Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Mall of America to mark the anniversary of the debut of a song written by a Minnesota teen who died of cancer. Zach Sobiech was 18 when he died from osteosarcoma in May.
The Twin Cities man who tossed1,000 $1 bills to strangers at the Mall of America on Black Friday says it was worth it. Apple Valley-resident Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw money from the third floor rotunda railing on Friday afternoon. The money fell down to a crowd that had gathered to listen to holiday music. When the performers starting singing “Let It Snow,” Vorobyov started tossing the cash. He told police he was going through a divorce and having financial problems. He only had $1,000 to his name.
Bloomington police cited a 29-year-old man for disorderly conduct for tossing 1,000 dollar bills over an upper floor railing at the Mall of America. Serge Vorobyov, of Apple Valley, admitted throwing the money as a choir performed “Let it Snow” on Friday.
In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.
Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season, and it started earlier than ever — 8 p.m. at the Mall of America. A new report by the University of St. Thomas says this is the mall where most Minnesotans will do their holiday shopping. “We love the bonding experience, hanging out with each other,” said shopper Nicole Klinkhammer, who was at the mall Friday. There was a lot of buzz about starting Black Friday too early, but the Mall of America team says as long as people want to shop, they will be open. And it’s working out fine so far. They project a higher turn-out than last year, when the mall opened at midnight.
A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.
Thousands of people will be flying out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday as it’s one of the busiest traveling days of the year. Travelers are heading out all across the country to get to their Thanksgiving destinations and family gatherings.
While many of us are looking forward to that big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, there are thousands of Minnesotans who struggle putting food on the table on a daily basis. Marcia Fink with the United Way joined the WCCO This Morning show on Tuesday to tell us how we can make a difference during the holiday season.
Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.
All this week at WCCO-TV, we’re highlighting small businesses here in Minnesota. For Tuesday, we’re highlighting a new store at the Mall of America where boys can be boys. J.M. Cremps already has a store west of the Twin Cities in Dassel, but the owners have opened a new store at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
His plan was to fortify his retirement plan by stealing and selling $1 million of hearing aids from his previous employer, but a Bloomington man is now heading to court instead. Thyvuth Lin, 56, is set to make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court. Joining him is Laden Hot, 20, who is related to Lin and lives in the same Bloomington home.
It could be considered a sign of the digital times we’re in as a popular video rental franchise announced its shutting down. Blockbuster Video has announced its closing all of its rental stores and its latest DVD-by-mail service.
Authorities said nobody was injured after a police chase ended with a stolen vehicle plunging into Lake Harriet early Tuesday morning. Police said the incident start in Bloomington at about 2 a.m. near the area of 81st Avenue and 3rd Street after authorities received a report of a stolen car.
Cast members from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stop at the Mall of America Tuesday as part of their National Victory Tour. Cast members appearing include Jena Malone, who plays Johanna; Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick; Meta Golding, who plays Enobaria; and Bruno Gunn, who plays Brutus.
Police in Bloomington said nobody was hurt and no arrests have been made after a report of a shooting Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the 7900 block of American Boulevard near the parking lots of the LaQuinta Hotel and a Culver’s restaurant after a report of shots fired.