Minnesotan To Meet: 3 Generations Help Out A Booming 'Celtic Croft' BusinessJoseph Croft started Celtic Croft 20 years ago in his garage. Now the independent store in Brooklyn Park specializes in traditional Scottish and Irish items. It's a business that keeps booming! The three generations running the store makes them Minnesotans to Meet.
Good Question: How Irish Are Minnesotans?Though we like to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, most Minnesotans originally came from Germany. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, 34.3 percent claim German ancestry, followed by Norwegian (15.1 percent), Irish (10.6 percent), Swedish (8.1 percent), English (5.5 percent) and Polish (4.8 percent).
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Corned Beef In MinnesotaEvery year on March 17, everyone's a little Irish -- even if it's painfully obvious we're not. According to your votes, Stillwater's Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.
Movie Blog: 'Song Of The Sea' ReviewedLike "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," one of my favorite films from last year, "Song of the Sea" is a gorgeously-rendered visual experience wrapped around a folktale narrative. Also like "Kaguya," "Song" is among those films nominated for Best Animated Feature in the up-coming Academy Awards. Yet while my vote would probably still go to the anime, "Song of the Sea" is not to be ignored.
Medtronic To Buy Irish Medical-Device Manufacturer U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic says it has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock, a 29 percent premium on Covidien's stock price. The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower corporate tax rates.
Crowds Flock To St. Paul To Celebrate St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick's Day is reason enough for many people to get out and celebrate the little or no Irish in their blood. If you're in St. Paul, you won't need the help of a leprechaun to find the party, just head downtown to the sea of green.
St. Paul Business Owners Push To Move St. Paddy’s Parade To Saturday Expect to see a lot of Irish spirit this weekend. Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, but many celebrations will begin as soon as Friday.
Memorial Hockey Tourney To Be Held For Edina BoyThe life of an Edina boy is being remembered through the sport he loved best. Eight-year-old Quinn Kirsch died from a heart condition one year ago this week. He was the youngest of four brothers. Quinn loved his Irish heritage and ice hockey. When Quinn was two, doctors detected a hole in his heart and a pacemaker was implanted.
Best Of MN: Corned Beef & CabbageThe best place for corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota? WCCO viewers picked Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, an Irish pub that's only three years old.
A Guide To Minnesota Craft Irish BeersThe first St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Minnesota were in 1852 in St. Paul, and that tradition continues Saturday when many will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day by drinking an Irish beer.
A Guide To A Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day You don’t have to have Irish blood running through your veins to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day here in the Twin Cities.
St. Paddy’s In St. Paul And MinneapolisMinnesota might be known in the larger world for its Scandinavian heritage, but there’s little doubt that the Irish have played a big part here, particularly in the capital of Saint Paul.