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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Joined WCCO: 2011
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of St. Thomas

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

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 Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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‘Flushable’ Wet Wipes Wreaking Havoc On Sewer Systems

What people flush down the toilet is causing trouble in our sewer systems. While it is common sense that items like clothing should not go down the drain, there are other household items you may be flushing and should not.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Record Shop In Minnesota

This weekend, independent record stores all across the country will come together to celebrate “Record Store Day” in appreciation of their unique culture and staying power.


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Minn. Marching Band Picked For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A local high school band got the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday afternoon. The atmosphere was electric inside the school’s performing arts center — but the students at first had no idea why.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pet Groomer In Minnesota

Garci Crouch has a passion for pooches, and she’s grown a loyal — and massive — following.


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Lakeville Police Officer Installs Ramp In Couple’s Home

For a Lakeville man, a call to 911 last week turned into a new friendship.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sports Bar In Minnesota

Bunny’s Bar & Grill has been a staple in St. Louis Park for the better part of a century. You voted it the best sports bar in Minnesota.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pasta In Minnesota

The Italian comfort food is a favorite for many, so we went searching for the Best of Minnesota. Your votes sent us for a meal at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro in Crosslake.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Irish Pub In Minnesota

After figuring out they weren’t so good at being retired, Bryan and Kelly Allen decided to open their own Irish Pub in their hometown of Swanville.



March Madness Bracket Pools: Are They Legal In Minnesota?

While many watch for the love of the game, some are hoping to make a bit of cash. But are tournament pools actually legal? As it turns out, it depends.


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DNR: All State Park Campsites Reservable Online

Summers are short in Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources wants to make sure residents can make the most of it. “We fill up quickly, and with this great, warm weather we’re going to see a lot of reservations coming in,” Erika Rivers, director of the DNR’s Parks and Trials Division, said.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Fish Fry In Minnesota

The traditional Friday night fish fry is as old as the churches where they started. And it is fitting that your favorite fish fry resides in an old German-Catholic town.


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Klobuchar Under Scrutiny For GMO Labeling Vote

A bill banning state-level labeling rules for GMOs in food passed a Senate committee this week, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking some heat for voting yes. Opponents say they have a right to know what is in their food. Klobuchar says this is not the end of the debate.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hotdish In Minnesota

In the land of 10,000 lakes, there are at least as many hotdish recipes. In fact, many viewers submitted their own. And that’s just how this week’s winner created their famous hotdish.


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America’s Hottest Workout Spins Through Minnesota

A dark room, pounding music, sweat. It feels like nightclub — and that is by design. SoulCycle is the latest trend in fitness that has grown a fanatic following on the coasts.


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#MadeliaStrong: Small Minnesota Town Rising From The Ashes

The rubble remains in downtown Madelia where there was once eight businesses in operation; from a flower shop to a locally-loved Mexican restaurant. “It’s really a tight-knit community. Everyone knows everyone,” Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, executive director of Region Nine Development Commission, said.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best High School Gym In Minnesota

High schools are community hubs in many small towns. “Especially in Pierz,” David Rocheleau, Pierz Healy High School activities director, said. “Our community is so supportive of our athletics and our school system. I think that’s why we are successful.”


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Karaoke In Minnesota

The pie-sliced bar, lovingly called the Otter Saloon has been on a corner of Central Avenue in NE Minneapolis for more than 120 years. And in that time, it’s always been a bar.


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Shakopee Woman Gives Birth At Victoria Fire Department

It’s the sort of thing you’d see in the movies: a race to the hospital with mom in labor. But in the case of a Shakopee couple, they never made it to the hospital.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Flower Shop In Minnesota

The roots grow deep at Hallstrom’s Florist and Greenhouses. The historic town of Red Wing is the perfect home for this fourth-generation shop. “It’s going to start way back in 1886.


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Apple Valley Junior Makes 112 Saves In Varsity Hockey Game

The Apple Valley varsity girl’s hockey season ended last night after a whopping nine periods. But before the final buzzer, the Eagle’s goalie nearly made high school hockey history.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Sledding Hill

Whether you’re 6 or 86, a swift trip down on steep, snowy hill is pure fun. Everyone has their favorite childhood sledding spot, or a location their own children love, but we wanted to find the best of Minnesota.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hot Cocoa In Minnesota

It looks like an Italian Alps Chalet; a small gingerbread house nestled right in downtown Forest Lake. It is called Daniela’s, and the insides are as good as the outside.


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Experts Talk About Local Zika Virus Threat

The World Health Organization says it expects the Zika virus to spread to every country in the Western Hemisphere, except Canada.


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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Outdoor Rink In Minnesota

Ice skating is the quintessential winter pastime. When temperatures drop below freezing, we lace up our skates and take to the rink. We went in search of the Best of Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the “Guidant John Rose MN OVAL” in Roseville, one of the largest of its kind.


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Delta Profits Soar As Oil Prices Drop

Delta Airlines announced Tuesday that it expects to save $3 billion in fuel costs this year compared to last. But will it mean cheaper flights for travelers?




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