lake is the growing use of ground water. A citizens’ group is taking the DNR to court for allowing it to happen – and now the state is trying to stop that lawsuit.

03/11/2013

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Will Prep Hockey’s Rule Changes Stay?

The games taking place at the Minnesota state boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center are a little different because of changes made about a year-and-a-half ago.

03/07/2013

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