Chris Shaffer

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Deerwood

All this week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are goin’ to the lake. On Wednesday, they headed to Deerwood, Minn.

06/12/2013

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

All this week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are goin’ to the lake. On Tuesday, they headed to Alexandria, Minn. There — on a sunny day with highs in the 80s — the duo visited the Maritime Museum, a winery and even went surfing.

06/11/2013

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Grand Rapids

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are heading to lakes all over Minnesota and western Wis. for an entire week! On Day 1, the boys are at Sugar Lake Lodge on Sugar Lake in Grand Rapids – which is just three and a half hours north of the Twin Cities. Sugar Lake is called a “marl” lake, which means it has a high concentration of calcium carbonates which settle at the bottom, giving the lake a deep turquoise appearance. On a clear day you can see more than 20 feet below the surface.

06/10/2013

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Since May 1, Mpls Has 3X More Rain Than Seattle

After a miserable winter, you’d think Mother Nature would cut us a break. Think again. The 6 1/2 inches of rain since May 1 is three times what Seattle, Wash., has experienced.

06/06/2013

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Meet The World’s Youngest (And Cutest) Mayor

No one is more excited for the summer season than Dorset Mayor Robert Tufts. Oh, and he’s 4 years old. He walks the streets with pride, and knows that the fish bite best on leeches, worms and minnows.

05/09/2013

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Down To The Wire Fishing Opener At Fish Hook Lake

The steady lap of waves on Fish Hook Lake has been replaced by sheets of ice that better resemble wind chimes. Warm weather, wind, and some recent rain have helped, but Gov. Mark Dayton likely won’t see ice out here by Saturday. Dennis Mackedanz is in charge of planning this year’s opener. He’s thought of everything. But there’s not much he can do about the hand mother nature has dealt.

05/09/2013

Weather Watcher

WCCO’s Weather Watcher Network Is More Than 500 Strong

The severe weather season is almost here, and this year WCCO will be able to bring you a more detailed forecast than ever before.

04/29/2013

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WCCO Trains 100+ ‘Weather Spotters’

If there’s one thing that Minnesotan’s love to talk about, it’s the weather. That interest in rain, snow, and everything in between, has helped us build our Weather Watcher network: More than 500 viewers telling WCCO what’s happening in their neighborhoods.

04/27/2013

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The Seven Stages Of Snow Grief

Minnesotans began working through the seven stages of snow-related grief just days before Halloween. The first stage: shock and denial.

04/22/2013

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Weather Blog: April Snow Showers

Here in the Twin Cities we average 2.4 inches of snow in the month of April. Much of it melts on contact with the warmer ground, and even if it does accumulate it doesn’t last for long.

04/09/2013

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Weather Blog: Spring Snow Possible

We experienced our second warmest day of the year Thursday with a high of 53. Only Saturday’s high of 56 was warmer.

04/04/2013

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Weather Blog: Back To The 50s

Our average high for early April is 51 degrees, and that’s why it has felt so cold the past few days.

04/02/2013

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March Is Feeling More Like January

Jeff Stubblefield is photographing the snowy landscape in late March in an attempt to make the best of what Mother Nature is throwing Minnesota.

03/18/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Chris & Amelia Visit The Birkie (Day 2)

On Friday, Amelia Santaniello and Chris Shaffer spent a second day in Packer land checking out one of the biggest cross country ski events in the world — the American Birkebeiner.

02/22/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Chris & Amelia Visit The Birkie

The two are visiting one of the biggest cross country ski events in the world — the American Birkebeiner.

02/21/2013

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