Wander Minnesota: Festivals And Events In December (Week 1)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that's a mile long, I'm going to report weekly this month.
Minnesotan To Meet: Pianist Steven C. AndersonHe couldn't always read the notes, but Steven C. Anderson always had an ear for music. His piano teacher was his mom and she saw something very special in Anderson at a young age. Even when he wanted to quit she wouldn't let him, giving him candy to make sure he kept playing.
Farmers Say Warm Weather Will Make For Beautiful Christmas Trees This YearSome overachievers may already have done it, but most of us have yet to buy a Christmas Tree this year.
After Suit From Wis., County Will Display Nativity With Bill Of RightsA southeastern Indiana county that was at the center of a legal battle over a Nativity scene on its courthouse lawn will allow a mix of religious and secular displays this holiday season, including a manger holding the Bill of Rights.
Santaland Returns To Macy's In Downtown MinneapolisMacy's Santaland opened Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. Families can walk through the decorations on the store's eighth floor and explore how Santa's elves get so much done in the North Pole.
Minnesota Volunteers Bring Struggling Families The 'Best Christmas Ever'It's been said that some of life's biggest blessings come through adversity, and the story of "Best Christmas Ever." They're a small group of volunteers that's trying to bring just that to Minnesota families in need.
DNR Harvesting Governor's Christmas Tree FridayThe Governor's residence in St. Paul will soon look at lot more festive for the holiday season. This morning the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be cutting down a white spruce for the house on Summit Avenue.
Working For The Weekend: Santa, Ice Fishing & FashionA classic holiday tradition for many Minnesota families begins this weekend! Macy's Santaland opens! But if you're looking for a festive experience for your pet as well, WCCO This Morning has you covered in Working for the Weekend.
Target's 'OCD' Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media BacklashA number of people are speaking out against a would-be festive sweater design on shelves at Target stores this holiday season. The red sweater features, in large green letters, the tag "OCD," with the explainer "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" underneath.
Lunds & Byerlys Hosts Be A Santa To A Senior ProgramLunds & Byerlys in St. Louis Park is hosting the "Be A Santa To A Senior" program. Started in 2006, the goal is to give a gift to a senior who may not otherwise receive one.
Plymouth Woman's Children's Book Finally Published, 63 Years LaterShe wrote a children's book 63 years ago, now at 81 she's finally publishing it. Janie Tesch-Cassidy was 18 years old when she wrote "The Purple Teddy Bear."
Need For Tech Workers Helps Bump Holiday Hiring NumbersBelieve it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year -- up from 26 percent in 2014.