Wander Minnesota: Road Trip To St. PeterSouth of the Twin Cities, along the Minnesota River, is the town of St. Peter. St. Peter's earliest claim to fame is that it came close to being the capital of Minnesota, but thanks to the machinations of Joe Rolette, who stole the bill that would have designated St. Peter as the capital and hid with it until legislators had voted in St. Paul instead.
Polluted Burnsville Landfill Could Cost Taxpayers MillionsA WCCO Investigation has found the fight over an old landfill could cost taxpayers millions of dollars to clean up. The former Freeway Landfill sits off I-35W and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, next to the Minnesota River.
6 People Thrown From Boat Into Minnesota RiverAuthorities in south-central Minnesota say six people including two children were thrown overboard from a boat on the Minnesota River. The Nicollet County Sheriff's office was notified of the accident north of Mankato around 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Officials: Body Found In Le Sueur Co. Believed To Be Missing WomanOfficials in Le Sueur County say a body believed to be a missing 20-year-old woman was found Wednesday afternoon near the campsite where the woman disappeared.
Officials: Alcohol Likely A Factor In DisappearanceThe search will continue Sunday on the Minnesota River for a missing Le Sueur woman. Moriah Zwart, 20, was camping with a friend along the water before she disappeared Friday morning. Authorities don't suspect foul play in the case, but they believe alcohol to be factor in her disappearance.
Search Continues For Missing Le Sueur Woman, 20The search continues for a woman who disappeared while drinking on a camping trip. Police in Le Sueur say 20-year-old Moriah Zwart and a friend were camping on a sandbar along the Minnesota River Thursday night.
Woman Camping On Minnesota River Sandbar Is MissingAuthorities believe a 20-year-old woman who was camping on a sandbar in LeSueur County may have been swept away in the night by the Minnesota River.
Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. PeterWinter doesn't stop WCCO's road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We're Goin' to the Lake even when there's no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.
Fort Snelling State Park To ReopenThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen Fort Snelling State Park after a three-week closure due to rains and flooding. The DNR will reopen the park Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. The parked closed June 22 when the main park road flooded.
Highway 41 Bridge In Chaska ReopenedThe flooding has slowed across the state and roads are beginning to reopen. The Highway 41 Bridge over the Minnesota River in Chaska, Minn. reopened Saturday. The state Department of Transportation reopened the bridge, one of the south metro's busiest river crossings, as floodwaters receded.
With The Minnesota River On the Verge Of Cresting, Carver Braces For More RainMinnesotans from all across the metro came to Carver. Minn. Wednesday to help fill up more sandbags. The Minnesota River that runs along the community is expected to crest Wednesday. But more rain in the forecast has people preparing for the worst. The downtown flooded badly back in 1965.