NTSB Releases Recommendations For Oil Train SafetyThe National Transportation Safety Board is out with some new recommendations to help prevent explosive oil train wrecks. They include retrofitting train cars with protective systems better able to withstand fire, and relief valves that can prevent pressure from building inside the tank cars.
St. Paul Hotel Chandeliers Cleaned For SpringThe St. Paul Hotel's six Waterford crystal chandeliers received some spring cleaning Monday. Crews lowered the 115-year-old chandeliers from the lobby ceiling nearly to the floor where three workers used a special cleaner and soft cotton cloths to clean them.
Wish Sid Hartman A Happy 95th Birthday!Sid Hartman is turning a spry 95 on Friday, March 13, and WCCO Radio will be celebrating Hartman's birthday on-air!
Veteran WCCO Radio Broadcaster Dick Chapman DiesLongtime WCCO personality Dick Chapman passed away after an extended illness. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, the Kansas City native came to WCCO in 1957, first as a news writer for Cedric Adams.
Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon Raises Over $235KWCCO would like to thank everyone out there for helping make this year's Let's Kick Hunger radiothon a big success. More than $235,000 was raised for Second Harvest Heartland, an accomplishment that Minnesotans should feel very proud of.
CBS Radio Joins MOA, Nickelodeon Universe In 'Ride For A Cause'CBS Radio Minneapolis and Mall of America are inviting shoppers to 'ride for a cause' this Thanksgiving holiday. Families are invited to Nickelodeon Universe, located in the center of the mall, to enjoy unlimited rides from 6 p.m. until midnight for a $10 donation.
Fmr. UMD Professor To Speak At JFK Assassination ConferenceFormer Minnesota-Duluth professor Jim Fetzer says new information about the JFK assassination shows the secret service was involved in the president's death 51 years ago. Fetzer has become a major conspiracy analyst since the early 1990's.
WCCO Radio Raises More Than $273K For Union Gospel MissionThe team at WCCO Radio 830 AM had a record day Tuesday, raising money at the Mall of America for the Union Gospel Mission. Last year, must more than $200,000 was raised to help provide meals for struggling families in the Twin Cities.
Is The WCCO Radio Building Haunted?This Halloween, we investigated the old WCCO Radio building in downtown Minneapolis. Over the years, employees have said they've seen ghosts, heard strange, inexplicable voices -- and they've even felt the presence of a spirit. So we called in the experts from the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Missy Reno Smith, a well-known psychic medium from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Wright County Authorities Ask Hunters And Farmers To Keep Eye Out For Missing ManTwenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.
WCCO Radio Celebrates 90 Years On The AirIn October of 2014, WCCO Radio celebrates it’s 90th year on the air. From the old Oak Grove Hotel to the present day studios on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street, WCCO has brought Minnesota and Upper Midwest radio listeners big news stories and major events, laughter and tears, music and sports plus all the information needed to get through their day.
MN Human Services Commissioner Says Boy's Death Sheds Light On Need For ImprovementThe tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that's designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
After Wetterling Feature, Tips On His Disappearance The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are following up on potential new leads in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance. CNN featured the nearly 25-year-old case Sunday on John Walsh's show "The Hunt."
Stearns County Sheriff Remains Hopeful That Wetterling Case Will Be SolvedStearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN's "The Hunt", new information will be uncovered.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken Makes The Rounds At The FairSenator Al Franken is making the rounds at the Minnesota State Fair. On Sunday, he sat down with WCCO's Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views, and talked about the campaign.