WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Texas

(credit: CBS)

U Of Minn. Solar Car Places 2nd In 1,700-Mile Race

For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment. The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. After eight days on the road, and 1,700 miles through 7 states, the University of Michigan racer crossed the finish line in Minnesota first. The University of Minnesota team finished second.

07/28/2014

(credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Twins Drop 9th Straight Road Game, 5-4 At Texas

Minnesota left fielder Josh Willingham made a diving attempt at a sinking line drive. A couple of batters later, he was chasing down a deep fly ball when he ran into the outfield wall.

06/27/2014

(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Fall 5-4 To Rangers To Lose Series

Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road.

05/29/2014

Globe Life Park 50th ACM Awards Texas

The 2015 ACM Awards in Texas Are Already Sold Out

The 50th annual ACM Awards will be held next year not in Las Vegas but in Texas. And now the Academy has announced that tickets for that event are already sold out.

04/16/2014

(credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kentucky 74-73 Over Wisconsin, To Play For Title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.

04/06/2014

(credit:  Pulpa Entertainment)

Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 3: ‘Stop The Pounding Heart’

Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini has created one of the most gorgeous and subtle films on Christianity in America that I’ve ever seen. Using real-life goat farmers from rural Texas, his film both documents a lifestyle and explores the complications […]

04/05/2014

(credit: Family Submitted Photo)

Fort Hood Shooting Brings Back Painful Memories For Local Widow

In 2009, 13 people were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. Minnesota Pvt. 1st Class Kham Xiong was one of the victims. Shoua Her of North St. Paul was married to Xiong. After finding out about the latest shooting on Wednesday, she spoke with WCCO.

04/02/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Man Pleads Guilty In $5M Staged Accidents Scam

A Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging in illegal monetary transactions.

03/19/2014

(credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty In N.D. Synthetic Drug Deaths

A Texas man accused of distributing chemicals that ultimately resulted in the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, N.D., area has pleaded guilty. Charles Carlton pleaded guilty Monday to three counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/10/2014

(credit: CBS)

Former Bemidji Woman Spins ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

A former Minnesota woman tried her hand at “Wheel of Fortune” Thursday night, with some fortunate results. Katie Hoody used to live in Bemidji, but now lives in Texas. She ended up winning more than $55,000 on the show. Hoody says she wouldn’t be rolling in the dough were it not for her 94-year-old friend, Marion Dessert.

01/30/2014

(credit: Getty Images)

NDSU Beats Towson 35-7 For 3rd Straight FCS Title

Brock Jensen and North Dakota State got their perfect ending, capping a 15-0 season with a 35-7 victory over Towson on Saturday as the Bison claimed their straight FCS championship in coach Craig Bohl’s final game at the school.

01/04/2014

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

(credit: CBS)

ND Spills Went Unreported; State Testing Website

North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

10/25/2013

(credit: Thinkstock)

Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

(credit: CBS)

Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration Turns 25

The 25th annual Twin Cities’ Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to North Mississippi Regional Park Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union Soldiers told slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer enslaved. Juneteenth is much more than parades, barbeques and family reunions.

06/15/2013

more