Mike Augustyniak

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Aug. 1)

It’s August, and the weekend started off great with a #Top10WxDay! With all the humidity cleared out of the Twin Cities, it was a great weekend to get outdoors.

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Mike’s Mix: Smoky Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon, outside, on a hot day — it’s pretty refreshing, right? Make a margarita out of it, and you’ve hit upon a bestseller at Salsa a la Salsa — Uptown Minneapolis’s authentic Mexican restaurant.

20 hours ago

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Mosquito Season Getting Longer In Minnesota

There are lots of things to celebrate about Minnesota summers, but mosquitos aren’t one of them. Now there are signs that the mosquito season is actually getting longer.

07/30/2015

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Elko Speedway Races Into Its 50th Year

Elko Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The track has attracted racing legends like Jeff Gordon in years past. There will be dueling monster trucks, school bus racing, bull rides and a petting zoo for kids Saturday night at the “Eve of Destruction.”

07/25/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Cider Cocktails

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he mixes things up and brings you a few cocktails that will be served at the Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic.

07/25/2015

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Minneapolis Set For Aquatennial Celebration

They are called ‘The Best Days of Summer,” and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis’s Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.

07/18/2015

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Minn. Distillery Founder Mixing Up Beverage-Focused Thirst Network

Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.

07/15/2015

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Twin Cities Under Tornado Watch Until 1 A.M.

A hot and humid Sunday will be followed by evening severe storms. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says Minnesotans are seeing the highest threat for severe weather this year, with the possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.

07/12/2015

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Fulfill Your Jet Pack Dreams On Lindstrom Lake

Karl Oskar Days in Lindstrom includes a golf tournament Saturday morning at the Chisago Lakes course, a classic car show, a beach party, parade and a street dance. Oh, and there is also a chance to fly — by strapping on a high-powered water-jet backpack.

07/11/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Saint Dinette’s Summer Bourbon

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Saint Dinette for a refreshing cocktail for the summer. Think of bourbon as a winter spirit? Think again.

07/11/2015

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Heavy Rains, Storms To Sweep Across Minnesota

Storms will sweep across Minnesota Sunday as the holiday weekend comes to a close. Meteorologist Lauren Casey says much of Sunday night and Monday’s activity will be in the central and southeastern parts of the state, where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m.

07/05/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pat’s Tap’s Blood & Snow

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Pat’s Tap for a new spin on an old Hollywood classic — the Blood & Snow.

07/04/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pero Por Que Papi At Constantine

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Constantine for a smoky, spicy drink — the Pero Por Que Papi.

06/27/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Fika’s Strawberry Ginger Collins

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Fika Cafe to check out their Strawberry Ginger Collins.

06/20/2015

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Go Inside The Kitchen Of Izzy’s Ice Cream

It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.

06/13/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The Red Cow Negroni

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the Red Cow to check out their signature cocktail for Negroni Week.

06/06/2015

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Surgery-Free Appendicitis Treatment Growing In Popularity

The appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgeries in the United States. There’s a 10 percent chance you will have, or already have had, one.

06/01/2015

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Hello Kitty Purrs Into Minneapolis!

Hello Kitty is a pop culture icon, and she’s here in Minnesota this weekend only. She’s kicking off her North America tour called “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival.”

05/30/2015

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Natalie & Mike Enter The Sumo Ring!

There are three world-champion sumo wrestlers doing live demonstrations and meeting fans Saturday at the Mall of America in Bloomington. These three champions weigh a combined 1,400 pounds!

05/30/2015

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Mike’s Mix: On the Patio At Nonna Rosa’s

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the patio at Nonna Rosa’s. More people are discovering a stretch of West Broadway in Robbinsdale as “must-eat” stop for foodies. That’s where you’ll find grandma’s recipes served up on a cozy patio and cocktails inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

05/30/2015

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Electricity, Heart-Pounding Views At Bakken & Foshay Museums

May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.

05/23/2015

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Mike’s Mix: 6Smith

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lake Minnetonka’s 6Smith, who make their infusions and syrups from scratch.

05/23/2015

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It’s Prime Time For Morel Mushroom Hunting

You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.

05/23/2015

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United Way Hosts National Give Out Day

Join Mike Augustyniak on national Give OUT Day to support United Way Arise Project and fight LGBTQ youth homelessness.

05/21/2015

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More Severe Weather, Snow On The Way

After tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains swept across western Minnesota on Saturday, more severe weather is on the way.

05/17/2015

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