Regions Hospital announced Monday that Isabella and Aiden top the list of the most popular names for babies born at The Birth Center in 2014. There were nearly 2,500 babies born at The Birth Center in 2014 and nurses say parents are continuing to select older, more traditional names.
It was a year of great highs and greater lows (may we never again hear the words “Polar Vortex” uttered … like, ever again). Here is a list of the top 20 most-read stories from WCCO.COM in 2014, along with links to the original stories.
In 2014, Minnesota Vikings players often rushed into headlines, though not necessarily for their on-field accomplishments.
It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don’t have a costume idea yet? Not to worry — a recent ranking just released may be able to help.
So many were at the Minnesota State Fair this year taking in all the sights and food that the fair is on track to break the standing record for overall yearly attendance. Already a record-breaking single-day crowd went there Saturday, with more than 252,000 people walking through the gates.
High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is coming to the Minnesota State Fair. As part of the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series, Miss Franklin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are $45.
From Mad Men to Minn. men, actor Jon Hamm is among the first round of celebrity participants announced for the 2014 MLB Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
The “Academy Awards of the food world” announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the long list of semifinalists down to the top five in each category.
We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! WCCO will be hitting the lake every week from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair.
Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.
The best defense is a good offense, the old adage does. While that might not prove true for football, but it may do so for ads.
Sweet Onion Pico de Gallo Ingredients: 1 pound plum tomatoes (about 6), chopped 1 cup chopped sweet onion ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced ½ teaspoon […]
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State Sen. Dave Thompson reports having raised $120,000 last year toward his 2014 run for Minnesota governor. The Republican offered his tally Monday on his campaign website but didn’t say how much he has remaining after covering expenses.
The first Twin Cities baby of 2014 was welcomed at about 12:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Lissa Claire and Shawn Leebens are the proud parents of the first baby to be born in 2014.
As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
After months of Block E standing for “Block Empty” there’s a new plan in place to bring some life to the desolate area in downtown Minneapolis.
The State of Hockey has waited long enough to host a game outdoors. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that it will play Ohio State in a game at the football team’s TCF Bank Stadium on Jan. 17 in the Hockey City Classic.
A familiar face on WCCO’s daytime television is heading for the Oscars.
A conservative Minnesota State Senator is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 race for Governor. Lakeville Republican Dave Thompson officially entered the race today promising as Governor to “get out of the way” of business.
Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Croix bridge project connecting the two states. The ceremony will be held May 28 at Lowell Park in Stillwater. Elected officials from both states are expected to speak.