There’s no bigger fan cheering for the University of Minnesota to bring home the bacon this weekend than “Goldy Gopher.” That’s why we wanted to learn more about him. As it turns, out Minnesota was tabbed the “Gopher State” in 1857 in a political cartoon.
Whether you’ve gotten married, gotten in trouble with your spouse or celebrated Valentine’s day – there’s one thing you need: flowers. And there’s really one name most of us think of: Bachman’s. The man taking the floral gift and garden store into the future still has the last name Bachman. That’s what makes Dale Bachman a Minnesotan to Meet.
A snappy dresser. A cover model. A greeting card creator, who gives back to charity. Inver Grove Heights-native Ouie Pierre sometimes has to be “leashed in” he does so much.
When you see someone who is stylish, they make it look effortless. A lot of the time, it’s not necessarily the clothes but the accessories that pull an outfit together. This week in Get Movin’ Monday, Jamie Yuccas caught up with local stylist Grant Whittaker to get four tips on how to accessorize your outfit.
If you want a dose of history with your Halloween entertainment, get outside for the annual Anoka Halloween Parade. It’s the 94th year and it has the largest parade of floats and bands in the state. This year’s theme is pumpkins.
When you see the life-changing facial surgeries the Smile Network provides, it’s hard to say no when they ask you to do a fundraiser — even if it means getting dressed in outrageous costumes.
While many stars are born, others are made. No building could tell that story better than First Avenue. From the outside walls to the performers who take the stage, it’s the spot that put Minneapolis on the map in world of music. But it’s the person running the venue who is truly a shining star to her family and hometown.
You’ve likely heard his voice on the radio, know you’ve heard his name somewhere before or needed to run into one of his family’s stores when the sink starts leaking or toilet breaks. With 19 stores and growing, Mike Frattallone is this week’s Minnesotan to Meet. The first Frattallone’s Ace Hardware and Garden Store opened in 1975.
A lot of us now shop online. But the Twin Cities are on the map for a lot of consumers because of Mall of America. And there’s one woman who has shopped every square inch of it, providing tips and insider info. But you probably will never guess how she got her start on the shopping beat.
A new season gives you an opportunity to make some changes, even spruce up the wardrobe you already have. But buying into every trend can be really expensive.
An event Saturday helped raise money for an emotional and difficult cause. The second annual “Let’s Not Be Still” run/walk was held. The event helps raise awareness for stillbirth, and remember babies that were stillborn.
What’s a rivalry without a little wager? As the Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers tonight at Lambeau Field, the WCCO morning crew will be taking on the WFRV morning crew in Green Bay.
Scientist, Engineer, Mathematician. How about being appointed board member of the National Museum and Library Services by President Barack Obama? No, seriously, one man does it all.
Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers — with different paths to success. Unless your name is Joy Noelle Teiken.
WCCO This Morning’s Jamie Yuccas and Kim Johnson are both graduates of the University of Minnesota, but only one of them had been to a Gophers game. Kim spent her whole college career away from the big game, so Jamie took it upon herself to show her what she was missing.
Sometimes you just get “dogged” by the pursuit of a dream. That’s the case for one Twin Cities family. John Sturgess spent 20 years operating and developing hotels before having his career go to the dogs. In 2011, he, his wife, Stacey, and daughter, Ellie, decided to combine the families love for Fido with John’s business background.
Wearable tech has become big business. Fitbit and Jawbone are just two of the products people are wearing to track their physical activity and monitor their progress. It was only a matter of time before somebody tried to do it for pets.
Now that summer’s winding down, a lot of us are going from working out outdoors to a more regular gym routine.
Look closely on dozens of Twin Cities menus and you’ll find the fish from Star Prairie Trout Farm — just 45 minutes from our downtowns. Besides their commercial fishing operation, they have ponds where anyone can fish. My morning show co-anchor, Jamie Yuccas, had more success than I did at fishing.
If you like to eat, go to a show or check out new window art, there’s one driving force behind it all in downtown Minneapolis. We’re talking the Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards and the Made Here initiative. His name is Scott Mayer. He also has his own company to represent profit and not for profit businesses.
Wednesday was another cool but gorgeously clear day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and there was no shortage of activities for all of us at WCCO-TV to investigate.
The seventh day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together started off cool and blossomed into a comfortable, sunny day.
A North Loop motorcycle business sells fantasy fulfillment. Customers range from local professionals to visitors, but the real character could be the shop’s owner. From family owned hotels to the restaurant business and rock and roll night clubs, a family fight and divorce eventually drove Dan Johnson to Midwest Motorcycle Rentals and Tours.
Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.
Click the link above to hear this year’s episode of Dave Lee’s favorite Radio Drama: Minnesota Hospital