Matt Brickman

Matt Brickman puts on makeup and points at numbers on WCCO This Morning, Monday through Friday. Growing up in New England, Matt actually prefers winter to summer so Minnesota is a great fit. Matt came to the Midwest to attend the University of Illinois and hasn’t left since. He still can’t figure out why people put ranch on everything.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
Alma Mater: University of Illinois

FAVORITES
Music: Weezer
Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
TV Show: Breaking Bad
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Food: Fried Chicken
Sport/Exercise: Golf
Vacation Spot: Tahiti

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Both (2 cats, 1 dog)
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, always coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast or West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek: The Next Generation
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

Matt Brickman puts on makeup and points at numbers on WCCO This Morning, Monday through Friday.

Growing up in New England, Matt actually prefers winter to summer so Minnesota is a great fit. Matt came to the Midwest to attend the University of Illinois and hasn’t left since. He still can’t figure out why people put ranch on everything.

When he isn’t forecasting the weather Matt is usually at home with his wife Kate, son Henry, and pets Hot Sauce, Crash & Gus. When he can get out of the house, Matt loves going to movies, playing golf and eating more pizza than he should.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Pass: Band Box Diner In Minneapolis

The Band Box is a place that any “knuckle puck” fan would recognize from the beginning of “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”

10/16/2014

Guest Pass: Northeast Minneapolis’ Brickmania

In this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman takes us inside a LEGO lover’s dream: Brickmania in northeast Minneapolis.

10/09/2014

Guest Pass: St. Paul’s Union Depot

Unless you’re coming into the Twin Cities by rail, a train station probably doesn’t make your must-see list.

10/02/2014

Guest Pass: Guthrie Theater’s Endless Bridge

Completed in June of 2006, the gravity defying structure at the Guthrie Theater is architect Jean Nouvel’s signature feature.

09/25/2014

Guest Pass: Lebanon Hills Park In Eagan

From the parking lot, you can tell that this is more than a run-of-the mill municipal park.

09/18/2014

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Fair’s Best Cool Treat

You might see malts elsewhere on the fairgrounds, but if you want the best, you’ve gotta go to the source–the Dairy Building.

08/28/2014

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Animal Exhibit At The State Fair

There are so many reasons to love the Minnesota State Fair. For some it’s the food, for others it’s the rides. But for many, it’s getting to see all the farm animals up close.

08/21/2014

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Flea Market

For bargain hunters, flea markets are a gold mine. No matter how odd the item you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at a flea market. So we wanted to find the best in Minnesota. Your votes sent me about an hour northwest of the cities to the Wright County Swappers’ Meet near Annandale.

08/13/2014

Mpls. Digging Into Urban Agriculture

In the summer, there’s nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. But a large percentage of our community simply doesn’t have access to that. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is trying to change that.

08/12/2014

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Winery

With 160 acres of rolling hills and grape vines, Carlos Creek Winery is the type of place where you can you forget you’re in Minnesota. But make no mistake, this is Minnesota wine.

08/06/2014

Viewers’ Best MN Massage: Special Touch In Redwood Falls

In the summer, Minnesotans love to be outside. That might mean kayaking, golfing, hiking or just gardening. But all that activity can leave you a little sore. So this week, Matt Brickman went to find the best place in Minnesota to get a massage.

08/01/2014

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Drive-In

At the Long Drive-In in Long Prairie, Minn., the show starts at sundown. But most people have already been here for hours, according to projectionist Dan Hilsgen. “If you guys walked around tonight and you’ve seen some of the stuff where the families are sitting in the back of the truck, they’re all sitting together,” Hilsgen said.

07/23/2014

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