Airman Surprises 1st Grade Daughter At SchoolA New Prague first grader got quite a surprise when she was sent to the principal's office Wednesday afternoon. She thought her mother was picking her up for a dentist appointment. But instead, it was her father, who she had not seen in six months because he was deployed overseas.
'Veterans Yoga Project' Growing In PopularityThe popularity of yoga continues to increase. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults practice yoga. That number is also on the rise for Veterans. Yoga is also becoming a more common practice for military members returning home from war.
Family, Friends Remember MN Major Killed In AfghanistanA woman who grew up in the Twin Cities was one of six U.S. military members killed Monday in Afghanistan. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, originally from Plymouth, was killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram Airfield.
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
'Scuba Claus' Visits MOA's SEA LIFE AquariumYou better watch out, you better not cry -- Scuba Claus is coming to town! This sea-worthy Santa made his annual visit to SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America Tuesday.
Nonprofit Helps Minnesota Veteran Overcome AlcoholismPeople from all walks of life can struggle with addiction, and the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program helps them give back to others who are going through similar experiences.
Reality Check: Paid Patriotism At Local Sporting EventsMilitary appreciation events are a staple of professional sporting events. But a United States Senate report claims some of them are not genuine displays of patriotic pride. Instead, they are actually taxpayer-funded commercials.
Veteran Approaches End Of Mississippi River SwimA former Navy SEAL is close to completing his mighty mission to honor veterans. Chris Ring was in Minnesota at Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River five months ago. His goal is to swim the entire length of the river.
'More Than Names' Flag Unveiled At Wild-Jets GameThree words you've likely heard often on WCCO lately: "More than Names." Tuesday evening is the unveiling of a project thousands of you have helped us put together.
Good Questions: #Top10WxDay Count, 21-Gun Salutes & MoreEvery Friday, we dig into the mailbag to answer some of your Good Questions. This week, we're looking at 21-gun salutes and specialized license plates.
WCCO's 'More Than Names' Campaign Approaching GoalWCCO is getting closer to our goal of setting the world record for most signatures on a flag. We are less than 900 signatures away from breaking that record in our More Than Names campaign, supporting our troops.
150 National Guard Members Deploy To KuwaitA troop deployment ceremony brought out lots of people in Willmar Thursday. Even the Minnesota Wild were represented at the Army National Guard event, where more than 150 members of the 682nd Engineer Battalion prepared to leave for Kuwait.