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Jamie Yuccas

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Jamie Yuccas is a morning person.

If you want evidence, just tune into WCCO This Morning from 4:30 am until 7. Her co-anchor, Jason DeRusha, usually comments on her overabundance of energy even when she gets into work at 3 a.m.!

Jamie grew up in Maple Grove, Minn. (Go Crimson!) and her family was a CCO’ household. While attending the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!), Jamie interned for WCCO and always knew she wanted to come back.

Since her arrival, Jamie has covered numerous local and regional stories, as well as produces and anchors the Saturday Morning show, which launched in September 2010.

Jamie has reported for the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning — including flooding in Minot, the Minnesota State Government Shutdown and Winter Storm Blasts. She also flew to New York to help out our sister affiliate WCBS during Super Storm Sandy.

Jamie started her career in Rochester, Minn. Then spent a number of years in the spring training home of the Twins — Fort Myers, Fla. She felt at home during her time there. Many call it “Minnesota South.”

She won a Florida AP award for a long form feature story about a U.S. Marshals Operation. She also covered multiple hurricanes, brush fires and presidential candidates as they swung through the exciting political state. She was also very active in the American Cancer Society, emceeing the Cattle Barron’s Ball, American Heart Association hosting and acting spokesperson for Go Red for Women events and the Lee County YMCA as a board member.

In her spare time, Jamie walks and occasionally runs around the Chain of Lakes, Loring Park and the Kenwood neighborhood with her husband, John, and their dogs, Dottie and Murphy. She also enjoys volunteering, cooking, doing anything on the water, and checking out new restaurants around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Minnesotan To Meet: Boutique Owner’s Path To Success

Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers — with different paths to success. Unless your name is Joy Noelle Teiken.

09/16/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: A Twin Cities Family & Their ‘Boutique Hotel For Dogs’

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09/09/2014

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Wearable Pet Tech Lets Owners Track Canine Fitness

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Get Movin’ Monday: 9Round Kickboxing In Brooklyn Park

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Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer Of Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards

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Minnesotan To Meet: Motorcyclist, Rocker Dan Johnson

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Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

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08/19/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Pipe Maker Rich Lewis & His Son

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08/12/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jodi Mayers’ Wardrobe Change

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08/05/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Brian Gioielli & His ‘Geno’s Gelato’

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07/29/2014

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We all had that one tree that you loved to climb, or swing from or lay in a hammock under. It can be emotional if that tree has to come down. That’s where Wood from the Hood steps in.

07/22/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Metro Transit Bus Driver Jeanne O’Neill

Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.

07/15/2014

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07/08/2014

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