Mike Binkley

Finding Minnesota: Capturing 'Old Minneapolis'Do you remember a time when downtown Minneapolis had very few skyways, no stadiums and lots of department stores? That’s how the city looked in the early 1970s. And now, thanks to one man’s newly-discovered treasure trove, you can catch a glimpse online, in a local museum and <a href="http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/downtown" target="_blank">in a brand new book</a>.
35W Bridge Collapse Survivor Moving Beyond The PainPaula Coulter is still not fully healed from the injuries she suffered in the 35W bridge collapse, but is thankful for how far she’s come.
Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.
Washington County Announces Sex Trafficking UnitWhat used to be a crime centered mostly in bigger cities is now becoming more common in suburbs and other outlying areas. A growing number of children and teenagers are being lured into prostitution and offered for sale online.
Minnesotans March In Solidarity For France After Terror AttacksHundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis on Sunday to show solidarity with France. They marched through downtown Minneapolis, waving French flags, on their way to a prayer service at the Basilica of St. Mary.
Woman Recalls Terrifying Home Invasion, Saved By Watchful NeighborWithin minutes of a family being terrorized in their home, St. Paul police were able to capture two suspects, in part because of a watchful neighbor.
Finding Minnesota: Victory Memorial DriveEach year, we celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month. And at precisely 11:11 in the morning that day, something special happens in a Minneapolis park.
Downtown Minneapolis Violin Shop Begins Delicate MoveSome valuable and fragile instruments had to be carefully moved through downtown Minneapolis Wednesday. The Claire Givens Violin shop is being forced out of its long-time location.
Finding Minnesota: Deputy's UFO Encounter Every now and then, someone calls 911 about mysterious objects in the sky. Most can be explained away as atmospheric conditions or aircraft -- or sometimes just too much whiskey.
Teen Celebrates Beating Cancer With Minnesota WildThe Minnesota Wild welcomed a new player Tuesday, but she has no experience on the ice. Bridget Villebrun, 18, spent the last year fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The Wild teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota as part of "Hockey Fights Cancer" night to grant her wish of being with the team.
Finding Minnesota: North Shore's 'Witch Tree'A twisted, gnarly old cedar tree has inspired centuries of wonder and mystery in far northeastern Minnesota. The solitary tree, which locals nicknamed, "The Witch Tree," has long been growing out of a rock on tribal land along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior.
Minnesota Rock Singer Channels His Grief Into New AlbumNearly four years ago, the founder and lead singer of the rock group, The Honeydogs endured the most painful moments of his life. Adam Levy's son, Daniel, committed suicide.
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