If you’ve ever wanted to go to Italy, you can go there this weekend without leaving the Twin Cities. The sixth annual Italian Film Festival starts Thursday night and runs through the weekend. A variety of contemporary Italian films will be shown that highlight the stories of Italy and its people.
Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.
Troy Bell has seen it all in his basketball career. From Holy Angels High School to Boston College, to a first-round pick in the NBA to a career overseas. Because of that, he has perspective and an appreciation for where he’s been. Bell is spending the summer sharpening his game in the Howard Pulley summer league before he returns to his now hometown team in Italy.
Five employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.
You knew Minnesota had a professional soccer team, right? Those of you bashfully nodding yes are probably lying – market research has shown as little as 3 percent are aware that pro footballers exist in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.
Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding Sunday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a tearful Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.
A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship.
Friday marks six months since the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of an Italian island.
Italian authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship have spotted four more bodies in a submerged section of a passenger deck.
The family of a Minnesota couple missing in the Italian cruise ship disaster have announced they will hold a memorial service in memory of their parents, after news that the search has been called off.
Two sisters from Lakeville arrived back home to Minnesota on Thursday after surviving last week’s cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy.
From turning out for blood drives to pitching in at homeless shelters, the Minnesota couple missing since last week’s cruise ship disaster in Italy could always be counted on to help out, friends say.
The children of a Minnesota couple missing since last week’s cruise ship disaster in Italy said Wednesday their parents are not among those passengers whose bodies were recently recovered.
Several Twin Cities travel agents told us cruises are often Minnesotans’ preferred choice for vacation. So, what’s keeping us safe at sea?