Edgar Linares moved to the Twin Cities 24 hours before the largest December snowstorm in state history.
He moved from Boise, Idaho, where he worked as a morning reporter at KTVB, an NBC affiliate. There he was an essential part of a news team that won several awards including an Emmy for “best morning show” and a National Edward R. Murrow for “continuing coverage.”
Edgar’s first on air job was at KYMA, an NBC affiliate in Yuma, Ariz. During his time there he interviewed a variety of people, including former Mexican President Vicente Fox and male model Fabio.
He also worked behind the scenes in Salt Lake City at KUTV and at K-Bull 93 FM.
Edgar loves great places to visit in downtown and is the host of his own Web show called Downtown With Edgar.
He was born in Mexico and became a naturalized citizen at the age of 18. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah.
He loves golf, shopping and weight training and recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Tana.
Minnesota-based General Mills turns 150 years old this year. The company does not have an exact date on when mills started making flour in 1866, but you can wish the company a happy birthday at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival Friday night.
“Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air” fascinated listeners across the country. Who was she? Where did she come from? And where did she learn to cook?
Fort Snelling National Cemetery is considered the fourth-busiest military cemetery in the United States, out of 134. Crews buried 18 veterans and their family members on Friday alone.
Students at Blaine High School have been keeping their game safe with strict rules and regulation for the last several weeks.
Stuttering affects 70 million people worldwide, 3 million here in the U.S. alone. And if it makes you feel uncomfortable, imagine what it’s like for them.
The search for the University of Minnesota’s next athletic director has been narrowed down to four candidates.
Minneapolis doctors managed to save the leg of a 76-year-old woman after she was struck in her electric motorized wheelchair by a hit and run driver, according to family.
We might be thousands of miles away from Hollywood, but Minnesota does have its fair share of Oscar winners.
Some people will do just about anything to avoid getting their car towed. A woman noticed her car being towed just after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on the 600 block of Burr Street in St. Paul.
The Ramsey County Poor Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1918 on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood. Some of the original structures included a nursing home and cattle barn. The barn could fit up to 75 cows and was a full production dairy farm at one point.
Every Friday in October, WCCO Radio’s Edgar Linares takes us on spooky adventures in the Twin Cities. This Friday’s haunted spot, St. Paul’s Forepaugh’s Restaurant.
The events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings — like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden — have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
St. Paul police are looking for a man they say took a delivery driver’s minivan and then returned it the next day. It was around 8 p.m. Saturday when Sky, 32 — who did not want to give his last name — was making some final deliveries.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Company will be going to mediation over millions of dollars in stadium construction costs. A statement released by the MSFA says they were notified by the company that a formal application was submitted to engage in mediation over disputed costs related to new Vikings stadium project.
The killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, California, allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, has many focusing on the “sanctuary city” policy that many U.S. Cities adopted. But the real focus shouldn’t be on sanctuary cities, it should be on what happens to illegal immigrants after they commit a crime.
Staff at NewsRadio 830 WCCO are returning home from Washington D.C. with the 2015 Service to America Award. The award was presented Tuesday night by the National Association of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation (NABEF).
A handful of brides in the Twin Cities are scrambling to find a new reception hall after the Fort Snelling Officer’s Club shut down due to heightened security. “Due to increased force protections, the Officer’s Club will remain closed until further notice,” the club’s voice message said.
A cat tossed out of a van on May 2 is severally injured but will survive. Now, a $2,500 reward is being offered to find the person responsible.
Minneapolis Police are reminding people not to leave valuable belongings in plain sight of your car, no matter where you park. A family from Colfax, Wisconsin learned the hard way after parking their car at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis in a paid multi-level lot.
Saturday will be a special day — a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It’s National Record Store Day across the country. “As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it’s the funnest day of the year.”
WCCO’s Edgar Linares begins our five-part series Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.
Before everyone starts commenting: Yes, I know the kilt is traditionally Scottish. But many sport the plaid garment during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And many Irish-Americans have adopted the look as their own.
Tom Fobbe calls himself the “neighborhood poet” and hopes his words will warm the hearts of many Minnesotans.
Soon you’ll be able to drive, before you fly at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The St. Paul City Council wants to clear up confusion for drivers around the Como Park area. Council member Amy Brendmoen wants to change Horton Avenue to Como Avenue. She says it’s an overdue renaming of the city’s street grid.