We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.
Some call it summer, some call it festival season. It seems every weekend there are great community events across the state of Minnesota. This week we head to Pine Island to show case the annual Cheese Festival!
The annual Memorial Day Challenge Hearts and Minds 5k takes place Monday morning. The annual run takes place at Como Lake in St. Paul.
With the recent rainy forecast, a lot of us are hoping it dries for the weekend. There’s so much to do outside!
An event in Mankato Saturday is meant to thank everyone for helping a family during a difficult time. It’s called “Kruisin for Kolstad,” and it’s a 5K run held at Sibley Park starting at 10 a.m.
The Great Pumpkin Chase 10k trail run took place at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Saturday morning. The race began at 8:30 a.m. and was followed by the 5k at 10 a.m. and the Dracula Dash for kids at 10:45 a.m.
Harriet Island may have been underwater for a good part of the summer. But now it’s all dried up and ready for some wiggly butts! Please, let me explain. Sunday is Saint Paul Parks and Recreation’s Bark and Rec Day, which includes the 2014 Wiggle Butt 5K.
Today is the day we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives. And that’s one reason why thousands of people are at Mall of America Sunday morning.
A race where participants did not have to run at all took place in St. Paul Saturday morning. As soon as they started, participants were done! The St. Paul Saints ‘Zero-K Couch Race’ lets participants plop down on a couch and cheer on the actual runners.
It’s something people are pretty uncomfortable talking about: babies who are stillborn. It’s also something that became real to our WCCO-TV family last year. Aaron Goodyear, whom we call “Goody,” is a photojournalist at WCCO-TV. Last December, he and his wife, Amber, lost their baby late in the pregnancy.
Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.
Pre-cancer Gary Brausen cruised through 9-mile trail races. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen strapped on ice skates at 6:30 a.m. three days a week, competing against former college hockey standouts. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen never touched a cigarette.
Authorities are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that damaged St. Croix Central Elementary School located in Roberts, Wis.
As the snow melts and slender blades of green grass begin to shoot up through the patches of remaining snow and small buds sprout on trees, a new season is slowly ushered in. Finally, spring is arriving.
Thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will converge at the Mall of America for the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure.