If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.
The Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain is celebrating its 50th year of existence this summer. Yes, that sport with the horses and mallets. If you’re like most people around the Twin Cities, it isn’t the 50 years that catches your attention. It’s the existing part.
Sunday is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in Minnesota – the annual Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park. It is a very important day to everyone involved in the sport locally, especially as Canterbury celebrates 20 years since re-opening, because of what happened two decades ago.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.
University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson resigned Thursday, following two university investigations into student and employee complaints about sexual harassment and retaliation in the program.
When it comes to the starting safety spot, the one opposite Harrison Smith, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wanted to take a close look at four guys Saturday night against the Cardinals: Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Crocker, and Kurt Coleman.
Every hunter loves their gadgets. And at this year’s Game Fair in Ramsey, Minn., there are gadgets galore! WCCO’s David McCoy gives us a look at some of the newest and coolest gear for your hunt.
How many times have you been at a foosball table spinning and pushing those bars to move the little players around? Well, in the town of Brownton, Minn. the table is much bigger, and the players make their own moves.
When you share a backfield with a former MVP and an electric early-round draft pick being compared to Darren Sproles, it’s easy to fly under the radar. But Matt Asiata has never been one for the limelight anyway. “Just go out there and do your job and, you know, execute with the plays,” Asiata said. “I was just trying to get better every day.”
Normally the Gophers’ biggest national success comes on frozen water, but a pair of University of Minnesota students recently had a big win out on the lake, bass fishing. So WCCO’s David McCoy went out on the water to hear all about it.
The PGA Championship, golf’s fourth and final major of the year, tees off Thursday at Valhalla in Kentucky. And as David McCoy tells us, a local club pro from Woodbury will get the chance to play in it,Dave Tentis, of Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis.
When Jason Galster saw Charlie Schultz’s story, he just had to meet him. Galster is an audiologist at Starkey Hearing Technologies. As we reported a few weeks ago, Schultz has quite a story to tell.
The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.
Long snapper Cullen Loeffler is the longest-tenured player on the Minnesota Vikings, with 11 years in Minnesota under his belt. Loeffer took some time to chat about his experience, and the upcoming season, with WCCO’s David McCoy.
The heat is on at the Vikings’ training camp for the quarterback position as it is every year. You could make a case for any three on the roster getting a shot to start at some point.
Last in the American League Central Division and now third from the bottom in the wild card race, it’s pretty clear the Twins will be sellers at the trading deadline.
The top amateur disc golfers in the world headed to Minnesota this weekend for the Amateur Disc Golf Championships.
We’re used to a Twins catcher playing in the All-Star Game, but there’s a new one this time around.
Growing up in Minnesota, Glen Perkins knows just how special the All-Star Game is. “This was a pipe dream a long time ago,” he said.
The last time the All-Star Game was held in Minnesota in 1985, it featured just one Twins player. But it also had three St. Paul natives, giving the game a real hometown feel.
The Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field, returning to the city where it was born. That was at Minnesota’s last All-Star Game, at the Metrodome in 1985.
When Pat Neshek found out he’ll be making his All-Star debut in his hometown, he was understandably emotional. “I just shook my head there for a while,” the former Twins player and current Cardinals reliever said. “I couldn’t believe it. It meant a lot to me.”
The annual Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field — and it’ll include former Twin Justin Morneau. But did you know that the very first home run derby also took place here?
Four years after the Twins arrived in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota was the center of the baseball universe. Nearly 50,000 fans crammed in to watch the All-Star game at Metropolitan Stadium.
Walk onto Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. and you can practically feel the history rising up from the bentgrass. Opened in 1929, Keller was a regular stop on the professional tours through the 1960s and even hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, and players like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many of the greats. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said. “And all the legends of golf that played here year after year after year.”