Finding Minnesota: Taking 'Locally Grown' To The ExtremeDuluth Grill, with produce gardens in its parking lot, is an unlikely success story, drawing national attention and $4.7 million in annual sales.
Goin' To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 2)Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.
Goin' To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 1)Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities.
Lion Hunter's Dentist Office Reopens, Without Dr. PalmerA Twin Cities dental office run by a doctor involved in a controversial lion hunt last month is back open for business, without its lead dentist. Dr. Walter Palmer's office, River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, released a statement Monday saying it is "beginning to serve our loyal patients." Dr. Palmer is not on site.
Finding Minnesota: Franconia Sculpture ParkYou've heard the expression, "Go big or go home." About an hour north of the metro, there's a home where sculptors stay for weeks or months at a time and definitely get the chance to "go big."
Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals SafeSome hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.
Finding Minnesota: Children’s Museum Of Southern MinnesotaWhen they heard kids saying, "There's nothing to do around here," some educators and parents of small children in southern Minnesota couldn’t exactly disagree. So about ten years ago, they started laying the groundwork for what is now the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.
Finding Minnesota: A Laundromat Dripping With DollsThe owner of L J’s Ye Old Wash in Spring Grove is providing his own unique spin for those waiting on the spin cycle. Lucky Volkenant, 72, has spent years covering the walls and ceiling of his laundromat with dolls.
Teen Runs Red Light, Killing Father Of 3 In BeckerA teenager running a red light is blamed for a deadly crash Tuesday night on Highway 10 in Sherburne County. Chuck Maurer, 54, was killed and seven others hurt when a pickup carrying four teens blew through the stoplight at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 11.
Finding Minnesota: Brookside Resort's Captain BingoA superhero has been protecting a northern Minnesota resort for 36 years, but he hasn’t aged much. He actually looks as young now as ever.
4H Students Settle In To Reality Of Bird-Free FairsPeople visiting county fairs this summer are starting to notice something is missing: birds. The Chisago County Fair opens Thursday in Rush City. And like every other fair in the state, it has been directed to cancel its live poultry exhibits to prevent the possible spread of bird flu.
Finding Minnesota: The Nearly Mosquito-Free Minnesota State ParkIf you are looking to get away from Minnesota's blood-thirsty mosquitoes, there is one state park where visitors do very little swatting or spraying. Nature provides the right conditions to keep the biting to a minimum at Whitewater State Park.
Bingo Restrictions In Minnesota Soon To Be LiftedIt turns out, a single complaint helped change Minnesota's law on bingo games.
Finding Minnesota: Lawn Mower RacingNASCAR has well-known drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. In Minnesota, there’s a lesser-known racing circuit with drivers known as "Grandpa" and "Miss Behavin'."
1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still RecoveringA year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn't complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.