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

This year’s winter lake trip – which took Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer all over Minnesota and western Wisconsin – will wrap up in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca. The guys arrived Thursday in the town, which is about an hour-and-a-half drive southwest of the Twin Cities.

02/06/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Dresser, Wis. (Day 2)

Frank and Chris had great fun during their second day in Dresser, Wis. on Friday. The guys headed to Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, which has activities for every age and ability. There’s skiing and snowboarding, of course, and it’s all on perfectly groomed runs that help keep you upright. And they’re open until 3 a.m. on Friday nights!

01/31/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Dresser, Wis. (Day 1)

Despite the snow and heavy traffic Thursday morning, Frank and Chris crossed the St. Croix River and trucked to Dresser, Wis.

01/30/2014

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

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette’s Pizza.

01/24/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 1)

HACKENSACK, Minn. (WCCO) — The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. The […]

01/23/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Jan. 17, 2014

And while Hockey Day in Minnesota isn’t until Friday, some great games were played Friday night. Check out a few of the hockey clips and other winter sport highlights.

01/17/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Wahkon On Mille Lacs (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. On Jan. 17, the duo headed out to the Mille Lacs town of Wahkon, which is about 90 miles north of the Twin Cities. Frank and Chris say Wahkon reminds them a little of Dorset, which they visited last spring, because of its tiny population and growing reputation for food. There are four restaurants all on about a one-block stretch!

01/17/2014

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

On Jan. 16, the duo headed out to Lake Mille Lacs, which is about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities. After the drive up, the two found some shelter from the windy weather at Johnson’s Portside Bait and Liquor store. They said the wind was so strong you couldn’t even see the fish houses that dot the ice on Minnesota’s second largest in-land lake.

01/16/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Dec. 6, 2013

It may be a frozen Friday night outside, but arenas throughout the state were heated up by boys’ high school hockey action. David McCoy was in Lakeville, and reported on our featured game: Lakeville North vs. Benilde.We also had cameras capturing the other hockey showdowns.One of the many standout performers at last week’s Prep Bowl was a running back who became a quarterback, then became a big playmaker. The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week is St. Croix Lutheran’s David Ponath.

12/06/2013

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New CEO Single-Handedly Turning Best Buy Around

Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.

11/06/2013

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Painless Treatment For Children: That’s This Doctor’s Mission

Most children get anxious if they have to go the hospital, or even the doctor’s office for a shot. Pain is scary for kids. So in this age of modern medicine, why isn’t a bigger effort made to alleviate pain in children? Answering that question led to a cutting-edge program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. There, a doctor who came all the way from Germany is taking away the pain of kids in the Twin Cities.

10/23/2013

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Sports Psychotherapist: How Losing Teams Can Turn It Around

The Minnesota Vikings got off to a horrible start to this year’s season. But is it too late to turn things around? Rick Aberman is a sports psychotherapist who works with dozens of professional and college teams and large corporations. “I help people perform up to their potential,” Aberman said. “I help them understand how their thoughts and emotions impact whatever they do in a positive way or a negative way.” Aberman says the key is to prepare as best you can and focus on the process – not the results.

10/21/2013

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Amelia Santaniello Invited Back To Co-Host ‘The Talk’

We have some exciting news to share with you. Amelia Santaniello has been invited back on “The Talk.”

10/16/2013

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Urban Ventures: Using Music To Keep Kids In School

Urban Ventures has been helping kids break the cycle of poverty for 20 years. It’s an organization built around academics and mentorship, but one of its most successful programs uses the power of music.

09/25/2013

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Fasting: The Key To Quick, Healthy Weight Loss?

The Movement Minneapolis, a hardcore gym known for intense workouts, is a noisy place at lunchtime. But owner David Dellanave says after the workouts, not much is spoken about lunch. “If you’re not hungry, why are you eating?” Dellanave said. Members like Lacy Morgan and Martin Rittenbery skip eating once or twice a week. “I’ve heard them preaching about it, so I decided to give it a go,” Morgan said.

09/23/2013

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