One person is dead after a car hit a guard rail twice and then eventually struck the side of a bridge in Edina Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 5:38 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Highway 100 at 77th Street.
A Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.
There’s a certain expectation that comes with food at a bowling alley. But Pinstripes in Edina isn’t that at all. Chef Nelson Pinos runs an all-scratch kitchen. They even make the pasta in house. “We’re not [just] a bowling alley, you know,” Pinos said.
A power line electrocuted a man Wednesday afternoon while he was trimming trees in Minnetonka, Minn. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Townline Road. A 21-year-old man, who is an employee of a tree trimming company out of Little Falls, was about 30 feet high when he hit a power line.
Not many third graders can say they saved a classmate’s life. But a 9-year-old boy in Edina can because two weeks ago, he was able to rescue a friend who was choking. It happened at Concord Elementary School in Edina during a school picnic. When student Fletcher Dypwick started to choke, his friend Zach Furman successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver.
One of the most popular creeks in the Twin Cities is at a major risk for flooding after heavy rain Saturday with more expected Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities said Minnehaha Creek is at 16.88 feet, which is the highest it’s been since 2011, when it was at 16.74 feet in the middle of July.
Edina Police have extra patrols out following a string of burglaries that occurred last week. Police said three burglaries have taken place since Tuesday, May 27. Two happened during the day on Tuesday, and the third happened early Wednesday morning.
More rain on the way could create more problems for folks who live along Minnehaha Creek. One of the wettest springs on record in the Twin Cities has created dangerous conditions in the creek and an ongoing stressor for some homeowners like Chris Kellick.
Ironically, an Edina teenager who made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals got tripped up by a word meaning “personification of the ultimate fate that gods must yield to.”
No children were injured in a school bus crash Wednesday afternoon in Edina, Minn. But the State Patrol said the bus driver and the driver of another vehicle involved were both sent to the hospital.
Authorities said nobody was hurt after a home caught fire in Edina early Thursday. Crews were called to the 6400 block of West Short Drive on a report of a fire. Smoke could be seen from the area of Highways 62 and 100.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the nation and on Sunday, thousands are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease.
For ten years, the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition has been on a mission to make the words colon, colorrectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language. The organization believes it can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from the largely preventable cancer. Last year thousands come out to participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and run.
If you are planning on being out and about this weekend, there are a couple of major road closures you should be aware of around the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul will close at 10 p.m. Friday and won’t reopen until Monday morning.
It takes a special person to adopt a child from another family — or another country. Yet, thousands of American families have been waiting for years to complete the foreign adoption process. The number of international adoptions has dropped dramatically in the last decade. But last week, an Edina woman finally brought home her three daughters adopted from Guatemala after seven years of waiting.