It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and every year we see neighborhoods lose power because of storms. So why aren’t more power lines buried underground? Good Question.
A prank call from someone claiming to be a firefighter caused several frightened employees to smash windows at a Coon Rapids fast food restaurant Friday night. Police say they were called to the Burger King at 2025 Northdale Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m.
Every Friday, WCCO takes a closer look at some of the Good Questions that came our way that weren’t selected for earlier segments. This week, John Lauritsen looks at the origins of kindergarten, rulers and tickling yourself.
We will soon begin to see some of Minnesota’s most-beloved creatures come out of hibernation. Different species of bats, bears, turtles and snakes all hibernate here, and many rely on more than warm weather to wake up.
Experts say the spring housing season is off to a slow start. The National Association of Realtors says the number of homes for sale is down in the Twin Cities and other markets.
The start of the month leaves no doubt — April is our windiest month of the year. The good news is that with the help of turbines, a lot of that wind can be turned into electricity to help power our homes.
There was a time when nearly every town had a barber shop. As salons and other retailers expanded, the number of old-time barber shops began to shrink. But in the middle of Blaine, there is still a piece of Mayberry.
A year after the bird flu outbreak in Minnesota, turkey farmers remain on high alert. Last year’s outbreak killed 9 million birds in the state and cost more than $650 million.
A new state rule starting Friday allows administrators at Minnesota’s state colleges and universities to inspect employee-owned cellphones and mobile devices if they are used for work. Faculty union members say the rule violates the privacy of thousands of employees.
The Chicago Police Hockey Stars made the trip to St. Paul on Tuesday to play the St. Paul Police Warrior Hockey Club. But this was no ordinary game at Xcel Energy Center.
A substitute teacher is speaking out after she says she was assaulted by a 7th grader at a St. Paul school.
A disappointing moment for a young Minnesota Wild fan was more than made up for Friday morning. Noel Taylor, 13, of St. Paul, attended the Minnesota-Chicago outdoor alumni game in February.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a statement on Thursday as a ruling from the Hennepin County attorney is looming on possible charges against the officers involved in the deadly shooting of Jamar Clark.
A 52-year-old Victoria man is recovering after being punched by a stranger while he walked in downtown Minneapolis’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Thursday. There is now a big reward to find the attacker who broke a bone in the victim’s face.
The temperature outside Tuesday afternoon was about 50 degrees, and the water temperature on Lake Minnetonka was about 10 degrees colder.
Underwear is often an afterthought in our day-to-day life, but it gets a little more attention at the Minnesota History Center. There are more than 3,200 historic pieces in the center’s basement, dating back nearly 200 years.
A Twin Cities school district is getting away from traditional letter grades and trying a new type of grading system.
The Becker girls basketball team lost their state semi-final game Thursday, but one of their players is getting national attention. Video of eighth-grade guard Mackenzie Kramer showing off some nifty moves in Becker’s first game at state went viral.
A University of Minnesota Medical Center nurse says she is pushing for change after she was attacked by a patient. “It’s turned my life upside down,” Nurse Kim Oliver said. “This whole situation has turned my life upside down.”
Three Delano 7th graders are receiving national attention after producing a documentary on water pollution.
Authorities are investigating after a man was apparently shot while riding a Metro Mobility bus on Monday. The Shakopee Police Department says the incident happened at about 2:15 p.m. on Stagecoach Road.
Many dairy farmers never get to see their customers enjoying their products. But for a family near Brooten, that is a thrill they experience every day.
Three years ago we brought you the story of the Kryzer family. Dan and Andrea were raising their son and daughter, while each battled a life-threatening disease.
Thursday’s shooting at a Kansas business called Excel Industries is just the latest case of workplace violence. The most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found more than 550 people are killed every year in work-related homicides.
The agency has been meeting with the Fisheries Advisory Committee made up of local business owners, politicians and fishing guides. They’re trying to figure out which rules would help walleye make a comeback on the lake.