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How Long Do Our Cold Snaps Last?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Bundle up this weekend — or just stay inside — because the warmest it’s going to get is negative 4.

And that has viewers like Paul from Owatonna writing to us with memories of days on end where the temperature never went above zero. 326 more words


Does October Snow Bode Well For Winter Lovers?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Snow in October has winter lovers wanting more and others wondering if this means we’re in for a tough winter.

Minneapolis set a record 26 years ago during the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. 360 more words


WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Fall Colors In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The following is an autumnal sonnet from WCCO Meteorologist, and resident poet laureate, Chris Shaffer:

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey, that’s what The Mama’s and the Papa’s used to say. 342 more words


WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Minnesota Movie

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Several full-length feature films have been shot in Minnesota over the years.

It’s often exciting for moviegoers to see familiar places on the big screen. 372 more words


How The Minnesota State Fair Prepares

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Most Minnesota State Fair workers were up Wednesday morning when the roosters were crowing, getting ready for the estimated two million visitors that will descend upon them over the next 12 days. 295 more words


Goin' To The Lake: Hutchinson (Day 2)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All summer long, we’re embracing lake life across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

In this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake, Frank Vascellaro and Mike Max hopped in the Mobile Weather Lab and headed west to Hutchinson! 184 more words


Goin' To The Lake: WE Fest In Detroit Lakes (Day 2)

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (WCCO) — You won’t find a bigger party in Minnesota this weekend than WE Fest in Detroit Lakes.

We’re always trying to find great places and events for ‘CCO viewers to check out.  395 more words