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.
There are so many parents in the metro who go above and beyond every day so WCCO is rewarding those special people with “Just For You Parents.”
Throughout history, the mysterious crow has often been viewed with suspicion and fear. What, then, should we make of a place with a giant crow on the edge of town — just beyond its cemetery?
Pretty soon, families will start testing their carving skills on this year’s jack-o-lanterns. But a few of the pumpkins from one Minnesota farm never make it that far.
The fall grape harvest is under way at Minnesota’s 30-plus wineries.
Judging by all the entries, there are a lot of hard-working, dedicated, worn-out parents out there who love what they do. Mike Binkley traveled to Hastings to surprise the first winner.
Before you know it, the trees in Minnesota will be turning bright shades of yellow, orange and red.
While many of us watched as the events of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks unfolded, Minnesota native Tom Lingenfelder lived them. He also survived the day in the World Trade Center and said it’s a day he’ll remember for the rest of his life.
Most owners of valuable art collections might be nervous about having children play around them — not to mention children with golf clubs.
Across the country, teens have been using technology as a new way to connect with old subjects. When the last school year started, St. Paul experimented with putting netbooks in the hands of high school students.
Most people would think the State Fair is Minnesota’s longest continuously running festival. But it’s actually a three-day celebration in Norwood Young America.
There’s a town up north where the food is filling, politicians do nothing and you can’t believe what you read in the local paper. That’s just the way they like it.
By this time, there should be some Minnesota sweet corn for sale at the roadside stands, but a cool, wet spring caused much of this year’s crop to be a little late.
It’s been one of the magical parts of growing up in Minnesota: having a 27-foot Paul Bunyan statue somehow know your name.
The Twins played a 3-game series in what may be the National League’s finest ballpark — AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Think about all the great places to go scuba diving. There’s the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or the Caribbean with its bright colorful fish. Or how about swimming with northern pikes in the Brainerd Lakes region?
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