Lauren Casey

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Student Weather Balloon Takes Flight Over White Bear Lake

Students at White Bear Lake Area High School got a hands-on lesson in their ‘Earth-Space Science’ class Thursday.

12/06/2012

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Freezing Fog In Store For Most Of Minn.

A freezing fog advisory has been issued for most of Minnesota from late Saturday night through Sunday morning, reports the National Weather Service (NOAA).

12/01/2012

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Weather Blog: Minnesota Tornado Season

With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December, January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season in Minnesota.

11/30/2012

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DNR: Though Tempting, The Ice Is Still Too Thin

Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.

11/29/2012

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Weather Blog: Hot Or Cold Turkey? A History Of Thanksgiving Weather

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away, so will the weather allow you to get outside and throw the football around before gobbling up that turkey or will frigid conditions have you sidelined by the living room fireplace — watching football on the tube?

11/20/2012

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Rare Nov. Tornado Touches Down In Burnsville

The tornado that touched down Saturday night in Burnsville was on the lowest end on the EF scale, but the damage was quite considerable.

11/12/2012

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Vibrant Fall Colors Appearing In Minnesota

Pack up the daypack and clean off the camera lens. Hues of red, orange and gold are already starting to fill in the Minnesota landscape.

09/18/2012

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As Frost Arrives, It’s Time To Protect Your Plants

After a weekend of 80-degree temperatures, it’s hard to believe that Minnesotans may see frost on Tuesday morning.

09/17/2012

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Weather Technology Makes A Big Leap

All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.

08/13/2012

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Job Fair Highlights ‘Male-Oriented’ Career Fields For Girls

If we made a list of traditional female occupations, robotics might not be at the top. But at this workshop hosted by Dakota County Technical College, girls grades 5th through 8th are exposed to career fields that are traditionally thought of as male-oriented.

07/30/2012

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How To Beat The Heavy Summer Heat

This summer’s extreme heat has caused a spike in the number of patients treated for heat illnesses at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

07/20/2012

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Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Whip Through MN Sunday

After a steamy Sunday, strong winds and heavy rain rolled through Minnesota at around dinner time.

06/10/2012

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Get Ready For More Heat & Humidity

After near-record breaking heat on Saturday, Sunday will take the cake in terms of both heat and humidity. According to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, we were 15 degrees above average on Saturday. The high of 92 degrees was just three degrees shy of the record, set in 1976.

06/09/2012

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Pajama Party Held At Children’s Hospital

“The Dude,” who hosts a closed-circuit television program for the patients at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, was decked out in his footy PJs for Thursday’s special event: a pajama party.

05/31/2012

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Run, Ice Cream Social Help Families Of Fallen Troops

Military families celebrated the memory of their loved ones Sunday by hitting the pavement for a commemorative run.

04/29/2012

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Weather Blog: It’s Going To Get Warm…Finally

An area of light to moderate rainfall will continue to move north out of Iowa and bring a soggy Sunday evening to south-central and southeastern Minnesota. The chance for showers Sunday evening does extend to the Twin Cities, with the best chance of rain across the southeast Metro.

04/29/2012

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Don’t Rely On Sirens During Severe Weather; They Are A Last Resort

Monday was the first day of Severe Weather Awareness Week and only hours earlier shelf clouds and wall clouds hung over Minnesota, dropping heavy rain and hail.

04/16/2012

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Downtown Businesses Get Ready For Baseball Season

The Minnesota Twins home opener is Monday, but it’s not just the Twins and their fans who are getting ready. All those businesses downtown are too.

04/06/2012

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Mosquito Control Working To Ease The Biting Blues

The whirling sound of a helicopter’s blades in your neighborhood may mean you will be spared from those itchy, red bites this spring and summer.

04/04/2012

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A Hopeful Sign: Blue Herons Return To North Minneapolis

Almost a year after the tornado hit North Minneapolis, there’s one hopeful sign. The blue herons, whose population was devastated by the storm, have returned to an island in the Mississippi River.

03/28/2012

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Bikes In Ice: Early Spring Is Bringing Nice Ride Back

Some in the Twin Cities were treated Monday to a strange sight: bright green Nice Ride bicycles encased in 5,000 pounds of ice.

03/26/2012

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How Did You Enjoy Saturday’s Record-Breaking Warmth?

Shorts, flip-flops, and even golf clubs made an appearance Saturday as temperatures soared to a record-breaking 66 degrees in the Twin Cities.

03/10/2012

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‘Lights Out’ Program Helps Minnesota’s Migratory Birds

The change in season brings the return of Minnesota’s migratory birds, but our summer-time citizens face a threat posed by the tall buildings in downtown Minneapolis.

03/09/2012

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Does The Mild Winter Mean Bad Lawns?

Our Minnesota snow has been a no-show this season. That has many worried about the condition of their lawns and gardens come spring.

03/06/2012

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Weather Blog: Can It Be Too Cold To Snow?

Ever wondered about weather? Meteorologists Lauren Casey and Matt Brickman are here to answer your weather questions on Fridays.

01/20/2012

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