What elements would you bring in to create the home of your dreams? How about ceiling panels, custom railings and an in-home basketball court? Watch WCCO’s Aristea Brady check out a fantastic pad during the Parade of Homes tour in the video above! You can catch the home she toured and many more dream houses from now through March 30.
After the worst winter in 35 years, maybe you need a new car? Starting Saturday, you can see hundreds of new vehicles at the Twin Cities Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center
Three people have been charged with using other people’s food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.
Azur Davis, founder of central Minnesota’s “Ruff Start Rescue,” has helped save more than 1.700 animals. But Davis says there’s just something about Cupid, a 3-month-old hound dog with deformed front legs. “He walks with the front paws completely bent in,” Davis said. “We know that there’s a hard case that’s going to need a lot of vet care.” The overtly affectionate puppy was first found in a central Minnesota ditch.
This extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.
Last week’s snowfall kept crews busy with removal and you’ve likely noticed large pot holes covering our roadways. Now, experts say to get ready, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
The accumulation of heavy snow may have caused the roof of a Ramsey business to collapse early Friday afternoon. According to an employee, workers saw the roof of Pro Power Sports begin to sag, and then they heard rivets pop. All employees were able to escape the building before the roof collapsed, trapping trucks, snowmobiles and other products and equipment.
You likely bought or got roses and chocolates this Valentine’s Day. What can you do to make the weekend particularly memorable for your sweetheart? On Saturday, the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn. is offering a unique, alternative option.
Figures show as many as 95 million flowers are delivered on Valentine’s Day. But for many people, they don’t last too long in the vase. WCCO’s Aristea Brady thought it would only be timely to ask experts a question many of you probably thought about today: How do I make my roses last?
Sure it’s been cold in Minneapolis this winter. Okay, really cold. But move over Miami. The good old “City of Lakes” could very well take the award for “Best Convention City.” Melvin Tennant, CEO of “Meet Minneapolis” – the city’s official convention and visitors association – says it should be no surprise that Minneapolis is in the running. The city has a booming downtown that’s just too big of an attraction for meeting and even planners to ignore.
The cyber reporter who first broke the news about Target’s massive data breach says he now knows how the hackers got in.
Students were evacuated from a school in Springfield, Minn. Thursday morning after a number of people were sickened with what may have been carbon monoxide poisoning. The Springfield School District’s website confirmed that Springfield Public School was being closed for the day, and students were taken to a nearby community center. Third-grader Emma Pingeon says she witnessed some students vomiting during a morning practice for a choir concert.
Saving money while trying to save your own life. It’s a concept that seems unfair when your life should be seen as priceless. But for many low-income people, it’s a reality. The founder of a local charity aimed to help women fighting breast cancer is doing something to change that. All proceeds from “Hope Chest for Breast Cancer” go to help local women who struggle to meet their immediate needs of food, transportation and medical costs.
WCCO-TV and Aristea Brady are fundraising for Hope Chest as part of her participation in Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities. Each dancer in the competition competes for a charity of his or her choice. Aristea chose Hope Chest.
As 9-year-old Lexi Dietz work on her math problems at school, the grip on her pencil will force you to do a double-take. And it helps explain her nickname. “They were like, ‘Hi, Fancy Feet!’ I was like, ‘Hi!'” Lexi said. In the past two years, we’ve seen Lexi hold a book, paint and even eat without the use of her hands. Now she’s up to something new; the idea for which came when her class was asked to play on their recorders at their Christmas concert.
Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. A majority of them would be in the Twin Cities, but other cities, including Duluth, will have locations. Derek Struss is one of the people excited about Dunkin’s return to Minnesota.
Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.
The end of our extreme cold weather is coming soon. But the warmup we’ve been waiting for will bring big problems for some homeowners. Pipes that froze and cracked during the freeze could soon dump hundreds of gallons of water into basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Plumbing companies say it’s been a couple decades since they’ve seen this many problems. And they say homeowners better get them fixed as soon as possible.
While the polar vortex brings a gut-punch of cold, it also brings with it something far less obvious: black ice. While seeing snow often cues drivers to slow down, what likely isn’t seen in extreme cold is ice, which can even form from condensation caused by car exhaust.
Even for Minnesota, it’s going to get cold next week. “Yep, we’re talking about overnight lows around 19 below, 17 below,” said WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer.
Did you miss the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show? We have all the highlights for you here. As we get ready to ring in 2014, Aristea Brady spent some time with the experts at Bylerly’s on ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
She’s been waiting 40 years for an ending to her story. And on Thursday night, it finally came. On Christmas Day, we shared Jan DeVries’ plea.
Maybe you felt it this Christmas — that twinge of nostalgia for a Christmas past. For one Coon Rapids woman, it is a recurring memory.
Most of us are lucky if we have the chance to know our grandparents well. But one St. Michael newborn is spending this Christmas not only with her grandma and great grandma… but with her great, great grandma.
Were you busy getting ready for Christmas and missed the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning show? We’ve got all the segments for you here.