Some lessons can’t be confined to a classroom, something this week’s Excellent Educator knows very well. Allen Mengis is a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Prior Lake, but his impact isn’t just in the classroom.
It’s Charity Week at WCCO-TV as we put the spotlight on local organizations which go the extra mile to give back to the community. Thursday marks one of the biggest initiatives as it’s “Give to the Max” Day. Helping Paws in Hopkins is just one of several local organizations that are taking part in the day.
Opportunities to get children excited about two of the big subjects in school don’t come around every day. That’s why you may want to take them to the University of Minnesota this Saturday for the U’s Math and Science Family Fun Fair.
A group of firefighters and paramedics in Stillwater is doing everything it can to raise awareness for men’s cancer research during November. The group calls themselves “Mo Medics and Mo Friends” and is made up of paramedics from Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater as well as firefighters and other members of the community.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond. School can be tough for any child, especially those with disabilities. But a local elementary school teacher who lives with a disability is doing her part to change that.
Hunting generates around $420 million in salaries and wages in Minnesota. And once you bag that prize buck, it’s hard not to want to employ a taxidermist. The experts at Trophy Time Taxidermy in Pequot Lakes
Hunting is a tradition in itself, but there are also traditions that go along with just being up north. Meat raffles go right with that annual tradition, and we went to Pestello’s Bar in Pequot Lakes to take in one of the best.
A lot of Minnesota women hunt while others join their husbands at the cabin, but there is a group who consider themselves “Deer Hunting Widows.” We learned there’s plenty for those ladies to do up north if they’re not into hunting deer.
The average Minnesota hunter spends $1,500 each year, and many of those who track deer will take a short break this weekend to enjoy a fine meal. Edward Moody and Jamie Yuccas from the WCCO This Morning show got in on the adventure as they headed north for a week to learn about the hunting craze. On Tuesday, they showed us how they learned about pairing wild game with wine.
This morning the WCCO Morning Show’s Edward Moody helped honor another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives.
The 6th Annual Taste! will showcase the best in local food, wine and specialty beers for 2013. On Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy the cooking by 40 top chefs, 350 wines and 100 specialty beers.
With Minnesota’s first We Day less than a week away, students all over the state are getting ready for the star-studded event. About 18,000 students will pack the Xcel Center on Oct.8, and they’ve all earned their ticket by being of service to others.
A group of students St. Cloud Technical High School first attended We Day in Winnipeg in 2012. They started earning their way to We Day in 2011 after meeting co-founder Craig Kielburger at the 2011 Civic Engagement Leadership Conference.
Millions have seen Mike Lindell’s passion for pillows on his No. 1-rated infomercial. But few know the true origins of Lindell’s Minnesota based MyPillow empire. Lindell would go on to own bars, carpet cleaning services and even file bankruptcy before coming back to pillows. He said it took years to perfect the product.
Judy Blomgren is WCCO’s first Excellent Educator of the week. Called “Mama B” by students, Blomgren teaches all orchestra classes at Champlin Park High School.