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Don, Amelia On 14 Years Of Anchoring Together

WCCO-TV anchors Don Shelby and Amelia Santaniello sat down to reminisce about all the time they’ve spent together on the anchor desk. Starting at WCCO 1996, Amelia has been the longest co-anchor with Don.


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Recap: Paul Douglas & Don Shelby Reunite

Paul Douglas and Don Shelby. Like Peaches and Herb, they were not only reunited but were practically shaking their groove things on the 10 p.m. news Wednesday evening.


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Don Shelby, Paul Douglas Chat About Time At WCCO

WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby and Meteorologist Paul Douglas sat down to talk about working together.


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Recap: Colleen Needles Rejoins Don Shelby

We went back in time again on Tuesday night’s 10 p.m. news. Don Shelby was reunited with former co-anchor Colleen Needles to reminisce.


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Shelby, Needles Share Memories From The Desk

WCCO-TV Anchors Don Shelby and Colleen Needles talked about their years of anchoring together before Needles rejoined Shelby on the anchor desk.


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Recap: Pat Miles Reads News With Don Shelby

Did you miss Monday night’s 10 p.m. news? Click here to watch the entire first section from last night’s show, as well as a few bonus clips.


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Don Shelby, Pat Miles Reminisce On Their Careers

WCCO-TV anchors Don Shelby and Pat Miles sat down to talk about the time when they worked together, starting in 1978.


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Best Of Don Shelby’s Career

More than 32 years after Don Shelby’s first newscast at WCCO-TV, Monday, Nov. 22 will be his last night of anchoring WCCO 4 News at 10 p.m. The following night, Frank Vascellaro will join Amelia Santaniello as the new co-anchor at 10 p.m.


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Wish Don Shelby Well On His Retirement

For the last 32 years, Don Shelby has called WCCO home while covering the important stories in Minnesota and aborad. On Nov. 22 he says goodbye to the anchor chair and hello to retirement.


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WCCO Veterans Talk About Their Service

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we decided to talk to some veterans who work here at WCCO. We spoke to seven former servicemen–guys who work behind the scenes as well as a few familiar faces. Here are a few of their memories of time in the military.


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Revisiting ‘The Iron Crib,’ Part 2

When WCCO-TV first did the stories about the thousands of Romanian orphans in 1990, the pictures and stories shocked Minnesotans. People sent medical and financial help. And others opened their homes and hearts to adopt the children.


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Revisiting Shelby’s Report On ‘The Iron Crib’

Of all the stories WCCO-TV Anchor Don Shelby has ever done, there is one that stands out above the rest. It stands out because if WCCO hadn’t done the story, thousands of lives would never have been changed for the better. It was the story of Romanian orphans. It was 20 years ago. It was called “The Iron Crib.”


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Good To Know: Responses To ‘Energy’ In Politics

Tuesday night’s Good to Know got a lot of response. It was about why candidates for office this November aren’t talking about energy policy. So Don Shelby, opens the mailbag for some reaction.


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Good To Know: Where’s The ‘Energy’ In Politics?

As Election Day draws near, there is a certain subject that politicians are afraid to broach. The subject is energy policy. Don Shelby says somebody in leadership ought to start talking, right now.


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Good To Know: Pawlenty’s Presidential Chances

Washington Post columnist George Will wrote a column Sunday featuring Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty in the subject line. The subtext was Pawlenty’s Presidential aspirations. Don Shelby says, Will covered familiar ground, and stepped over some fertile soil.


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Good To Know: GOP Says Cease NPR’s Public Funding

National Public Radio has fired news analyst Juan Williams after Williams appeared on a Fox News broadcast and shared a personal opinion about Muslims and airplanes. Now Republicans are saying it was censorship, and want public funding of NPR stopped. Don Shelby says the debate over Williams’ words has gone beyond what he said.


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Good To Know: Don Responds To O’Donnell Comments

Last night’s Good to Know received a lot of negative responses. It was about a Senate debate in Delaware between Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons, a Democrat. O’Donnell indicated in her remarks that the separation of church and state didn’t appear in the Constitution. Don Shelby has a follow up for the critics.


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Good To Know: Meet The 1st Amendment, O’Donnell

The election is just around the corner, and this year’s field is filled with people who want the job but have little to no experience. Don Shelby says, at a debate in Delaware today, it showed.


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Good To Know: The Green, Grand, Google

There is interesting news out of Wall Street. Google, the internet search engine, blew past all projections and drove stocks higher than expected. Don Shelby says Google and its kind may become more powerful than we can imagine.


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Good To Know: Trying To Understand Youth Suicides

TV news usually won’t dwell on the reporting of suicides. But the loss of two Minnesota ninth graders in these woods is among the exceptions, because their deaths seem so unusual to us. In Good To Know, Don says kids killing themselves are an all too common story these days.


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Good To Know: TV, Exercise, Correlation, Causality

A new study that looks into “screen time” in teenagers has found some disturbing trends among kids who spend their free time in front of a TV or computer. Don Shelby says, the research scares those who thought physical activity offset the damage.


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Good To Know: Do We Just Accept Pollution?

There have been several man-made disasters in the news this year — the worst oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf and, now, in Hungary a toxic industrial spill that has ruined cities and may ruin one of the world’s great rivers. Don Shelby says the world needs resources. But is pollution just part of the equation we must accept?


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John gets his tech news from Mitch Hislop tonight, which includes the possibility of a Verizon-based iPhone and a cell phone recycling program through Target.  Don Shelby joins the program for “Ask the Anchor”.  Mike […]


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Good To Know: Vatican Mad Over Nobel Prize Winner

British scientist Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize for his work on in vitro fertilization, which led to the first so-called “test tube baby,” Louise Brown. Don Shelby says the Vatican is upset with the Nobel committee’s choice.


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Good To Know: The Story Of Snyder Vs. Phelps

The United States Supreme Court has taken a case that pits two competing and important interests. The decision they will make in the case will be historic, one way or the other. Tonight, Don tells us the story of “Snyder V. Phelps.”