This week on WCCO Saturday Morning, it’s all about sports, burgers and robots. There are all sorts of things going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, and we’ve got everything you need to know in one place.
When you grow up good at math and science there are so many good jobs out there, like engineering. But what if you end up hating it?
Police in St. Paul say a driver suspected of being under the influence caused a crash Saturday night that resulted in a car smashing into the Green Mill restaurant on Grand Avenue.
Just like his grandfather, Tom Johnson has found a love for big bouquets. He wanted to be a veterinarian then a pilot, but instead he settled on delivering smiles across the Twin Cities.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And what better to get your loved one on this special day that hand-dipped chocolates and candies? WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus decided to do just that!
A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 35-E near Grand Avenue in St. Paul.
St. Paul police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Tuesday robbery of a U.S. Bank. According to police, the robbery occurred at the U.S. Bank in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue.
Officials at the University of St. Thomas have issued a safety alert after a student reported being groped over the weekend by a man outside her St. Paul apartment.
This weekend, St. Paul’s historic Grand Avenue hosts its annual “Grand Meander.” You can eat breakfast with Santa Claus, take a trolley ride and much more. Kylie Bearse stopped over there on Friday morning to get a preview of the event.
The scents and sounds of fall are all around, so to celebrate St. Paul’s Grand Avenue is hosting Grand Harvest. The Grand Harvest is a celebration of the season and small businesses on one of St. Paul’s most charming streets.
St. Paul officials are laying out their plan to fix about half of the city’s “Terrible 20″ roads. Eleven roads will undergo maintenance beginning the week of Sept. 8, and the work is expected to run until mid-October.
If you’re looking for something to do Sunday, why not head to Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the 41st Grand Old Day! It’s the biggest one-day festival in the Midwest, according to Sue Evens of the Grand Avenue Business Association.
For the third time in less than a year, the iconic Lexington Restaurant in St. Paul has been sold. But this time, it sounds like the new owners are going to stick around. The famous location has been bought by three well-known restaurateurs.
For folks taking a stroll along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, there was a spring in their step. “We’re super excited for summer. Everybody is going to be in such a better mood,” Katelyn Johnson, from Hugo, said. “I think everyone’s rage level is just way down,” Kurt Christensen, from St. Paul, said.
Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.
Due to the almost 57 inches of snow that has fallen in Minneapolis so far this season, city officials will implement winter parking restrictions beginning on Sunday morning. The restrictions effectively ban parking on the even side of all non-snow emergency routes beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will last until April 1, according to city officials. The ban may be lifted before that end date if conditions improve.
St. Paul Police have arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run crash that left two people critically injured. Early Sunday morning, 22-year-old Nicholas Bergeland and 22-year-old Rebekka Peterson, both of St. Paul, were struck on the 1900 block of Grand Avenue.
The St. Paul Police Department has identified the two victims critically injured in a hit-and-run over the weekend.
A St. Paul book store is helping out local businesses through a pretty creative campaign. We all remember the Where’s Waldo books. Now you will have a chance this month to go find Waldo along Grand Avenue.
Police in Minneapolis are investigating a shooting that left one person dead early Thursday morning. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. inside an apartment building on the 3000 block of Grand Avenue South.
Police in St. Paul are trying to find the man who forced grocery shoppers to drive him to cash machines. The victims were forced into their vehicles at gunpoint at the Kowalski’s Market on Grand Avenue, with the most recent robbery on Saturday night. Kowalski’s shopper Carl Dehnert says these crimes or unsettling, considering that it’s located in one of those neighborhoods where everyone knows your name.
Last Friday, while grilling on Jacob Todd’s rooftop patio near Dale Street and Grand Avenue, Todd and his girlfriend, Abigail Marcus, said they heard something disturbing. “We both lit up a couple of cigarettes and there was a shriek from across the street in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot,” said Todd.
Police are investigating an apparent officer-involved fatal shooting in St. Paul Monday morning.
Winter weather tried to slow down another big shopping weekend, causing consumers to grab their umbrellas in December. With nine shopping days to go until Christmas, it’s fair to say that Mother Nature has terrible timing.
This holiday season local business owners want you to put your money where your home is.