All this week, WCCO Radio has reported on oil train safety and the fears some have about the potential for a derailment and explosion. But just what role do the oil and railroad industries have in keeping the trains on the tracks?
Passover begins at sunset Friday night. Sim Glaser is the Rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. He explained the meaning of Passover and its significance.
A task force charged with finding ways to protect Minnesota’s children has come up with more than 90 recommendations.
Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”
It’s been more than 40 years since the Melrose Minnesota “Dutchmen” have played in the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament. But they’ll take on Redwood Valley at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Target Center.
A Minnesota group rallied at Capitol Thursday afternoon, calling for an Equal Rights Amendment that would embed constitutional equality into the U.S constitution and state constitution.
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards. They need help at Battle Creek Waterworks and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches at Long Lake Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, Lake Josephine County Park and Lake McCarrons County Park.
Minnesota will host the Ryder Cup at Chaska’s Hazeltine National Golf Club in September of 2016. Former PGA Championship winner Davis Love III will captain the United States team. He told WCCO’s Dave Lee about some changes leading up to the event.
Having a baby is not easy. It’s even more challenging if you end up not being able to leave your house for the delivery. But that’s just how it went down for Angela Reinders of Eagan last week.
At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.
It was packed inside St Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis on Ash Wednesday during the noon mass — with Catholics marking the beginning of Lent. Father Patrick Kennedy says the ashes given on this day represent the fragility of life. “The ashes are a symbol of actually dying,” Kennedy said.
If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.
Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.
A Minnesota woman hopes her coaching pays off for Julianne Moore, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” In the movie, Moore plays the role of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore reached out to Sandy Oltz, of Stearns County. Oltz also suffers from the disease.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers that they need to clean up the area around their ice house after they remove it from the lake.
If you’re looking for love online this Valentine’s Day, beware of some scams out there. Dan Hendrickson is with the Better Business Bureau and said there are certain things to look out for.
Protecting yourself while online is importan, and it’s relatively easy to do, according to Daniel Sieberg with Google. Sieberg said the most common mistake people make is using the same password for all your accounts.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota’s economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.
The winter storm “Linus” is dumping snow across the Midwest, including at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which in turn is affecting flights out of Minneapolis.
A multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota’s elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.
The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.
While influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.
The NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.
The wind chill is 25 below zero, but that’s no matter to Becky Sheehan, who works in downtown Minneapolis. She has a bike with spikes and is fully dressed.
Minneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. “It doesn’t take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt,” said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.