This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA — the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance — as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She’s stopping people and handing out symptom cards.
If you take a stroll along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, there’s a feeling of Christmas in the air. The Minneapolis Holiday Market in Peavey Plaza has more than 30 huts, with local and international vendors selling everything from candles to candies, as well as brats and beer.
Dozens of community members attended a grand opening event for the Washburn Center for Children on Friday. The new 55,000 square foot building is located in North Minneapolis and is twice the size of the old building, which was located off Nicollet Avenue.
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The quick thinking of three Minneapolis police officers is being credited for saving a man’s life. An officer saw two people arguing early Saturday morning on Nicollet Mall and 5th Street when a girl pulled out a knife and stabbed a man.
A man is recovering after being stabbed overnight in downtown Minneapolis. The stabbing occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning near a bus stop on 5th Street and Nicollet Mall.
Last year, the Minnesota Lynx took the ultimate ride of champions down Nicollet Mall. To the victors go the spoils, but are the Lynx a better team this year?
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges unveiled Thursday her 2015 budget proposal for the city. She said her first budget focuses on equity, growth and running the city well. It also includes a property tax increase and a $3.5 million proposal to fund the Nicollet Mall redesign.
For three hours on Thursday, that rat race that is downtown Minneapolis will be pleasantly interrupted by rescue dogs! DogSense Unleashed and Safe Hands Rescue will bring more than a dozen dogs to Peavey Plaza to demonstrate the therapeutic strength inherent in petting a pooch.
Baseball is referred to as America’s favorite past time, but for four days it’s been Minnesotans who’ve celebrated the game like no other.
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.
Authorities have identified a Metro Transit bus driver who had a medical event while driving in downtown Minneapolis, crashed the bus on Nicollet Mall and died. The crash happened at about 10:10 a.m. Friday on Nicollet Mall between 10th Street and 11th Street.
A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.
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We’re finding out some details about what’ll replace the popular Holidazzle parades in downtown Minneapolis this winter. The president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Steve Cramer, says there will be a winter market centered around Peavey Plaza.
If Super Bowl fans wander around the Twin Cities in 2018 thinking “everything looks so new around here,” there’s a good reason. Much of what they see will be.
A $50 million transformation of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is now in the final stages of planning. The latest renderings show a street with much more greenery and many more places to gather.
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Singer Lisa Marie Presley has announced a concert here in the Twin Cities, but whose want to see her perform will have to adhere to a very specific rule. Presley will play the Dakota Jazz Club on April 29 and 30. Tickets are on sale now for $40.
Some deliciously underdressed women will be bringing new meaning to the term “iceberg lettuce” on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis this Thursday afternoon. The two ladies will be wearing bikinis made from the vegetable, and yes, they’ll be wearing them outside.
Taking her last parade route down Nicollet Mall, Mary Marion still remembers her first Holidazzle 20 years ago. “I started out as what they called an ambassador, a pacer, and it was primarily to get some extra holiday money,” Marion said. In her fifth year on the job, she met her husband, Marty. “I popped out of what was the Princess and the Pea float one night, and he goes ‘Hey, you want to go out for a turkey sandwich afterwards?'” she said.
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Next year, it will only be a story to tell the kids. After 22 years, those storybook floats are going dark. This is the final season for the Target Holidazzle parade. The parade’s a lot to look at, especially if you’ve never seen it before. Friday’s parade was Alicia Harris’ first. “I heard it’s going to be my last, so sad,” Harris said. The news hit Claudia Fuglie especially hard.
Friday night marked the beginning of the end of downtown Minneapolis’ Holidazzle parade, and WCCO-TV was there to capture the luminous celebration. Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello emceed the parade’s opening night, which coincided with the official lighting of the WCCO Weather Watcher.
The whole WCCO family is excited about our latest addition – the WCCO Rooftop! It has an outdoor kitchen, a working gas fireplace, locally grown plants and an amazing view above Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. There’s green, local, lush landscape to use for an array of purposes, including outdoor camping segments and even musical guests. The plants are mostly locally grown, and the soil is locally sourced from Mississippi Top Soils in Cold Spring.