St. Paul’s Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show Returns



Top entertainment picks around town for DecemberA new musical at the Orpheum, the “The Nutcracker” at the State Theater and the Beach Boys at Treasure Island are all among Phil Thompson’s best bets for the month.

Cocktails without spirits for those who do not drink during the holidaysHaving a few drinks during the holiday season is not unusual for many of us. But there are plenty of reasons why some choose not to and may look for alternatives, says Danielle Goss of Kul Mocks Craft Mocktails.

St. Paul’s Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show ReturnsIt’s the perfect event for people who just want to get out there and enjoy the winter, says John Nelson of Thorne Brothers.

Weather report at 9 a.m.WCCO meteorologist Mike Augusytniak said further snow events are expected to impact Minnesota and Wisconsin next week.

The app wants to direct you to the holiday lightsWith this app you can plan the perfect tourist route to experience the party spirit of your community.

How did Minnesota get so many lakes?Heather Brown examines the geological history of the 10,000 (actually more than 11,400) lakes in Minnesota.

Mid-morning titles from December 3, 2021Another school district is taking an extended hiatus as coronavirus cases increase and staff shortages continue.

CBSN Minnesota Morning Update: National Bartenders DayHeather Brown shares the latest news and asks people for their favorite cocktails as Friday is National Bartender Day.

Meet the expert: predict the Vikings-Lions winnerLions Tap in Eden Prairie helps us predict the Lions-Vikings game.

Kim Potter trial: what to expect on day 4 of jury selectionTo learn more about what to expect in court on Friday, we are now joined by criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino, who is not affiliated with the case.

Omicron variant: what we know so farDr. Beth Thielen, a pediatric infectious disease physician at the University of Minnesota, joins us on Friday morning to discuss the Omicron variant.

Como Park Zoo celebrates the holidays with a flower showComo Park Zoo opens its holiday flower show on Friday.

Interview: Local jewelry company, Nashipai, helps women overseasA local jewelry company has a connection that helps women overseas. Nashipai sells bold jewelry that is also socially responsible.

6:00 a.m. weather reportMike Augustyniak has the latest forecast.

WCCO digital update: morning of December 3, 2021Heather Brown has the latest titles.

10:00 p.m. weather reportThere is a chance for a few snowflakes in the extended forecast.

Good question: how did Minnesota get its lakes?The whole process actually started 2.5 million years ago. Back then, glaciers covered most of what is now the United States. Over time they would recede, come back, go back, etc.

Some of ‘Santa’s Elves’ Help TLC Toys Distribute PresentsThere’s a kind of toy factory in Ramsey, Minnesota that makes creations that would make Santa’s elves green with envy.

Vaccines key to COVID fight when Omicron arrives, experts sayDr Matt Binnicker of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic says it’s probably more common than reported.

6:00 p.m. weather reportHighs early next week are expected to be chilly, in our twenties.

Minnesota Zoo Nature Illuminated Vacation LaunchApple Valley Zoo offers several illuminated displays for the holidays.

The hospice inaugurated in Saint-Paul celebrates its 80th anniversaryWhen a group of Dominican nuns from Hawthorne opened the place now known as Our Lady of Peace, they worked in parishes. Only curtains separated the patients. But over the years, the equipment has improved, as has the care.

3 other jurors seated, only 2 more neededThe morning started with three potential jurors in the Kim Potter trial who were fired for just cause, but then a father in his forties who was critical of Potter and Wright’s actions sat down.

Air Force team arrives to help taxed St. Cloud HospitalFederal medical teams are providing support during the surge in COVID-19 cases and ongoing hospital staff shortages.



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