WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Wood

(credit: CBS)

Local Company Makes Cell Phone Cases From Wood

Almost all of us have cell phones, and with them come cases and skins. NPD Group market research says over the last 12 months, Americans spent $2.2 billion dollars on cell phone protection devices.

11/20/2013

(credit: CBS)

2 Dead After Fire Destroys Isanti County Home

Two people are dead after fire swept through their rural Isanti county home. The fire was discovered shortly before noon on Thursday near the town of Braham, and the names of the deceased will be released once family has been notified.

11/13/2013

(credit: CBS)

Wood From The Hood Turns Tree Debris Into Art

Where most people just see storm debris, Rick Siewart sees opportunity. “These are prime for slabs, beautiful 12-foot slabs,” said Siewart as he pointed to a pile of logs.

08/03/2013

(credit: CBS)

Finding Minnesota: Alex Comb’s Handcrafted Canoes

Summertime will bring the annual flood of vacationers onto Minnesota’s many lakes and rivers. And for many of them it will mean peaceful paddling in a canoe or kayak – or maybe a gentle ride in a rowboat.

06/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Shakopee Energy Plant Explosion Damaged Two Silos, Cause Still Unknown

The city of Shakopee is giving the all-clear after a plant explosion rocked the city south of Minneapolis.

04/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Air-Pollution Alert Issued For Much Of Minnesota

Minnesota officials have issued an air-pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of the state. They urge people who are sensitive to air pollution to take proper precautions.

12/01/2012

(credit: CBS)

Police: Duluth Man Killed In Tractor Accident

A Duluth man died in a farm accident sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, police say.

11/13/2012

(credit: Amy Rea)

Wander Minnesota: A Passion for Wood and Music

Up north there are gorgeous lakes, acres of forest, wildlife, birds, winding roads through small towns, and a custom ukulele maker.

08/12/2011

baseball, bat, generic

Youth Baseball League Shuns Metal Bats For Wood

For years, the Rhode Island teams in the American Legion Baseball league — the oldest nationwide youth program — played with aluminum bats that make the characteristic crack of America’s game sound more like a dull clang.

07/28/2011