The first day of spring semester at the University of Minnesota is marked by changes in how students and staff are kept safe on-campus. A string of armed robberies has many students worried and the university taking some new safety measures to keep everyone on and around campus safe.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority called their final meeting Friday before the Metrodome’s roof comes down. The MSFA says it all depends on Saturday’s weather. If the wind is too strong, they won’t be able to deflate the roof. But if things go as scheduled, the massive dome will come down. Cameras will be placed inside the stadium and on buildings surrounding it.
Watching Jarrett Michie on the court, you wouldn’t know he’s in near constant pain. But the 11-year-old has a lot to zone out. About two years ago he was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. The pain is so bad in his back and legs, he has to wear ice packs after games and practices.
A great white shark so close you could almost touch it. The cacophonous music of Stomp, blasting away at you from every corner. The eruption of Mt. St. Helens, so intense you can feel the earth shake. That’s what you’ll have the chance to experience at this year’s Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Thousands of packages that were expected to arrive on Christmas Eve didn’t make it to their destinations. UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service, told CNN that they made a miscalculation, underestimating the number of packages they needed to ship. UPS officials say demand for packages was much higher than they expected, and their system was overwhelmed.
This week’s Excellent Educator is introducing some of the metro’s youngest minds to the world. Four-year-old students in Marie Zurich’s class can speak five languages, including French, Spanish and Chinese.
Imagine stringing up 58,000 Christmas lights on your house. Now imagine doing it with Parkinson’s disease. That’s what one local man does every Christmas, and with all the lights comes a powerful message. Mike Justak was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and in 2010 he started doing a full Christmas light display with the help of neighbors.
It’s something that’s become an annual holiday tradition for many Minnesotan families. Santaland at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis is spreading the holiday cheer once again this year.
It’s the last weekend for Christmas shopping, and all week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is giving you a look at all sorts of ideas. Well, at least the ones that are on our wish lists. Here is a list of everything our morning team suggests you add to your shopping plans.
Minnesota senators are hoping to learn more about campus crime and security in the wake of several high-profile incidents. The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee was holding a hearing Tuesday.
You know how sometimes you meet someone and you just want to hug them? That’s what happened when we met this week’s Excellent Educator, Lucy DesLauriers at Redtail Ridge Elementary School in Savage. She is beloved by her students, who call her “Mrs. D.”
Several residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul woke up Thursday with a big headache on their hands after their car got towed. Snow emergencies went into effect Wednesday night after our first winter storm dumped several inches of snow across much of the Twin Cities.
A local scientist is solving some of the country’s biggest secrets on national TV. Scott Wolter is the host of America Unearthed on H-2, and we went inside his lab in Chaska to see how he does what he does.
It’s one of the most family-friendly events of the holiday season, and it kicks off on Friday as the annual Holidazzle parade kicks off in downtown Minneapolis. It’s a bittersweet year as it will be the final season of the Holidazzle in Minneapolis.
This morning, there are tens of thousands of poinsettias waiting to brighten up people’s homes for the holidays. WCCO-TV went inside the greenhouse at Bachman’s for a behind-the-scenes look as the floral experts there are gearing up for the rush.