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Study: Live Music, Fans Cheering Are The Sounds We Miss The MostSocial distancing and isolation have led to a rather quiet year - many people say they are missing the sounds of live music and crowds at sporting events.
The Spring Parade Of Homes Begins This Weekend
Rock Sever's Lights
How Do Minnesota's Vaccination Efforts Stack Up To Other States?Some say other states seem to be vaccinating families faster and wonder how Minnesota stacks up.
A Farm Girl’s Dabbles’ Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Recipe: Zoe Bakes Ultimate Carrot Cake with Candied Carrot Peels
Minnesota Baking Influencers Are On The RiseSince the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, baking has never been hotter.
Petition To Rename Section Of Highway In Chanhassen After Prince Gets 1,300+ SignaturesThe highway renaming is the dream of a group of his biggest fans. They already have the approval of Chanhassen City Council and now they're collecting signatures to present to state lawmakers.
Top 7 Minnesota Baking And Recipe InfluencersAlong with the help of Maggie LaMaack, group director for influencer and brand partnerships at Fast Horse, WCCO's Jason DeRusha has compiled a list of the top seven baking and recipe influencers based in Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Only Black-Owned Comic Book Store Focuses On Inclusion, Building CommunityEver since he was a child, comic books have always been an escape for Eric Childs. It’s a passion he’s now able to share in his own store, where he’s making space for lesser known creators to be found next to some of his childhood favorites.
Como Zoo Welcomes Nan, A 26-Year-Old Polar BearThe Como Zoo has a new resident that doesn’t mind Minnesota’s spells of arctic cold. She’s a 26-year-old polar bear named Nan.
Twin Cities Musician Mick Sterling Pens New Book
Loneliness Could Be Decreased With Regular Phone Calls, Survey FindsHalf of the 240 study participants were selected to receive brief phone calls from volunteers over the course of a month.
Walk To Support The Ann Bancroft Foundation.
Family Shocked To Find Water In Gas Tank - And More Shocked By How It Got ThereA Minnesota couple's day trip to Duluth ended in a costly car repair bill after they discovered their gas tank was full of water.
Finding Minnesota: Bob Bell's Hockey Canes, From One Type Of Ice To AnotherIn this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen shows us the creative way Bob Bell’s sticks go from ice time to helping people navigate icy sidewalks.
Black Artist & Entrepreneur Co-Working Space Opens Near Minneapolis 3rd Police PrecinctThe Twin Cities is celebrating the grand opening of a co-working space for Black artists this week.
Have You Downloaded The New WCCO App?The new WCCO/CBS Minnesota app is your one-stop source for all things local. The CBSN Minnesota live stream, in-depth articles, video-on-demand and updated forecasts all from your trusted source for local news.
Tooth Fairy's Payout Reaches New HeightsDelta Dental's annual poll found the tooth fairy is giving an average of $4.70 per tooth.
Recipe: Parmesan Herb Fish Sticks With Tartar SauceSue Moores, Nutritionist with Kowalski’s Markets, shared these recipes with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers for making fish at home.
Lumber Prices Skyrocket During Pandemic Construction And Remodeling BoomThe pandemic may seem like a good time to take on some projects around the house -- but if you're planning to build or renovate, it will cost you.
Family Of Minnesotan Presumed Dead While Kayaking In Florida Propose 'Aqua Alert' SystemA Minnesota family is turning personal tragedy into a cause for positive change.
1 In 3 Drivers Say Cars Are Too Full Of Junk To Have Room For PassengersOne if five say they haven't cleaned their car in the past three months and 10% say they can't even remember the last time the cleaned.
Potholes Beginning To Pop Up In Metro Following Deep FreezeA deep-freeze like the one we just went through causes ice to expand in the street. When it melts, the water seeps out, taking asphalt with it. That's when repairs are needed.
‘MN Vaccine Hunters’ Facebook Page Created To Help Thousands Get VaccinatedMinnesotans are using the power of social media to help each other get vaccinated faster.
Winter Restaurant Week Has ArrivedMonday marks the start of winter Restaurant Week. Certain restaurants will be offering deals through Sunday, but this is more than an opportunity to try some new digs.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Feb. 20, 2021Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak covered a lot of topics during Saturday morning's show! Here are links to what they discussed.
After Relaxed Restrictions, Many Restaurants Say They're Still Against The WallAfter two mandatory shutdowns Minnesota restaurants are open, but at times it's hard to tell. At JR Mac's in St. Paul, since indoor dining opened up, takeout business has almost completely dried up.
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Open To 'Up Front' State Resources Chauvin Trial SecurityThe top Republican in the Senate had previously been firm in his opposition to the governor’s $35 million SAFE account, calling it a bailout by Minneapolis.