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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.
Please share your story ideas and Minnesota happenings with her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.
A Minneapolis woman went from being a twenty-something, happy-go-lucky, free spirit to a 33-year-old single mother and widow after losing her husband to cancer.
Your votes took us to a Minneapolis restaurant that will soon be seen on a national stage.
April had its share of rain, snow and even freezing temperatures. But the extended weather forecast calls for clear skies and warmer temperatures, drying out dead grass that can ignite and burn rapidly.
There is an old adage that says, “The best donut is the one you’re eating right now.” While that is certainly true, there can only be one Best of Minnesota — and the winner’s reputation precedes itself.
Archery has seen its popularity increase in recent years thanks to notable pop culture appearances; whether in Panem at “The Hunger Games,” Westeros from “Game of Thrones,” or in Pixar’s “Brave.” All the heroes are masters of the bow and arrow. But at your pick for best archery range, you can just be, well, average!
Thousands lined 7th Street outside of First Avenue, where the block was barricaded to accommodate the massive crowd.
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.
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.
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.
Garci Crouch has a passion for pooches, and she’s grown a loyal — and massive — following.
For a Lakeville man, a call to 911 last week turned into a new friendship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.