When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.
It keeps piling up, and with these cold temperatures, the snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In the City of Plymouth, it’s causing safety concerns for drivers.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week, Jamie Yuccas got to surprise Kristin Stapleton, who teaches math at Plymouth Middle School.
Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Plymouth. It happened around 8:30 p.m. on the 12,000 block of 24th Avenue North.
With the weather temporarily warming up it might be a good time to get your car washed. A local gas station is giving you even more incentive to do it. The Holiday in Plymouth will be giving away free car washes from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday.
After Tuesday night’s snow fall, Minneapolis, St. Paul and plymouth have declared snow emergencies. Starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, parking is prohibited on both sides of Snow Emergency routes in Minneapolis. Then beginning Thursday at 8 a.m., you are not allowed to park on the even side of non-snow emergency streets. In St. Paul, parking is not allowed on all Night Plow routes beginning on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Then on Thursday at 8 a.m., plowing of Day Route streets will begin.
Imagine stringing up 58,000 Christmas lights on your house. Now imagine doing it with Parkinson’s disease. That’s what one local man does every Christmas, and with all the lights comes a powerful message. Mike Justak was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and in 2010 he started doing a full Christmas light display with the help of neighbors.
A Minnesota man is apologizing for defacing a national monument in Montana. Cole Randall, of Plymouth, told investigators he carved “Cole + Shpresa 10/10/2013″ into Pompeys Pillar National Monument after he became fearful his new wife might have breast cancer.
The Mosaic Co. plans to buy the phosphate business of CF Industries in a deal the fertilizer producer values at about $1.4 billion. The Plymouth, Minn., company will pay $1.2 billion in cash, plus $200 million to fund an escrow account CF Industries uses to fund certain retirement obligations in Florida.
The nadir of Brett Draxler’s golf career arrived Sept. 8, 2013. The junior scored an 87 while on St. John’s second team — he’s well aware weekend warriors can replicate such a round. “It was terrible… the worst round I’ve shot,” he conceded.
There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.
Some of the state’s finest officers with four legs showed off their skills as a part of a fundraiser Saturday in St. Paul. The group “Vested Interest in K-9s” raises money to provide K-9 officers bullet- and stab-protective vests. Krischel Estrella of Vested Interest says vests can cost nearly $3,000 each, so fundraisers make a big difference for local departments.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is set for this Sunday. A Plymouth woman won’t be running in that, but she will be in a competition that only a select-few qualify for.
Two people are being treated with non-life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a minivan Saturday near Babbitt, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office. At 1:15 p.m., 67-year-old Susan Fetterer of Plymouth attempted to turn on to northbound Highway 21 and collided with a motorcycle. Thirty-five-year-old Dewi Webb, the motorcycle driver, and 36-year-old passenger Tiffany Webb were ejected from the bike on impact.
Minnesota children and young adults suffering from addiction are getting a huge boost in resources to help with treatment. Hazelden’s Plymouth treatment facility is getting an upgrade and expansion. By the start of next year, 32 more people will be able get months-worth of treatment.