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 dog that went missing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for two weeks is back home with his St. Paul family.
Maple Grove Police need your help to find the person responsible for vandalizing a metro church. Sunday morning, surveillance cameras caught the man in action at Pilgrims United Church of Christ.
A program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.
The family of a little boy who died after a vehicle hit him is calling it a terrible accident. Two-year-old Henry Gonzalez Lucas died Thursday evening on a street outside his home in Corcoran. Family members said he was underneath a van when the accident happened. The driver didn’t realize he was under the vehicle and started to drive away.
Minneapolis city leaders are considering a major change to who provides electric and natural gas utilities. Right now, more than 180,000 customers in Minneapolis get their power from Xcel Energy and 125,000 get natural gas from CenterPoint Energy. Next week, the public will weigh in on a proposal to make those utilities city-owned.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son Monday afternoon in London. According to CBS News, the new prince weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. Kate gave birth in a private wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, the same place where Princess Diana gave birth to William and Harry.
The River Falls community is rallying behind Jessica Schaffhausen, who lost her three daughters, last year. Jessica’s turning the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia into a positive, trying to build a playground as a memorial.
According to the State Patrol, Abdrihaman Ali is one of thousands of Minnesotans caught driving without a license in the last year.
The man who killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home will hear his fate on Monday. A sentencing hearing for Aaron Schauffhausen is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Hudson, Wis.
Some of Saturday morning’s worst weather hit as athletes were preparing for the annual Lifetime Tri Minneapolis near Lake Nokomis. The final steps of any triathlon are reason to celebrate, but the finish line at the Lifetime Tri Minneapolis also meant victory over unexpected obstacles.
You may not know his name, but you’ve almost certainly played his game. Charles “Chuck” Foley, the Minnesota man who invented Twister, passed away on July 1. He was 82 years old.
Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is among the best in the game, and it all started in Minneapolis. Today the all-pro wide receiver brought a piece of the NFL to the first field he played on. Fitzgerald, who lives in Eden Prairie in the offseason, credits the beginning of his success to the adults who believed in him as a child. “The coaches that coached me here, I mean, so many people invested in me as a child, and they didn’t have to,” Fitzgerald said.
This summer, many Minnesota homeowners are dealing with some unwanted guests. Pest control experts are seeing a boom in carpenter ants due to the wet spring.
The summer fair season has arrived and in the next few weeks, children from around state will bring their livestock to 4-H competitions. Last year, there was concern that the dry weather would have an impact on the size and turnout of livestock during this year’s fair season.
This holiday weekend, lakes and rivers around the state will be packed with boaters who are finally getting the chance to enjoy summer. But, a day off for most Minnesotans means a busy day for the Department of Natural Resources patrolling the water for those who are drinking and boating.