Experts have touted the health benefits of hugging for many years now.
WCCO Digital Update: Morning Of Jan. 18, 2022Jason DeRusha has the latest headlines.
4:30 A.M. Weather ReportEnjoy the mild temps Tuesday, because it's about to get a lot colder.
10 P.M. Weather ReportTuesday's warmth will be followed closely by subzero cold.
Owatonna Igloo: Family Embraces Cold In Creative WayThe Thorson family made a giant igloo in their front yard. David Schuman takes us to Owatonna, where they've mixed frozen art and fun.
Good Question: What Is ‘Wordle’?Chances are these little colorful boxes are popping up all over your social media feeds. They're the answer boxes from a new internet sensation called “Wordle.” What is the game? And why is it so popular? Jeff Wagner learned why this simple game has people hooked.
How To Order Free At-Home Rapids Tests This WeekAs COVID-19 cases surge in Minnesota and across the country, doctors are urging people to defend themselves with what works: masks to stop the spread, and tests to know when you're sick. But both can be tricky to come by.
WCCO Evening Digital Update: January 17, 2022Frank Vascellaro has your latest headlines.
Goat's Feast Away On Old Christmas TreesHow discarding and donating your Christmas trees helps goats and the environment.
6 P.M. Weather ReportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports a big warm up Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop Wednesday.
Albert Lea High School Counselor Charged With Sexually Assaulting StudentRichard John Polley, 32, was charged Friday with third-degree sexual conduct.
MLK Day: Taking Action Against InjusticeMany chose to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service.
Omicron: Prepare For A SurgeExperts say Omicron may surge across the state next week.
5 P.M. Weather ReportThe metro will warm into the mid 30s Tuesday, but brutal cold follows close behind.
Minnesota State Fair ’22: Less Time, More MoneyWe may be in the middle of January, but we already know about changes this summer at the Minnesota State Fair.
Noon Weather ReportMonday will be quiet, cloudy and mild, but dangerous cold moves in late Tuesday.
Web Extra: Mike Max 1-On-1 With Gus FrerotteWCCO's sports director talked with Gus Frerotte on his thoughts on the Vikings' search for a new general manager and head coach.
Vaccine/Testing Mandates To Take Effect In Twin Cities As COVID Cases SurgeCOVID is surging in Minnesota, and that means things are changing everyday.
A Green Way To Keep Things CleanRebecca Kolls shares a DIY alternative for cleaning that eschews harsh chemicals.
Changing The Perspective About Youths And Body ImageLisa Radzak, executive director of Withall, explains.
2022 State Fair Will Have Higher Ticket Prices, Shorter HoursOrganizers announced Sunday that ticket prices will increase by a dollar for the 2022 fair. That means regular admission will run $17 and kids and seniors will cost $15. Admission for children under 4 will remain free.
5 Health Habits To Keep Your New Year's ResolutionFitness expert Ali Holman shares some tips and strategies.
9 A.M. Weather ReportWCCO meteorologist Riley O'Connor says temperatures should be reasonable Monday, but a cooldown is coming.
Have You Watched WCCO's New Sunday Morning Show?Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield joins Mike Augustyniak at 7 a.m. every Sunday.
The Enduring Significance Of MLK DayDr. Yohuru Williams, distinguished university chair and professor of history and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, explains.