Rachel Slavik joined the WCCO team in October of 2010 and is thrilled to be back in her hometown.
Rachel spent three years in the sweltering heat of Baton Rouge, La. She anchored, produced, and reported at WVLA. During her time in the Deep South, she covered Hurricane Gustav, the BP oil spill, and on the weekends, tried to master the art of southern cooking.
Prior to that, she worked at KBJR in Duluth. There, she learned that you’ve never truly experienced winter until you’ve spent a cold January night in Embarrass, Minn.
In her spare time, you’ll find Rachel training for a marathon or half marathon, cooking and spending time with her dog, Butters.
If you have a story idea, send it her way.
A St. Paul couple is overcoming the death of their daughter with a plan to help the entire community. Tony and Sarah Zahradka are building a memorial playground for their daughter, Janie, who died from sudden childhood death in October 2013 when she was 18-months-old.
This spring, there’s a new option for golf. Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington, Minn. will open up its new footgolf course on Saturday as a proactive approach to the declining interest in the game. In recent years, many golfers have put their clubs aside because the game isn’t easy or cheap.
If you’ve ever gone for a big change in your home décor, you know it can be overwhelming. From colors to design and fabrics it can be stressful making improvements to your home, but some of the top interior designers are giving us some great ideas to help you with that.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the nation and on Sunday, thousands are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease.
A small Minnesota company is back in the national spotlight. Last fall, Locally Laid Egg Company was in the running for a free Super Bowl advertisement through Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest.
A Twin Cities company is offering a different take on dog grooming, and it’s seeing great success. Think of it as a car wash for your dog.
This weekend, thousands will celebrate an important day in Mexican history. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle at Puebla, a day when Mexican soldiers defeated the French.
Authorities are on the scene, after a report of a car going into the Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue bridge near the University of Minnesota.
A game five loss for the Minnesota Wild means Monday’s match-up against the Colorado Avalanche is a must win. As the game came to an end Saturday night at the Pepsi Center it looked like the Wild might get the win after pulling ahead late in the third period.
WCCO had some visitors who are always keen on what’s happening outside at the station Saturday to see what’s happening on the inside. Many of the WCCO Weather Watchers came for a tour Saturday. During every newscast WCCO talks about the Weather Watcher Network.
The Minnesota Wild return to home ice for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team trails the Colorado Avalanche 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.
On Monday, the murder trial begins for a Little Falls man who admitted to killing two teenagers inside his home. Byron Smith told investigators he shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady after they broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day of 2012. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
A new report is giving insight into the moments before a student drowned during gym class in St. Louis Park. In February, Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found in 9 feet of water in the school swimming pool. He later died at the hospital.
The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.
Long before the big stage of Cirque de Soleil, aspiring gymnasts learn the ropes on a much smaller stage. For 20 years, St. Paul’s Circus Juventas has trained students in skills that seem impossible. Dan Butler is the founder and executive director. “At our core, we’re a youth development organization,” Butler said.