Jennifer Lewerenz

(credit: CBS) Jennifer Lewerenz joined the staff at WCCO in August 2014. Jennifer fell in love with radio as a child, so it was kind of handy when someone asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because she always had an answer — “I want to be on the radio.”

Born and raised in South St. Paul, Jennifer’s career has taken her to Hutchinson, Red Wing, St. Cloud and Minneapolis.

Some of the most memorable news stories Jennifer has covered are the I-35W bridge collapse and the Republican National Convention.

Jennifer is married and lives in the northwest metro with her husband Glen and their cat Lula. When not at the news desk, Jennifer enjoys cooking, traveling, fashion, sports and spending time with family.

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Target Announces Free Holiday Shipping, Price Matching

Black Friday is still a month away, but Target is making a major move to win back consumers. The Minneapolis-based retailer has announced it’s offering free shipping on all online purchases starting Wednesday and going through Dec. 20.

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Metro Area’s African Community Quelling Ebola Fears

For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.

10/17/2014

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Underwriter: New MNsure Rates Could Bring ‘Sticker Shock’

This week, the Minnesota Commerce Department is getting set to release a snapshot of the 2015 MNsure rates for individual policy holders. With PreferredOne severing ties with MNSure, Dave Racer of the National Association of Health Underwriters says the new rates may come with some sticker shock.

09/29/2014

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400 Bar Won’t Open At Mall Of America

A popular music venue appears to have shuttered for good. The 400 Bar was set to open at the Mall of America after its original location on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank closed earlier this year. Photos show an eviction notice on the door of the 400 Bar.

09/24/2014

Minnesota State Fair

Verizon Adds Cell Sites Around MN State Fair For Attendees

Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.

08/29/2014

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Move-In Day For New Students At The ‘U’

It’s move-in day at the University of Minnesota. Students new and old were flooding into the neighborhoods around the U of M on Tuesday. In order for the transition to college life to go smoothly, parents need to understand the stress that their child is feeling.

08/26/2014

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