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When KARE 11 Sunrise meteorologist Sven Sundgaard joined the the weather team in March 2006, he already knew his way around the office. Sven had interned at KARE 11 in 2002 while he was pursuing his meteorology degree at St. Cloud State University. Sven recently earned his American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval.

Before joining KARE, Sven was Chief Meteorologist at KBJR-TV in Duluth-Superior where he worked from 2003 to 2006. A native Minnesotan, Sven was born in St. Paul and raised in Cottage Grove. When he's not working, he enjoys camping and running. He also enjoys traveling all over the world.

When I was young, I wanted to be: A meteorologist.

Favorite story you ever worked on: The snowstorm of December 2010, the 17.1-incher when Sven couldn't even get to work because of the amount of snow that fell!

Favorite movie: "Dr. Zhivago."

Who are your idols? Galileo, Newton, Einstein.

Favorite vacation spots: Scandinavia, South America, and the Middle East.

Your inspiration: Galileo.

Favorite CD/Album: Anything by Coldplay.

Favorite subject in school: Math, science, history.

Favorite sport to watch: Ski jumping.

Why do you like your job: Because I get paid for my primary hobby and lifelong passion.

E-mail: ssundgaard@kare11.com

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