Mike Binkley has been covering Minnesota news since 1986. When he joined the WCCO family in 2008, Mike reunited with a long-time friend, Angela Davis. The two of them had anchored weekends, and later mornings together at KSTP-TV.
They now anchor WCCO 4 News This Morning and WCCO 4 News at Noon.
Mike also travels the state each month to bring us the stories of Minnesota’s intriguing destinations and colorful characters. His Finding Minnesota reports can be seen Tuesday night at 10.
Mike and his wife, Mary, are dog lovers and avid bicyclists who love to explore Minnesota’s bike trails. They have also gone on biking/hiking adventures in Hawaii, France, Costa Rica and the Swiss Alps.
In the summer, one of his favorite hangouts is Target Field, where he averages about 20 Twins games a season. He is also a big fan of the Vikings and Timberwolves, but saves much of his winter sports passion for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.
Mike has been honored with five regional Emmy awards for Best Morning or Best Daytime Newscast.
Before arriving in the Twin Cities, he worked at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas.
Funding cuts and the recession have created hard times for many actors. But somehow, a professional theater in a small Minnesota town is still thriving.
The rural roads of Kanabec county may appear to be lonely, and the pace a little bit slow. But that doesn’t mean the women of central Minnesota can’t be divas.
Water is a crucial part of Minnesota’s culture. With all the lakes and rivers, our state claims more shoreline than Florida, California and Hawaii combined.
When you book a hotel room, you expect comfortable surroundings that help you relax. But one innkeeper in north-central Minnesota keeps things a little more on edge.
New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Munich has Oktoberfest and northern Minnesota has The Eelpout Festival.
For a town of just 1,200 people, Mantorville has had a lot of famous visitors.
When St. Paul gets light rail service in 2014, both downtowns will have passenger trains back.
Many years, the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior would be pretty icy by now. But if it’s not on the rocks, you’ll find plenty of ice at a bar, just a short walk away.
You know the story of Mary, who had to stay in a manger because there was no room at the inn. Now we have the story of Helen, who’s running out of room at home — because it’s overflowing with mangers.
By now, you’ve heard of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen but how about Sophie, Yukon, Chestnut and Jingles?
Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do.
With more people using online recipes and iPad apps in the kitchen, a Minneapolis entrepreneur saw an opportunity.
Get the recipe for Mike Binkley’s Sugar-Coated Pecans.
The back roads of Sherburne County are about 3,000 miles shy of the North Pole. But that’s where you’ll find another kind man in his workshop, making toys year-round.
WCCO is ‘Unlocking the Twin Cities’ and going behind the scene to see some cool luxury places in Minnesota. This week we tour of one of the highest and most elegant condos in Minnesota.
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