Watch WCCO 4 News Live: Click Here To Watch WCCO Mid-Morning

Local

(credit: CBS)

Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Red Wing (Day 1)

It’s that time of the week again, we’re hitting the road and Goin’ to the Lake on WCCO. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus are heading to Red Wing for River City Days. Dave Lee from 830 WCCO Radio will also be joining in on the fun.

1 hour ago

(credit: CBS)

Four Kids From Eagan Family To Compete In Junior Olympic Games

The AAU Junior Olympic Games start this weekend in Norfolk, Virginia. A dozen athletes from the Eagan area will be competing just in track alone, including one family a four — meet the Windels.

2 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Mia Farrow Faces Backlash For Tweeting Lion Dentist’s Address

Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

2 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota State Fair Puts Partial Ban On Selfie Sticks

If you plan to pack your selfie stick when you head to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, make sure you know the rules.

2 hours ago

(credit: Thinkstock)

Minneapolis City Council To Repeal Ban On Hats In Theaters

It’s a city ordinance on the books many probably didn’t know about. In the city of Minneapolis, you can’t wear a hat in theaters.

2 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s that time again, the time when we are working for the weekend! This week, WCCO This Morning found a really special event rolling through the Twin Cities. It’s a national organization that’s making a stop here with a goal to send a lot of families home with free groceries.

3 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Man, 60, Arrested After 8-Hour Long Standoff In Bloomington

A man is now in custody after an eight-hour long standoff with police in Bloomington. According to the Bloomington Police Department, around 3 p.m. Wednesday officers were called to the 11100 block of Xavier Road. Police said they were responding to threats made by 60-year-old Mark Norling.

4 hours ago

(credit: Como Zoo)

Good Question: Why Are We So Passionate About Animals?

For the past two days, Cecil the lion’s story has been told over and over across the world. On Wednesday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said that if Dr. Walter Palmer illegally killed the animal, he needs to be “extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” That’s extreme, but many people are outraged.

11 hours ago

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Why Our Cars Are Lasting Longer

A new study says the average vehicle in the U.S. is a record 11.5 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Automotive. Jazmin Munoz, from Burnsville, bought her 2004 Nissan Altima used three years ago.

11 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

11 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Authorities ID 2nd Victim Of S. Minneapolis Double Homicide

Authorities have identified the second victim who was killed after a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night.

12 hours ago

(credit: Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Moore, Lynx Spoil Candace Parker’s Season Debut

Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker.

12 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their Passion

Of the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa’s exotic game.

16 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Patients Of Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Talk To WCCO

The patients of Dr. Walter Palmer that spoke with WCCO all described him as an excellent dentist. But they also expressed shock over the killing of Cecil the lion, as well as the fact that Palmer had a prior felony for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin and a sizable sexual harassment award against him.

16 hours ago

(credit: CNN)

Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

16 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

New Laws Allow Experimental Drugs, Limit License Plate Readers & More

Starting this weekend, some things are about to change in Minnesota.

16 hours ago

accident, crash, road, skid marks, generic

State Patrol: 1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Spooner (Wis.) Crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a rollover crash Wednesday morning in northwestern Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Authorities were called at about 8 a.m. to the crash on Highway 53 at Highway 70 near the city of Spooner in Washburn County.

18 hours ago

(credit: River Bluff Dental/Pamela Robinson)

Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The Lion

Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.

19 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Suspended MN Doctor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Prescription Drugs

A 43-year-old suspended Pelican Rapids doctor has pleaded guilty to obtaining Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs by writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

20 hours ago

(credit: River Bluff Dental)

PETA: If Palmer Poached Cecil The Lion, He Should Be ‘Hanged’

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says that if a Minnesota hunter did indeed illegally kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, he should be “extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”

21 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

A Look At Poaching In Minnesota After Lion’s Death

A Minnesota dentist is accused of poaching after traveling to Zimbabwe and paying two experts to help him find a lion. It’s also not the first time a Minnesota native has been involved in a poaching case. Most others involve the illegal harvesting of deer, moose or fish, but poaching has a past.

21 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Public Takes To Internet To Target Dentist Accused Of Poaching Lion

A Bloomington dentist accused of killing a beloved lion on a recent African safari has come under international fire. As people around the world continue to chime in on the issue, many are taking to the Internet.

21 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Dayton Starts Special Session Legwork For Mille Lacs Lake

Gov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season — perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.

21 hours ago

(credit: CBS)

Sun Country Pilots Call For Final Mediation Session

Pilots from Sun Country Airlines have asked federal officials to release them from mediation talks if an agreement can’t be reached in their final session with airline officials.

21 hours ago

Photo Galleries
(credit: CBS)

Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

(credit: CBS)

Stadium Construction Progress: 1 Year Left

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!

(credit: Allison Bye/Bay Lake)

July 12 Severe Weather

Severe storms rumbled across Minnesota Sunday night, with wind knocking down trees and even reports of funnel clouds and tornado touchdowns in northwestern Minnesota.

(credit: CBS)

Goin’ To The Lake: McGregor

This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

(credit: CBS)

Fourth Of July In Minneapolis: Red, White & Boom

Along the Mississippi this Fourth of July weekend, Minneapolis’ annual Red, White and Boom celebration is showing visitors a good time with a half marathon, live music, food vendors and fireworks.

(credit: CBS)

Goin’ To The Lake: Breezy Point Area

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the Breezy Point and Cross Lake area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

More Galleries