How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?It's the season for visiting apple orchards or stopping by the grocery store to pick up one of the eighteen apple varieties started by the University of Minnesota.
How Did Pumpkin Spice Become The Flavor Of Fall?It seems like everyone is selling something pumpkin spice these days.
Students In Minneapolis Return To Classrooms With Masks RequiredIt's up to each district to require masks. Some are making their decisions based on the local COVID-19 positivity rate.
WATCH: At The Fair, WCCO's Heather Brown Tries Milking A Cow For The First TimeWCCO is at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, and Heather Brown is trying out milking a cow for the first time!
How Should We Assess The Risk Of COVID-19 In Our Daily Lives?Should I eat inside at a restaurant? Should my kids wear a mask? Should I go to the State Fair? Every day, we're making decisions with COVID on the mind.
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Shares Her Top 3 Minnesota State Fair ThingsWith COVID-19 cases rising, WCCO wondered if Minnesota political leaders would still go to the fair. The answer is yes.
WCCO Reels In Answers To Your Good Questions On FishingIn Minnesota, there was a significant bump in fishing license sales, with more than 1.2 million were sold in 2020.
What Have We Learned About Schools And COVID?Schools and mask mandates. We know some districts already made their decision for the fall. Others are debating it right now.
How Long Do Crickets Chirp?Starting in late July, Minnesotans started to hear summer symphonies from insects. Some say it feels like summer, while others find it simply annoying.
What's Different About COVID's Delta Variant?Heather Brown talks COVID-19 expert Dr. Greg Poland from the Mayo Clinic to learn more about the culprit behind rising cases in Minnesota and across the U.S.
How Does A Park Become A State Park?Just under 1% of Minnesota is state or national parkland, which places Minnesota 29th compared to other states across the country.
How Do Water Towers Work?As cities ask homeowners to conserve water, it's bringing up questions about how we get our water in the first place.
How Long Can Food Be Left Out?It's the time of year for picnics, outdoor wedding and camping trips – which means lots of food outside.
When Should We Worry About Inflation?Gas just reached $3 a gallon in Minnesota -- the highest price since 2014.
Where Exactly Is 'Up North' In Minnesota?The definition of "Up North" depends on where you are. Often, it's defined from the Twin Cities' point of reference.