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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Noise Takes Center Stage At Meeting On Airport Expansion

What was intended to be an informational community meeting quickly turned into a passionate debate Thursday night.

08/27/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Kayaking In Minnesota

We went searching for the best kayaking in Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the North Shore.

08/26/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Public Garden In Minnesota

Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.

08/19/2015

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Training Never Ends For Firefighters

Rain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.

08/19/2015

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New Eye Technology Can Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Faster

Brain injuries are the No. 1 cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new technology that looks at your eyes can help doctors diagnose brain injuries better than any other tool.

08/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Outdoor Water Park In Minnesota

The Minnesota sun has been showing off this summer, and it is time to get wet and wild! Instead of driving hours to the lake, cool off at Cascade Bay in Eagan — voted the Best Outdoor Water Park in Minnesota.

08/12/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market In Minnesota

With buzz words like “sustainable,” “grass-fed” and “natural,” farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center — the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.

08/05/2015

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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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