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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.