Jason DeRusha

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Teen Shares Sexting Story, Tells Parents ‘Don’t Be Naive’

She was 12 years old, and like most 12-year-olds, she had a crush in her same grade. “I thought we loved each other. He just used me for what he wanted,” said Michaela Snyder, a Woodbury teenager, now a freshman in high school.

11/12/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Spoon And Stable

Not only is it one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the country, but it’s also a great hometown success story. A kid from Bloomington, Minn. became a nationally-known cooking big shot in New York, but moved to Minneapolis to open his first spot.

11/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Marin

In most large cities, some of the best restaurants are inside hotels. For whatever reason, Minneapolis doesn’t really have that scene. But Marin is trying to change that.

11/01/2014

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Anoka Hosts Annual Halloween Parade

It’s still a week away, but Halloween celebrations were already underway in Anoka, Minn. Saturday. The self-proclaimed Halloween Capitol of the World got a jump start on the season. Thousands of people dressed up and lined the streets for the Anoka Halloween Parade.

10/25/2014

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DeRusha Eats: El Burrito Mercado

While many people will be celebrating Halloween next Friday, others will be celebrating a Mexican holiday that predates is by some 3,000 years. The Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1. And nowhere celebrates it in the Twin Cities quite like El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul.

10/25/2014

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Here’s How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season

While there’s national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.

10/21/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Spruce Up The Staircase

So many of us have older homes with huge wooden staircases and 30-year-old carpet running up the middle. This week for Get Movin’ Monday, Jason DeRusha talked with an interior designer who has a low-budget, mid-budget and high-end custom solution to spruce up your staircase.

10/20/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Cookies At Keys Cafe

In small town Minnesota family restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner are pretty common In the Twin Cities that type of café is Keys Café; a chain of nine restaurants known not only for those meals, but also for their bakery.

10/11/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Fresh Hopped Beer

Fall is often a short-lived season. Certain things, aside from the weather, are here and then gone quickly. Things like high school football games, fall colors and a certain kind of beer that you may have never heard of.

10/04/2014

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WCCO Sets Friendly Wager With Green Bay’s WFRV

What’s a rivalry without a little wager? As the Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers tonight at Lambeau Field, the WCCO morning crew will be taking on the WFRV morning crew in Green Bay.

10/02/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Workshop

Twin Cities-based Kaskaid Hospitality is in the middle of some major changes. The company behind Crave is expanding to Las Vegas in the next couple weeks, and thus is remaking menus at all of its restaurants.

09/27/2014

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How Going Solar Could Pay Off For Twin Cities Homeowners

A change in state law has led to a major change in the way Minnesota rewards people who put solar panels on their homes. Instead of giving a rebate when you install, you get money for producing power.

09/24/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Rise Bagels

If you ask an east coast native about Twin Cities bagels, you’re probably going to get a violent reaction. But instead of complaining, two sisters decided to start boiling and baking their own bagels. And that makes a difference, as Jason DeRusha found out.

09/20/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: How To Clean, Organize Your Mudroom

Whether you’re in an apartment or a regular home, that spot right by the door can often be a mess. There’s coats everywhere and shoes all over the floor. It can be pure chaos. Now that the kids are back to school with their backpacks, it’s time to focus on cleaning this week for Get Movin’ Monday.

09/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Smart Associates

The Kenwood in Minneapolis looks and feels like its namesake neighborhood: elegant, understated and comfortable. Jim Smart designed the eatery, which is just one of his more than 320 restaurants around the country.

09/13/2014

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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: From-Scratch MN State Fair Foods

Mancini’s is known for steak, but it’s their gelato that’s winning fans at the Minnesota State Fair. Sarah Williams starts with milk, cream and sugar – creating gelato right on site. She adds Italian flavorings to make flavors like caramel apple. St. Paul’s Summit Beer goes into the oatmeal stout gelato.

08/30/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014) Day 4

On Sunday, the WCCO team, and fans, put up with the heat and rain during the newscasts. As always, our reporters explored the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/24/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Blue Barn At The MN State Fair

It’s not just what bacon and what muffin you’re going to use for your breakfast sandwich. The uniform choice and the building design also matter. Blue Barn is the newest restaurant at the Minnesota State Fair. Stephanie Shimp, co-owner of Blue Plate Restaurant Group, says they’ve been trying to get into the fair for almost a decade. She tried to get in last year, but Mancini’s ended up winning the old Pizza Palace.

08/23/2014

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DeRusha Eats – Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce

We’ve all been there: we meant to order one thing, and instead we get something else. A Twin Cities Chef had that happen with hot peppers, but he turned that mistake into a growing business. This week Jason DeRusha Eats Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce.

08/16/2014

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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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DeRusha Eats: Tree Fort Root Beer

Eva Duckler, 17, has had a busy summer doing normal teenage stuff. You know, like graduating from high school, building a bottling line and launching a root-beer brand. “I’ve been trying root beer since I was really young, probably tried hundreds of root beers,” Duckler said.

08/09/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Sara’s Tipsy Pies

She took her mom’s pie crust recipe and created something totally different with it: A hand pie with a unique twist. In this week’s DeRusha Eats, Jason checked out Sara’s Tipsy Pies and we find out where to get our hands on them.

08/02/2014

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Mpls. Man Creates Hand Crafted Watches In Northeast Basement

There is a small, but growing, movement of Americans who are making their own crafts and goods again. J. W. Hulme, the St. Paul leather-goods company whose gained attention in fashion magazines ad Hollywood for their makers handcrafted handbags and briefcases.

07/28/2014

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