Kim Johnson

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Kim Johnson joined the WCCO-TV team in May 2014. You can find her reporting on traffic and much more on WCCO This Morning, Monday thru Friday.

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 American Cancer Society or in a classroom inspiring youth through Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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 kmjohnson@wcco.com.

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Accomplish MN: Donate A Coat, Help Someone Land A Job

Have you looked in your coat closet recently? Chances are many of us have a winter coat that doesn’t get worn as much as others.

10/15/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Don’t Count Calories, Count Cups

A Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.

10/13/2014

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Excellent Educator: Eden Prairie’s Kristin Bastidas

Kristin Bastidas has a high energy and fun way to teach a foreign language. That’s why she is this week’s Excellent Educator.

10/10/2014

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Here’s What’s New At ValleySCARE

With the start of fall, Valleyfair takes a terrifying turn as the park transforms into ValleySCARE.

10/08/2014

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Excellent Educator: Harmony Learning Center’s Scott Helland

This week’s Excellent Educator award goes to Scott Helland, an administrator who goes above and beyond to connect with those who aren’t your typical students.

10/03/2014

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Minnesota-Made Traffic Sign Celebrates A Milestone

There have been a lot of great inventions made right here in the state of Minnesota. The obvious ones are roller blades, the stapler, the pacemaker. But one the country and world relies on every day to keep us safe on the roads is celebrating a milestone.

10/01/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Best October Deals

We begin a new month this week and as we turn the calendar page there are bargains to be had this month only.

09/29/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Working Out At Home

For many of us, it’s easy to find an excuse to not go to the gym: you don’t have time, you’re too tired, soon the weather will likely make the roads bad. Excuses begone! There is a Twin Cities’ company that helps people customize their workout plans so they can get movin’ in their own homes.

09/22/2014

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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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How To Make Cheap, Healthy Meals With Your Family At Home

With the school year in full swing, parents often get in a rut at dinner time. It’s hard to find the time to make meals that are nutritious with fresh ingredients. But Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods is showing us three recipes that require 10 ingredients or less and are simple to prepare.

09/17/2014

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Behind-The-Scenes Look At MnDOT Traffic Operations

Next time your car stalls on the freeway, smile and wave. At the epicenter of MnDOT’s traffic operations in Roseville, these are the people likely looking back at you. Through 600 live cameras, MnDOT is able to pinpoint potential problems as they happen — like a flat tire or a crash — and speed up their response to keep traffic moving.

09/10/2014

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This Is What Riding In A F-18 Hornet Looks Like

It’s the kind of air plane ride that’s not for the faint of heart. The U.S Navy Blue Angels gave me a once in a life time ride in an F-18 Hornet, and it was an unforgettable experience.

08/22/2014

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Blue Angels Return To Duluth Air Show After Being Grounded

After being grounded last year because of the government’s sequestration, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have returned to Minnesota. They will be flying this weekend as one of the most popular performers in the Duluth Air Show.

08/21/2014

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Motorcyclists Ride To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

A group of motorcycle riders are trying to accomplish a goal: To help people battling breast cancer. Every year, the bikers rev their engines for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. They say the more donations they get, the more breast cancer patients they can help.

08/20/2014

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Black Helicopters Over Twin Cities Have Some Asking Questions

A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions. It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie.

08/19/2014

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