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.
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.
Just 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis, rolling hills and the Luce Line trail offer escape from city living. Rather than a run or walk the winding trails, I had a different mode of transportation in mind. Suzy Mernik takes a unique approach to her horse-back tours. You choose your favorite trail and Suzy brings the horses
The St. Paul Police Department is investigating after a crash sent six people, including three children, to the hospital. Two cars collided at Maryland Avenue and Johnson Parkway around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. All six victims were rushed to Regions after the crash.
St. Paul Police believe a hit-and-run that left a 25-year-old man critically hurt may have been intentional. Neighbors who witnessed what happened say it appeared that way.
In this digital age of e-mails and text messages, it’s rare to keep in touch with someone through an old-fashioned letter. But it wasn’t so long ago that this was one of the main ways to stay connected. Jolie Raimondo was reminded of that when she stumbled upon an old box full of letters.
Some are calling it the future of farming — a technique that will provide local fresh produce year-round in the Twin Cities. Right now lettuce, kale, and herbs are ready for harvest in St. Paul.
Investigators are releasing new information on the prostitution sting that led to the arrest of the Robbinsdale police chief. Former police chief Steven Smith was one of 11 people taken into custody on Feb. 20 by Coon Rapids police. According to police records, he was answering an ad on Backpage.com that was placed by an undercover Coon Rapids officer.
We’ve all learned about T-Rex, brontosaurus and even stegosaurus. But every day, researchers are looking for new species of dinosaurs. Some of the most recent discoveries are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. It’s an up-close look at history, and a chance to imagine life millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to the Science Museum’s Kim Ramsden.
Spring is officially here, and it couldn’t come soon enough for many Minnesotans. After this winter, most of us are all hoping the worst is behind us. Since December, 61 inches of snow have fallen in the Twin Cities, and we’ve bundled up for 50 days with below-zero temperatures.
A piece of St. Paul history came down Sunday morning in dramatic fashion. Demolition crews brought down a towering smokestack as part of the ongoing demolition of the Island Station Power plant. After standing over the Mississippi riverfront for more than 90 years, the 280-foot smokestack crumbled in a matter of seconds.
A new trend in commuting is growing in popularity around the Twin Cities. Car2Go is a car-sharing service that allows members access to a vehicle without having to own one. Amber Iwan knows city living rarely comes with a close parking spot. She walks a block to find a small, blue-and-white smart car – one of the newest ways to commute around the metro.