Shayne Wells

Shayne Wells

Morning Reporter

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 latest from Shayne Wells

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Burnsville winter golf event sells out

With these above average temps the city of Burnsville wants to tee it up. But they won’t be using golf balls. Instead they’ve chosen bright-colored dodgeballs for their first-ever winter golf tournament this weekend at Birnamwood. Despite the unknowns, the tourney sold out right away. The public can still come out to watch and grab a bite or beverage. It starts Saturday the 16th at 9am.

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New dining options to check out in Minneapolis

Calling all wings, avocado and breakfast lovers! Graze Provisions & Libations is a food and beverage collective in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood is starting off the New Year with some good news. Three new food concepts have opened up; B.A.D. Wingz, Avocadish and It’s 7am Somewhere. The food hall reopens Thursday, January 14th for indoor dining. They are still offering takeout and delivery as well. For more information visit: https://grazenorthloop.com/

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Demand for outdoor winter activities skyrockets

People are flocking to local parks seeking new winter hobbies like cross-country skiing, kicksledding and snowshoeing during the pandemic. We visited the Lowry Nature Center in Victoria to see what goes in to snowshoeing for first-timers. For more information visit: https://www.threeriversparks.org/

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Northeast Brewery with cozy outdoor setup offers beer pricing based on the temperature

56 Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis has created an outdoor oasis with heaters, fire pits and even blankets to entice customers to visit often and stay longer. And to have a little fun with the current situation, they’re offering beer pricing based on the temperature. The colder it gets the cheaper the beer. They will keep this pricing and outdoor setup in place into next week when they reopen their indoor space on Wednesday at 50-percent capacity, per the latest guidance from Governor Walz.

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Holiday movies at the drive-in

The pandemic has us embracing winter like never before with folks dining outside and even catching a movie at the drive-in. FOX 9’s Shayne Wells headed to the St. Michael Cinema in St. Michael, Minnesota where drive-in holiday movies have been a big hit.

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St. Paul café creates Baby Yoda latte

St. Paul’s Café Astoria is known for its over-the-top lattes including rainbow foam art, real gold flakes and fresh toasted marshmallows. But their newest creation is out-of-this world and Instagram is loving it. The Baby Yoda latte is almost too cute to drink featuring the infant alien sporting a Santa hat. The meringue’s are hand-made and peppermint flavored, while the rim of the decadent drink is dipped in chocolate and graham crackers. Café Astoria is located at 180 Grand Avenue. They just opened a second location in St. Paul called Side Hustle at 1124 Payne Ave.

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The Cathedral of St. Paul will be the canvas for a large-scale light show

Tonight is the United States debut of a very unique light show that’s gained a following in Europe. Murals depicting the Christmas story will be projected on to the front of the Cathedral of St. Paul and set to music. ‘Cathedral Illuminated: The Manger’ runs 12 minutes and will be shown on a continuous loop from 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 17 - 19, 2020. It’ll play on the eastern side of the Cathedral. Officers from the Saint Paul Police Department will direct traffic one-way heading north along Summit Avenue and allow vehicles to stop temporarily in front of the Cathedral to watch the show. Spectators must remain in their vehicles at all times. If you can’t make it to the show, it will be live streamed on the Cathedral Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page from 6 to 7:30pm, Dec. 17 – 19th.

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Cooler temperatures means it’s time to flood the rinks

Tis the season to flood those backyard rinks! And there may be more of them than ever as demand has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Calls have been pouring in to the crew behind T-Rex Rinks. We joined them at one of their builds in Woodbury to find out what goes in to creating the perfect backyard ice oasis.

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Mall of America’s Candy Cane Institute offers interactive virtual Santa experience

This would typically be the time of year malls would be bustling with holiday shoppers and kids dressed up for their pictures with Santa. But with COVID-19 restrictions in place, there won’t be any in-person visits with Old St. Nick. Still, malls are finding ways to keep the tradition alive, online. The Mall of America constructed the Candy Cane Institute, an interactive virtual experience that starts with a tour of the elves workshop and ends with a Santa visit. The cost for the 10-minute virtual holiday experience is $20 and it runs through December 24.