It was a year of great highs and greater lows (may we never again hear the words “Polar Vortex” uttered … like, ever again). Here is a list of the top 20 most-read stories from WCCO.COM in 2014, along with links to the original stories.
To look back on the headlines of the past year is to see conflict, war, disease, protest, a startling scientific achievement, and the death of a man who brought joy to countless people. 2014 was also an election year, and it brought change in political power, as well as a more lenient approach to marijuana in some communities.
In 2014, Minnesota Vikings players often rushed into headlines, though not necessarily for their on-field accomplishments.
In 2013, Minnesota lawmakers ushered in marriage equality and butted heads over health insurance and the proposed Vikings stadium, which ultimately broke ground in December. Here are some of the top headlines from 2013 as WCCO originally reported them.
Here’s a recap of the biggest news stories of 2012 — a list including tragic crimes, political victories, natural disasters and scientific achievements.
In 2012, Minnesotans (and Minnesota Vikings) fought over a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as existing only between one man and one woman, and another that would require voters to have government-issued IDs.
One person is dead after a head-on crash in Goodhue County.
A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.