Mike Augustyniak

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This #Top10WxDay May Be Here To Stay For The State Fair!

With mild, cool temperatures this morning and only a few patchy, passing clouds to keep us dry, it was a perfect day to spend at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.


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Check Out These Bird’s-Eye Views Of The Fair!

There are a lot of ways to see the fair, but there is nothing like seeing it all from the sky! Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak show all the ways you can get a bird’s-eye view of The Great Minnesota Get-Together!


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Mike’s Mix: Cafe Caribe’s Hard Root Beer Float

Café Caribe, on Carnes Avenue at the entrance to the Midway at the Minnesota State fair, opened 17 years ago. This year, for the first time, adults will get to imbibe like kids with the brand-new Hard Root Beer Float.


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Minneapolis Testing Out New Street Parking App

The city of Minneapolis is testing out a new smartphone app that will allow drivers to pay for on-street parking from their phone.


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Mike’s Mix: Gin Drinks From Tattersall Cocktail Room

Last week, Mike checked out Tattersall Distilling. This week, he visited their cocktail room.


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Ready For Fall-Like Weather? It’s Coming This Week

After isolated thunderstorms Sunday, Minnesotans will experience several days of fall-like weather.


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Natalie & Mike Learn How To Bust A Move For ‘Groundbreaker Battle’

Are you ready for a truly electric show? Head to the Cowles Center in Minneapolis for the Groundbreaker Battle. This hugely popular day-long event is a family-friendly immersion into hip-hop, including beat boxing and dancing.


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Mike’s Mix: Tattersall Distilling

Jon Kreidler opened Tattersall Distillery in Northeast Minneapolis in July 2015 with Dan Oskey, whom he first met when they were second-grade classmates.


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Slow-Moving Front To Spark Afternoon Storms

A weak front sitting on Minnesota will bring afternoon thunderstorms to the central and southern parts of the state.


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Mike’s Mix: Blue Henn Artisan Tonic Syrup

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he visits Blue Henn and revises his opinion on the “love it or hate it” tonic.


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WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Aug. 8)

This weekend is great for fairs, festivals, performances and delicious eating.


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Report: Minneapolis Named ‘Least Comfortable’ Major City In Lower 48

Minnesota’s moody weather often draws the national spotlight — from brutal cold and blizzards to flooding and searing heat.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.