Minneapolis' 'Urban Orchard' Lets Folks Pick Unique Apples For FreeBe it SweeTango or Honeycrisp, certain apples make their way into every Minnesota orchard. But Sheila Mitchell also wanted something different. "I came from an apple background. I had a big orchard down in Jordan, Minnesota," Mitchell said. She already had the unusual setting, in the heart of Minneapolis, just feet from Lake of the isles. It is called "Urban Orchard."
Roseville Hosting World Bandy Championships Later This MonthA unique international competition will be played for the first time on U.S. soil later this month, right here in Minnesota. Think ice hockey meets field hockey. The game is called Bandy.
Minneapolis Gearing Up To Host City Of Lakes LoppetThe City of Minneapolis is getting ready to host one of its biggest events of the winter later this month, the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet.
Mild Weather Delays Opening Of Minneapolis Outdoor Skating RinksThere was optimism that skating rinks on Lake of the Isles would open on Monday. The Minneapolis Park Board's Robin Smothers said that part of the lake is shallow and had a solid coating of ice about a week ago. But mild weather isn't allowing ice to form.
City Of Lakes Loppet Festival: Biggest One YetIt's the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.
4 Weeks After Heart Attack, Rybak Skis In LoppetAs the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. "I did come a little closer to not being here than I'd probably ever want to," Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.
Minneapolis Hosting City Of Lakes Loppet At Theodore Wirth ParkIf you're getting outside this weekend, you’re encouraged head over to one of the most fun events the City of Minneapolis has to offer. Saturday is day two of the annual City of Lakes Loppet at Theodore Wirth Park.
Volunteers Create Ice ‘Luminaries’ For Isles Night LoppetAt least 50 volunteers spent Saturday outside, adding ice to an already frozen lake. They were "hatching" ice luminaries on Lake of the Isles, which will be safely stored until the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet on Feb. 1. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears shows us the cold, wet process.
Officials: 1 Firefighter Injured Battling Mpls. House FireOne firefighter was injured Thursday night when crews spent well over an hour fighting a three-alarm fire that spread through the walls of a large home on Lake of the Isles.
Lawsuit Authorized Against Luxury Uptown Apartment Owner The city of Minneapolis says the city council has authorized a lawsuit against the owner of a luxury apartment building that is accused of discharging groundwater into the Chain of Lakes, affecting both the environment and public safety.
Questions Surround 3,000 Mpls. Trees Lost In StormBlocking half the access to a south Minneapolis street is a sprawling stump from what had been a giant elm tree. Its ring pattern indicates the tree is more than a century old, but it was yanked from the ground much like a garden weed. The sprawling stump sits as a sad reminder of the vicious wind storm that raced across the Twin Cities metropolitan area the weekend of June 22.
Curiocity: Reviewing The KenwoodDo yourself a favor. Take a drive down westbound Franklin Avenue, past Lake of the Isles and turn left. Nestled between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, you’ll find Chef Don Saunders' newest concept, The Kenwood.