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.
This holiday season, you can help Minnesota charities while enjoying music from some of the industry’s most popular names. A local staple of the holidays for several years has been the release of the Cities 97 Sampler CD.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing new accusations of child sexual abuse by a priest. Those claims are part of a new lawsuit filed by a Twin Cities man who said he was molested by Father Francis Hoefgen, who had already admitted to sexually abusing children.
All this week at WCCO-TV, we’re highlighting small businesses here in Minnesota. For Tuesday, we’re highlighting a new store at the Mall of America where boys can be boys. J.M. Cremps already has a store west of the Twin Cities in Dassel, but the owners have opened a new store at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
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.