Longtime WCCO Radio Newsman RetiringSteve Murphy says he's looking forward to staying up past 7:30 p.m. As morning anchor and managing editor for WCCO Radio, Murphy's day begins long before the sun comes up. He arrives to work at 3 a.m., preparing the morning's news for WCCO Radio listeners.
WCCO Radio Newsman Attacked, Robbed On Way To WorkSteve Murphy was on his way to work last Thursday and was running the mile between his south Minneapolis home and the bus stop. He was just a few blocks away from Chicago Avenue and 52nd Street when he spotted trouble.
FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On PlanesGovernment safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.
Federal Employees In Minnesota Await Word On Work StatusThe standoff on Capitol Hill has more than 18,000 federal employees in Minnesota wondering about their work status if there's a partial shutdown at midnight.
McDonald's Returns To MSP AirportThey're lovin' it -- the "they," in this case, being the travelers who demanded the return of McDonald's to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It may not sound like a big deal to some, but others say it's been a super-sized issue.
Late-Season Swimmers Warned To Stay SafeIt's still good swimming weather with a heat index in the upper 90s, but you might have to search for a safe place to swim. Many municipal pools have closed for the season and a lot of local beaches no longer have lifeguards.
Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-DiagnosedA study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are "over-diagnosed" with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that's prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.
Lightning Strikes Twice For Man With Scratch-Off Lottery TicketsTalk about luck. Mike Mendyk of Minnesota City, which is near Winona, just won his second scratch-off prize worth $100,000. So what's his secret? Even his wife doesn't know. Becky Mendyk said it may be Mike's casual attitude toward lottery tickets.
MnDOT Begins New Electronic Sign Campaign For Safe DrivingStarting Monday, there will be new messages on those electronic signs above the highways. You've seen those digital signs warning motorists about stepped up enforcement of laws on drunk driving and speeding, but MnDOT felt the messages weren't sinking in.
Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire VeteransAmong those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.
Ramadan Arrives Monday, Asks Greater Sacrifice For Muslims Ramadan begins Monday night and this year it means an even greater sacrifice for local Muslims.
Best Buy Rolling Out Smart WatchesSome consider it the next big thing, and it's going on sale at Best Buy. The Richfield-based retailer of consumer electronics is out with a "smart watch." It's being described as something like a smart phone, only it fits around your wrist.
Taking Your Own Blood Pressure May Help Control ItHow's your blood pressure? A new study finds that monitoring your own blood pressure at home might help get it under control. HealthPartners conducted the study with 450 patients.
Two WCCO Radio Broadcasters Chosen For Hall Of FameTwo more broadcasters from WCCO Radio have been chosen for the Pavek Museum's Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Market Manager Mick Anselmo and the late Eleanor Mondale Poling. The ceremony will take place in September. The inductees were announced Monday morning.
Could A Blood Test Detect Alzheimer's Disease?Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are determining whether a blood test could offer early detection for Alzheimer's Disease. The Mayo analyzed samples of plasma and brain fluids from 45 patients.