This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week, Edward Moody got to surprise Lisa Rutman, who works within School District 196. Rutman has been a social worker in schools for 12 years.
Here’s a local angle for the Super Bowl: A local company’s cold resistant clothing will be worn by the Seattle Seahawks in the Big Game.
A 58-year-old was burned and suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire late Wednesday afternoon in Eagan. At 4:33 p.m., the Eagan Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 2981 Lexington Avenue, according to city officials. Firefighters found the 58-year-old victim inside, who was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. There was only one occupant in the home.
Officials with Thomson Reuters announced this week it’s cutting a number of jobs at its Eagan location, resulting in the permanent loss of 184 positions. The announcement was made Monday to the company’s full-time employees. The legal publishing company announced in October that they’d be cutting 5 percent of all its workforce.
Staff at Rasmussen College in Eagan hope their new 8,000 square-foot location will give students the right skills before entering Minnesota’s law enforcement. The new facility includes several scenario training rooms where students can practice how to deal with a bank robbery, a bar fight, a hold-up at a convenience store and even a domestic situation in a mock apartment. Law Enforcement Skills Coordinator Michael Ardolf says the facility will enhance the learning experiences of those in the program.
A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.
Ten Minnesota high school teams will compete in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium next month. The five-game competition will be held Jan. 11 as part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival.
Along with many malls and big box retailers, dozens of stores at outlet malls in Minnesota will also be open come eight o’clock Thursday night, but we wondered are outlet malls really a better deal? Beyond Albertville, shoppers can also check out deals in Medford and come next summer an outlet mall in Eagan will open its doors.
During the holidays, psychologists say the potential for conflict is high and people tend to get stressed out. So, how do we avoid the holiday drama?
Now that the weather is getting colder, many of us will be switching to indoor activities — like bowling. So this week, we asked for your help in finding Minnesota’s best bowling alley. You picked Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan.
A woman from Eagan is $10,000 richer after she changed her life for the better. Christine “CC” Hodges started her weight loss in February 2012 and then kicked it up a notch for the Lifetime Fitness’ National 90-Day Transformation Challenge.
It’s been a day of shock and sadness for one of the elite high school football programs in Minnesota. One of the starters for Cretin-Derham Hall, 16-year-old Max Lowell, was killed overnight in a rollover crash in Eagan.
Authorities in Eagan are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who is likely responsible for arson back in September. Police are hoping a picture of a bike likely used in the incident could lead to an arrest.
Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
A 58-year-old man has died after his minivan went off the road and into a pond in Eagan Friday morning. According to police, a witness saw a minivan leave the roadway at Lexington Avenue and Clubview Drive at 7:33 a.m. The minivan, driven by Thomas Heinz Iwen of St. Paul, went down a 10-foot retaining wall and crashed upside down into a collection pond. Iwen was extricated from his vehicle by Eagan firefighters. He was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he later died.