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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.
An outdated chalet at a heavily-used Twin Cities ski area has finally been replaced.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.
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.
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 …
A Minnesotan could soon hold a world record for the giant sturgeon he caught over the weekend.
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.
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.
Your votes took Natalie Nyhus to Pine River.
What was intended to be an informational community meeting quickly turned into a passionate debate Thursday night.
We went searching for the best kayaking in Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the North Shore.
Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.
Rain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.
Brain injuries are the No. 1 cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new technology that looks at your eyes can help doctors diagnose brain injuries better than any other tool.
The Minnesota sun has been showing off this summer, and it is time to get wet and wild! Instead of driving hours to the lake, cool off at Cascade Bay in Eagan — voted the Best Outdoor Water Park in Minnesota.
With buzz words like “sustainable,” “grass-fed” and “natural,” farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center — the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.
Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.
There was some relief on the road Friday as westbound 394 in Minneapolis reopened after being reduced to just two lanes for weeks.
It is your typical Minnesota campground: shared stories, laughter around the campfire — even the “neighsayers.” Yes, this is a place for people and their horses. Zumbro Bottoms it is your pick for Best Horse Trail in Minnesota.
Haley Bonar has been in the Minnesota music scene for twelve years as a singer-songwriter. She talks to WCCO about how she has struck a balance between music, ambition and motherhood.
Minneapolis police say officers responded to a welfare check at a home on the city’s north side Thursday morning and found a woman’s body inside.
There are hundreds of golf courses with thousands of golf holes. We went looking for the best hole in Minnesota.
Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the famers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.”
Nearly seven percent of the population takes prescription sleep medications like Restoril or Ambien to sleep. But the American Journal of Public Health says those who take these pills at night are twice as likely to have a car accident during the day.
Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took our own Natalie Nyhus up in the sky to defy gravity and see the world from a whole new angle.