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Minnesotan To Meet: Boutique Owner’s Path To Success

Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers — with different paths to success. Unless your name is Joy Noelle Teiken.

09/16/2014

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Jamie, Kim Get The Full Gophers Football Experience

WCCO This Morning’s Jamie Yuccas and Kim Johnson are both graduates of the University of Minnesota, but only one of them had been to a Gophers game. Kim spent her whole college career away from the big game, so Jamie took it upon herself to show her what she was missing.

09/11/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: A Twin Cities Family & Their ‘Boutique Hotel For Dogs’

Sometimes you just get “dogged” by the pursuit of a dream. That’s the case for one Twin Cities family. John Sturgess spent 20 years operating and developing hotels before having his career go to the dogs. In 2011, he, his wife, Stacey, and daughter, Ellie, decided to combine the families love for Fido with John’s business background.

09/09/2014

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Wearable Pet Tech Lets Owners Track Canine Fitness

Wearable tech has become big business. Fitbit and Jawbone are just two of the products people are wearing to track their physical activity and monitor their progress. It was only a matter of time before somebody tried to do it for pets.

09/08/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: 9Round Kickboxing In Brooklyn Park

Now that summer’s winding down, a lot of us are going from working out outdoors to a more regular gym routine.

09/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Table 65 In New Richmond, Wis.

Look closely on dozens of Twin Cities menus and you’ll find the fish from Star Prairie Trout Farm — just 45 minutes from our downtowns. Besides their commercial fishing operation, they have ponds where anyone can fish. My morning show co-anchor, Jamie Yuccas, had more success than I did at fishing.

09/06/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer Of Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards

If you like to eat, go to a show or check out new window art, there’s one driving force behind it all in downtown Minneapolis. We’re talking the Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards and the Made Here initiative. His name is Scott Mayer. He also has his own company to represent profit and not for profit businesses.

09/02/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 7

Wednesday was another cool but gorgeously clear day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and there was no shortage of activities for all of us at WCCO-TV to investigate.

08/27/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 6

The seventh day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together started off cool and blossomed into a comfortable, sunny day.

08/26/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Motorcyclist, Rocker Dan Johnson

A North Loop motorcycle business sells fantasy fulfillment. Customers range from local professionals to visitors, but the real character could be the shop’s owner. From family owned hotels to the restaurant business and rock and roll night clubs, a family fight and divorce eventually drove Dan Johnson to Midwest Motorcycle Rentals and Tours.

08/26/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.

08/25/2014

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MINNESOTA HOSPITAL: Listen To The Fun At The Fair With Dave Lee And The Gang!

Click the link above to hear this year’s episode of Dave Lee’s favorite Radio Drama: Minnesota Hospital

08/22/2014

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State Fair Podcast: Friday, August 22nd 2014-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Friday Fun At The Fair: Click the link above to listen back to memories from Friday!

08/22/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

A doctor turned dancer? Sounds like it could be a sitcom right? But for Cassandra Shore, it was her real life decision. While pre-med, she traveled to Chicago and saw belly dancers. It changed her life, leading her to study the art in California and come back to Minnesota to teach thousands of students over 36 years.

08/19/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 2)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. And now, we’re sad to say, we’re bringing a full season of trips to a close.

08/15/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 1)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. On Thursday, Jamie Yuccas and Jason DeRusha headed to Walker, Minn., which is known for its endless things to do outdoors.

08/14/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Pipe Maker Rich Lewis & His Son

There are many professions you just don’t see a lot of anymore: Seamstresses, Shoe cobblers — or how about pipe makers There is a smoke shop downtown Minneapolis where a father and son are still in the business of making the perfect pipe.

08/12/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jodi Mayers’ Wardrobe Change

Many of us strive for success at work. So, listen to this resume: Accenture, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Seabury and Cargill. Sounds like you’d be set in corporate America, right? Well, not Jodi Mayers. A health scare forced her to reevaluate what she wanted out of life. Then, she took a gamble, bought clothing boutique “corset” and started styling women: racks of clothes, diverse displays of jewelry, handbags and shoes.

08/05/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Wood From The Hood

We all had that one tree that you loved to climb, or swing from or lay in a hammock under. It can be emotional if that tree has to come down. That’s where Wood from the Hood steps in.

07/22/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Metro Transit Bus Driver Jeanne O’Neill

Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.

07/15/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit new Richmond, Wis. (Day 2)

On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.

07/11/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit New Richmond, Wis. (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.

07/10/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Brian & Jane Nelson’s Classic Popcorn Truck

It’s an odd combination of hobbies: making popcorn and restoring classic cars. But the two loves shared by one couple are now on display every Saturday at the Anoka Classic Car Show. The journey getting there is what makes Brian and Jane Nelson “Minnesotans to Meet.”

07/08/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Mary Leisses & Her Pink Flamingos

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.

07/01/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Easy Tips To Burn Calories At Work

Every day, the average American needs to burn 100 calories just to keep their weight the same. It might not sound like a lot at first, but if you add it up, 100 calories a day for a year is an extra 5 pounds.

06/30/2014

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