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 Bookstore In Minnesota

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book, especially during a cold snap in the middle of spring. But where’s the best place to find a good read? You voted, and sent WCCO to St. Cloud to discover Books Revisited.

04/09/2015

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High Schoolers Spend Big On ‘Promposals’

Prom marks the end of the year for high schoolers, and prom season is in full swing. A new survey found on average students plan to spend more than $900 on the big day. That’s actually down a bit from last year, but the survey also found the average cost of just asking a date to prom — often called a “promposal” — is $324.

04/09/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Easter Brunch In Minnesota

Easter Sunday is just a few days away, and many families will celebrate with a classic Easter brunch. It’s a holiday tradition for Minnesotans, and WCCO wanted to know who is serving up the best. Your votes sent us to Jax Cafe, a northeast Minneapolis mainstay that’s spanned more than 80 years and three generations of the Kozlak family.

04/02/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Best Shoe Shine In Minnesota

A good shoe shine not only makes your shoes look great, but it also makes you feel great. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the right way to shine a shoe, so we went in search of the best of Minnesota.

03/19/2015

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Ride-Hailing Insurance Bill Could Drive Uber From Twin Cities

A popular ride-hailing service could be on its way out of the Twin Cities.

03/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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WCCO Women Strike A Pose For Heart Health

New York fashion week is wrapping up, and now it’s our turn. The Minnesota Red Dress Collection is an annual fashion show that pairs locally-designed red dresses with celebrity models to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Butcher Shop In Minnesota

In the tiny agricultural town of Pierz, they rely on their butcher shops. Many have come and gone, but one stands the test of time. Thielen Meats, voted Best of Minnesota, has been in the family for four generations.

03/05/2015

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A Look At The Minnesotans On Forbes’ Billionaires List

It’s one of the most prestigious lists of the year. The Forbes World Billionaires List is a ranking of the wealthiest of the wealthy, and some familiar Minnesota names were represented.

03/04/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Cooking Class

Want to learn how to cook but not sure how to get started? Whether you want to eat a little healthier or make a meal for a significant other, there are many reasons why it’s a good thing to know how to cook.

02/26/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Waterpark In Minnesota

This time of year, we’ll do anything to stay warm. But there’s a place you can go for a taste of the tropics. You voted Water Park of America the best of Minnesota.

02/18/2015

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Shopping Hungry Will Empty Your Wallet, Study Says

You’ve heard the advice, don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach. Now a new study from the University of Minnesota says that’s not the only kind of shopping you should avoid if you’re hungry.

02/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Candy Shop In Minnesota

George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted “the best” on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.

02/11/2015

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Women Who Rock: Blues Singer Annie Mack

Annie Mack may sing the blues but she has a heart as big as her voice. But because of a tough upbringing, she kept her voice locked away most of her life. Until now.

02/07/2015

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Minnesota ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Contestants Become Fast Friends

Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.

Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.

02/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Italian Food In Minnesota

Cossetta Alimentari is a downtown St. Paul institution. It’s three sprawling floors of Italian breads, cheeses, pastries, pizza and — of course — pasta! But if you want to know the story of Cossetta, the writing is on the wall.

02/04/2015

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When It Comes To Walleye, Obama Won’t Bite

Here in Minnesota, many of us like nothing better than a walleye fish-fry on Fridays.

01/29/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sushi In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to Masu in northeast Minneapolis.

01/28/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Snowshoe In Minn.

What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into something that lets us enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Snowshoeing makes hiking through the snow simple. So we went looking for the best place to do it in Minnesota, and ended up in Collegeville for a visit at St. John’s Abbey Arboretum.

01/22/2015

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Women Who Rock: Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith’s story is a coming-of-age tale. Only hers was done publicly, through music. In the matter of a few years, she went from playing folk rock as Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, to Caroline Smith: soul-singer, chorus belter and feminist leader. Smith grew up in Detroit Lakes, her mom helping land her first show at a Minnesota summertime staple.

01/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Indoor Golf Range In MN

Winter is long, cold and dark in Minnesota, especially for golfers. Instead of daydreaming about warm weather and your favorite course, you can still play the game inside. That’s why we went in search of the best indoor golf in Minnesota.

01/15/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Yoga Class In Minnesota

Yoga class is a place to feel calm, cool. But at CorePower Yoga in Highland Park, the place you voted Best of Minnesota, it’s hot. “CorePower is different because we create an environment in which the yoga is fun,” Regional Manager Amanda Ford said.

01/08/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Juice Bar In Minnesota

The new year means new beginnings and a fresh start. To keep with the theme of freshness, we went in search of some fresh juice and wanted to know where to find the best juice bar Minnesota. Your votes sent us to Rochester and Tonic Fresh Juices & Local Food.

01/01/2015

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Gym Challenges People To Swap Resolutions For Commitments

Making a resolution is one the first things we do in the new year. Many make them, most don’t keep them. So rather than resolving to do something in 2015, Life Time Fitness is observing “Commitment Day,” hoping to help people commit to something.

01/01/2015

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Dayton Pushing For Later Start Times For Gopher Home Games

While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.

12/31/2014

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