THIS OR THAT
|Kylie Bearse is the co-host and meteorologist on WCCO MidMorning with Jason DeRusha. Born in the middle of a Minnesota snowstorm — it’s no surprise Kylie grew up to love, study and forecast weather. While Kylie moved around growing up, she was born in Burnsville, and also lived in Eden Prairie, making Minnesota home.
Outside of Mid-Morning, Kylie is usually bouncing around Minnesota’s outstanding children’s hospitals. Each Monday she lets the kids in them tell their stories in Kylie’s Kids. It’s easily her favorite part of the week.
Kylie began her career at KIFI in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She comes back to the Midwest from KTVX in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kylie has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!) and is now pursuing her meteorology degree online with Mississippi State University.
Kylie’s usually running around downtown Minneapolis or coaching with the Girls on the Run. She’s a brunch and happy hour connoisseur, a huge fan of the Minnesota theater scene and also strongly believes that the baseball season is far too short and would spend every night at Target Field if she could.
There’s an app for just about everything now. From social media to games, it’s changed the way we communicate. And that couldn’t be truer for this week’s Kylies Kid.
Even at only 4 years old, Mikinley makes a pretty good doctor.
Every day when Jasmine is at Children’s Minnesota she watches their TV channel Star Studio, with its star, “The Dude.”
One surgery is a big deal for anyone, but this week’s Kylie’s Kid has already had 15. And she’s only 9 years old!
Separating twins Paislyn and Paisleigh would require some technology developed right at the University of Minnesota.
It’s always great to bring encouraging updates from the patients profiled in Kylie’s Kids, and this week Kylie Bearse has two to share.
We’re hitting a big milestones with a few of our Kylie’s Kids. We wanted to share a few happy updates with you.
Minnesota isn’t a typical place you think of for hang gliding; usually you need a mountain or cliff. But Eagle Hang Gliding in Lake City takes a different approach to getting you in the air.
Following a routine doctor’s appointment before the beginning of junior high, this week’s Kylie’s Kid went from swimming competitively to relearning how to walk.
For every 100 babies that are born, on average one will have a heart defect. Congenital heart defects are much more common than people think. It’s something Madison’s parents found out when they joined a large and loving community of heart families.
Nurses let her practice a few skills, because Meadow wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Maddie is captain of her softball team this year, and heading to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to keep playing this fall.
Five-year-old Kaidyn travels an hour three times a week for therapy at Gillette Children’s Hospital. Despite the travel time, her family said it is worth it for the great care she receives.
For years Tom and Tori Ostlund have been supporting the University of Masonic Children’s hospital by going to Winefest. The event helps raise money for kids at the hospital. This year, it has a different meaning for the couple as they are the honorees.
This week’s Kylies Kids defied all the odds after being born three months early. But Eliana and Connor have been fighters from Day 1 and are now still surprising doctors.
Getting glasses in elementary school is pretty common, but when this week’s Kylies Kid went to the eye doctor, they couldn’t fix the problem. That’s when they learned Jurnee needed much more than just eye glasses.
Athletes are thought to be some of the healthiest people around. But even those who are in the best shape can still get a devastating diagnosis.
Love maple syrup? Well, now there are classes to learn how to make it right in the Twin Cities metro.
When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, often all the plans that were made before the diagnosis have to change.
He wants to be a movie actor or director, but for now he’ll settle for entertaining everyone at Masonic Children’s Hospital.
For kids who are born with heart problems, sports aren’t usually an option. That is why this week’s Kylie’s Kid is so excited as she waits for her new heart. Jazzy can’t wait for the day she gets to play the sports she loves.
A warning to Tuesday morning commuters: The temperatures are dropping and the roads are slick due to freezing misty rain.
A winter storm is expected to move into the state later Tuesday – mostly after the evening commute.
At 12 years old, Lily is a self-taught artist. Every unexpected hospital stay means she has a lot of time to practice.
So many people live in Minnesota for that outdoor lifestyle. That’s especially true when you go to northern Minnesota, which is where this week’s Kylies Kid is from.