Controversial Costumes Spark Debate Over PunishmentMound Westonka High School is getting a lot of attention after an annual charity dodgeball tournament in which a group of students wore costumes that sparked debate.
'Halloween Capital Of The World': Anoka Holds Massive Annual ParadeThe city of Anoka has the largest Halloween parade in Minnesota. It kicked off this afternoon with an airplane show above the parade route. Floats and marching bands made their way through the crowds.
Best Halloween Decorations To See Near MinnesotaThe magic of Halloween draws attention to hauntingly well decorated places near Minnesota. Here are a few haunts around Twin Cities where the trappings are awesome. You might become spellbound and also pick up decorating ideas.
Good Question: Why Do We Go Trick-Or-Treating?Halloween is just a few days away, and it is estimated that more than 41 million kids will go trick-or-treating this year. More than $2 billion will be spent on candy in the U.S., from Snickers, to Kit Kats, to Three Musketeers.
Local Company Keeps Vikings Cheerleaders Looking Their BestOne local business owner has been helping the Vikings cheerleaders look good for a very long time. Deb Erickson founded The Line Up. The base of her business comes from NFL custom dance wear.
Richfield Man Hosts Costume Drive Outside His HomeRather than throwing out this year's Halloween costume, one Twin Cities man hopes you donate it to a good cause. Ryan Ridgley has a collection drive set up outside his Richfield, Minn. home.
Expect To See A Lot Of Disney Characters This HalloweenSometimes the scariest thing about Halloween isn't Halloween at all. It's the cost of those costumes. Americans will spend about $7.5 billion on tricks and treats, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Most people will spend around $78, with most of it going towards a costume.
How To Make DIY Halloween MasksUse everyday materials to design your own Halloween masks in just a few hours.
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.
Comic Book Celebration At Minnesota FairgroundsComic book fans are expected to fill the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Midwest Comic Book Association is holding its 2014 SpringCon on Saturday and Sunday.
Behind-The-Scenes Of 'Phantom Of The Opera'A reinvented Phantom of the Opera opens Friday in Minneapolis. The Orpheum Theatre will host the show through Jan. 5. The Phantom of the Opera has been on Broadway for 25 years, but this version was first seen in England last year.
WCCO Viewers Halloween CostumesA collection of this year's Halloween costumes from WCCO viewers. Happy Halloween!
Halloween Display Scares Up Costumes For KidsRyan Ridgley makes no secret of his love of Halloween. "I’d say this year the favorite is the guillotine," Ridgley said. In his Richfield yard, the scary and supernatural come to life. His layout is planned months in advance, and he makes most of the eerie items by hand. His Halloween perfection takes time and money. "I can't say the exact amount because my girlfriend will get upset,” he said. “There was a comma in it a long time ago." But for Ridgley, the bigger the display, the bigger the turnout. And the bigger turnouts provide more opportunity to help others.
Good Question: Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween?This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That's a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children's costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental</a> in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.
Skol Trooper, And Day 1 Of Vikings Training CampMichael Rhey has two loves – Star Wars and the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m a die-hard fan of both," he said. "I wanted to put my two passions together." So what do you get with an $1,800 budget and eight months of customizing a costume?