Some elementary school kids in south Minneapolis got some real show-and-tell this morning. FFA high school kids from the Morris area brought real farm animals to Risen Christ Catholic School. The idea was to teach city kids where their food comes from, and the big grills were fired up.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing has jumped to $600 million, according to the multi-state lottery’s website, a new record for the Powerball franchise. The top prize now has an estimated cash value of $376 million.
State health officials say two Minnesota babies have gotten sick from bacteria matched to a recalled sesame paste product. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday neither child required hospitalization. Both are less than 1-year-old and are recovering.
As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.
Tom and Marcia Sheppleman asked: Where does Minnesota’s gas come from?
WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.
Leading Minnesota lawmakers have sorted out a tax package that is the linchpin of the next state budget. The top two percent of income earners will pay two percent more on a portion of their income. The per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1.60. Some corporate tax preferences will go away. But there won’t be any changes to the alcohol tax.
Drivers, and their wallets, have likely noticed the big 15 percent jump in gas prices this week. Some saw prices as high as $4.29 a gallon.
Minnesota lost 11,400 jobs in April, and state officials are attributing part of the drop to the persistent wintry weather. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the cold, snowy April slowed hiring in seasonally sensitive sectors including construction, leisure and hospitality, and local government. The biggest job losses were in trade, transportation and utilities.
As gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.
Minnesota livestock producers could be facing a forage shortage this spring. Experts with University of Minnesota Extension say reports of winter injury and winterkill of alfalfa continue to intensify across parts of southern Minnesota.
“When did that happen?” is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.
Minnesota taxes will rise by more than $2 billion in the next two-year state budget, but who pays how much on what is still being hammered out as the Legislature speeds toward a Monday deadline for the session’s adjournment.
The Mall of America has a new look, and unveiled the design for the retail hub’s new logo on Wednesday. The new logo maxes out the star motif that previously played only as the accent mark in the mall’s previous logo. The mall also unveiled a new tagline: “Always new.”
Just a day after the new Vikings Stadium design was unveiled, a new redevelopment plan is in the works for the stadium’s backyard.
Following months of anticipation, Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection. The collection, which features 24 of America’s preeminent designers — all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — will be available Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.
WCCO’s Esme Murphy went shopping at five popular stores for the same five makeup products and found price differences as great as 50 percent. See the price changes for yourself!
It’s the hottest thing since Botox and there are dozens of “eyelash bars” sprouting up around town. Take a look at some before and after images of some treatments to enhance your eyelashes.
The Minneapolis Farmers Market runs down Nicollet Mall from 5th Street to 10th Street. It starts at 6 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. every Thursday. The market has a plethora of shopping options: locally […]
The WCCO Morning Show crew took a trip to Macy’s to check out some affordable ways to turn your professional outfit from Drab to Fab.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.
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