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'The Stone House': Where A Priest Has Been Making Stone Structures For Decades

WELLS, MINNESOTA (WCCO) — At times, we all get the urge to build something.

A 78-year-old priest in southern Minnesota took his love of building to a whole new level. 606 more words


U.S. Service Members, Veterans Go Fishing On Flag Day

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Flag Day and the U.S. Army is celebrating its 243rd birthday. That meant a special celebration on Lake Minnetonka this morning. 287 more words


2 Kids Badly Hurt By Driver Fleeing State Troopers In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two children are fighting for their lives Monday night after a State Patrol chase ended in a north Minneapolis playground.

It happened at Bohanan Park around 9:30 a.m. 406 more words


Mighty Axe Hops: From College Project To Large Hops Growing Farm

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen takes us to Foley where a college project has led to one of the largest hops-growing farms in the Midwest. 501 more words


Hospitals, Public Transit Prep For Widespread Road Closures

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Interstate 35W is a straight shot between home and the University of Minnesota for graduate student Will Summitt, who is heading back to school for the summer. 263 more words


Tracy Community Remembers 50 Years Since Devastating Tornado

TRACY, Minn. (WCCO) — Only two F5 tornadoes have ever been recorded in Minnesota history.

One of them happened 50 years ago this month.

On June 13, 1968, a tornado ripped through the town of Tracy, killing nine people and injuring 150 others. 243 more words


Against The Odds: Minnesota Cow Gives Birth To Quadruplets

SEBEKA, Minn. (WCCO) — One Cow. Four calves. A northern Minnesota family had a rare occurrence on the farm.

On May 24, Chuck and Deb Beldo, of Sebeka, won the bovine lottery. 203 more words