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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Strawberry-Ginger Mojito

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak is picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. However, for a change of pace this week, Mike thought he would share one of his favorite things to make for himself in recent months. It’s a refreshing, fruity spin on the classic mojito.

11/28/2013

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WCCO Weather Watcher Network Celebrates 1st Birthday

It’s a very happy anniversary on Wednesday for the weather team at WCCO-TV. What started as an idea one year ago turned into a network where our meteorologists get daily updates from our own viewers who have a passion for weather.

11/27/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour’s Hot Maple Buttered Rum

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: Hot Maple Buttered Rum, the perfect thing to keep warm during cold winter days.

11/22/2013

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Driver’s Licenses, Typhoons & The Wild Mascot

Danyelle from Shorview asked: How long has Minnesota and the U.S. been issuing driver’s licenses?

11/15/2013

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Local Charity Helps Job Seekers Dress For Success

As Billy Crystal’s Saturday Night Live character Fernando Lamas said: It is better to look good than to feel good. That was a joke, obviously, but there’s some truth to the idea that when you look good, you feel good. And the one place that might be most true is during a job interview.

11/15/2013

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Snow Rolling Into The Metro, 6 Inches Already In SW MN

By the time polls close on Tuesday night — about 8 p.m. — there may be a snow or at least slush on the ground in the Twin Cities. WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said most areas in the Twin Cities could see up to three inches.

11/05/2013

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Wild Sporting Movember Staches To Break The Ice

Hockey and facial hair go together like peas and carrots. So when the founders of Movember came to the NHL about five years ago, the league saw the charity as a perfect fit.

11/01/2013

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Morning Storms Drop Hail, Knock Out Power

Xcel Energy says that about 23,000 people were without power in the Twin Cities metro area after severe thunderstorms rolled through Thursday morning.

09/19/2013

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Going Back To School For Science, Math Lessons

Science and Math can be tough for a lot of kids. Unless you’re really into it — like Mike Augustyniak, who eventually became a meteorologist. You also have to have a good teacher, which Augustyniak took on last week at Minnetonka High School.

09/12/2013

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WCCO This Morning: Day 7 At The State Fair

The WCCO This Morning team got another busy day started at the Minnesota State Fair by showing us what goes on behind the scenes when we go home and go to bed.

08/28/2013

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Could You Run A 25-Yard Dash In Heels?

Dozens of women and men will lace up their shoes and do a 25-yard dash to raise thousands of dollars for charity. OK, so running a 25-yard dash sounds like no big deal, right? It’s a little harder to do when you’re wearing high heels.

08/14/2013

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Trees Showing Early Signs Of Fall

Our soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.

08/10/2013

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Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors

WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak’s aunt Barbara passed away earlier this year, and his aunt Connie passed in 2009. Both were life-long nurses, and each chose to donate their body to science instead of being buried or cremated. It’s an option few people consider or even know about.

08/05/2013

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May Brought 22 Days With Rain; Will June Be Better?

On this last day of May we’re looking back at what’s been a pretty gloomy month. In fact, solar radiation measurements at the University of Minnesota show this month was the third dreariest since 1963. The worst May of all was in 2005.

05/31/2013

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Good Question: Jason DeRusha Looks Back Over Your Best Questions

For more than five years now, Jason DeRusha has helped us better understand everything from politics to Pinterest, the war on terrorism to Twitter. Jason was with the 10 p.m. news crew one last time Tuesday night to answer a final Good Question: What are your best Good Questions?

05/29/2013

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