A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt.
Two of Minnesota’s biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.
The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.
Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.
There’s a new place to shop in the Twin Cities. Thursday the city of Eagan is celebrating the grand opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Nothing says happiness like a new outlet mall.
More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.
The shortage of doctors, nurses and medical equipment is making the Ebola outbreak in West Africa difficult to contain. Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General urged the international community to step up and help out.
Nigeria has one more confirmed Ebola case, and the outbreak shows no signs of letting up. The latest victim in Nigeria is a nurse who was treating Patrick Sawyer, the first American victim of the outbreak.
A 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.
Every year, on the first Tuesday of August, you’ll find people leaving their homes to spend some time with their neighbors and local police officers. It’s called National Night Out, and this year we’re seeing an even more supportive tone because of last week’s tragic events.
Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is a lot of decision making that goes into planning for the child, and one of those is how the woman wants to deliver. There are a lot of options.
This week, Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis loaded up their luggage into the Mobile Weather Watcher and took off Wednesday, heading almost four hours north to the gateway of the Boundary Waters.
For twelve weeks this summer, leading up to the start of the Minnesota State Fair in August, WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.
Monday’s high temp of 64 is the coldest high temperature ever recorded on this date in the Twin Cities. And strong wind gusts along the streets of downtown Minneapolis really made the weather hard to ignore Monday morning.