Coon Rapids Man Who Died Trying To Save Nephew Among Carnegie HeroesA Coon Rapids man who died trying to save his nephew from drowning last year is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Twenty-one-year-old Tou Hu Vang jumped into the St. Croix River to save his 11-year-old nephew, Calvin Yang, on May 25, 2014. The two were fishing near Taylors Falls when Yang slipped and fell in the river. It took searchers five days to find Vang's body. Yang was rescued by a Good Samaritan soon after he fell in.
Best Places For Fall Colors In MinnesotaFollow the fall colors from north to south during Minnesota's autumn scenery extravaganza.
St. Croix Falls Residents Not Happy About New Gun Shop's NameResidents in the river town of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, were up in arms this week over a new gun shop with a provocative name: F-Bomb.net.
High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.
High School Skiers, And Dads, Battle At Wild Mountain InvitationalHundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota's biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions -- the Wild Mountain Invitational. It's a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.
Slopes Open For Ski Season At Wild MountainIt may be October, but skiing's happening right now at Wild Mountain Ski Area near Taylors Falls.
WCCO’s Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall View In MinnesotaWhatever you like in a landscape, we are lucky enough to have thousands of spectacular views in Minnesota. And if it's falls colors you're looking for, there's one spot you keep ranking the very best. For the second year in a row, your votes sent us to Taylors Falls for the best view in Minnesota.
Man Honored For Jumping Off Cliff, Saving Kid In St. Croix River A good Samaritan who jumped into action was honored Wednesday for his heroism. In May, Calvin Vang, 11, fell into the St. Croix River while fishing in Taylors Falls. The boy's uncle drowned trying to save him. But a bystander was able to leap from a 30-foot cliff into the raging river and pull Vang to safety.
Wander Minnesota: Summer Day TripsAs the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time...then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.
DNR: No-Wake Restriction In Effect On St. Croix RiverThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday a no-wake boating restriction is in effect on the river between Taylors Falls and Prescott due to high water levels from recent rainfall in the area.
Body Of Coon Rapids Man Recovered From St. Croix RiverThe body of a 21-year-old Coon Rapids man has been recovered five days after he jumped into the St. Croix River to try to save his nephew. According to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office, crews found the body of Tou Hu Vang Friday at 9:51 a.m. just south of the Osceola Landing.
Search For Missing Man In St. Croix River Resumes TuesdayAn 11-year-old boy who was rescued from the rushing St. Croix River over the weekend is very thankful to be alive as crews continue to search for his uncle. The boy's uncle jumped in to try to save him but is still missing after the two were fishing on the river on Sunday in Taylors Falls.