Mike Binkley

Man Helps Kids In Honor Of Teen Who Saved His LifeSix years ago, a Le Sueur man was all but certain he was about to die. Mark Aune and his wife even picked out a cemetery and headstone. Today, not only is he still living, he has a new purpose.
Finding Minnesota: Fall Leaf Cruises On The St. CroixNow that it is cooling off, we are starting to see more bursts of red, yellow and orange outside. While many people hop in the car to check out the colors along the roads and highways, there is another vantage point from a national scenic riverway that draws thousands of people each fall.
Minnesota Couple Receives Bill After Missing Out On WeddingA Golden Valley couple is making headlines – and all for not attending a wedding. Two weeks ago Jessica Baker and her husband were getting ready to attend a wedding when their babysitter fell through, USA Today reported.
Finding Minnesota: Honesty On The FarmEven with the reputation of being friendly and honest, most Minnesotans are still a little cautious in terms of how much they trust people. That is why a well-stocked indoor farmers market near Sauk Centre seems unusual in 2015. It is virtually unsupervised, unlocked and unprotected, 24 hours a day.
Man, 75, Earns Black Belt After Surviving 3 CancersFew things get you thinking more about how precious life is than having a doctor tell you, "You have cancer." Big Lake resident Ray Dinius, 75, says even though he has survived three different types of cancer in the past 16 years, he is not dwelling on how time runs out. He is making the most of the time he has.
Finding Minnesota: Mysteries In A CornfieldFor the tenth straight year, the Miron family of Chisago County has a large field carved up for adventure. It’s the Shafer Corn Maze, a 12-acre puzzle that can feel like a trap.
A New Artistic Era Is About To Begin At The Guthrie Theater On Friday, the Guthrie Theater begins its new season with the opening of "To Kill A Mockingbird." And for the first time in 20 years, someone not named Joe Dowling will be in charge as artistic director.
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
Finding Minnesota: Pickwick MillYears before Minnesota would become a state, early settlers arrived in the bluffs region and saw potential along Big Trout Creek. They started building Pickwick Mill in the 1850s.
WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 7Wednesday was Read and Ride Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and WCCO-TV learned some things about craft beer, Minnesota music and llamas.
WCCO's Mike Binkley Announces RetirementA fixture on Minnesota airwaves for decades, WCCO-TV anchor Mike Binkley announced Wednesday that he plans to retire from the business after 34 years. He announced his decision on Facebook.
Finding Minnesota: Taking 'Locally Grown' To The ExtremeDuluth Grill, with produce gardens in its parking lot, is an unlikely success story, drawing national attention and $4.7 million in annual sales.