Major League Baseball celebrates stars of the past and future during the All-Star Game. But the big leagues are moving beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, putting the spotlight on five up-and-coming Minnesota chefs.
Tuesday was an amazing day to be in downtown Minneapolis. Even people who weren’t going to the All-Star Game Tuesday evening could still soak up some of the energy from it throughout the day. Including during the big All-Star Red Carpet parade that happened before the big game.
Minneapolis Police are warning residents after 25 car break-ins were reported in the Philips area during the past two weeks. Police say 21 of the 25 break-ins happened in daylight hours, and most of the thefts involved items that were left out and visible.
Since the Home Run Derby started late, it ended late and fireworks from an All-Star Gala didn’t go off until after midnight. The fireworks were near the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, and they woke up many people.
Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.
Those who live here already know the Twin Cities are one of the greatest places to live. But now, the mayor of Minneapolis wants you to forget “Minnesota Nice” and brag a little. Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling it the “Best Week of Bragging Ever!”
Two more communities are on board with the new Southwest light rail project, after St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie approved the new $1.6 billion project at their city council meetings Monday night.
It’s hard to blame Neil Johnson, a retired high school teacher from Shakopee, if he’s a little numb and starry-eyed this week. Johnson is one of 30 educators from around the country who were chosen by Major League Baseball as “All-Star Teachers.”
The funky little cars that have been turning heads in Minneapolis will be coming to St. Paul this Saturday. If you’ve seen them, you’ve probably wondered about them: The tiny Car2Go cars that rent by the hour. How much do they cost, how do they work, and who actually uses them?
The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota.
Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
Frank Thomas, otherwise known as the “The Big Hurt” is in town for the All-Star game on behalf of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He remembers playing in past All-Star games, and the first Home Run Derby in Minneapolis in 1985.
A team of firefighters from the Minneapolis area is heading to the Colorado mountains to search for two hikers from Minnesota who’ve been missing since April. Fifty-one-year-old Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan McManus, both of St. Louis Park, were least heard from April 2 when they went to Mount Evans for a spring break hike.
Minneapolis Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing early Sunday morning. Police were called to the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North at about 2:56 a.m. on a report of a stabbing.
Stewart Mills is mounting a challenge to Nolan that is receiving national attention. Mills talked about the upcoming election and race against Nolan for that seat on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy.