Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt is Thanksgiving and that means many of you may have started your long four-day weekend already. If you're hosting out of town guests or just looking for something fun and festive to do with your family we have you covered in Working for the Weekend.
Excellent Educator: Derek Williamson Of Lincoln ElementaryThe math teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Anoka gets to play with numbers all day long with people he admits he fits right in with.
Excellent Educator: St. Croix Catholic School's Pamela BerryPamela Berry started her career at Stillwater's St Croix Catholic School three decades ago and still has just as much passion as on day one.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThere is something for everyone going on in the Twin Cities this weekend -- great bargains if you're shopping for the home, something for music lovers and even a fancy awards show if that suits you.
Excellent Educator: Nurse Rose Link At Shakopee Area Catholic SchoolIt's that time of year when flu and cold bugs make their way through our schools. The nurse's office can be a busy place. So, we decided to recognize one school nurse at Shakopee Area Catholic School with our Excellent Educator award.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsHunters have been waiting all year for this weekend. It is the 2015 Minnesota Deer Opener. If you're not going to be in the stand, you might want to check out these other events in Working for the Weekend.
Excellent Educator: Henry Sibley High School's Steve LufkinSometimes the greatest challenges can teach us the greatest life lessons. This week's Excellent Educator is living that right now. Steve Lufkin has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. It's a terminal disease that affects nerve cells and muscles.
Excellent Educator: Hoover Elementary's Travis TuckerA paraprofessional in a Coon Rapids elementary school is about to retire after nearly 25 years. She had one thing that she wanted to make sure happen before she did, however: nominate the teacher she works with for the WCCO Excellent Educator award.
Get Movin' Monday: Crafty DIY Ideas For HalloweenHalloween is now less than a week away. Do you have everything ready for your party? If not, Aimee Page from Jo-Ann Fabrics is Getting Us Movin' this morning with crafty ideas you can do all on your own.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsAlthough we've been enjoying our beautiful fall, some say the best season is just ahead of us: Ski season! We still have awhile before we can hit the slopes, but this weekend you can get in the spirit by checking out one of the events in this week's Working for the Weekend.
Excellent Educator: Anoka High School's Music Director, Michael HalstensonIt's that time of the week when we recognize a great teacher in our community. This week's Excellent Educator has quite the resume. Not only is Michael Halstenson the Music Director at Anoka High School, but his works have been performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Opera Theater -- just to name a few.
Run To Raise Awareness For Brain Tumors Saturday In St. Paul On Saturday, WCCO's Kim Johnson will emcee the "BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk" at Lake Como in St. Paul.