WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 25)It is the last weekend in July, so go make the most of it -- with WCCO's help, of course! Saturday night at Elko Speedway is the Eve of Destruction! There will be dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Racing, Bull Rides and a petting zoo for kids.
Finding Minnesota: Oprah’s Nod Means Big Business For Candy CompanyIn one of Minnesota's smallest towns is a small company that's suddenly getting huge amounts of attention -- after a close encounter with one of the world's most famous people. Annie B's Candy Company in Kellogg, population 456, has been turning out small batches of buttery caramels for decades.Justin and Amanda Henke have owned the operation for about two years.
Oprah Loves These Minnesota-Made CaramelsOprah tasted, tested, sniffed, touched, and more -- how else would she discover her favorite things? This year, her list of items includes a treat from a Minnesota candy company.
Struck Propane Truck May Burn For DaysWabasha County authorities say a propane truck that caught fire after colliding with a train might still burn for another day or two. The truck was coming down a hill in Kellogg on Friday afternoon. Kellogg Fire Chief Jeff Arens says the driver saw a train approaching below.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Toy StoreChristmas is less than two weeks away now, so I figured it was high-time to do some shopping. And while Santa may do some of the heavy lifting, there are probably a few toys left on your list. So you guys sent me in search of Minnesota's Best Toy Store.
Man Dies After Rear-Ended On TractorA 65-year-old man is dead after the tractor he was driving was rear-ended by another vehicle. Police say the incident happened around 10:22 a.m. Saturday on Highway 61 in Wabasha County.
St. Paul Ready For Saturday's St. Paddy's Block PartySt. Patrick's Day is Sunday, but St. Paul will officially celebrate on Saturday. The annual parade starts downtown at noon.
Student's Cell Phone Battery Explodes, Starts A FireAn eighth grader is recovering at home Thursday night with second degree burns after his cell phone battery exploded in his pocket while at first period at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn.
Companies Propose Curbing Junk Food Ads For KidsThe nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed by the federal government.