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Founder, CEO Of Hot Mama On Booming Business

Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.

11/25/2013

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Amelia Co-Hosting ‘The Talk’ Today On CBS

Today, WCCO-TV’s own Amelia Santaniello will be on national television. Amelia will be co-hosting the popular CBS show “The Talk,” which airs at 1 p.m. on WCCO-TV Channel 4.

10/23/2013

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Amelia Santaniello Invited Back To Co-Host ‘The Talk’

We have some exciting news to share with you. Amelia Santaniello has been invited back on “The Talk.”

10/16/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 6

It’s Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Earlier Tuesday, there was a moving tribute to the military at the Leinie’s Bandshell.

08/27/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 5

Today is Seniors, Kids, and Minnesota State Patrol Day. Some vintage State Patrol Cars are on display on West Dan Patch Avenue, and you can play to win some cool State Patrol giveaways.

08/26/2013

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Controversy After Mpls. Marks ‘Park’ Off Limits

Two months after storms slammed the Twin Cities, downed and weakened trees are still getting in the way. In an area of undeveloped land that sits right on the border of Edina, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, the storms knocked down several trees, and the city of Minneapolis decided to post “no trespassing” signs.

08/21/2013

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Minn. Workers Can Soon Take Medical Leave To Care For Family Members

If you work at a Minnesota company with at least 21 employees, there’s a change in the law you should know about. It has to do with sick leave benefits.

07/31/2013

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Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Goes To The Cows

The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a recreation destination. But this summer, some of the biggest animals there are cows. About an hour north of the Twin Cities, the refuge is more than 30,000 acres of oak savanna and wetlands. But some invasive plant species are threatening to change this habitat. So they’re trying a new way to control the undesirable plants, letting cows eat them.

07/29/2013

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Gary Sinise’s Foundation Helping Wounded Minn. Vet

Some star power came to town Friday night to help a Minnesota marine wounded while serving in Afghanistan.

06/28/2013

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Prominent MN Women React To Facebook COO’s ‘Lean In’ Book

A controversial new book on women and leadership is topping best-seller lists and it’s got people talking.

06/02/2013

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Start Seeing Women Motorcyclists, Including Amelia

When you’re out driving, you’re more and more likely to see women on motorcycles. In the last 10 years, the number of women riding motorcycles in Minnesota has grown more than 58 percent — from 31,576 riders in 2002 to 53,784 in 2012. And one of the brands that is seeing the most growth is the one that is considered the most masculine — Harley Davidson.

05/20/2013

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Interview: Marilyn Carlson Nelson On Retirement, Business & Human Rights

Marilyn Carlson Nelson has been recognized by the White House and will receive the Public Leadership Award from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs next week for her work to stop sex trafficking.

04/30/2013

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Gopher TE: Texas Explosion Happened 2 Miles From My Home

As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others hurt in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.

04/18/2013

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City Pages ‘Best Of’ Honors Amelia, Rosen & Dara

City Pages and its readers are honoring some familiar faces.

04/16/2013

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Can’t Afford A Getaway? Plan A ‘Tropical’ Staycation Instead

By mid-March, most of us are sick of winter and ready for a getaway. Getting out of town can be expensive, but there are some places you can at least pretend to be in the tropics.

03/19/2013

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