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 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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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Best Cookie In Minnesota

Choosing the best cookie in Minnesota is no easy feat. With hundreds of bakeries across the state, there are no shortage recipes and favorites. But there can only be one Best of Minnesota, and your votes sent me to Alexandria for some fun at the Sugar Shack.

11/12/2015

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Fly Fisher Catches Possible Record-Breaking Muskie In Mille Lacs

A Minnesota man caught the fish of his lifetime, and one that could set a new world record. Robert Hawkins caught a 57-inch monster muskellunge on Lake Mille Lacs Monday. The best part is that he caught it fly fishing.

11/11/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Coffee Shop In Minnesota

Most of us have a favorite coffee shop — a refuge to get some work done, have a great conversation, or people watch all while sipping a caffeinated beverage.

11/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Magic Shop In Minnesota

It’s not your typical work uniform: gold sequins and a pumpkin tie. But Jim Berg fits right in his shop, Twin Cities Magic and Costume in St. Paul.

10/28/2015

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AMBER Alert System Proves Useful For Law Enforcement

On Thursday night, many people received an AMBER Alert directly to their phone, notifying them of a little girl, taken by her mother. It’s an unfamiliar notification that pops up right on our phones — and an image that simultaneously shows up on street signs.

10/23/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Pumpkin Patch In Minnesota

Whether it’s carving, cooking or just decorating, pumpkins are a staple of life in the fall. They can be hundreds of pounds, or just the size of an apple. But where’s the best place to get one?

10/21/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Haunted Hayride In Minnesota

Maybe one of the reasons Dead End Hayride was voted Best of Minnesota is the care they take with their clients. “Our customer service is top notch,” show manager Brent Faymoville said. In fact, if you need anything, anything at all, just give a scream.

10/14/2015

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La Belle Vie To Close This Month; Owner Cites Working Families Ordinance

A shocker in the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Dara Grumdahl, restaurant critic for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and host of WCCO Radio’s Off the Menu, says La Belle Vie will be closing later this month. Owner Tim McKee was notifying his staff Thursday afternoon.

10/08/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall Colors In Minnesota

Just as Mother Nature slowly steals our daylight, she gifts us with the crispness of fall and a colorful treetop palate. Many would argue that the natural beauty that surrounds the Cuyuna Trail System, voted Best of Minnesota, is unsurpassed by any in the state.

10/07/2015

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New Prague Woman Creates Realistic Wigs For Cancer Patients

Cancer is a difficult diagnosis, and treatment often means losing your hair. But a New Prague woman is making sure that women who lose their hair don’t lose their style.

10/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Orchard In Minnesota

With more than 100 orchards to choose from, everyone has their favorite, but we asked you to vote for the Best of Minnesota and you sent Natalie Nyhus to Pleasant Valley Orchard in Shafer.

09/30/2015

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Bloomington’s Hyland Hills Set To Open New Chalet

An outdated chalet at a heavily-used Twin Cities ski area has finally been replaced. The new $14 million Hyland Hills Ski Chalet in Bloomington is complete, after pulling together public financing and bonds.

09/25/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall Hiking Trail In Minnesota

Gooseberry Falls State Park is the unofficial gateway to the North Shore. And its beauty is such a draw that you cannot drive by without stopping to explore. Thousands of people visit each year, anticipating the vision of Gooseberry Falls and the memories they will make there.

09/23/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Color Guard In Minnesota

The history of flag bearing goes back as far as the military itself. The color guard used them to guide troops and communicate maneuvers on the battle field. And today they are just as precise and disciplined. The Rosemount High School Color Guard, voted Best of Minnesota …

09/16/2015

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Did MN Teen Angler Make World-Record Catch?

A Minnesotan could soon hold a world record for the giant sturgeon he caught over the weekend.

09/16/2015

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Expect A Big Apple Crop In Minnesota This Fall

Minnesota apples will be plentiful this season. Great weather has given local growers a bumper crop. Natalie Nyhus went to Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake to see when the best picking will start.

09/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Nachos In Minnesota

Your nachos are only as good as the tortilla chips you build them with. That is the secret to the Best Nachos in Minnesota, which can be found at Grace’s Tex-Mex in Owatonna.

09/09/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best ATV Trail In Minnesota

Your votes took Natalie Nyhus to Pine River.

09/02/2015

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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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