When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm’s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code — but it was one the preteens couldn’t crack.
Most of us don’t think of Minnesota as the go-to place for archeological discoveries. But in the past six weeks, several sites near Shakopee have turned up hundreds of ancient finds. Archaeologists have found everything from old tools to animal bones, giving us a glimpse into life thousands of years ago.
Authorities said a 48-year-old Shakopee man died Friday when his car lost control on an icy highway and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.
One person was found dead Friday morning after a car went off the road on Highway 169 and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
An inmate from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee is back in custody after running from the grounds Monday night.
A 30-year-old man from Richfield died Saturday morning when the car he was driving hit a semi-truck head-on just south and west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting and robbery last week in Shakopee. Police believe 21-year-old Anthony James Cox, of Minneapolis, was the lone gunman in the shooting death of 32-year-old Aaron James Moran, of Shakopee.
Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in Shakopee. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office identified the victim Thursday as 32-year-old Aaron James Moran of Shakopee. The medical examiner says Moran died of multiple gunshot wounds.
A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.
Police in Shakopee said they’re looking for a suspect after a man was found shot to death inside his home Tuesday night. Authorities were called to the 800 block of Prairie Street at about 7 p.m. Tuesday on a report of an armed robbery.
Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
Health issues have forced British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to cancel two shows, including an already rescheduled appearance at a Minnesota casino. The Mystic Lake Casino confirmed Thursday that the 77-year-old Humperdinck has scrapped Friday’s show.
Millions have seen Mike Lindell’s passion for pillows on his No. 1-rated infomercial. But few know the true origins of Lindell’s Minnesota based MyPillow empire. Lindell would go on to own bars, carpet cleaning services and even file bankruptcy before coming back to pillows. He said it took years to perfect the product.
Fall is here and so is the season for spooky, scary things. Halloween has taken over Valleyfair in Shakopee. WCCO went behind the scenes of Valley Scare Halloween Haunt, which will be going on every weekend from now through Oct. 27.