Chris Simon comes to WCCO from Toledo, Ohio where he anchored the news during morning and afternoon drive on WSPD, this after completing a short stint at Clear Channels Newstalk station in Minneapolis.
Chris has spent most of his professional career overseas, working for ABC Radio News.
He started out as the networks chief resident correspondent for the Bosnian War, broadcasting from Sarajevo from 1993 and 1997.
He then worked as resident correspondent for ABC Radio News in Moscow, Russia, before returning to the Twin Cities in 2008. He enjoys spending time boating on Lake Minnetonka, watching the Twins or an occasional afternoon at Canterbury Park.
Chris has three children — Haris, Erol and Aiden. The family spends its spare time boating on Lake Minnetonka, watching the Twins or an occasional afternoon at Canterbury Park.
For horse racing fans, Saturday is business as usual at Canterbury Park. The 12 race program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes two stakes races.
One good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.
Roofers, contractors, landscapers and gardeners may get the day off when it gets too hot, but firefighting is among the few outdoor professions that don’t have that luxury.
All are invited to the grand opening of the American Swedish Institute’s Nelson Cultural Center on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Some are calling this round of flooding along the Ponderosa point of Big Sandy Lake the worst since 1950.
The storm system over the Twin Cities is having an effect on air travel Thursday morning, and could throughout the day.
The computer glitch that erroneously sent out cancellation notices to more than 5,500 recipients of Minnesota Care is fixed.
The mother of the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash this week is calling on legislators to feel her pain and try again to enact a mandatory helmet law in the state of Minnesota.
A Linwood Township man who shot himself in the chest with an unexploded firework over the Memorial Day weekend is still listed in critical condition at a St. Paul hospital.
So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
It’s not your typical house party, in fact it’s an entire series of them tomorrow and it’s one groups “clarion call” against the Minnesota Marriage Amendment.
The hunt continues Friday morning for the man behind the abduction of a Pope County woman.
A court appearance is set for Monday for a Brooklyn Park man charged with kidnapping his wife and embarking on a dramatic six to seven hour ride of terror before getting arrested in Washington County.
Where ever he goes, he prompts double takes. He’s a professional dog walker and trainer, and you’ll often see him around the metro area’s lakeside parks at this time of year.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services will consider Friday how to best use recently received Federal money to put more fresh produce on the tables of the state’s food stamp recipients.