Halloween is one of those holidays where some tend to take there decorating to another level. While most of us will put out a few jack-o-lanterns, maybe a few spider webs, one house in Richfield puts the rest to shame.
There are several stories out there about students using the internet to tease and bully, but one west metro school is hoping to change that trend. Mound Westonka High School is using the internet to promote all the positive activities and accomplishments of its students through a blog called.” Every day, the demands of high school bring Alex Riffle and Courtney Simonson to the computer. But one assignment is getting most of their attention. “Today’s post is from a student that transferred from Minnetonka,” Riffle said. The blog is teaching these two seniors the importance of the written word, a lesson that’s also shared by the entire Mound Westonka community.
The Twin Cities may be an urban environment, but wildlife still surrounds the area. Living in close quarters can sometimes cause injuries to animals, and that’s where the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center steps in – a non-profit that’s having one of its busiest years ever. For more than 30 years, it’s been the healing sanctuary for sick and injured animals from all over Minnesota. Veterinarian Renee Schott says the center takes in a variety of animals.
Thousands of Minnesota’s federal employees who’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown are back on the job. Offices and programs providing federal services, affected by the shutdown, reopened Thursday morning for the first time in 16 days.
The family of a Twin Cities man, who was critically injured in a hit-and-run, is asking for the public’s help. Wade Souster was found lying on the median of Phalen Boulevard, near Atlantic St. in St. Paul, early Thursday morning.
For four decades, YouthLink has been helping homeless youth with food, counseling and academic support.
We are surrounded by wildlife here in Minnesota. Every once in a while you’ll see a sick or injured animal. The Twin Cities is home to one of the largest independent wildlife medical centers in the nation.
Parts of playgrounds at several Twin Cities schools are off-limits to students. Since June, five fires have burned playground equipment at four different schools in Minneapolis.
The Twin Cities Somali community is wondering whether two of its own are involved in the Kenyan mall attack that killed 62 people. There have been reports that two of the attackers are from the Twin Cities.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away, and all this week we’ll be giving tips to help you make sure you’re ready to run. You may think running a marathon is just about running, but there’s actually much more that goes into it.
The apple season is underway in Minnesota. Some of the favorites, like sweetango or honeycrips, are ready for the picking at local orchards. But you may have noticed the harvest is a couple of weeks behind schedule. And Craig Schaper of Minnetonka Orchards says the search to find fruit without any flaws is a difficult task. “It’s devastating. I mean, this is what you pray for not to happen,” Schaper said. “You know, this is first time in 36 years that we’ve really been hit hard.”
Looking for a fun family activity outdoors, head to Bloomington Saturday for the Flying Colors Kite Festival. The Minnesota Kite Society hosts the annual Flying Colors Festival as a celebration of this high flying toy. You’ll see everything from the most basic model, to the more elaborate — they come in all colors, shapes and sizes.
Friday brought more emotional testimony during the murder trial of Jeffrey Trevino. The St. Paul man is accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger last winter. Her body was found in May. Most of the testimony came from Steger’s close friends, all of whom stated that they heard Steger mention relationship problems leading up to her disappearance.
Wisconsin may be known for its cheese, but Minnesota lays claim to one of the country’s largest locally produced cheese festivals. This weekend you can sample some of the best mozzarella at the Minnesota Cheese Festival on the State Fairgrounds.
An early morning fire damaged a piece of Eagan history. Flames broke out at the historic Eagan Town Hall around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.