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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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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Cold Weather Edition

Jason DeRusha replies to your cold weather questions.

01/24/2013

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WCCO Is ‘Goin’ To The Frozen Lake!’ Where’s Your Favorite Spot?

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are hitting the road in the Mobile Weather Watcher to visit the best spots in cabin country during the winter.

01/23/2013

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Good Question: Are Snowy Novembers Melting Away?

It’s the kind of November where the downtown workers shed their coats, and the Uptown dogs frolic in the sunshine.

11/29/2012

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Say Goodbye To The ‘CCO Movember ‘Staches

Movember is just about over, and that means the ‘CCO guys — who some thought looked a little creepy this month — will soon be, or are already, mustache-less.

11/29/2012

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Weather Blog: Slick Spots

We finally have some precipitation coming our way, but it will be problematic. I know I have been beating the drum for any kind of precipitation, but we could do without freezing drizzle.

11/29/2012

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Weather Blog: Dry And Mild

High temperatures punched back above average today and there were reports of 1-3 inches of snow from Ely to Duluth. It will be fairly quiet the next few days with afternoon highs near average (34 degrees).

11/27/2012

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Winter Cold Arrives With Flip Of The Switch

Winter has arrived. The metro is dealing with a one-two punch of chilly winds and a dusting of snow.

11/23/2012

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In Case You Missed It: Target’s Holidazzle Parade 2012

See all of WCCO’s coverage of Target’s 21st Holidazzle Parade!

11/23/2012

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Minn. Drought Threatens Ground Water Supplies

Minnesota’s worst drought in years is bringing back some bad memories.

10/18/2012

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Snow? Mild Temps? Weighing Early Predictions For Winter

Some snow is expected in Northern Minnesota on Thursday, though a lot of us hope winter is still a couple months away.

10/03/2012

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WCCO-TV Takes Home 12 Emmy Awards

WCCO-TV was awarded 12 Emmys at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards gala held Saturday at the State Theater in Minneapolis.

09/29/2012

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Summer In September: Mpls Reaches 95 Degrees

Just when you thought summer was over, Tuesday’s temperatures jumped to 95 degrees in Minneapolis.

09/11/2012

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Hot And Dry Weather Brings Risks, Rewards

September is usually among our most rare months for grassfires, but firefighters battled one in Maplewood Monday afternoon. And a 400-acre fire is currently burning north of Bemidji.

09/10/2012

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Good Question: What Are Worse, Tornadoes Or Hurricanes?

Minnesotans know a bit about tornadoes. We average 27 a year, but in 2011 we had 113. As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, we wondered. Which is worse: a hurricane or a tornado?

08/28/2012

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Anchor Olympics: Track And Field

Last week, WCCO anchors competed in basketball, beach volleyball and badminton as part of the Anchor Olympics. On Thursday, it was track day, and Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro got a much needed lesson on running sprints.

08/09/2012

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