Minnetonka Family Vacationing In Mexico Evacuated For Hurricane PatriciaA Minnesota family vacationing in Mexico was forced to evacuate their hotel Friday as Hurricane Patricia headed straight for the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
Suspect In 2002 Murder Arrested, Deported To MexicoA man wanted in Mexico for murder was arrested in St. Paul Tuesday and handed over to Mexican authorities. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 30-year-old Jose Alvarado is accused of fatally shooting Saul Chavez Rodriguez in Coahuila, Mexico in 2002 after he backed out of a $15 bet to race Alvarado on foot.
Best International Festivals To Attend This FallA look at five of the best international festivals and events held in the fall.
Dayton Rearranges Trade Mission To Accommodate Court SessionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is shaving some time off his upcoming trade trip to Mexico to be at a court conference on the state's sex offender confinement program. Dayton's office said Thursday he would be at the Aug. 10 conference on possible changes to the civil commitment program that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional.
'Cartel Land' Is A Brave Look At The Drug War; J.Lo Adds Nothing To 'Lila And Eve'Questions about vigilantism are at the heart of Cartel Land, a gripping documentary on the people risking their lives taking a stand against Mexican drug cartels on both sides of the border. Directed by Matthew Heineman, whose camerawork is athletic and fearless, the movie unfolds like a blockbuster action flick, not unlike executive producer Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker or Zero Dark Thirty. The film starts in Mexico, in the dead of night, with masked men cooking meth, explaining that while the drugs might wreak havoc in America, it’s the only way for them to escape poverty. What choice do they have?
Minnesota Woman Survives Deadly Boat Crash With Whale In MexicoIt started as a relaxing vacation in Mexico, but it turned in to a terrifying rescue at sea for a Minnesota woman. Kim Armstrong of Windom was on a snorkeling tour when a gray whale breached and hit her boat. A Canadian tourist later died from her injuries. Armstrong was one of two people hurt.
Best Cinco De Mayo Events Near MinnesotaHave a fiesta this year on May 5th.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Guacamole In MinnesotaThe avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul's Boca Chica -- which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.
Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase SecurityPoultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.
Minn. Deputy Paralyzed In Mexico Swimming AccidentWhat started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor.
Minnesota Governor Headed To Mexico In August On Trade TripMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has Mexico in his sights. The Democratic governor's office said Tuesday that he will lead an August trade mission south of the U.S. border.
Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?Some Republicans don't want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.