Skip to main content

Mike Augustyniak took a moment out of his vacation this week to share a touching, but poignant, message with his Twitter followers. 

Lavender Magazine highlighted the WCCO Director of Meteorology and his husband, WCCO Web Content Manager Eric Henderson, in its newest issue. Augustyniak tweeted a photo of the cover (featuring the happy couple), writing: "Grateful for the profile, [Henderson]’s love, and the irrefutable fact that we can still say 'I do' in all 50 states."

However, Augustyniak also highlighted the reality of recent political decisions in Florida — where he was when sending the tweet — that targets LGBTQ individuals and families in the state. 

The bill bars teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Schools also aren't supposed to discuss LGBTQ topics "when not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students." If a teacher or educator violates this law, parents can sue the school. 

Augustyniak's tweet is also getting support from fellow local news personalities, including Jana Shortal and Angela Davis.

Augustyniak has been with WCCO since 2008, two years after Henderson joined the station in a web role. 

Next Up

28987158675_df8dbfc6df_o

3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown

Two people in the house were uninjured.

FeDh7pUWAAg3NMd

Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery

The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.

st. cloud state university hockey

SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher

Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.

Amber alert wisconsin

Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl

Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 10.18.12 AM

3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.06.40 AM

What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 7.53.55 AM

Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.

gas

State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps

The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

Related

Allen Henry

Reporter from Columbus, Ohio set to join WCCO-TV

Allen Henry announced the news on Twitter this week.

Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha stepping down as morning news anchor at WCCO

His last day anchoring WCCO This Morning will be June 23.

David McCoy

David McCoy: 'Today is my last day at WCCO'

The University of Minnesota grad started at WCCO-TV in 2013.

Kate Raddatz

WCCO-TV reporter Kate Raddatz leaving station in July

Raddatz says her friends in the media will still hear from her.

Cory Hepola leaving KARE 11 to become WCCO radio host

He's filling the void left by John Hines' retirement.