Natalie Nyhus

web natalie nyhus Natalie NyhusNatalie 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 nakane@wcco.com. Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

07/29/2015

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More Closures On Twin Cities Highways This Weekend

There was some relief on the road Friday as westbound 394 in Minneapolis reopened after being reduced to just two lanes for weeks.

07/24/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Horse Trail In Minnesota

It is your typical Minnesota campground: shared stories, laughter around the campfire — even the “neighsayers.” Yes, this is a place for people and their horses. Zumbro Bottoms it is your pick for Best Horse Trail in Minnesota.

07/22/2015

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Women Who Rock: Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar has been in the Minnesota music scene for twelve years as a singer-songwriter. She talks to WCCO about how she has struck a balance between music, ambition and motherhood.

07/18/2015

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Minneapolis Artist Found Dead In Home After Break-In

Minneapolis police say officers responded to a welfare check at a home on the city’s north side Thursday morning and found a woman’s body inside.

07/16/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Golf Hole In Minnesota

There are hundreds of golf courses with thousands of golf holes. We went looking for the best hole in Minnesota.

07/15/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sausage In Minnesota

Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the famers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.”

07/08/2015

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Study: Sleep Pill Takers 2X More Likely To Have Daytime Car Accidents

Nearly seven percent of the population takes prescription sleep medications like Restoril or Ambien to sleep. But the American Journal of Public Health says those who take these pills at night are twice as likely to have a car accident during the day.

07/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Beach In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

07/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best BBQ In Minnesota

Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”

06/24/2015

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WCCO Flies High With U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Ahead of this weekend’s Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took our own Natalie Nyhus up in the sky to defy gravity and see the world from a whole new angle.

06/23/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Men’s Shop In Minnesota

With Father’s Day this weekend, we gave dad a little attention in this week’s “Best of Minnesota.” Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to one of the oldest stores in the state — Josephson’s Clothing Store in Red Wing.

06/18/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Little League Field In Minnesota

There are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann’s. “I really wanted to build something that nobody else had,” Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.

06/11/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Food Truck In Minnesota

Midwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. “I am the Tot Boss,” Docken said.

06/04/2015

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Melanoma Rates Up Dramatically Among Young People

A deadly skin cancer is on the rise. A new report says melanoma rates are up by 250 percent among young people in the U.S., especially in women.

06/02/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Tune-Up In Minnesota

For a state crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of trails of all kinds, keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape is just a Minnesotan thing to do.

05/28/2015

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Minnesota Fishermen Reel In Catch Of A Lifetime

A Brownsdale, Minnesota, man just made that catch in the Mississippi. But what happened between setting the line and reeling it in is where the real legend lies.

05/22/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best American Legion In Minnesota

This weekend we honor our veterans, the men and women who serve our country and preserve our freedom. In honor of them, we went looking for the best VFW or American Legion in Minnesota.

05/21/2015

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Long-Time Hygienist Graduates U Of M Dental School At 60

Spring time is graduation time, when young people look forward to what’s next.
But there was a commencement at the University of Minnesota Friday morning that featured one graduate who is 60 years old.

05/15/2015

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School District Self-Funding Health Care, Saving Money

A newly adopted insurance program in Prior Lake-Savage area schools is saving them more than $1 million this year. They’ve switched to a self-insured program. Natalie Nyhus spoke with the district about how the model works.

05/15/2015

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2 Men Arrested In Killing Of 90-Year-Old Carver Co. Farmer

Sheriff’s deputies say a tip helped them find the men responsible for killing a 90-year-old farmer in his home.

05/12/2015

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Minnesota Man’s Design Could Be Next LEGO Set

A Minnesota man has combined his favorite book and favorite hobby for a shot at creating a toy to be purchased all across the globe. There are certain toys that span generations, never going out of style.

05/09/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Manicure, Pedicure In Minnesota

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we went in search of the best manicure and pedicure in Minnesota. Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to White Bear Lake for a little pampering at Indulge Salon and Spa.

05/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Guacamole In Minnesota

The avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul’s Boca Chica — which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.

04/30/2015

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Dog Rescue Group Says Van Stolen With 5 Pit Bull Puppies Inside

A Minnesota dog rescue organization took to social media to say their van had been stolen with five pit bull puppies inside. The group Rescued Pets Are Wonderful said the silver Dodge Caravan was stolen in the Maplewood area Tuesday morning after the dogs were loaded into the vehicle.

04/28/2015

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