Matt Brickman is the co-host of WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show.
Every week, Matt takes viewer votes in his “Best of Minnesota” series. From finding the best donut in Winona to checking out the best holiday lights in Duluth and everything in between, Matt has had a chance to travel all over our state.
Matt also mans the weather wall on the weekend mornings. 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.
June and July are the biggest months for tornadoes in Minnesota, but the rest of the country is already off to a deadly start — including the largest tornado on record. The tornado that hit El Reno, Okla., measured 2.6 miles wide.
In the summer months, small towns in Minnesota are brightened by the sights and sounds of townball. Amateur baseball has been a tradition in this state for almost a century, and for some towns the ballparks themselves are as much an attraction as the game.
Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.
WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.
Mother’s Day is almost here. And that means a lot of us will be sending flowers to the women who mean the most to us. WCCO viewers’ choice for Minnesota’s best flower shop is Martha’s Gardens.
Our pets aren’t just animals that live in our house, they’re part of the family. And like any family member they deserve the best care.
Pizza is something practically everyone loves, but not everyone agrees on. Thin crust or deep dish, anchovies or extra cheese – and who makes the best pie in town?
Planning a child’s birthday party can be difficult. There are only so many times you can eat pizza and play skee ball.
As soon as this latest round of snow melts, spring projects begin — and that means a trip to the hardware store.
One bar comes to mind for most WCCO viewers when they hear the term “Juicy Lucy,” and that place is Matt’s Bar in south Minneapolis.
Who makes the best maple syrup in Minnesota? WCCO viewers chose their favorite — St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., where monks have been tapping trees since World War II.
We are in the middle of March Madness, and on Thursday and Friday, there were as many as four games going on simultaneously. So this week Matt Brickman went in search to find the best sports bar in Minnesota.
Patching potholes is an annual rite of spring in Minnesota, but with the latest round of cold weather, the potholes are sticking around a bit longer.
The best place for corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota? WCCO viewers picked Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, an Irish pub that’s only three years old.
A new store in Minneapolis is giving cyclists a chance to take part in the process of building their dream bike.