WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

John Lauritsen

(credit: CBS)

‘We Lost One Of Our Brothers’: College Athlete From Blaine Dies While Rafting

Friends, family and teammates are mourning the loss of a college baseball player. On Tuesday, the body of 23-year-old Dan Buehner was recovered from the Sheyenne River in Valley City, North Dakota. Buehner, who grew up in Blaine, was a senior at Valley City State University and a captain on the baseball team.

20 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Minn. Health Network To Discontinue Water Births

A decision by Allina Health to stop water births led to a protest outside a Shakopee Hospital Monday morning. Earlier this month, Allina began telling doulas and expecting moms that underwater births would no longer be an option.

04/21/2014

(credit: CBS)

Man Accusing Roseville Cops Of Excessive Force

A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.

04/18/2014

Fishing,generic, lure, angling, trolling

Bait Shops Worried About A Repeat Of Last Spring

Another winter storm would be the last thing the state’s fishing industry needs. Many bait shops and resort owners say business was down this winter because it was simply too cold to be on the ice.

04/15/2014

(credit: CBS)

Countdown To Taxes Begins As April 15 Deadline Looms

The countdown is on. Taxpayers have until midnight Tuesday to get their taxes done. The IRS will receive about 135 million tax returns by the April 15 deadline. About 90 percent of those are now filed electronically. In a roundabout way, that’s helped cut down on the number of audits the IRS can conduct.

04/14/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, Planes

A bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They’ve become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it’s a little green fruit that’s been putting the squeeze on Price.

04/09/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Minn. Has The 6th-Highest Taxes In The U.S., Census Bureau Says

You may be surprised to know that numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota has the sixth-highest taxes in the country. But Wisconsin is just ahead of us as the fifth-highest taxed state in the nation.

04/08/2014

(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Fans Enjoy Spring Weather At Home Opener

After a very long winter Twins fans finally got to enjoy some outdoor baseball, and some sun. It was 60 degrees and sunny during first pitch at Monday’s home opener at Target Field. A lot of fans were wearing t-shirts, shorts and shades.

04/07/2014

Fargo flooding

Farmers Worried April Snow Signals Repeat Of Last Spring

A year ago, the spring snow went into May, and it prevented some farmers from getting their crops in.

04/04/2014

(credit: CBS)

Spring Sports Falling Behind — Again — Due To Cold & Snow

The spring sports season should have started already, but with the cold and now snow on the way, spring sports are once again falling behind.

04/03/2014

(credit: CBS)

Minn. Bartender Recounts Getting Shot Twice While Doing His Job

A St. Cloud bartender says he’s lucky to be alive after being shot twice early Saturday morning.

04/02/2014

(credit: City Pages)

Re-Enactor Explains Picture With Nazi Flags Taken At Mpls. Restaurant

A popular northeast Minneapolis restaurant is taking heat, after a picture surfaced showing Nazi flags at a holiday party.

03/17/2014

(credit: CBS)

College Student Making Strides After Being Hit By Car

Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.

03/14/2014

(credit: CBS)

After 63 Years And A Tragedy, Canby Boys Make It To State

For the first time in 63 years, the Canby boys basketball team will be playing in the state tournament. The Lancers haven’t been there since 1951, and will play in the first round of Class-A at 1 p.m. Thursday.

03/12/2014

(credit: CBS)

Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat Borer

Over the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.

03/11/2014

more