This week in our Suburban Spotlight series, Mike Augustyniak went to Inver Grove Heights, Jamie Yuccas checked out Eden Prairie and Natalie Nyhus headed east to Grant. To finish up the series, Jason DeRusha was no stranger to where his dart landed: Plymouth.
This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.
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. For some, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. This week’s excellent educator knew he wanted to teach when he was in seventh grade.
A father is mourning the loss of his son after frantically trying to save him from drowning. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Richardson died Friday night. His father, Emmette Richardson, tells WCCO Benedict was swimming with his sister in the indoor pool at their apartment complex.
A 17-year-old died Friday evening after he was pulled from an indoor pool at an apartment complex in Plymouth. Benedict Richardson was unresponsive when his father pulled him from the water at about 7 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.
A Plymouth couple were taken to the hospital as a precaution after a late night fire. The fire happened around 11:30 p.m. at their home in the 100 block of Trenton Lane.
Authorities are investigating after a baby was found not breathing at a Plymouth apartment Wednesday morning, taken to a hospital and died. Plymouth Police responded to the 6100 block of Vicksburg Lane at about 6:40 a.m. on a report that an infant was not breathing.
In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.
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.
Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.
A Plymouth woman is dead after her husband lost control of his motorcycle while driving in Indiana Thursday morning, according to authorities. Lori K. Rutten, 55, and her husband Roger, 59, where driving northbound on I-65 in Lake County on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Roger switched lanes and struck an uneven portion of the road. The motorcycle flipped, and both passengers were ejected over barrier cables, eventually landing on a grassy portion of the median.