Longtime WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling dies at 96

Longtime WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling passed away Wednesday night from cancer. He was 96.

Kraehling reported the weather for 47 years on WCCO. He never actually earned a degree in meteorology, but he delivered a dependable forecast to Minnesota families for nearly 5 decades. After retiring in 1996, Kraehling worked as a Minnesota History Center greeter.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Natalie, and survived by his 4 daughters and second wife, Shirley Lockwood.

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