A Minnesota father is feeling complete this holiday season after meeting the family he never knew. Born into extreme poverty in Romania, Alex Magaard’s mother put him up for adoption.
The Romanian film Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri) is a unique slice of realism that depicts the tragic culture clash between modern-day Eastern Europe and the decidedly medieval world of the Orthodox Church.
Take a trip to Transylvania and visit the legendary Castle Bran, or as you may know it, Dracula’s Castle.
The world record for the longest wedding train on a dress was broken in Bucharest, Romania.
Toro Co. said Thursday it plans to build an irrigation products facility in Romania to give it greater access to the Eastern European market.
When WCCO-TV first did the stories about the thousands of Romanian orphans in 1990, the pictures and stories shocked Minnesotans. People sent medical and financial help. And others opened their homes and hearts to adopt the children.
Of all the stories WCCO-TV Anchor Don Shelby has ever done, there is one that stands out above the rest. It stands out because if WCCO hadn’t done the story, thousands of lives would never have been changed for the better. It was the story of Romanian orphans. It was 20 years ago. It was called “The Iron Crib.”
There have been several man-made disasters in the news this year — the worst oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf and, now, in Hungary a toxic industrial spill that has ruined cities and may ruin one of the world’s great rivers. Don Shelby says the world needs resources. But is pollution just part of the equation we must accept?