MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the trial of Dylann Roof beginning, here is a look at the top four stories from Dec. 7, 2016.

75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

Seventy-five years ago Wednesday, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The bombing propelled the U.S. into World War II.

It’s a day President Franklin D. Roosevelt said lives in infamy.

In all, more than 2,300 U.S. troops died in the attack.

A special ceremony will take place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul at 10 a.m.

Roof Trial Begins

The trial of a South Carolina man accused of carrying out a shooting in a Charleston church is set to begin Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Dylann Roof killed nine members of the historically black Emanuel AME church last year.

He faces a possible death sentence in the case.

Some Gatlinburg Residents Return Home

People can finally return to their homes in Gatlinburg, Tenn. after wildfires spiraled out of control last week.

Fourteen people died and more than 1,600 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.

Steady rain helped drown the last of the fires that were initially flamed by hurricane-force winds.

Red Bull Crashed Ice Returns To St. Paul

Red Bull Crashed Ice will once again return to the Twin Cities this winter.

St. Paul will host the competition for the sixth straight year.

The Crashed Ice downhill track will once again be built again in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul.

  1. Pearl Harbor Day – the large picture of life this so far today should be the only story you spend much time covering.
    We all can type freely on our keyboards, speak freely and eat like pigs because of these brave men and women.
    God Bless them all and God Bless America !