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What It Takes To Be A ‘Foodie’ In Minnesota

The term “foodie” means different things to different people. Minnesota Monthly Magazine just published their opinion of what it takes to be a foodie in Minnesota. “The Foodie 40” is their March issue’s cover story, which is available in stores right now.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Women Strike A Pose For Heart Health

New York fashion week is wrapping up, and now it’s our turn. The Minnesota Red Dress Collection is an annual fashion show that pairs locally-designed red dresses with celebrity models to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 7)

Cars, hockey, dresses and the ultimate list of quintessential dishes of Minnesota’s top restaurants Here are the links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed packed hour.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Butcher Shop In Minnesota

In the tiny agricultural town of Pierz, they rely on their butcher shops. Many have come and gone, but one stands the test of time. Thielen Meats, voted Best of Minnesota, has been in the family for four generations.

03/05/2015

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A Look At The Minnesotans On Forbes’ Billionaires List

It’s one of the most prestigious lists of the year. The Forbes World Billionaires List is a ranking of the wealthiest of the wealthy, and some familiar Minnesota names were represented.

03/04/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Cooking Class

Want to learn how to cook but not sure how to get started? Whether you want to eat a little healthier or make a meal for a significant other, there are many reasons why it’s a good thing to know how to cook.

02/26/2015

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Mike & Natalie Go Strictly Ballroom

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company has been putting on a one-of-a-kind show in Minneapolis all this week. So Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus put on their dancing shoes and took a few lessons of their own.

02/21/2015

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Natalie & Mike Blast Off At Science Museum

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” And like so many of the museum’s exhibits, this one is totally interactive.

02/21/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Waterpark In Minnesota

This time of year, we’ll do anything to stay warm. But there’s a place you can go for a taste of the tropics. You voted Water Park of America the best of Minnesota.

02/18/2015

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Shopping Hungry Will Empty Your Wallet, Study Says

You’ve heard the advice, don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach. Now a new study from the University of Minnesota says that’s not the only kind of shopping you should avoid if you’re hungry.

02/17/2015

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Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice For ‘Barrel-Aged Beer Week’

Small batch beer, or craft beer, is a huge trend — especially in Minnesota. And now brewers are taking it to the next level. The new trend has beer aging the same way wine does: in barrels.

02/14/2015

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WCCO Makes Surprise Flower Deliveries For Bachman’s

On this Valentine’s Day, millions of people will receive flowers from their sweetheart. It’s a traditional way to show your love on this holiday, and WCCO wanted in on the love fest.

02/14/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Candy Shop In Minnesota

George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted “the best” on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.

02/11/2015

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Women Who Rock: Blues Singer Annie Mack

Annie Mack may sing the blues but she has a heart as big as her voice. But because of a tough upbringing, she kept her voice locked away most of her life. Until now.

02/07/2015

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Create Your Own Chocolate Treats For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And what better to get your loved one on this special day that hand-dipped chocolates and candies? WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus decided to do just that!

02/07/2015

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Minnesota ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Contestants Become Fast Friends

Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.

Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.

02/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Italian Food In Minnesota

Cossetta Alimentari is a downtown St. Paul institution. It’s three sprawling floors of Italian breads, cheeses, pastries, pizza and — of course — pasta! But if you want to know the story of Cossetta, the writing is on the wall.

02/04/2015

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Skijoring Kicks Off At The Loppet Festival

For those looking for something to get them outside this weekend, head to the Loppet Festival Saturday for the Skijoring event. Some may have heard the term, but for those who may be unfamiliar with the term it’s a ski race where dogs pull humans on cross country skis.

01/31/2015

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Mike And Natalie Dine With Lucy, Ricky Ricardo

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo are back on stage together, this time in Minneapolis. But only for a few days! It’s “I Love Lucy, Live On Stage,” and it’s playing at the State Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday.

01/24/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Snowshoe In Minn.

What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into something that lets us enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Snowshoeing makes hiking through the snow simple. So we went looking for the best place to do it in Minnesota, and ended up in Collegeville for a visit at St. John’s Abbey Arboretum.

01/22/2015

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Mike And Natalie Stomp Snow For The Winter Carnival

Preparations for the St. Paul Winter Carnival are well underway. Crews are out at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday prepping snow for the snow sculpture competition next weekend.

01/17/2015

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Women Who Rock: Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith’s story is a coming-of-age tale. Only hers was done publicly, through music. In the matter of a few years, she went from playing folk rock as Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, to Caroline Smith: soul-singer, chorus belter and feminist leader. Smith grew up in Detroit Lakes, her mom helping land her first show at a Minnesota summertime staple.

01/17/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Indoor Golf Range In MN

Winter is long, cold and dark in Minnesota, especially for golfers. Instead of daydreaming about warm weather and your favorite course, you can still play the game inside. That’s why we went in search of the best indoor golf in Minnesota.

01/15/2015

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Mike And Natalie Get Hooked On Ice Fishing

It’s cold outside. But, that means ice fishing season is heating up! It’s one of the most popular sports in the state, and many look forward to the time of year when the ice is thick enough for it.

01/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Yoga Class In Minnesota

Yoga class is a place to feel calm, cool. But at CorePower Yoga in Highland Park, the place you voted Best of Minnesota, it’s hot. “CorePower is different because we create an environment in which the yoga is fun,” Regional Manager Amanda Ford said.

01/08/2015

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