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.
The name is simple, but the insides aren’t. Minneapolis’ Costume Rentals holds one-of-a-kind costumes you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a non-descript building in Northeast Minneapolis. The type you’d drive right by.
Everyone dreams of turning their hobby into a job, but not many people get to do it or are brave enough to. But one young lady took a leap of faith and turned her knitting hobby into a thriving business. Her name is Jessie McShane, founder of Wool and Whiskey. In Minnesota, we fight the cold any way we can. A hot drink, a blaze in the fireplace — or maybe some wool and some whiskey?
The football field at NRHEG High School in New Richland, surrounded by a sea of corn, is home to the best cheer team in Minnesota. The NRHEG Cheer Team’s 20 members practice up to five days a week, sometimes twice per day. “It might be a little cheesy, but we’re definitely like a family,” said cheer team member Jessica Nafe.
We’ve all heard about staging homes–bringing in special furniture to make the house more attractive and marketable.
But some upscale homes add people to the equation, and if you’re willing to think outside the box, it’s an opportunity to live a luxury lifestyle at a fraction of the cost.
When baking the best apple pie in the entire state of Minnesota, there must be some kind of secret ingredient. Pine Tree Apple Orchard has been in the Jacobson family since the 1950s, and today it remains a family business — run by six Jacobson siblings. “There’s something about this piece of ground,” said Bill Jacobson.
In the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com’s low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.
Growing up, there’s something really special about your bedroom. But for those who battle life-threatening illnesses, their spaces feel more medical than youthful. The charity Special Spaces Minneapolis takes those rooms and transforms them into dream rooms with the help of donations and volunteers.
Whatever you like in a landscape, we are lucky enough to have thousands of spectacular views in Minnesota. And if it’s falls colors you’re looking for, there’s one spot you keep ranking the very best. For the second year in a row, your votes sent us to Taylors Falls for the best view in Minnesota.
In the town of New Ulm, Minn., you might notice a slight German influence. OK, a lot of German influence! If you want to know New Ulm’s Oktoberfest and why it’s the best, just look for the guy in lederhosen. His name is George Glotzbach, and he’s as German as they come. Ask him anything you want, but be ready for more than a short story.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, unless it’s game day Sunday. Then you need to kick off your morning with a pregame brunch. As the football season starts, we went out in search of the “Best of Minnesota” for game day brunch.
Rosemount High School is known for their fine arts, and music in particular. Their marching band has played at the Rose Parade in California, for the world-champion Minnesota Lynx and even at last year’s We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.
With the State Fair starting Thursday, we all know that means summer is almost over and it’s nearly time to go back to school. But you can make the transition easier if you plan ahead. Local parenting and child development expert Denise Daniels has some ways parents can make back to school easier for kids.
Many avid runners think running on a stationary machine can be extremely boring. We tracked down a professional runner and running coach at Life Time Fitness to find some ways to make running on the treadmill more fun and not so routine.
Breweries and taprooms have grown so much in popularity in the last 10 years. The new kid on the block is just down the block from a few other breweries and taprooms like 612 Brew, and that is by design.
On this “Get Moving Monday,” we have tips not only on how to best shop back to school, but also how to save money while doing it. Carrie Rocha offers these five tips on how to save.
Women have their wardrobe work cut out for them, with trying to keep everything in place. There’s a little bit of smoke and mirrors that goes into it: Tucking and pinning, sewing and spraying. But there is a local company making fashion fixes easier.
It’s Monday and that means it’s time to get the week off to the right start. We find different ways every week to exercise and get the blood pumping. This week, America’s Next Fitness Star Stacie Clark and co-owner of Tiger Athletics introduces us to power ropes.
Sure you’ve heard of yoga, but why haven’t you tried it yet? Jodi Sussner from YogaFit has been practicing for 20 years and has heard it all.
Many of us have coffee with butter in the morning, the butter being on our toast. But would you ever put the butter in your coffee? It’s a new trend, blending butter and coffee together into a magic mixture.
On this week’s Get Movin’ Monday, we are exploring the world of Pilates. Maybe you’ve seen the sliding machines with pulleys, loops and springs and always wondered, what is that all about?
Our Women Who Rock series continues with a gifted guitar player who has worked on stage with guitar royalty like Prince. And maybe you recognize her from her long-time residency at Nye’s Polonaise Room in Northeast Minneapolis.
In Get Movin’ Monday, we want to know how to strength train without using big, bulky or expensive equipment. So, we went to an expert, Chris Clark, who is the owner of Tiger Athletics. Clark says the older we get, the more important it is to strength train — and it doesn’t require huge dumbbells and machines.
There’s no question that sunscreen is the most important product when it comes to protecting your skin. But selecting a product that is best for you can be overwhelming with so many options and variety of SPF levels.
The benefits of healthy eating are well known, but buying veggies, fruits and lean protein can be expensive. The cost of nutritious foods cranks up your grocery bill, while fast foods and processed foods are cheap in comparison. So do you sacrifice health to save money?
Monday is our chance to start fresh and get a jump on the week. Every Monday, the WCCO Morning Show presents ways to improve your life from experts around town. This week, Women’s Health Magazine’s Next Fitness Star and Tiger Athletics owner Stacie Clark is back.