U.S. 'Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists': FBI Agent Unpacks Hostage Situation In HaitiWCCO's Liz Collin talked to a former special agent with the FBI about what negotiations look like when American lives are on the line. Before he went to work as a forensic examiner in the private sector, Chris Lester spent 30 years with the FBI. 
Facebook Page 'Abandoned Minnesota' Captures Local HistoryMany of us pass by them all the time and might not give them a second look. But, abandoned buildings in Minnesota are finding new life on Facebook.
Ghost Hunters Invited To Inspect Haunted Minneapolis BuildingBusiness owners inside an old office building in southwest Minneapolis are convinced the place is haunted.
'Loving' Wisconsin Family Among Kidnapped Missionaries In HaitiIn a town of 3,000 people, news of a local family’s plight some 2,000 miles away is top of mind.
Father Of 2's Dying Wish Sets Up Future Cancer Patients' Families With Healing FlatsA Twin Cities father fighting cancer pledged to make it easier for hospital patients in the middle of their own health struggles. WCCO is sharing the heartbreak and the hope leading some of the sick at Mayo Clinic to Healing Flats.
North Loop Homeless Encampment Prompts Search For Solutions Ahead Of WinterA growing homeless encampment in the North Loop has the city of Minneapolis and local businesses in search of solutions before temperatures drop.
Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'The future is still unclear for 17 missionaries with an Ohio religious group being held hostage in Haiti.
'It's Brought The Community Closer': 3 Years Ago, Jayme Closs Kidnapped In NW WisconsinThree years after Jayme Closs escaped from the kidnapper who killed her parents, WCCO goes back to Barron, Wisconsin. It's a town now dedicated to protecting Jayme, while holding onto the message of hope that brought her home.
'We've Normalized This Now': Gun Violence In The Twin Cities Is Leaving More Innocent People Dead, TraumatizedThe mass shooting in St. Paul only adds to the historic levels of innocent victims of violence this year across the Twin Cities.
'They're Sipping Champagne And They're Dancing': WWII Vet And Wife Honored In Long-Delayed Memorial ServiceWCCO shares the tribute to two trailblazers honored for their remarkable bond and bravery.
Smaller Products, Rising Prices: Shrinkflation Hitting Grocery Store ShelvesProducts like oatmeal packets went from 10 to eight for some varieties, tuna cans from seven to five ounces, and some family size cereals slimming down from 19.3 ounces to 18.8 ounces, all evidence of what's known as shrinkflation.
'It’s Bad, It’s Bad': Proctor Teens Say Students Used Item To Sodomize Teammate, Shared Video OnlineWCCO has uncovered disturbing new details about why a Minnesota high school canceled its football season.
CDC: Proceed With Caution While Making Holiday Plans"It’s really about how do we make people feel safe and more about how do we decrease our risk as we go about gathering together,” Dr. George Morris said.
Law Enforcement Encourages Parents, Schools To Prioritize Pill Warnings After Spike In Drug OverdosesJust one pill can kill. That's the warning from law enforcement, after at least six deadly overdoses this month involving fake prescription pills.
Willmar Community Bands Together To Support Father Of Twins After Wife's Untimely Death To CancerA western Minnesota community is supporting a local pastor and his young family after life took a tragic turn. WCCO went to Willmar where an outpouring of love is helping a father heal.