Shayne Wells joined FOX 9 in 2014 and has since taken on many roles from producer to traffic reporter, Jason Show sidekick and now feature reporter for the FOX 9 Morning News.
Prior to that, Shayne made stops in Boise, Sacramento and Grand Junction, Colorado.
A native of Washington State, she’s now a Minnesotan for life. She and her husband Ryan have two kids, Kerris and Tillman.
Ryan is from Wisconsin meaning they’re a Packer family, but that green and gold comes in handy in the winter since he’s also a wrestling coach for Edina High School.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is getting into the holiday spirit. On Thursday night, they will light up their 25-foot poinsettia holiday tree and unveil their winter lights walking tour. The botanical-themed display is about a half-mile long and includes 14 vignettes. FOX 9’s Shayne Wells has a preview of the event. Winter Lights runs Nov. 22-Jan. 5, 5-9 p.m. (plus Dec. 23, daily Dec. 26-Jan. 5)
There's another new eatery at the Mall of America. It's a name you might know already if you follow celebs like Drake, Mariah Carey and the Kardashians on Instagram. The Sugar Factory owes its success to creating 'wow' moments with their over-the-top drinks and desserts.
One of the very first Christmas tree farms in the metro is still going strong almost 70 years later. Hansen Tree Farm in Anoka opens for the season on Saturday, November 23rd. And though it's been a family operation since 1952, they've had to evolve over the years.
It’s Give to the Max Day meaning it's the perfect time to support a cause that's important to you. Every year GiveMN.org raises millions for Minnesota non-profits and schools. Last year's big winner was the Second Harvest Heartland. The food bank turns this event into more than just a fundraiser. For the 3rd year in a row they organized a 24-hour ‘Pack to the Max’ event.
Sever's is known for its Fall Festival and now they'd like to become a holiday destination as well. They've added one-million lights synchronized to holiday tunes and the best part is you can take it all in from the warmth of your car.
The magical world of the "Polar Express" has come to life at Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul. ‘Night Trains’ brings a winter wonderland to the make-believe town of Matlin. It’s an enchanting experience for kids and adults. The exhibit opened on November 2nd and runs every Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 through the last Saturday in February.
Tucked away in Lindstrom is a nearly 80-acre farm that's home to more than a dozen animals who are getting a second chance at life, after being rescued from bad situations. They get vet care and will live the rest of their lives roaming the pastures of Farmaste Animal Sanctuary. Over the past twelve months, nine of their residents required emergency veterinary care at the University of Minnesota. Because of those visits, their emergency vet fund is low. They have a 'Give to the Max Day' campaign to replenish that account. You can learn more at: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Farmasteanimalsanctuary
In St. Paul, they’ve created a winter market so you can still find your favorite locally made and grown products and stay warm in one of the city’s most picturesque locations, the Union Depot. The market is every Thursday from 10am to 1:30pm.
99 years ago, the first-ever Halloween celebration took place in Anoka and to this day, it’s still going strong. In fact, it’s officially the ‘Halloween Capital of the World.’ Shayne Wells visited their Halloween store to get the scoop on how the city landed that prestigious title.
Curiosity can lead to great questions, especially from the kids in your life. Thankfully, there's a podcast that can answer all their burning inquires. ‘Brains On!’ is recorded in downtown St. Paul at the American Public Media building. The award-winning podcast has made such a splash the creators’ are bringing their show to the Fitzgerald Theater October 27. Shayne Wells has a preview of “Your Brain is Magic.”