Kim Johnson

Excellent Educator: Principal Melissa Zahn Of Sweeney ElementaryFor this week’s Excellent Educator, we had to get staff other than the principal in on the surprise. That’s because the award went to the principal.
Get Movin' Monday: Money-Saving Deals For OctoberThis week we flip the calendar page to October. At the start of each month, we like to help you save money in Get Movin' Monday. Nancy Ngo from the Pioneer Press joined WCCO This Morning with the hot deals for the month of October.
Meet Hazel – This Week's Pet Guest!Hazel stopped by WCCO Studios Friday for her live television debut! The Chihuahua-mix was found abandoned with her brother in a foreclosed home. Cathy Johnson from Northwoods Humane Society says animal control found them both and brought them to the shelter last week.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt's Thursday! That means you might already be thinking about your plans for the weekend. From Shakopee to Bloomington to Nowthen north of the metro we have you covered with happenings in Working for the Weekend.
Excellent Educator: Robbinsdale Middle School's Gretchen EnseleinMs. Gretchen Enselein from Robbinsdale Middle School is a ball of energy. She uses that energy to engage students, even those faced with suspension. That's what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Get Movin' Monday: Healthy & Tasty Lunches For Your KidsLooking for some new suggestions or maybe even a different snack for the kids to try? This Monday morning we are celebrating the new school year with some new ideas on the old brown bag lunch.
Excellent Educator: ABC Junior Achievement's Patty SchoffPatty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Working For The Weekend: Oktoberfest, ValleySCARE & MoreIt is a big weekend for Germans! Or anybody who likes to polka, drink beer and eat brats. This weekend is the first weekend of Oktoberfest and there are a couple ways to celebrate.
Excellent Educator Jenny Lind Elementary's Leslie Rae FersterThis week WCCO paid a visit to Ms. Leslie Rae Ferster at Jenny Lind Elementary in north Minneapolis, who is our very first Excellent Educator of the 2015-2016 school year.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsDo you love bacon and beer? Then there's an event you shouldn't miss this weekend.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt's a big weekend coming up. Labor Day Weekend: the last chance to get to the State Fair. If you are staying around town this weekend and are looking for something to do, WCCO This Morning has you covered.
Get Movin' Monday: Saving Money At The State FairIf you spent the weekend at the Minnesota State Fair, you may have spent a decent amount of cash there too.