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Finding Minnesota: The Musical Life Of Al Sweet

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Twin Cities man may be the youngest 93-year-old you’ve ever met.

Al Sweet, of Edina, isn’t letting age keep him from his passion. 458 more words


Finding Minnesota: Meet These Record-Holding Anglers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Anglers around the state spent the weekend on the water to mark the start of the Minnesota fishing season.

Bragging rights typically go to the person in the group who reels in the biggest fish, but to actually get a state record is another feat. 566 more words


Finding Minnesota: Arnie Lillo's Metalworks

GOOD THUNDER, Minn. — Rural Minnesota isn’t what you’d call a tourist destination.

“It’s right in the middle of nowhere,” said Arnie Lillo.

Apparently, 77-year-old Lillo never got the memo. 498 more words


Finding Minnesota: Smelt Fishing On Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) — There is a place on Lake Superior where crashing waves meet the mouth of the Amnicon River.

The pristine scenery is a tempting lure in its own right, but every spring dozens are drawn here by more than a scenic backdrop. 554 more words


Finding Minnesota: Whitewater Rafting On The Kettle River

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the past, Minnesotans wanting to whitewater raft have always had to travel out west.

That is no longer the case. Thrill seekers only need to head to northern Minnesota. 532 more words


Finding Minnesota: Owatonna's Old Train Depot

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Long before there was light rail, buses or subways, trains pioneered the concept of mass transit.

The railroad system was vital to the development of the United States — and one man in Owatonna does not want us to forget its place in history. 427 more words


Finding Minnesota: Dusty The Volunteer Dog

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A nursing home in western Minnesota is honoring an unexpected volunteer.

Dusty, a shih tzu dog, was recognized as the March volunteer of the month at Johnson Memorial Health Services. 515 more words