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Kim Johnson joined the WCCO-TV team in May 2014. You can find her anchoring WCCO This Morning Monday through Friday. She also anchors WCCO 4 News at Noon and contributes on the WCCO Mid-Morning show.
As a native of Maple Grove, covering stories in her home state has always been a dream. For Kim, there’s no better place to do it than WCCO. She interned here while attending the University of Minnesota.
Throughout her career, Kim’s peers have honored her with the prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her emotionally candid stories of breast cancer survivors. Her undercover investigations have stopped retail stores from selling FDA-banned drugs. Her relentless questioning forced city leaders to finally fix a sewer pipe in a low-income Duluth neighborhood that had been flooding people’s basements for more than a decade. Kim’s work has earned her three Emmy Awards. She was also privileged to participate in the William Randolph Hearst National Television Broadcast News Competition.
Kim has covered the gamut from forest fires, the 35W Minneapolis bridge collapse to traveling with a local civil rights leader all the way to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Inauguration. Kim’s thirst to cover the big political stories is partly what led her to Iowa just in time for the 2012 Republican Presidential caucuses where Kim produced and anchored a live newscast from caucus headquarters, giving viewers the latest numbers on the fly.
Kim is a big believer is giving back. When she’s not working in the newsroom, you can find her volunteering with one of her favorite charities: the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or the American Cancer Society.
She also craves the outdoors. So if you see her on the running trail, ski slopes or sipping a hoppy IPA on an outdoor patio, make sure to say hi! Kim is always looking for great story ideas. You can contact her at email@example.com.
It’s wedding and graduation season, Father’s Day is coming up, and we’re looking at more outdoor activities to enjoy the warm weather months.
We don’t blame you if you’re already Working for the Weekend. After all, we are coming up on a long holiday weekend. We have events to fill it, including with one that begins Thursday night and another that is sure to be fun for the whole family.
It’s clear that students at Anoka Middle School for the Arts love Mrs. Jodi Schmitt.
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s annual event is a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.
It’s the middle of May, and that means the school year is winding down. But for one teacher in Coon Rapids, it also means his career is coming to a close.
This weekend, many of you will hit the lakes for Minnesota’s Fishing Opener. But if you prefer to stay on dry land, there is no shortage of things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend.
Tom Bedard has spent his career working with the youngest of students at Homecroft Early Learning Center in St. Paul.
There is so much to celebrate this weekend, you can’t blame us for Workin’ for the Weekend.
This week’s Excellent Educator teaches science at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood, but he’s most known for his lessons outside the classroom.
May is a special month because we celebrate several holidays: Memorial Day, Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo is this week, too. With these holidays, you can save some money.
This weekend we welcome the month of May. The first of May is May Day and that means a big celebration is taking place in the Twin Cities.
After years of serving her students in the classroom, this week’s Excellent Educator decided she also wanted to help them in the computer lab.
The weekend is inching closer and this one is jammed packed with things to do in the Twin Cities. We’re workin’ for the weekend and we start with a fun and free event your kids will love.
Sasha Odermann-Karr makes sure her students are ready to learn by first making sure they have the basic necessities, like a coat, shoes and school supplies.
You can do plenty of tasting of summer veggies this weekend because the farmers market in Minneapolis finally opens.
This week’s Excellent Educator is loved so much, the entire school wanted to be in on the surprise.
It’s Thursday — the time of the week when we’re focused on the weekend. Here are some activities for kids, the whiskey lover in your life and a run to help the Masonic Children’s Hospital.
It might be the biggest compliment a teacher can get, when your own child nominates you for Excellent Educator.
It is the last day of March, so we’re looking ahead to the first weekend in April. From enjoying a Minnesota pastime to exploring a Minnesota art to celebrating a Minneapolis staple, there’s plenty to get out and do this weekend.
Take yourself back to seventh grade, seventh period on a Friday afternoon. Likely you had little attention span for physics and chemistry. But Mrs. Sarah Nelson at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake knows how to get her students to focus.
If you’re stuck indoors waiting out the rain or snow showers, you’ll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals.
Kindergarten can be an emotional time for both students and parents. Parents are often leaving their children for a full day for the first time, and kids are starting school.
Nothing says spring better than taking in beautiful flowers in bloom.
This week’s Excellent Educator was nominated by her second grader, who said she is always there for her students. Nelson’s teacher at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Science, Mrs. Sally Pearson, never stops caring about her students, even when illness kept her away from school.
This week’s Excellent Educator is unlike any we’ve seen before. Lucille Decker began her teaching career when she was 21. Seven decades later, at 92-years-old, she is still at it, teaching students at South Elementary in Princeton.