'They're Human Beings Just Like Us': Minnesota, Wisconsin To Welcome Hundreds Of Afghan RefugeesThe Biden administration says Minnesota will likely receive more than 300 people from the country after its government collapsed. Wisconsin will resettle about 400.
'This Is Not A Bus Driver Shortage. This Is A Bus Driver Crisis': Tempers Up As Districts Cut RoutesCanceling or combining bus routes have sent some Minnesota parents scrambling to get their kids to and from school this year. Union leaders are now sending a strong message to lawmakers and school boards.
'That Global Beacon Of Hope...Isn’t Looking So Strong': Former Air Force Captain Reflects On 9/11, U.S. Leaving AfghanistanSept. 11, 2001, changed the course of countless lives, including the life of a Minnesota college student, who answered the call to service.
Elk River Priests Look Back At Role They Played In NYC On 9/11, And The Coffee That Saved Their LivesFor two Minnesota priests, 9/11 marks the day they nearly lost their lives.
'They're Out There Running For Their Life': Former Afghan Describes Danger Educated Girls Face ThereOne Hazara family told Yazdan Bakhsh last week their daughter was so desperate to avoid the Taliban she died by suicide. Bakhsh helped three girls and their brother escape from Afghanistan on a plane to Africa last month.
Urban Roots Works To Have Students Pull Lifelong Lessons From City GardensWith the skyline as her backdrop, another hot morning starts on Ravoli Bluff for Adora Thao, giving the St. Paul garden bed a close look. The Harding High School student is one of 75 youth who may experience barriers to more typical employment working a paid internship this summer at Urban Roots.
'It's Honestly Been A Nightmare': Restaurant Supplier Hits Pause, Putting Some Metro Businesses In PerilAs more pandemic problems persist, one of the largest food suppliers has hit pause on some Minneapolis restaurants -- meaning owners are forced to find their ingredients elsewhere.
Greenwood Fire: Hundreds May Be Allowed Back To Their Properties Later This WeekHundreds of Minnesotans could get the green light to return to their properties later this week after the Greenwood Fire forced them to evacuate.
WCCO Investigation: Report Card On COVID-Era Distance Learning Shows More Students Failing To Make The GradeFrom Minneapolis to Marshall, South Washington County Schools to Worthington, more than a dozen districts handed us their transcripts from the last three school years, with the goal of gauging student performance in grades 6 through 12. Our WCCO Investigation reveals a COVID-19 report card showing a greater number of students failing to make the grade.
Greenwood Fire Now 37% Contained: 'We’re Not Completely Out Of The Woods Here'The Greenwood Fire is now 14% contained after charring nearly 26,000 acres. It’s been burning for more than two weeks near Isabella.
70-Year-Old Love Story Inspired Generations Of Performers At Worthington's Memorial AuditoriumWCCO’s Liz Collin visited her hometown of Worthington, where a new season at the Memorial Auditorium means the return to a love story that started 70 years ago.
'It Was So Painful': Week Day's Family Grieves For 6-Year-Old Who Died Of COVIDAs debates over masks and vaccines mark the beginning of a new school year, one Minnesota family is opening up about their heartbreaking loss from the pandemic.
Hugo Family Speaks Out After Deadly Dog Poisoning: 'I Know Someone Knows Something' A deadly dog poisoning has a Hugo family searching for answers.
Twin Cities Hospitals Getting Creative To Fill Hundreds Of Jobs: 'It's Been A Struggle'You don't have to look far to find a place in need of workers. But the pandemic has hit the health care industry especially hard.
Shakopee Inmate Becomes First Woman To Take Law School Test In Prison: 'Everybody Deserves A Second Chance'“Everyone that is released from here are going to be our neighbors and our friends. The more that they’re educated, the better they can help their communities," Dr. Kristen O’Connell