WCCO.COM's Top 20 Most-Read Stories Of 2014It was a year of great highs and greater lows (may we never again hear the words "Polar Vortex" uttered ... like, ever again). Here is a list of the top 20 most-read stories from WCCO.COM in 2014, along with links to the original stories.
2014 In Review: Top Minnesota News HeadlinesIn 2014, Minnesota Vikings players often rushed into headlines, though not necessarily for their on-field accomplishments.
What Are This Year's Top Halloween Costumes?It's the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don't have a costume idea yet? Not to worry -- a recent ranking just released may be able to help.
2014 State Fair May Break All-Time Attendance RecordSo many were at the Minnesota State Fair this year taking in all the sights and food that the fair is on track to break the standing record for overall yearly attendance. Already a record-breaking single-day crowd went there Saturday, with more than 252,000 people walking through the gates.
On Lake Minnetonka, Business Is As Slow As The Boats High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
Aretha Franklin Added To 2014 Grandstand Concert SeriesLegendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is coming to the Minnesota State Fair. As part of the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series, Miss Franklin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are $45.
Jon Hamm, MN Sports Stars To Play In All-Star Celebrity Softball GameFrom Mad Men to Minn. men, actor Jon Hamm is among the first round of celebrity participants announced for the 2014 MLB Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
American Cars In Decline? GM's Role In The International Recall WarGM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
MN Restaurants, Chefs Get James Beard NomsThe "Academy Awards of the food world" announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/02/19/mn-chefs-restaurants-get-james-beard-semifinalist-nods/">long list of semifinalists</a> down to the top five in each category.
Drone Debate Lands Before Minn. LawmakersFears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement's use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.
Super Bowl Ads Of 2014The best defense is a good offense, the old adage does. While that might not prove true for football, but it may do so for ads.