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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Lake Mille Lacs (Day 2)

It’s day two of the adventures of Mike Max and Chris Shaffer in this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake! Mike and Chris are in Garrison this week to check out all the fun stuff to do around our state’s second biggest body of water: Lake Mille Lacs.

07/24/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Lake Mille Lacs (Day 1)

Once again, we’re hitting the road and Goin’ to the Lake on WCCO. This week takes our most beloved odd couple of the season — Chris Shaffer and Mike Max — up to Lake Mille Lacs for Garrison Days!

07/23/2015

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‘Glory Index’ Shows This Summer Is Minnesota’s 3rd Best On Record

The Minnesota DNR says so far this has been the third “most glorious” on record, according to the all-new “Summer Glory Index.” The index is calculated based on ideal temperature, dew point and precipitation.

07/22/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To McGregor (Day 2)

Once again, the weekend is upon us, and that means WCCO is gearing up for another installment of Goin’ to the Lake. This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin, Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee are visiting the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

07/10/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To McGregor (Day 1)

Once again, the weekend is upon us, and that means WCCO is gearing up for another installment of Goin’ to the Lake. This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee were slated to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

07/09/2015

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A Look Back At Wadena’s 2010 Tornado Devastation

The tornado that tore through the town of Wadena in 2010 left 4,000 community members working tirelessly to clean up the extensive damage. From the air, it looked like a war zone. Homes were flattened; a church was destroyed; school buses were covered in debris from all that was left of Wadena Deer Creek High School.

06/17/2015

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Former ‘CCO Meteorologist Bud Kraehling Dies At 96

Bud Kraehling, who served as meteorologist for WCCO-TV for 47 years of his five-decades-long career in broadcasting, died Wednesday evening from cancer at the age of 96.

06/04/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Welcome Precipitation: Snow In The North, T-Storms In The South

It may be spring in Minnesota, but Tuesday’s weather was all over the map.

We saw snow in the northern part of the state, but thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota.

04/07/2015

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Frank, Amelia, Chris Compete In Chili Cook Off

Amelia Santaniello, Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro had a chili cook-off in front of a big audience Friday night.

02/27/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria (Part 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are wrapping up this year’s season of Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lake visits with their second day in Alexandria.

02/20/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Bemidji (Day 2)

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer headed up to Bemidji for the start of Winterfest.

02/06/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Bemidji

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/05/2015

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‘CCO Meteorologists Don’t Dig Groundhog Day

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, declaring six more weeks of winter. But the WCCO Weather Team forecasts milder conditions.

02/02/2015

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2014’s Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look Back

With 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.

11/07/2014

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Garth Brooks Promises Fans Great Shows

WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer had a chance to sit down with Garth Brooks early Thursday night, right before the start of his 11-show run at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Chris is a huge fan, and says Garth is truly one of the nicest guys he’s ever met. In the video above, Garth tells Chris how Minnesota and the Target Center have a special place in his heart.

11/06/2014

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Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall Colors

It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.

10/22/2014

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Gene Simmons Meets A Huge Kiss Fan – WCCO’s Chris Shaffer!

Kiss’s Gene Simmons and his daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, are big supporters of a local nonprofit that provides restorative aid to those in need. Matter is an organization based in St. Louis Park, and they’re throwing a sold-out fundraising gala Friday night.

10/03/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.

08/25/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Chris & Esme Visit Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 2)

On Thursday, Chris Shaffer and Esme Murphy headed up to the Brainerd Lakes Area to ride horses, cruise Gull Lake and take on a massive burger challenge at Hassies Saloon and Eatery. It’s all part of WCCO’s Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event. Each week, familiar ‘CCO faces are going out to the lake until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

06/27/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Esme Murphy and Chris Shaffer ventured to the Brainerd Lakes Area in northern Minnesota.

06/26/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Willmar Lakes Area (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area Friday, enjoying the gorgeous 80-degree weather. It was part of our Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event, in which the familiar faces of WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will hit the road every week to explore and celebrate lake country.

05/30/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Willmar Lakes Area (Day 1)

In previous years, WCCO-TV has gone to lakeside cities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in week-long trips. But this year, WCCO-TV reporters and anchors, along with your favorites from WCCO Radio, will be making trips every week to lakes around the state until the start of The Great Minnesota Get-Together.

05/29/2014

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Frank & Chris Head To Governor’s Fishing Opener

The Governor’s Fishing Opener kicks off the walleye and northern pike season at midnight Friday. This year’s festivities are being held in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Gov. Mark Dayton will fish out of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Gull Lake.

05/08/2014

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