The start of the winter Olympics in Sochi is just days away. The opening ceremony is set for Thursday, and about 19 Minnesotans will be part of Team USA.
There will be a Minnesotan on the field during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker grew up in Cold Spring, and played for the Gophers. On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of people filled the Rocori High School gymnasium for “Eric Decker Day.” Those on hand included preschoolers, teenagers, grownups and family – including Eric’s grandma, Bernice Decker.
President Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.
For parents in school districts that did cancel class, it was another day of figuring out what to do with the kids. For some families that meant paying for outside help.
Many school districts across the state canceled classes because of the extreme cold, which meant getting the word out to families, so they could make arrangements. But still, school officials know that sometimes not everyone gets the message.
Thousands of school kids across the state got to stay home again Thursday because of the extreme cold. This is the third day this month, the sub-zero temperatures have kept students out of class and that’s very unusual for Minnesota school districts.
Students at a high school just west of the metro are pulling together to help a teacher in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Mayer Lutheran High School students are supporting their Spanish teacher, Adela Alvarez, by raising money to help with her medical expenses. Joel Landskroener, executive director at Mayer, says when Alvarez wasn’t in the classroom teaching Spanish to teenagers, she was out in the community teaching Zumba.
Authorities are looking for a suspect in the north Twin Cities metro after a man committed an armed robbery and fled the scene on a snowmobile. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 7:34 p.m. Monday to Tim’s Country Cupboard in Center City on a report of an armed robbery.
The football field at TCF Bank Stadium has been transformed into an ice rink for a 10-day festival known as the Hockey City Classic. The big event is slated for Friday, when the Gophers women and men’s hockey teams play a double header. That means thousands of people will be coming and going at the outdoor stadium, and the snow has got to go.
The issue of childhood obesity gets a lot of attention, and there are more efforts than ever to educate kids and their parents about ways to prevent it.
We are about a week into the New Year and already many of us who made resolutions to eat better are finding it harder to do than we imagined.
When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, which ones comes to mind? Probably Paris, maybe Venice, perhaps even somewhere like Buenos Aires. How about adding Pig’s Eye to that list? Scoff if you must, but Minnesota’s capital is currently one of the finalists in USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
Many of us are already done with winter and thinking about a getaway to someplace warm. That, of course, costs money. But it may not be as much as you think.
When it comes to holiday desserts, fruitcake is one of the treats that people either love or hate. It is a bit of an oddity with its decorative colors and aroma. But a Golden Valley man’s fruitcake is the talk of the neighborhood and not because the way it tastes – it’s 102 years old.
When it’s cold outside, you can find cars and minivans warming up without the driver inside of them. And police say thieves are out looking them. Minneapolis Police tell WCCO they’ve seen a spike in car thefts in southeast Minneapolis’ Third Precinct. Officers say 17 cars were stolen between Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 in that part of the city.