Mike Augustyniak

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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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‘Camelot’ Brings The Knights Of The Round Table To St. Paul

The national tour of “Camelot” is now at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning show is an updated version of King Arthur’s tale. It has action, history and even a love triangle.

05/16/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (May 16)

Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! Celebrate with everything going on around the Twin Cities this weekend. We’ve got burgers, patios, Grillfest, pubs and much more.

05/16/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Rooftop Patio At Union

It’s patio season! Well, sort of – this early in the season, the weather can have you grabbing for the shorts one day, and the parka the next. Still, next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and, if you’re ready to imbibe outside, Union Rooftop in downtown Minneapolis has the solution for spring’s squirrely weather.

05/16/2015

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Tropical Storm Ana Starts Hurricane Season Early

Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t start officially until June 1, but this year we’ve already seen our first named storm.

05/14/2015

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FootGolf Is Apparently A Thing … A Super Fun Thing!

Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.

05/09/2015

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A Crash Course On Walleye Fishing

Gov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota’s 68th annual walleye fishing opener. He’s on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. Last year he got skunked, so hopefully he will have better luck this year.

05/09/2015

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Harriet Brewing Holds Food Truck Rally In Minneapolis

Food, beer and live music — sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday! Minneapolis’ Harriet Brewing is holding an edition of the Minnesota Food Truck Associations brewery series, which features 17 food trucks in one location.

05/09/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Caffeinating For A Cause With Rainbow Brew

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. In a change of pace this week, he spoke to Cory Weissman and David Birchard about “Rainbow Brew,” the coffee with a cause.

05/09/2015

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Natalie & Mike Get In The Boxing Ring

Beyond the hype of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, boxing is gaining in popularity, so Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak went to a local boxing gym to find out why.

05/02/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Tequila Cocktails For Cinco De Mayo

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Masa in downtown Minneapolis for a drink that will have us ready for Cinco De Mayo.

05/02/2015

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Meet Minnesota United Stars Andrew Fontein & Kevin Venegas!

The Minnesota United are back for the 2015 season with their first home game Saturday night. In the video above, Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus kicked around the soccer ball on the WCCO Rooftop with United stars Andrew Fontein & Kevin Venegas.

04/25/2015

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Saddle Up For The Minnesota Horse Expo!

The Minnesota Horse Expo, this weekend at the State Fairgrounds, is the place to “see,” “buy” and “do” for horse lovers. There are vendors for everything from boots, belts and saddles to art and food.

04/25/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 25)

This week on WCCO Saturday Morning, it’s all about sports, burgers and robots. There are all sorts of things going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, and we’ve got everything you need to know in one place.

04/25/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Mint Julep

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to St. Paul’s Dixie’s on Grand for a southern classic.

04/25/2015

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Throw Down For The Burrito Brawl!

Ever heard of a burrito brawl? It’s a cook-off showdown to see who makes the best burrito at Midtown Global Market. A ticket will get you a burrito from Hot Indian Foods and El Burrito Mercado, plus two beers and a pint glass.

04/18/2015

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

04/18/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 18)

From hockey to baseball to bikes and records, there’s a whole lot going on this weekend, and WCCO Saturday Morning has got you covered!

04/18/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Craft Cocktails At Target Field

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Target Field to check out the best cocktails for this year’s Twins season.

04/18/2015

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Meet The U Of M Women’s Golf Team!

This time of year is an exciting one for golfers, and maybe those thinking about picking up a club. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak hung out with the University of Minnesota Women’s golf team for so much-needed pointers.

04/11/2015

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WCCO Tours Cathedral Of St. Paul For Its 100th Anniversary

For the last century, the Cathedral of St. Paul has shone like a jewel atop the skyline. One-hundred-years ago this weekend, the official dedication took place. But the Cathedral has continued to change and grow since then.

04/11/2015

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