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 Ramsey County Attorney’s Office released evidence in a hit-and-run accident that severely injured an army recruiter. Last fall, Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was hit by a jeep and dragged nearly a mile. The driver, Enrico Taylor, pleaded guilty to the charges and will spend nearly 16 years behind bars.
A convicted killer recently questioned in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has died. Delbert Huber, 83, passed away just one day after he sat down for an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
Heavy rainfall at the end of May, and beginning of June, is causing problems on lakes and rivers around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some lakes have no wake zones, creeks and rivers are showing minor flooding and the swollen Mississippi River is sending a lot of debris down river. On the banks of the Mississippi, the St. Paul Yacht Club kicks off the boating season with an annual orientation.
Bloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.
This time of year, you can hardly walk along a downtown Minneapolis street without running into a food truck. When the city passed an ordinance easing restrictions on these mobile restaurants the food truck phenomenon took off. But the restaurants themselves aren’t the only ones seeing a boost.
Patients at one Twin Cities hospital are getting treatment from an unexpected visitor. Sonja, a Bernese mountain dog mix, makes the rounds at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She spends just a few minutes with patients, but both patients and doctors say it does a world of good.
This Sunday, thousands will take part in the Minneapolis Marathon in both the full and half versions. One participant, Fadumo Mohamed, will be running to inspire others and change the perception of the typical runner.
It’s the height of the walleye fishing season and every weekend, lakes around Minnesota are filled with anglers searching for that big catch.
For the Frokjer family of Maplewood, Memorial Day used to be a day of barbeques and celebrating summer. Now, it’s a day to remember the life of 27-year-old Sgt. Chad Frokjer, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
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.