Excellent Educator: Derek Williamson Of Lincoln ElementaryThe math teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Anoka gets to play with numbers all day long with people he admits he fits right in with.
Update: Authorities Determine No Abduction Took Place In AnokaThe Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says it has determined that there was no abduction in Anoka, which was reported Monday.
Sheriff: 10-Year-Old Boy Reports Being Abducted In Anoka, EscapingThe Anoka County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 10-year-old boy reported being abducted in Anoka Monday afternoon.
'Halloween Capital Of The World': Anoka Holds Massive Annual ParadeThe city of Anoka has the largest Halloween parade in Minnesota. It kicked off this afternoon with an airplane show above the parade route. Floats and marching bands made their way through the crowds.
Wander Minnesota: Halloween WeekendHalloween is almost here, and there's plenty going on. Let's take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state. Friday night is Haunted High Ropes at the Eagles Bluff Environmental Center near Lanesboro. Go trick-or-treating on the high ropes course—and watch out for ghosts and skeletons along the way.
Prep Blog: Section Playoffs, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's mid-October, the air is crisp and it's time to win or go home on the Minnesota high school football season. The prep football playoffs actually got started with several games Tuesday and Wednesday night. Those games helped set up what should be an exciting Friday and Saturday of high school football.
Oil Trains To Pass Through DT Minneapolis, Western Twin Cities SuburbsA million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs. The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.
Young Artists Transforming Anoka Pedestrian TunnelYoung artists in Anoka are turning an 80-foot pedestrian tunnel into a work of art.
St. Paul Man Sentenced For Prolific Auto Theft SpreeA St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison for stealing 35 cars in the span of five weeks with a flatbed tow truck. The Anoka County Attorney's office says James Chester Jennings, 51, was convicted of five counts of auto theft, and he was ordered to pay $73,609 to the victims of his crimes.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets It's Friday eve and that means WCCO This Morning is Working for the Weekend.
Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several ChargesAn Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney's office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
50 Years Ago: Tornadoes Storm Through Twin CitiesFifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.