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

On Friday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were back on Leech Lake, enjoying what they helped kick off the day before: The Eelpout Festival.

02/15/2013

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

Frank and Chris headed up to Walker, Minn., Thursday for a massive party — Eelpout Festival.

02/14/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Detroit Lakes – Part 2

Every Thursday and Friday til the end of February, we’re going to your favorite frozen lakes. On Friday, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their fun in Detroit Lakes, which is celebrating Polar Fest this weekend.

02/08/2013

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

Every Thursday and Friday til the end of February, we’re going to your favorite frozen lakes.

02/07/2013

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‘Nuisance’ Snow Jabs Minnesotans

Groundhog Day was a few days ago. But like the Bill Murray movie, it feels like we are living the same day over and over again.

02/06/2013

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

Friday brought subzero temperatures, but those didn’t stop Frank and Chris from going snowmobiling at Winter Fest in Crosslake.

02/01/2013

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

On Thursday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer headed up to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Wind chills were recorded as low as 40 below, but that didn’t stop the two from visiting Gull Lake in Nisswa.

01/31/2013

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