We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.
It is that time, the one time during the week when we think about the weekend. This time, WCCO This Morning found plenty of fun, and free activities, around town.
In the Excelsior area, you can spot some of the Twin Cities’ most high-profile personalties: Harvey Mackay, Prince, Miles Lord, Rick Aguilera. But ask anyone on Water Street and you find out fast another star around here who blows all the others away.
Investigators are looking into an unusual theft at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Someone stole a Paul Granlund statue from the rose gardens sometime late last week. The sculpture was a gift from an Arboretum donor in 2013.
Great theater can be created anywhere. But something special happens when a theater house not only mirrors the feeling created by the show, but enhances it as well. This is exactly what happened with the rustic, warm Old Log Theatre’s production of the silly, slap-stick comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”
The father of a Scottsdale woman found killed in her home says he hasn’t been able to sleep, instead imagining what could have happened to his daughter. Harley Feldman said Friday that Scottsdale police told him they don’t know yet whether 31-year-old Allison Feldman was a random victim of an attack.
We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week we visited Excelsior Brewing Company, WCCO viewers’ choice for best taproom, in Excelsior.
This week the holiday festivities are located all within one part of the state, the city of Excelsior.
It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.
A middle school student is facing felony charges Saturday morning after police say he made a list of people he wanted to kill.
Like every other business in Excelsior, John Klick is preparing to open for the day. But there’s none like this in the area. It’s not just a brewery, and not just a bar. It’s a taproom! “It’s an awesome environment that a brewery can create all their own beers, they can only serve their own beers, you can’t serve hard alcohol, you can’t serve anybody else’s beer,” Klick said.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a two-day conference designed to build bridges between Christians and those of Muslim faith. The conference is on Friday and Saturday.
State officials say they’ve confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in a west metro lake connected to Lake Minnetonka, which has been infested with the invasive species for years.
As kids step from the boats and onto the docks at Big Island, a day of fun and pleasure awaits each one of them. As parents of special needs children will tell you, the health challenges of one child affect the entire family. Nobody knows that better than Stacy McAllister.
If yoga is your thing, you know how important and sometimes difficult it is to fit in a session. A new Twin Cities studio is designed to make yoga fit around your schedule. The Yogafit Studio in Excelsior is trying a new concept with 24-hour availability.
Sunday was the perfect day to get out and thaw out a little bit. With temperatures reaching the 60s in much of the metro, it was the nicest day of the year so far.
As many as 1,000 people are expected to welcome the new year by diving into a hole in the ice of Lake Minnetonka. The 24th annual ALARC Ice Dive gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior.
The bright lights of Hollywood are shining in the west metro. The city of Excelsior is the backdrop for the newest movie being shot in Minnesota. “One Song” is a family drama starring several Hollywood veterans, including Sally Kellerman, Mike Farrell, Barbara Eden and Melissa Gilbert. It centers on a woman whose endured physical and emotional abuse from her husband, which has filtered down to her children. On a night out, she meets a new friend who urges her to sing for the first time in years, which changes her life.
A 53-year-old Excelsior coin dealer was sentenced Thursday in federal court for defrauding customers and investors out of more than $3.3 million. David Laurence Marion was sentenced to 60 months in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and one count of money laundering.
A person of interest is being held by police in the west metro Wednesday after the body of a missing man was found in a Shorewood home.
They started playing together in 1973, but little did they know that forty years later they’d still be teammates, playing on the same field they started on. Now in their late 50s, Susie Hatch and Therese Douglass are still competing for all the right reasons. For 40 years, they’ve been playing at the same park – the Excelsior Commons. “The whole outfield is Lake Minnetonka, so it’s gorgeous,” Douglass said.
With the summer months almost upon us, classic car shows will be scheduled all over the state. And this weekend in Excelsior, 100 vehicles will take center stage with the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance.
With all the hockey and skating going on in the Twin Cities, there’s a whole lot of sweating going on. And we all know how uncomfortable that can be.