If the Land of 10,000 Lakes were to have an official state news anchor, we would nominate KARE 11’s Randy Shaver for the role. He’s been a news anchor in Minnesota for more than a decade, but he’s been with the station now known as KARE 11 since 1983 in several roles. I’ve lived in the Twin Cities for almost 40 years – an Iowa transplant, like Randy – and Shaver has been fixture on my TV for as long as I’ve been here. In fact, it’s safe to say that generations of local news viewers have enjoyed and trusted Shaver’s guy-next-door style, his openness, and his on-air personality.

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Thanks to the deep roots he’s cultivated in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, both on and off the air, if we had an official state news anchor in Minnesota, I’d pick Randy Shaver for the role. What do you think? Let us known in the comments!

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