Frank Vascellaro

2014 North American International Auto Show

Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

The weekend is almost upon us, so it’s time to start planning. You can see the latest and greatest in cars, crawl your way through an art exhibit or tap into your inner Italian with these events.

03/06/2014

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Frank & Mama V’s Game Day Olive Dip

Ingredients Green olives (pitted)-one pint Kalamata olives (pitted) – one pint Sun dried tomatoes-3 ounces Green onions-3 Garlic clove-one Basil- one fresh package cut in about 1 inch pieces Asiago cheese-1 pound, shredded French bread […]

03/04/2014

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Blindness Isn’t Stopping This 15-Year-old H.S. Senior’s Quest For Knowledge

When the Wayzata Science Bowl team practices, they mean business. They just won the state championship, and they are now getting ready for nationals in Washington, D.C.

02/18/2014

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Paying Your Kids To Do Chores, Homework? There’s An App For That

On paper, allowances should be easy. But if you’ve ever tried to motivate a kid to study or do chores or forgot to pay off when they did, you know otherwise. So now a Minnesota start-up is introducing a high-tech solution: It’s a new app to help families manage allowances without the nagging or haggling.

02/11/2014

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Hopeful Snow Messages Appear Outside St. Cloud Hospital

In this coldest of winters, somebody is doing something special to warm the hearts of patients at a Minnesota hospital.

02/10/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Junk Email, Hypic Jerk & Frank V’s Height

Jim from Maple Grove wanted to know: Why do we use the word “spam” to describe our junk emails? Heather Brown answers that and other questions.

02/07/2014

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

Frank and Chris have had a chance to enjoy the great community of Waseca over the last couple days. Here in southern Minnesota, farming is a big deal. And just outside Waseca, you can check out the state’s agricultural interpretive center, called Farmamerica. The center opened in 1978 with the goal of preserving Minnesota’s agricultural heritage.

02/07/2014

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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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