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Natalie Nyhus

Natalie Nyhus joined the WCCO-TV team in January of 2011. She anchors Saturday mornings and the “Best of Minnesota” franchise. Prior, she was awarded multiple daytime Emmy awards with WCCO This Morning, where she anchored and reported on traffic, entertainment, health and lifestyles. Natalie is a Minnesota native (east side) who studied broadcast journalism, print journalism and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of St. Thomas

FAVORITES
Music: Prince
Movie: Dirty Dancing
TV Show: Downton Abbey
Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Food: Fresh Seafood
Local Restaurant: Monte Carlo
Hidden MN Gem: St. Mary’s Point Beach
Sport/Exercise: Yoga
Historical Figure: Judy Garland
Famous Minnesotan: Prince
Quote: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer
Word: Yes
Vacation Spot: Palm Springs, California
Holiday: Halloween
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Instagram
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Neither
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Natalie Nyhus joined the WCCO-TV team in January of 2011. She anchors Saturday mornings and the “Best of Minnesota” franchise. Prior, she was awarded multiple daytime Emmy awards with WCCO This Morning, where she anchored and reported on traffic, entertainment, health and lifestyles.

Natalie is a Minnesota native (east side) who studied broadcast journalism, print journalism and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. She’s happy to work in her hometown and keeps her ear to the streets for the latest in Minnesota arts, entertainment and nightlife.

In addition to working with WCCO, you may see her reporting for Fox Sports North and Big Ten Network where she got her start on air. Prior to WCCO, she was on court with the Minnesota Timberwolves for five seasons as their in-arena host and as a fan. She also worked with Hollywood 411 out of Los Angeles, hosted an arts and entertainment talk radio show on MyTalk 107.1 FM and covered nightlife at The CW Twin Cities.

Natalie loves talking music, pop culture, dining and fashion with viewers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please share your story ideas and Minnesota happenings with her at nnyhus@wcco.com. Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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For $5K Toward Friend’s Cancer Fund, Man Says He’ll Get A Tattoo

A cancer diagnosis is a devastating one, and it’s tough to know how to help someone who’s facing that battle.

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A Safe Way To Dispose Of Prescription Drugs At Home

The safe disposal of drugs not only prevents others from swiping bottles from home medicine cabinets, but it also protects the environment.

09/21/2016

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Stolen Trailer Leaves Minneapolis Man’s Landscaping Business Stuck

A north Minneapolis man is looking for answers after his trailer of landscaping equipment was stolen from his driveway.

09/09/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Library In Minnesota

In telling the story of the Northfield Public Library, we have to turn the page back to chapter one, near the turn of the century, where we meet our hero — Andrew Carnegie.

09/08/2016

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

You voted to send Natalie Nyhus to the most adorable place at the fair — the CHS Miracle of Birth Center!

09/02/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Midway Game At The State Fair

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the game at Midway where there’s always a winner!

08/25/2016

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MOA’s Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Work Hard To Keep Shoppers Safe

Security at the nation’s largest mall is a huge job, and Mall of America works around the clock to make sure shoppers stay safe.

08/24/2016

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Fall Travel Season Kicks Off With ‘Cheap Flight Day’

“Cheap Flight Day” is here, which means it is time to start planning that vacation.

08/23/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Ice Cream In Minnesota

Sure, there are Dairy Queens all over the world, but none like this in Starbuck. It’s been owned and operated by the same family – the Andersons – for 60 years.

08/17/2016

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Study Finds School Schedule Disruptive To Teen Sleeping Patterns

Many teens are enjoying extra sleep over summer vacation, which may be exactly what their brains and bodies need.

08/12/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Play Pokemon Go

It’s the gaming craze that’s swept the nation, if not the world. Pokémon Go is all anyone can talk about lately, including Natalie Nyhus.

08/10/2016

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‘I Can Do Anything’: Teen Who Beat Cancer Celebrates With Doctor

After a five year battle, a teenager from Shakopee marked a year of good health with her doctor. But this time, they were out of the hospital room.

07/29/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Park In Minnesota

State Parks are plentiful in Minnesota. Whether you want to hike, bike or take in a bit of nature, there are more than 75 to choose from. But I wanted to know which one you like best. WCCO viewers voted, and, with a half a million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that your winner is one of the most-visited state parks: Gooseberry Falls.

07/27/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best French Fries In Minnesota

Sure, French fries are typically a side dish. But at Val’s in St. Cloud, they are good enough to be the main attraction.

07/20/2016

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DNR Enacts No-Wake Zone In St. Croix River Amid Flood Concerns

Flooding has forced some campsites and trails in Minnesota state parks to close.

07/14/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Lakeside Dining

One of the best spots for summer dining in Minnesota is along a lake. You can feel the open air, enjoy the weather and take in the sunset. So we went looking for the best place to do just that. And your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to a restaurant with an appropriate name: Lakeside in Glenwood.

07/13/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best 19th Hole In Minnesota

After a day on the golf course, there’s nothing better than a fantastic “19th hole” waiting at the end of your game, a place to unwind after your round.

07/06/2016

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Goin’ To The Lake: Madden’s Resort Bounces Back After Devastating Storm

Madden’s On Gull Lake, a resort in the Brainerd Lakes Area, is a beautiful place to spend your summer. But last year around this time, things were not as beautiful.

06/30/2016

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Goin’ To The Lake: Camp Confidence Recovers From 2015 Storms

The Camp Confidence Learning Center is on Sylvan Lake and like Madden’s, they too, had a lot damage to clean up last summer after severe storms went through the area.

06/30/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hot Dog In Minnesota

You voted and sent Natalie Nyhus west to Leota for a hot dog at V&M Grocery and Locker.

06/29/2016

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Report: Twin Cities Housing Market Hits 10-Year High

The Twin Cities housing market is in a classic position of supply and demand, according to a newly released report.

06/24/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Berry Picking In Minnesota

When it comes to berries, nothing beats the ones you pick yourself, given the choice to pick the best of the crop.

06/22/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Gyro In Minnesota

If you’re hankering for a little Greek food, the quintessential meal on the go is the gyro. But only one spot is making the Best of Minnesota. You voted and sent Natalie Nyhus to Gyropolis in Bloomington.

06/16/2016

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Mpls. Golf Course, Neighboring Homes At Risk If Pumping Stops

A stop to pumping water from Minneapolis’ Hiawatha Golf Course into Lake Hiawatha could end golf and flood basements. “As long as they are pumping, our basements are all dry,” said homeowner Stephanie Kubesh, who lives across the street from the course.

06/14/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Drive-In Restaurant In Minnesota

There’s always one place you can grab a bite to eat where time seems to have stopped — a drive-in restaurant.

06/02/2016

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