Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed LegislationMany people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. "I love driving Uber," driver Dustin Simko said.
Good Question: Why Can't Minnesota Police Set Up Checkpoints?Minnesota State Troopers arrested 94 people for drunken driving on St. Patrick’s Day. It was lowest number for the holiday in six years. Year-round DWI arrests across Minnesota are also down – for eight years straight – even though we are one of 12 states that don’t allow sobriety checkpoints.
Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated EventMinneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.
Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick's Day Lowest In 6 YearsMore people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick's Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Good Question: How Irish Are Minnesotans?Though we like to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, most Minnesotans originally came from Germany. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, 34.3 percent claim German ancestry, followed by Norwegian (15.1 percent), Irish (10.6 percent), Swedish (8.1 percent), English (5.5 percent) and Polish (4.8 percent).
Twin Cities Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With Parades, PintsHere in the Twin Cities, we've got lots of options on St. Patrick's Day. Angela Davis took a look at the parades, festivities and transportation options around the metro.
Gord Turnblok On St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In The Twin CitiesIt's St. Patrick's Day and if you're looking for a place to go, we have a few ideas. There will be two big St. Patrick's Day parades.
Minneapolis Police Advise Wearing Undies Under Your KiltBefore everyone starts commenting: Yes, I know the kilt is traditionally Scottish. But many sport the plaid garment during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And many Irish-Americans have adopted the look as their own.
DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick's DayNearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they're planning on being out and about.
St. Paul Celebrating St. Paddy's Day EarlyThe City of St. Paul celebrated St. Patrick's Day early on Saturday with an all-day block party along West 7th St. The St. Paul Visitors' Bureau estimated the event that ran from 1a.m. to 11p.m. would rake in up to $250,000 just from sales tax from the participating businesses.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 14, 2015)It's another jam-packed episode of WCCO Saturday Morning. It's the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak were getting into the spirit of things.