A railroad bridge in northeast Minneapolis has trapped another semi-trailer truck under its steel girders. Dan Karst and his wife Linda run a recycling business near Columbia Parkway and 5th Street Northeast, just up the road from a steel railroad bridge where traffic flows underneath. That’s unless the passing vehicle is higher than 12 feet 2 inches in height.
A man and a woman were rescued from the Mississippi River after their boat overturned Friday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. Crews were dispatched the area of the Camden Boat Launch in north Minneapolis just after 1:30 p.m. after a report of two people struggling in the water. Firefighters in water-rescue suits jumped in the river and were able to throw the couple a rope to pull them to shore.
Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
Coming off an 8-5 season and second straight trip to a bowl game, the University of Minnesota will conclude its spring practice season Saturday with its annual spring game at TCF Bank Stadium.
It’s been in the planning stages for years, but the controversial Southwest Light Rail line took a big step forward Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to approve the shallow tunnel plan that runs under the Kenilworth Trail.
You may want to change all your online passwords in the coming days. A large-scale lapse in Internet security has been uncovered, revealing that millions of accounts may be vulnerable. The security breach has been dubbed “Heartbleed,” and it potentially affects credit card numbers, email services and other sensitive information.
Do you exercise a lot but need a long time to recover from your workout? A new study suggests something you eat could help you recover faster. A University of Minnesota study found a compound in oats helped to stop inflammation after strenuous exercise for women over 50.
It’s a safe bet that many people will find any way they can to get outside on Wednesday. It’ll be windy, but our high temperatures forecasted to be in the 70s will be the warmest weather in Minnesota in six months.
The snow’s nearly gone, the mud is starting to dry out, and that means it’s just about time to get rid of the yard waste left over from winter. The City of Minneapolis announced that their yard waste pickup will start up this week.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they’ve signed guard Othyus Jeffers to a contract for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Jeffers is expected to be available as the Timberwolves host the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night in a game that was supposed to be played in Mexico City.
Authorities are on the scene of a large fire in Minneapolis Tuesday morning that has left a residence badly damaged. Crews were called to the area of 34th Street and Penn Avenue North just before 10 a.m. on a report of a h home engulfed in flames.
Despite having a heart attack earlier this year, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has been named by at least one publication as one of the most fit leaders in the country. According to the Health Fitness Revolution, Rybak was named among the 10 most fit mayors in the United States.
All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking you stories above the metro and showing off some of the coolest rooftops in the Twin Cities. For Tuesday, Edward Moody was still in the spirit of the Minnesota Twins’ home opener.
Since 1995, the first full week of April has been declared National Public Health Week. It’s a chance for communities across the country to focus on promoting health and wellness. So we’ve decided to contribute to that by letting you know about a ways you can get healthy or healthier.
Police are investigating after a high-speed chase from Minneapolis to Jordan, Minn. in a stolen vehicle ended with two women in custody.