Bloomington, Minnesota is well known for Mall of America and for being close to the airport. But when the WCCO This Morning’s dart landed on Bloomington, we looked to viewers for help on what to go see.
The jukebox in the corner of Wally’s Roast Beef is loaded with oldies, including the 1969 classic, “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher. It’s appropriate, since Wally’s first started serving their legendary roast beef in Bloomington in 1969.
Meet the Beatles, Minnesota — again. The Grammy Museum says a traveling exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. will stop in Bloomington.
The cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.
Plans to relocate a federal government office in the Twin Cities have gone off track, and all because of a bus stop. Many people who need to go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Bloomington wouldn’t be able to get there easily without public transportation. The office’s current location is just a block away from a bus stop, but the office is scheduled to move this fall. Even though the office is still in Bloomington, it is at least 3 miles away from a Metro Transit bus stop.
Authorities said a Delta flight traveling from Baltimore to Salt Lake City had to be diverted to Minneapolis Friday night to remove an unruly passenger. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Delta flight 1189. Authorities said a woman was taken into custody for being out of control on the plane and bothering other passengers.
An event Saturday afternoon brought hunters, outdoor lovers and natural resource managers to the Mall of America in Bloomington. The Waterfowl Symposium gives hunters and enthusiasts the chance to meet with waterfowl biologists and managers who represent conservation agencies. The focus of this year’s meeting was the blue-winged teal and wild rice, an important food for migrating waterfowl.
Hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and natural resource managers will gather at the Mall of America Ramada Hotel to celebrate Minnesota’s waterfowl and wetland resources.
WCCO Radio announced Thursday it raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in its one-day “Let’s Kick Hunger” event at the Mall of America. The station raised $250,181 on the day, which brought the five-year total for the fundraising campaign to more than $1 million.
With many schools in the area now on their fifth day off due to extreme cold conditions, some parents may understandably be trying to figure out how to combat cabin fever. Once again, the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe is offering free rides.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are hosting a public meeting in Bloomington to discuss options for preventing the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.
The nation’s largest mall is adding yet another option for hungry shoppers. Pizza Studio, from the brains of Lloyd Sugarman (of the Johnny Rockets franchise), will open a new location at the Mall of America on Jan. 20.
As Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to mandate all public schools be closed for Monday, many parents may be left wondering how to keep their children busy this afternoon. One potential and thrifty option was just announced at the Mall of America, where the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park will be offering free rides all day.
For 40 years, it’s been a hidden gem of the south suburbs. It’s a French restaurant inside a hotel, and Jason DeRusha went to check out Colette Bistro and Bar in Bloomington for his weekly segment DeRusha Eats.
A substitute teacher at a Bloomington elementary school has been convicted of maliciously punishing students. Sixty-year-old Laura Avery was found guilty of four counts of malicious punishment of a child.