Teachers across the metro area have discovered an innovative way to teach young kids how to read better and with more confidence. They are enlisting the help of therapy dogs. Dogs that have received special training to sit patiently with children, as the kids read aloud.
Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.
The official statewide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day took place at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Whether it’s chewy and gooey or crunchy and savory, many of us reach for certain foods to make us feel better.
One of the most popular attractions in Minneapolis is also one of the most dangerous right now.
If you like a bargain, now’s the time to shop at Saks Off Fifth on Nicollet Mall. A clearance sale is taking place before the store closes for good on Saturday.
Students who went through a frightening ordeal last January witnessed something wonderful on Monday. A popular teacher returned to school after undergoing many surgeries and nearly losing her life.
When it’s this cold outside, you have to protect yourself by wearing the right clothes and gear. But dressing for the weather is not what it used to be. It’s gotten a lot more high-tech. WCCO went shopping to see what you can find in stores these days. We hear a lot about dressing in layers and covering exposed skin.
When temperatures are below zero, highways can become like skating rinks. Lt. Tiffani Nelson from the Minnesota State Patrol shared some advice about driving safely in icy conditions.
The highest number of flu cases are typically seen in January, after the holidays.
The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota. And more than 300 people have gotten so sick they had to stay in the hospital.
During the holidays, it can be easy to fall into a gift-shopping, gift-giving frenzy.
The most wonderful time of the year is getting off to a gloomy start. Cloudy skies and fog hung over the downtown Minneapolis skyline most the day. At this Christmas tree lot at the Farmer’s Market, owner Scott Barriball compared the forecast to those of years past.
It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.
Students across the world spent time learning how to program computers Monday as part of Computer Science Education Week.