Matt Brickman

web matt brickman Matt BrickmanMatt Brickman mans the weather wall on WCCO This Morning, Monday thru Friday.

Growing up in New England, Matt got his fair share of snow and subzero wind chills, but didn’t catch the weather bug until he started his career in television in Champaign, Ill. After falling in love with weather, Matt immediately enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he studied Broadcast Meteorology.

When he’s not at WCCO-TV, you’ll find Matt out running with his wife Kate, or tending to their small zoo at home with dog Gus and cats Hot Sauce and Crash.

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Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

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Guest Pass: White Bear Lake’s Big Wood Brewery

Minnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.

03/26/2015

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Guest Pass: The Pinnacle Climbing Wall At REI

When you have guests in town, there’s a good chance you’ll make a trip to the Mall of America. But in this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman is to taking us to another Bloomington spot, the Pinnacle Climbing Wall at REI.

03/19/2015

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Guest Pass: Silverwood Park In St. Anthony

On a #Top10WxDay, we’ll all try to get outside. This week’s Guest Pass is to a place where you can do all of the above, Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony.

03/12/2015

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Get Ready For A #Top10WxDay Tuesday!

Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.

03/09/2015

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Guest Pass: Eden Prairie’s Historic Home Turned Coffee House

If the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn’t draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. “Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them,” Alex Schuster said.

03/05/2015

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Snow Storm Moves Through Minn., Followed By High Winds

Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.

03/03/2015

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Could We Finally See Major Snow Next Week?

It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.

02/27/2015

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Accomplish MN: WCCO Helps Grant Gabe’s Make-A-Wish Dream

WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles to grant wishes of kids around the state for Make-A-Wish Minnesota, and we’re having a little fun in the process! WCCO is holding a #Race4Wishes around the Twin Cities. WCCO TV’s Kylie Bearse and WCCO Radio’s John Williams will compete against WCCO TV’s Matt Brickman and 12-year-old Gabe from Vadnais Heights is the other team.

02/25/2015

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Accomplish MN: Make-A-Wish Recipient Noah Heads To Atlantis

All day Wednesday, WCCO will be sharing the stories of Minnesota kids that Make-A-Wish Minnesota helps. WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles for these kids, to help their wish come true. With the help of our viewers we can send kids like Noah on the trip of a lifetime.

02/25/2015

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Accomplish MN: Make-A-Wish Recipient, Noah, Documents Trip To Australia

WCCO teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota last March to accomplish something big. Through your generosity, over 18 million airline miles were raised to grant the wishes of local kids. One of those kids was Noah, a teenager from Rochester.

02/24/2015

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Bitter Wind Chills To Start The Week

Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.

02/23/2015

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Guest Pass: 3 Kittens Needle Arts In Mendota Heights

When growing up, knitting seemed like something only your grandmother did. But now it’s something you see people doing all the time. This week’s Guest Pass had WCCO’s Matt Brickman learning a lot more about the art of knitting as he visited 3 Kittens Needle Arts in Mendota Heights.

02/19/2015

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Guest Pass: Bwana Archery In Little Canada

Cupid’s arrows will be flying this weekend for Valentine’s Day, but after a year off, the little cherub might need some practice before the big day. So, this week’s Guest Pass is to a place that’s been teaching archery for 40 years: Bwana Archery in Little Canada.

02/12/2015

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Guest Pass: 3rd Lair Skate Park

This year hasn’t been the greatest for winter sports. Without much snow, it’s been tough for snowmobilers, let along skiers and snowboarders. But, there’s one action sport that’s doing well in this mild winter.

02/05/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Guest Pass: Granny’s Donuts

At Granny Donuts, in West St. Paul, it’s a race to keep the display case stocked. “Sometimes if we don’t get here early enough in the morning, they’re all gone and then we don’t get the favorite donuts,” frequent customer Jane Williamson said.

01/22/2015

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Guest Pass: Shoreview Community Center

In the depths of a Minnesota winter, it’s hard to remember what being warm feels like. But inside the walls of the Shoreview Community Center, you heat up in a hurry.

01/15/2015

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Dangerous Wind Chills On The Way For Minnesota

After Monday’s bitter cold and snow, Minnesota is “enjoying” a slight warm up with high temps above 0 degrees. But that will all change starting Tuesday night.

01/06/2015

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Guest Pass: Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center

It’s news to no one that in Minnesota, it gets cold in the winter. So a lot of communities have built inflatable sports bubbles so students athletes can get in off-season practice. But, Woodbury just ditched it’s dome for a gorgeous new sports complex that’s not just for kids.

12/18/2014

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Guest Pass: Alpine Farms In Medina

In this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman takes us to Alpine Farms in Medina, where they teach horses and riders to run, jump and an Olympic sport called dressage.

12/11/2014

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Guest Pass: Geocaching At Oakdale Nature Preserve

After two weeks in the deep freeze, Matt Brickman was getting a little stir crazy. So for this week’s Guest Pass, he headed outside to have fun in the snow while geocaching at Oakdale Nature Preserve.

11/20/2014

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Guest Pass: Skateville In Burnsville

This week’s Guest Pass takes Matt Brickman to the south metro to check out Skateville in Burnsville. The roller rink has been in in Burnsville since 1972.

11/13/2014

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Guest Pass: Orchids Limited In Plymouth

Matt Brickman asked help from viewers finding something to show off in Plymouth. There were lots of good ideas, but a family business with an international reach caught our attention. This week, your Guest Pass is to Orchids Limited.

11/06/2014

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Guest Pass: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

We’re starting to reach the tail end of fall color season here in Minnesota, but there’s a spot in the metro where nature’s beauty is one display, year round. The Japanese Garden is the Arboretum’s most visited space and, even with leaves blanketing the ground, one the most beautiful.

10/23/2014

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