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When a local ice cream shop celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, it decided to throw a big party for its neighbors. The Dairy Queen on Lowry Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis has been around for 65 years.
Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.
A nice round of golf in Moorhead turned into a scene from a movie on Tuesday, and the fairway turned into a crime scene. A man wanted on theft and drug charges led police on a chase through a local golf course.
A new report shows Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to how good our teen drivers are. Wallet-Hub used death statistics as well as safety and financial data to make the list.
Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn’t let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year. Hummel was preparing Friday to spend one last night in his treehouse at his family’s home in Hermantown.
The only things Minnesotans are interested in as much as sports like rollerblading and football are personal injury lawyers, according to a new map created by the real estate website Estately.
After its mother died in a traffic accident, a baby deer is alive thanks to a good Samaritan — and his trusty pocket knife. Polly Rixe is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed to the Department of Natural Resources. Now, she’s nursing the special fawn back to health.
Minnesota lawmakers have a deal on a medical marijuana bill that would set up eight distribution sites and allow qualified patients to access the drug in oil, pill and vapor form. The agreement announced Thursday was crafted to suit concerns of Gov. Mark Dayton, who backs it.
A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin has been set free. The adult male flew into the white shrink wrap April 25 as the boat was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.
The Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance showed “Kids React to Gay Marriage.”
The University of North Dakota is taking heat over shirts students choose to wear over the weekend which some are calling flat-out racist. A group of students photographed themselves wearing the shirts and posted them online.
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates think they’re the cream of the crop and will rise to the top — and they want to hear it one last time. The school’s 2014 graduates have launched an online petition demanding campus officials play “Jump Around” during graduation at Camp Randall Stadium on May 17.
The eaglet that was injured and visibly struggling on the popular “EagleCam” has been euthanized, according to a post left on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Facebook page. The DNR originally said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed their approach.
This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.