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Finding Minnesota: Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge is one of the most recognizable destinations in northern Minnesota.

It not only serves as the entrance to the busiest port on Lake Superior, it also brings in millions of tourists every year. 532 more words


Finding Minnesota: Metropolis Rugby Football Club

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Summertime sports often center around baseball, tennis, golf, and soccer.

But at a Twin Cities park, it’s always rugby season.

“Everybody gets to touch the ball, tackle, play various positions…you just get hooked,” said Jamey Kohlbeck of the… 430 more words


Finding Minnesota: Family-Owned Hemker Park & Zoo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A drive along County Road 39 near Freeport is about as rural as it comes. That’s until silos and farm fields give-way to zebras and giraffes. 447 more words


Finding Minnesota: The Minnesota Sword Club

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities club is resurrecting a part of history and turning it into a competitive sport.

Students study a variety of weapons techniques that were used in the 13th-16th centuries. 486 more words


Finding Minnesota: Granite Falls Popcorn Stand

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every small town has something that makes it unique. And a western Minnesota town is no different.

For nearly a century, Granite Falls has had a very savory tradition. 529 more words


Finding Minnesota: Meet Melrose's Caricature-Creating Teacher

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — High school seniors from across the state will soon be graduating and heading out into the real world.

But before they do, some grads in Melrose are getting a special and creative gift from a retired teacher named Jim Ploof. 481 more words


Finding Minnesota: How Rustic Way Goes Against The Grain

ELK RIVER, Minn. (WCCO) — An Elk River carpenter is pushing the boundaries on the traditional building.

Dan Pauly doesn’t build with 90-degree angles or straight lines, he prefers a different approach to his signature design. 582 more words