Defending the Blue Line
J.P. Parise, a former standout for the Minnesota North Stars and the father of current Wild star Zach Parise, died on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.
Team WCCO braved the elements Saturday for a pair of charity pond hockey games on Lake Minnetonka. The team ranged in age from 14 to 62, and happily accepted the help of former Wild player Mark Parrish as a ringer. “This is awesome,” Parrish said. “It takes you right back. This is where it all began for all of us.” The wind chill on Lake Minnetonka was minus 15, but it was all for a good cause.
Minnesota Wild players will wear camouflage jerseys during pre-game warm-ups Saturday when the team hosts the Colorado Avalanche. The player-autographed camouflage jerseys will then be auctioned off online to benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and Defending The Blue Line.
Didn’t get a chance to watch the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show? We have all the highlights for you here. Aristea Brady visited with Susie Bachman to get some do-it-yourself tips on holiday decorating that can involve the whole family.
It may be a little cold outside as winter arrived early this year, but this is Minnesota. In the State of Hockey, what better way to spend the day than at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. That’s where the Wells Fargo Winter Skate folks are hosting a fundraiser for Defending the Blue Line
Several Minnesota military families got special recognition from the first lady, Michelle Obama, when she visited the Twin Cities to meet with them.
Military families are telling Michelle Obama that she came to the right place to learn about helping them when she arrived in Minnesota.