Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, TooThis extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.
Mpls. Public Works Has Hands Full With Snow, Pot HolesLast week's snowfall kept crews busy with removal and you've likely noticed large pot holes covering our roadways. Now, experts say to get ready, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Snow Causes Roof Collapse At Ramsey BusinessThe accumulation of heavy snow may have caused the roof of a Ramsey business to collapse early Friday afternoon. According to an employee, workers saw the roof of Pro Power Sports begin to sag, and then they heard rivets pop. All employees were able to escape the building before the roof collapsed, trapping trucks, snowmobiles and other products and equipment.
Keep V-Day Weekend Hot At Franconia Iron PourYou likely bought or got roses and chocolates this Valentine's Day. What can you do to make the weekend particularly memorable for your sweetheart? On Saturday, the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn. is offering a unique, alternative option.
How To Make Your Valentine's Flowers LastFigures show as many as 95 million flowers are delivered on Valentine's Day. But for many people, they don't last too long in the vase. WCCO's Aristea Brady thought it would only be timely to ask experts a question many of you probably thought about today: How do I make my roses last?
Mpls. In Running For ‘Best Convention City’Sure it's been cold in Minneapolis this winter. Okay, really cold. But move over Miami. The good old "City of Lakes" could very well take the award for "Best Convention City." Melvin Tennant, CEO of "Meet Minneapolis" - the city's official convention and visitors association - says it should be no surprise that Minneapolis is in the running. The city has a booming downtown that's just too big of an attraction for meeting and even planners to ignore.
Security Expert: Target Phishing Attack 'Just The Beginning'The cyber reporter who first broke the news about Target's massive data breach says he now knows how the hackers got in.
MN School Evacuated After Possible CO PoisoningStudents were evacuated from a school in Springfield, Minn. Thursday morning after a number of people were sickened with what may have been carbon monoxide poisoning. The Springfield School District's website confirmed that Springfield Public School was being closed for the day, and students were taken to a nearby community center. Third-grader Emma Pingeon says she witnessed some students vomiting during a morning practice for a choir concert.
Hope Chest Helps Low-Income Breast Cancer PatientsSaving money while trying to save your own life. It's a concept that seems unfair when your life should be seen as priceless. But for many low-income people, it's a reality. The founder of a local charity aimed to help women fighting breast cancer is doing something to change that. All proceeds from "Hope Chest for Breast Cancer" go to help local women who struggle to meet their immediate needs of food, transportation and medical costs.
Dancing With The Twin Cities Celebrities -- Hope Chest Phone BankWCCO-TV and Aristea Brady are fundraising for Hope Chest as part of her participation in Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities. Each dancer in the competition competes for a charity of his or her choice. Aristea chose Hope Chest.
Milan Girl Takes To The Keyboard With ToesAs 9-year-old Lexi Dietz work on her math problems at school, the grip on her pencil will force you to do a double-take. And it helps explain her nickname. "They were like, 'Hi, Fancy Feet!' I was like, 'Hi!'" Lexi said. In the past two years, we've seen Lexi hold a book, paint and even eat without the use of her hands. Now she's up to something new; the idea for which came when her class was asked to play on their recorders at their Christmas concert.