Arc’s Value Village in New Hope is often busy. Donations get sorted in the back fast and end up out on the floor for shoppers. The organization helps those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, but it’s one volunteer who is often spotted for going above and beyond.
They have nearly 2 million followers on Instagram and a healthy enough business that they would walk away from full time jobs, all because of a dream about a dog. Lucy the pug and Boston terrier mix became the first ever post to the Dogs of Instagram account. But her owners are quickly becoming behind-the-scenes stars.
Palm trees, the smell of coconut oil and a nice loose fitting, comfy shirt. You must be talking about Tommy Bahama! While the company may have a tropical sounding name, its roots are deep here in the tundra of Minnesota!
Most of us go to work each day, but not many people call it going to “fun.”
Married with children, a local man thought it was his destiny to be a social worker. When that career ran its course, he started antiquing, eventually running his own Estate business.
Science, education and the arts — you say those three words and you probably think of teachers or researchers. How about comic book writer and sci-fi movie producer? That’s the idea behind local company, FutureDude.
After a long day, it’s sometimes nice to unwind with a glass of wine. But then figuring out what to buy can sometimes launch you right back into the stressful zone. That’s why Allison Wagner started the Savvy Lush. At first it was a joke with friends and then morphed into helping people find tasty wines, cheap. But that’s not all that makes Allison a Minnesotan to Meet. Her day job also raises significant money for a disease that hits our population hard.
Life can take so many twists and turns. For instance, imagine going from a nurse to an IT project manager, or from an inline skater to bike enthusiast. In both cases, that’s Martha Flynn, who is now so dedicated to getting other young women to ride bikes, she’s in charge of the Crank Sisters.
Some of us don’t know what we want to do even as a grown up. But one St. Paul native knew right after high school when he jumped into the fitness industry. He could travel the world while learning the in’s and out’s of the trade. Now Chuck Runyon is the chief executive officer of Anytime Fitness.
When you think of a chemical peel, estheticians want you to instead think of fast results in terms of putting your best face forward not what you’ve seen in movies.
We headed to Skin Savvy at Wayzata Medical Spa to get answers about Dermapen — a procedure that sounds scary but could help you avoid Botox.
Botox might sound scary or maybe treatments sound too expensive, so this week we’re looking at three non-invasive treatments under $400.
When he first moved to Minnesota, he only knew one thing about the state: it’s where Prince was from. But it’s the way Chris Pears is revolutionizing education in Minnetonka is what makes him this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.
He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, but ended up helping ailing businesses turn around. That led to wanting to start his own business – a beverage company.
Prom can be a stressful time for teenagers. Perhaps the biggest stressor is what to wear. Especially for girls, because those photos seem to stay around forever! Prom dresses usually reflect the year’s big trends, and sometimes can even predict the next season’s trends.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she’s trying to overcome her critics who think she’s too focused on police brutality issues.
The Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night, and WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas is getting to throw out the first pitch! One of WCCO’s morning photographers, Dave Charest, has a son who is an excellent little league pitcher.
It’s a tiny space with big sparkle, and if you walk the skyway in Downtown Minneapolis, you’ve likely walked right by it. Gene Gittelson opened his store Gittelson Jewelers 30 years ago, and now his son is following father’s footsteps.
Spring cleaning isn’t fun — especially that disorganized closet! In Minnesota, it’s actually important to organize as we move season to season; otherwise you’re stuck with sweaters on T-shirt days or vice versa!
“Simon Says Give” likes to celebrate birthdays. They host kids who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to party!
Most everyone has something that has embarrassed them as a child. But not all of us took that experience and turned it into something big. Enter MJ Johnson.
After working on Bar Bell Bee Ranch, owned by her aunt and uncle, Kristy Allen decided to combine her two favorite things –bees and biking – to create her own business.
Nourishing our minds, bodies and souls is so important to our overall well-being. That idea is how a new cooking class came about. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas and Kim Johnson went to Kitchen in the Market at the Midtown Global Market to try the new “Psychic Supper.”
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?
For its 100th birthday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is offering a surprise a week!