It’s something many Minnesotans grew up with and many still enjoy today: hot dish.
It’s become an annual contest among the state’s congressional delegation. On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken hosted the 5th annual hot dish competition in Washington, D.C., putting partisanship aside in favor of a culinary tradition. Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hot Dish” took first place.
The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.
A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.
Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.
Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
A program that encourages troubled teens to find the best in themselves has an opportunity to reach even more people. The non-profit Urban Boatbuilders offers apprenticeships to 16- to 19-years-olds for six months.
We now know more about where a Coon Rapids teenager got a gun used to accidentally shoot his girlfriend, then take his own life. Alantae Arnold’s girlfriend told police he was playing with a .357 Magnum when he accidentally shot her on March 9. Police tell WCCO the gun was stolen from a Coon Rapids home.
A Twin Cities non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering pit bulls and Rottweilers hopes you can help.
The trailer used for the “Get Your Fix” program was stolen over the weekend and, with it, $4,000 to $6,000 worth of supplies.
Two Minnesota gymnasts are among a small elite competing against the world’s best in Italy this weekend. Maggie Nichols and Olivia Trautman train at Twin City Twisters in Champlin. They are part of Team USA competing in the City of Jesolo Trophy, along with three Gold medal Olympians.
State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.
The father of a teen who died of a synthetic drug overdose last year spoke about the dangers of drugs as part of a community forum.
The American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.
A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.
A Twin Cities fifth-grader caught the attention of the White House by raising money for childhood cancer.
Two women got DWIs on the same morning for driving the same car.
It happened just after 6 a.m. in Lino Lakes late last month. The incident was captured on dash cam video, as police pulled over the car on the side of I-35 with both women inside.
A Minnesota woman says a co-worker violated her but she was shocked to learn he didn’t commit a sex crime. We should warn you, the details of the story are disturbing.
A Totino Grace student who captured the spirit of her high school football team has been given an award after her death.
On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.
A 48-year-old Forest Lake hockey director has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a shuttle bus belonging to a bar and drove away with it while intoxicated, according to St. Paul police.
A WCCO story has prompted a state representative to propose a change in the law to help Good Samaritans.
Last summer we reported on a nurse practitioner who stopped to help after witnessing a car crash. She felt penalized when she was stuck with a hefty bill after needing medical attention herself.
The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more.
In times of great grief, we often look for meaning. That came in an unexpected way for a Red Wing woman after losing her husband earlier this month. Brad Einck was an organ donor, and what he shared with one person was particularly powerful.
WCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.
A youth hockey team is upset about jerseys they ordered from a Minnesota company.
A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning. Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at a welding business in nearby Fairfax. A steel bi-fold door fell on him, pinning him underneath.
There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died recently while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month.