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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria (Part 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are wrapping up this year’s season of Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lake visits with their second day in Alexandria.

02/20/2015

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

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia And Mark In Luck, Wis., Day 2

Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen are Going To The (Frozen) Lake for day two of their trip to Luck, Wis.

02/13/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Head To Luck, Wis.

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/12/2015

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

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer headed up to Bemidji for the start of Winterfest.

02/06/2015

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

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/05/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. Peter (Day 2)

Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello started our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota, which is just an hour southwest of the Twin Cities.

01/30/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. Peter

Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.

01/29/2015

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We’re Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake, Again & Need Your Suggestions!

It’s that time of year again! We’ve examined the map and narrowed down the choices for this year’s Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake trip! WCCO-TV will be hitting the frozen lakes again each Thursday and Friday from Jan. 29-Feb. 20 and we want your suggestions on where we should go.

01/19/2015

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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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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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We’re Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake, Again! Send Us Your Suggestions

We’ve scoured the map and narrowed down the choices for this year’s Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake trip!

01/10/2014

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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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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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