Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.
A tree fell onto a homeowner’s garage in Richfield, Minn. Saturday afternoon due to strong winds. The house was located around 67th Street and Clinton Avenue South. Power lines were also downed in that area, knocking out power.
Bloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.
Two armed men armed men allegedly robbed an Old Country Buffet in Richfield, Minn. around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Officials said the two men entered the restaurant, located on East 66th Street, and held numerous employees at gun point. They were able to leave with a undisclosed amount of money from the restaurant’s safe.
Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
Starting Tuesday night, snow emergencies started in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we’re nearly six inches below average for snow this season, but the snow we are getting has come in bursts.
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’s Excellent Educator is an art teacher a Richfield High School. Willie Falwell has been teaching for 42 years. Next year he’ll be 70, but he’s definitely not slowing down.
New details have been released regarding a 48-year-old man’s death after being stabbed approximately 30 times on Sunday in his home.
Richfield police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Sunday, after the caller indicated an assault was in progress. Lt. Mike Flaherty says officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds. He died at the scene.
Richfield Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man died at a home on the 7300 block of 12th Avenue. According to authorities, officers responded to a 911 call at the address around 4:53 a.m. Sunday, after the caller stated an assault was in progress.
A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.
A 63-year-old Richfield man that was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the pedestrian as Michael Lindholm.
A 63-year-old Richfield man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday evening, according to Richfield Police.
Obsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother. He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift. Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few weeks before the state cross-country meet. He was questioning himself, so his coach gave him a talk. “I just couldn’t do anything, so I was doing 20-minute runs every day. And then I didn’t know if I was going to get top ten, so my coach took me down there and then gave me this speech or whatnot,” Ali said. “My confidence came back.” Marty Huberty, coach of Richfield’s cross-country team, says his advice was simple.
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.
Ryan Ridgley makes no secret of his love of Halloween. “I’d say this year the favorite is the guillotine,” Ridgley said. In his Richfield yard, the scary and supernatural come to life. His layout is planned months in advance, and he makes most of the eerie items by hand. His Halloween perfection takes time and money. “I can’t say the exact amount because my girlfriend will get upset,” he said. “There was a comma in it a long time ago.” But for Ridgley, the bigger the display, the bigger the turnout. And the bigger turnouts provide more opportunity to help others.
MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.
If you want to play the game, it pays to learn from the best. In Sweden, the sport of Bandy is about as popular as a game can get.
A Richfield man who died from multiple gunshot wounds in Minneapolis last week has been identified. Thirty-one-year-old Juan Reyes Rosario was shot Monday night at 43rd Street East between South 4th and 5th avenues. Minneapolis Police think Reyes Rosario was targeted, and they are asking for help finding the driver of a car that might be involved in the deadly shooting.
A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs. Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park.
A Richfield man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot last Saturday. At 4:40 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired on the 6900 block of 16th Avenue South.
Richfield Police have identified the 20-year-old man who was shot to death Saturday afternoon.
Police are investigating the murder of a 20-year-old Richfield man who was shot to death late Saturday afternoon. Richfield Police responded to reports of shots fired on the 6900 block of 16th Avenue South at 4:40 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found a 20-year-old man dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.
Now that we are into the month of June, schools are starting to close for the summer.
Tuesday is the last day of class in Minneapolis, and St. Paul public schools get out on Friday.
There are teenagers who move half way around the world to Minnesota…for high school. Nearly 24,000 Chinese students study in private American high schools. Hundreds of them are here in Minnesota with the goal of competing in a global world.