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

FAVORITES
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

THIS OR THAT
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 nnyhus@wcco.com. Or just drop her a note. She loves saying hi.

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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.”

02/24/2016

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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.

02/17/2016

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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.

02/12/2016

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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.

02/10/2016

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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.

02/04/2016

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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.

02/03/2016

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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.

01/28/2016

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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.

01/26/2016

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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.

01/21/2016

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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?

01/19/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar In Minnesota

It is a beloved, tasty ritual that many of us partake in while seeking the hair of the dog that bit us. The Bloody Mary is an elaborate cocktail that has been around for almost a century. But not all Bloody Mary bars are created equal.

01/14/2016

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Paez Out As Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Candidate

Sergio Paez was named the preferred candidate for the job in December. Two days later, an advocacy group released a report alleging staff at a school in Paez’s former district in Holyoke, Massachusetts physically abused students during his tenure.

01/12/2016

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Group Workout In Minnesota

IT! FACTORY in Northfield manufactures strong bodies, minds and friendships. It is a completely-new concept for a gym; a place where physical fitness meets mental wellness. Owner Cindy Boyum works with her teammates from the inside out.

01/07/2016

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Minnesota Prepares For Flu Season

The flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. “I know a lot of people are thinking, ‘It was so much busier the last couple of years, what’s happening?'” Ehresmann said.

01/05/2016

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Old Electronics Replaced Over The Holidays? Recycle It!

If you found a brand new electronic device under the Christmas tree this year, your next question is what to do with the old one.

12/30/2015

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Many Local Businesses Relieved After Major Snowfall

The winter storm that finally brought a significant snowfall to the Twin Cities is whipping up a flurry of business. From hardware stores to ski slopes, owners are happy to no longer be feeling the cold shoulder from winter.

12/29/2015

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3 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Northern Wisconsin

Three people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northern Wisconsin. The Ashland Daily Press reports that a family member visiting a home discovered the bodies shortly after noon yesterday.

12/25/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Movie Theater In Minnesota

Even though you can watch a movie on your TV, laptop or iPad these days, great theaters still make going to the movies worth buying a ticket.

12/24/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Holiday Lights Show In Minnesota

‘Tis the season for decking the halls, and there’s no shortage of places in Minnesota to check out some spectacular lights. You voted and sent Natalie Nyhus to your favorite holiday light display. With 3.5 million lights, Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth is your winner.

12/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Steak Dinner In Minnesota

For meat lovers, there’s nothing more satisfying than tucking into a perfect steak. There are plenty of places to get a choice plate of beef in the state of Minnesota, but we wanted to know which one is the tenderloin of restaurants. You put in your two cents, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis!

12/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Trivia Night

Minnesotans love the pastime of teaming up with pals, passing around a pitcher, and engaging in a battle of wits.

12/03/2015

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Shop Local Pop-Up Comes To MOA Just In Time For Black Friday

Mall of America debuted a new concept on this Black Friday called “Shop Local.” It’s a holiday pop-up shop supporting small, local businesses.

11/27/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Craft Beer In Minnesota

It seems like Minnesota is overflowing with independent craft breweries, each with their own unique spin on everyone’s favorite sudsy substance. But this week, WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus went in search of the best craft beer Minnesota has to offer.

11/26/2015

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Shooting Victims Return To Protest, Memorial Concert Held

It’s happened nearly each night of the occupation at Minneapolis’ 4th Precinct. Black Lives Matter protesters say white supremacists cruise by, shoot video and scope out the crowds.

11/24/2015

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Viewers Choose Minnesota’s Best Chili

With winter around the corner, who can resist a delicious, piping hot serving of chili? Nothing warms the body and soul like a hearty bowl, so we sent Natalie Nyhus in search of the best of Minnesota. Your votes took her to a place that serves up something for every taste. This is the Loon Cafe in Minneapolis.

11/19/2015

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