Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took our own Natalie Nyhus up in the sky to defy gravity and see the world from a whole new angle.
With Father’s Day this weekend, we gave dad a little attention in this week’s “Best of Minnesota.” Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to one of the oldest stores in the state — Josephson’s Clothing Store in Red Wing.
It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.
Father’s Day is fast approaching, and everyone wants dad to look sharp! So WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus reached out to our readers and viewers on social media to find your picks for the Best Men’s Shop in Minnesota –and we narrowed your choices down to four locations!
There are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann’s. “I really wanted to build something that nobody else had,” Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.
Midwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. “I am the Tot Boss,” Docken said.
A deadly skin cancer is on the rise. A new report says melanoma rates are up by 250 percent among young people in the U.S., especially in women.
Hello Kitty is a pop culture icon, and she’s here in Minnesota this weekend only. She’s kicking off her North America tour called “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival.”
There are three world-champion sumo wrestlers doing live demonstrations and meeting fans Saturday at the Mall of America in Bloomington. These three champions weigh a combined 1,400 pounds!
For a state crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of trails of all kinds, keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape is just a Minnesotan thing to do.
May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.
You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.
A Brownsdale, Minnesota, man just made that catch in the Mississippi. But what happened between setting the line and reeling it in is where the real legend lies.
This weekend we honor our veterans, the men and women who serve our country and preserve our freedom. In honor of them, we went looking for the best VFW or American Legion in Minnesota.
The national tour of “Camelot” is now at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning show is an updated version of King Arthur’s tale. It has action, history and even a love triangle.
Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! Celebrate with everything going on around the Twin Cities this weekend. We’ve got burgers, patios, Grillfest, pubs and much more.
Spring time is graduation time, when young people look forward to what’s next.
But there was a commencement at the University of Minnesota Friday morning that featured one graduate who is 60 years old.
A newly adopted insurance program in Prior Lake-Savage area schools is saving them more than $1 million this year. They’ve switched to a self-insured program. Natalie Nyhus spoke with the district about how the model works.
Patio season is upon us, and there’s nothing like grabbing a drink and a bite with friends and family after work. WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus reached out to our viewers to find the best happy hour in Minnesota. Your votes sent her to a Minneapolis institution: Brit’s Pub.
Sheriff’s deputies say a tip helped them find the men responsible for killing a 90-year-old farmer in his home.
A Minnesota man has combined his favorite book and favorite hobby for a shot at creating a toy to be purchased all across the globe. There are certain toys that span generations, never going out of style.
Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.
Gov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota’s 68th annual walleye fishing opener. He’s on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. Last year he got skunked, so hopefully he will have better luck this year.
Food, beer and live music — sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday! Minneapolis’ Harriet Brewing is holding an edition of the Minnesota Food Truck Associations brewery series, which features 17 food trucks in one location.