WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

YMCA

Photo credit: minneapolisparks.org

Best Places To Play A Game Of Pick-up Basketball In Minnesota

While it has been several years since there has been much basketball excitement from the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers or the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, that doesn’t mean Minnesotans don’t love the game. The WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx won the league championship last year, Minnesota State University-Mankato men’s basketball team made it to the Division II collegiate final four, and the Timberwolves resurgence with all-star Kevin Love have made for an exciting 2011 to 12 season. But it’s the area’s pick-up games that have the real heart, and these are the best places to hop in on a game in Minnesota.

04/14/2012

(credit: Hennepin County)

Coach Who Shot At Parent Has Sentence Stayed

A coach who admitted to firing a gun at a parent was sentenced to 180 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse on Wednesday.

02/16/2012

(credit: CBS)

Kids Turning To Personal Trainers To Fight Obesity

One in three American children are considered overweight. While you’ve probably heard that statistic before, you may not know that more than a million American youngsters are turning to personal trainers.

02/16/2012

(credit: Anoka Hennepin School District)

Anoka HS Teen Dies While Playing Basketball

Anoka High School officials say an 11th grade student died Saturday, while playing basketball at a community center.

11/28/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Stranded Canoeists Rescued On St. Croix River

Authorities have rescued a group of young female canoeists who became stranded on the banks of the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin.

08/05/2011

(credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Flashdance!

Thanks to the internet and especially YouTube, Flashmobs have become quite the sensation. Here are some teachers breaking it down with the YMCA.

05/11/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

2 Men Sentenced For 2009 Killing Near Duluth YMCA

Two men have been sentenced to prison for the killing of a man in behind the YMCA in Duluth in 2009.

04/13/2011

Golden Gophers, football, minnesota, coach, jerry kill

Gophers Coach Speaks At Luncheon For North Mpls Youth

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill was the main speaker at a luncheon at a north Minneapolis YMCA — praising the Y’s support for children.

02/09/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

‘Beats & Rhymes’ Kids Drop Science At The Y

When you’re a kid, sometimes all you hear from adults are negatives. Well, one afterschool music program in North Minneapolis is changing kids’ lives one track at a time.

02/07/2011

police, generic, lights, cop, flashing, officials, authorities

Bomb Threat Forces Brainerd YMCA Evacuation

The Brainerd Family YMCA was evacuated and evening activities canceled after a threatening message was discovered on a changing room wall.

02/02/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Sudden ‘Resolve’ At Gyms 1st Week Of New Year

On the first Monday of the New Year, it’s not hard to figure out what businesses get a sudden rush of customers.

01/03/2011

A homeless man lays in a street of Paris on Nov. 19, 2010. (credit: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

People Sleep Outside For Homelessness Awareness

3 Way Entertainment, along with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity are braving the elements to bring about awareness to homelessness.

11/20/2010

Teen Critical After Being Shot with Police Taser

A teenager who was shot by a Taser during a scuffle with police at the downtown Minneapolis YMCA is listed in critical condition.

09/10/2010

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,794 other followers