Watch WCCO 4 News Live: Click Here To Watch WCCO 4 News At Noon

John Lauritsen

(credit: CBS News)

Virginia TV Reporter, Photojournalist Fatally Shot On Air

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer while they were doing a live news report in Franklin County, Virginia, Wednesday morning. CBS News confirms that WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed.

08/26/2015

(credit: CBS)

Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Experts Worry Bird Flu Could Recur In Colder Months

The bird flu this past spring cost the turkey industry in the Upper Midwest nearly half a billion dollars.

08/21/2015

(credit: CBS)

Parents Of Fallen Soldier Keep His Bike Safety Dream Alive

What started as the dream of a fallen soldier is becoming a reality. After a friend died while biking along County Road 31 near New London, Ryane Clark wanted to make the area safer.

08/20/2015

(credit: Jenny Elsenpeter)

Concertgoer Shares Video Of First Avenue Ceiling Collapse

A witness who was inside First Avenue when the ceiling collapsed is sharing his video with us.

08/14/2015

(credit: CBS)

Cyclist Says Rock That Hit Him Was The ‘Size Of A Grapefruit’

A Minneapolis bicyclist is recovering after a rock thrown from a vehicle hit him in the chest.

08/14/2015

(credit: CBS)

Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk Driver

Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.

08/11/2015

(credit: CBS)

Black Journalists Discuss Race In America

For the first time in its 40-year history, the National Association of Black Journalists is holding its yearly convention in Minneapolis. More than 1,500 members of NABJ are expected to show up at the Minneapolis Convention Center. They include TV and print journalists, as well as journalism students from across the country.

08/06/2015

(credit: Thinkstock)

Good Question: Why Do Parents In U.S. Get Less Time Off Than In Other Countries?

If you are planning on having a baby, a good company to work for is Netflix. The company announced Tuesday they are starting an “unlimited leave policy,” meaning new moms and dads can take as much time off as they want, with pay, during the child’s first year.

08/05/2015

(credit: CBS)

Good Question: Can Deleted Text Messages Be Recovered?

During the NFL’s “deflategate” investigation, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the league he had destroyed his Samsung cell phone, and that meant the NFL couldn’t recover his text messages, as part of their investigation.

08/03/2015

(credit: CBS)

From Fighting In Iraq To Fighting Cancer, Soldier Faces New Enemy At Home

Soldiers risk their lives serving our country overseas. Now, one Minnesota soldier is taking on a new enemy here at home.

08/03/2015

(credit: CBS)

Farmers Anticipating Bumper Crop Of Sweet Corn

Just the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.

07/28/2015

(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

Special Needs Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of 16-Year-Old Girl

A 47-year-old Rogers man who is a special education teacher in New Hope is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Hennepin County attorney.

07/28/2015

(credit: CBS)

Hammockers Hang High Above Minneapolis Lakes

The hammocking trend has hit the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.

07/21/2015

(credit: CBS)

Vikings Stadium Construction 65 Percent Complete

Construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium is more than half way done. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings said Monday US Bank Stadium is 65 percent complete and a year away from being finished.

07/20/2015

(credit: CBS)

3 West Metro Construction Projects A Pain For Drivers

If you live in the western suburbs, you’ve likely noticed all the road construction. MnDOT has projects on three major roadways right now, and they are creating some headaches for drivers.

07/16/2015

(credit: CBS)

Cleanup Continues In Brainerd Lakes Area Hit Hard By Storm

Storm cleanup continues in northern Minnesota during the height of vacation season. Some of the state’s most popular resorts and campgrounds have shut down, causing many vacationers to make new plans.

07/14/2015

(credit: CBS)

Wolves Fans Come Out In Droves For Scrimmage

The line to watch a Minnesota Timberwolves summer scrimmage stretched for blocks from Target Center through the Skyway in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday. “We’ve got a good, young core of players so I’m excited to see what we’ve got,” fan Matt Ostby said.

07/08/2015

(credit: CBS)

Family Travels From New Zealand For Saints Game

The Hemera family from Christchurch, New Zealand, made the 8,000-plus-mile commute to catch a Saints game Tuesday night. It’s a trip they make every summer.

07/07/2015

(credit: CBS)

Wis. Fireworks Retailer Sees Holiday Business Boom From Minnesotans

Located just four miles from the border in Somerset, Wiscsonsin, the parking lot at Fireworks Forever is bustling. And most of the plates you’ll find come from just across the river.

07/03/2015

(credit: CBS)

Burn Victim Heading Home After 263 Days In The Hospital

After one of the longest stays in the history of Regions Hospital, an Oak Park Heights man is finally ready to go home.

07/02/2015

(credit: Jane Brommerich)

Tree Falls On House, Trapping Winona Woman Under Roof

A Winona woman says she’s lucky to be alive Wednesday night after a tree fell on her house.

07/01/2015

(credit: CBS)

Homeowners Begin Cleanup After Massive Fly Infestation

Earlier this month we told you about some Isanti County families who were dealing with a serious fly issue. Homeowners along County Road 42 were dealing with a major fly infestation.

06/29/2015

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota Man With ALS Hopes Stem Cells Save His Life

A Minnesota man living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is hoping a unique treatment can help him defy the odds.

06/26/2015

(credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Joy And Optimism In Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns

Thousands of long-suffering Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night to see their downtrodden team enjoy a rare moment in the NBA’s driver’s seat. They came to see their team select Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick, and they did not go home disappointed.

06/25/2015

more