It’s supposed to be a place where people gather and relax. But eight people ended up in a hospital after a back yard deck collapsed in Winona, and one with serious injuries. It was around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday when a group of people were standing on the deck. Winona State Junior Melissa Hurley was in the apartment below. “I was in shock watching it because you don’t expect a deck with people, I mean, everyone’s having fun, it’s homecoming, everyone’s out here having a good time seeing each other,” Hurley said. “And then you look outside and people are falling to the ground on a deck.”
This Halloween, some Minnesota doctors have a warning, and it has nothing to do with candy. The Minnesota Optometric Association is warning people to be leery of festive eye contact lenses. People use them to look like cats or zombies and other costume-inspired looks. The association says there’s a black market for the non-prescription kind.
These days it doesn’t seem to matter. Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you can’t have the perks of a farm life. People all over the Twin Cities metro are are getting eggs from their own backyards. But one local town has landed on the fence over it all.
The Edina City Council approved a multi-million dollar expansion to Braemar Arena, and that means an outdoor ice rink, and a dome for sports such as soccer and football. But is it good news for all athletes?
You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.
Drivers have a little more money in the bank this week. Gas is on average $3.30 a gallon. A month ago, it was 45-cents higher, and experts predicted prices would stay high. Renae Jackson of Burnsville fills up twice a week. “On a regular basis, we drive to school, I drive him to school, daycare, dance, soccer,” Johnson said.
If you’ve seen it, you’re one of many who have. It’s a music video made by nurses and patients of Unit 5 at Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The video is a YouTube hit and the Huffington Post picked it up.
David and Kristianne met three years ago in North Dakota. For their wedding, they picked a Taylors Falls river cruise for the venue. His family came in from Poland, hers from the Dakotas. But plans changed fast.
It’s something people are pretty uncomfortable talking about: babies who are stillborn. It’s also something that became real to our WCCO-TV family last year. Aaron Goodyear, whom we call “Goody,” is a photojournalist at WCCO-TV. Last December, he and his wife, Amber, lost their baby late in the pregnancy.
It could have been any school in the country, but Northside Elementary in tiny Benson, Minn. — west of Willmar, about 2.5 hours from Minneapolis — came in first in the Give With Target contest, nabbing a $10,000 prize.
It’s been a year since a gunman opened fire at Accent Signage, and no one feels it more than the six families who lost the ones they loved. A terminated employee, Andrew Engeldinger, shot five employees and a UPS driver, before taking his own life. That driver, who just happened to be making a delivery, was Kenneth Basinski. On the evening of the anniversary, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield spoke with Basinski’s family.
On Tuesday afternoon, police said Anarae Schunk was last seen with former boyfriend Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, a man currently in custody and suspected of shooting and killing 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi early Sunday morning at Nina’s Grill in Burnsville.
His name is Joey Prusak — a name people all over the country are reading about this morning. The 19-year-old Hopkins Dairy Queen employee is stealing hearts all over the country after an act of kindness he thought no one even saw.
A Minnesota September tradition is a bit trickier this year. Because of the warm August, the apple crop is behind schedule. That makes picking them a little bit different.