A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media
-- Updates at bottom --Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby is reportedly considering a 2014 congressional run against 3rd District GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen.SEE ALSO:-- Don Shelby taking his talents to BringMeTheNews-- Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry ... More >>
See also:Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair - gourmet cookingMinnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesFor the last 10 years Minnesota Cooks, a local organization affiliated with the Minnesota Farmers Union, has held cooking demonstrations, discussions, and ... More >>
It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>
Don Shelby rides again -- online.Don Shelby just couldn't help himself. Two months after signing off as the iconic anchor at WCCO-TV, he's re-emerged as a writer for MinnPost, the non-profit news home for "thoughtful journalism." And he's using his inaugural column, replete with his promo ph ... More >>
Don Shelby: Happy trails to you.We've said it before, but we'll say it again: If an asteroid were hurtling toward Earth, imperiling humankind, we'd want to hear the news from Don Shelby. How would the planet's imminent demise affect us locally? We know Shelby would give it to us straight. No ... More >>
Talk about your bold rebranding. The websites for WCCO television and radio have been combined and subsumed into a brand new expression of corporate identity: "CBS Minnesota." Good bye, Good Neighbor online? The site rolled out today, along with a new address: minnesota.cbslocal.com.
Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegenFor those keeping score at home, one of the Cities' raunchiest "dirtybilly" bands, Courtney McLean and the Dirty Curls, disbanded toward the end of the summer and have since re-emerged as the Peter O'Tooles, a collaboration between local writers Max "Bunny" Sparber an ... More >>
Photo: Crystal GrobeLocal chefs cooking today at the fair.At the Minnesota State Fair we all make mistakes. With temptations on every corner, before you know it you've run out of money and inhaled a week's worth of calories. But there is one place to find gourmet, healthy cooking: Minnesota Cooks ... More >>
Photo: RickDon Shelby and Jason DeRusha pass the hamA ham sandwich has come between WCCO's Good Question-man Jason DeRusha and anchorman Don Shelby. Shelby scorned social media during a broadcast for being little more than a lunchtime gossip tool. DeRusha took to his blog to say, more or less ... More >>
Is Mary Pawlenty smokin' hot?So we're back to the old routine of pimping the wife? Tim Pawlenty, trying to turn up the heat under his sort-of-presidential campaign, spent the past few days crossing Iowa, and he figured the best way to grab some attention was to make the locals drool over his ... More >>
Lucy LyonYou may know Tim Gihring from his ever-present byline in Minnesota Monthly, thanks to his role as arts editor, a position he's held since 2003 at the local lifestyle magazine. Or you might recognize his name from the Minneapolis Arts Commission, where he's served as chair in 2009 (an ... More >>
Courtesy WCCOAmelia Santaniello's smiling here, but there were tears laterDon Shelby's looming retirement from the WCCO anchor desk hasn't exactly been a secret. The only unknowns were, "When?" and, "Who takes his place?" Both questions were answered this morning: Shelby will sign off from h ... More >>
CaptionIf you think local TV news ought to be delivered by someone who projects knowledge, wisdom and compassion without being framed by a swirling background screen of primary colors, a never-ending crawler and melodramatic music, then you're going to miss Don Shelby. If you think a nightly ... More >>
You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.
Shelby retired from his radio gig last DecemberCan you be a "Good Neighbor" from Chicago? WCCO-AM certainly hopes so, having announced that John Williams will take over the station's 1 to 3 p.m. slot once held down by local broadcasting icon Don Shelby -- and he'll handle the duties from the ... More >>
The local news media mainstay signs of the radio today, and from his TV anchor slot next December.
That new HD TV you just bought to watch sports and animal documentaries? You might regret it when you turn on the local TV stations and see our newscasters at work.
Readers respond to Best of the Twin Cities
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.
Crunch time at the Pioneer Press, cheeseheads at the Star Tribune, and how real men KARE about Paul
For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...
The Strib, Norm Coleman, and the myth of objectivity
Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Surviving the News in the Hometown Team's Summer of Self-Love
Quick: Did you know last Monday who'd been arrested in the Moose Lake kidnapping? Not if you got your news from the Associated Press, WCCO, or MPR.
When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media
Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.
Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards