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Wayzata Trojans head into state baseball tournament undefeated Ren Clayton explains how Wayzata has earned the top seed in the state baseball tournament with a perfect record, so far. 4H ago 01:22
Take in St. Croix Valley views from hot air balloons In this 2021 edition of Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen showed how Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Rides can take you from one state to another. 4H ago 02:52
Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign seeks Twin Cities volunteers Hennepin and Ramsey counties are participating this summer in the Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign. 4H ago 00:30
Why are auto insurance premiums on the rise? New numbers out on Wednesday show prices on all items rose about 3% year-over-year last month. But car insurance prices jumped a whopping 20%. 4H ago 01:52
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Wayzata Trojans head into Minnesota state baseball tournament undefeated The Trojans are undefeated entering the state tournament. In baseball, that's unheard of. They have played four one-run games, but always managed to squeak out the win. 4H ago
Torger Ohe crowned Minnesota boys golf AAA champion The final day of the Boys 3A state golf tournament started with storms on Wednesday at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, but it ended with sunshine and a new state champ. 7H ago
Twins demolish Rockies in 17-9 win Willi Castro and Royce Lewis homered and Carlos Correa had a career-best five hits for the Minnesota Twins, who had a season-high 24 hits in a 17-9 victory over the Rockies. 10H ago
South Dakota baseball player charged in rape case pleads guilty to lesser felony One of the several former players on an American Legion baseball team in South Dakota charged last year with rape has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. 11H ago
Jerry West, Lakers Hall of Famer and NBA legend, dies at 86 Jerry West, the Lakers Hall of Fame player and executive who was the inspiration for the NBA logo, has died at age 86. 11H ago
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Knapp's Cave in Scandia isn't just a beautiful kayaking spot — it has a rich history too Native Americans, Swedish immigrants and even cattle thieves have all taken shelter in a little spot along the St. Croix River. May 29
A reptile zoo in southeastern Minnesota celebrates 15 years of captivating visitors Claws, scales, teeth and tails: There's a place in Medford where alligators and snakes have taken over. May 23
Atwater Karting Speedway celebrates 25 years of competitive go-kart races It's a rite of spring in the town of Atwater. When the weather gets warm, the racers get racing. But at this track, the vehicle of choice is a go-kart and most of the competition is too young for a driver's license. May 15
Owners opening old Jordan Brewery's caves to the public Minnesotans like to explore, and now they'll have a chance to step into caves that haven't been explored in half a century. May 8
How a century-old cattle barn became a big Minnesota wedding venue John Lauritsen looks at how a Breezy Point barn went from housing buffalo and cattle to hosting customers and wedding parties. May 1
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The "Spot Saver" is solving a parking problem for people who use wheelchairs Most places having handicapped parking spots, but it doesn't necessarily mean people who use wheelchairs are able to park. 9H ago
How Donovan Harmel is mentoring the Twin Cities LGBTQ+ community through sobriety Donovan Harmel walked in one of the first Pride parades in Minneapolis, and over the years has watched the LGBTQ+ and sober community grow. Jun 11
101-year-old World War II vet becomes viral TikTok sensation for role in D-Day invasion A 101-year-old soldier helped win World War II, but more recently he's taken his talents to the internet. Jun 7
Red Lake Nation College holds grand opening event in downtown Minneapolis The first Tribal college and university in a major U.S. city will have its grand opening Thursday in Minneapolis. Jun 7
Father Mike Sullivan's jams and jellies help fund Rogers food shelf Father Mike Sullivan has been pastor of St. Joseph The Worker in Maple Grove for 24 years and making homemade sweet spreads for almost as long. Jun 5
Mothers who lost loved ones to suicide share their story, hope to break stigma Loss of any kind is hard, but losing someone to suicide can be especially complicated, and knowing how to support someone through it can be tough too. Jun 5
Edina pastor reflects during Pride Month: "God did not make a mistake, you are perfect" Yolanda Denson-Byers is where she always knew she would be. Her vocation is head pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Edina. Jun 3
Wayzata teens found nonprofit to find solutions to reduce school shootings School safety is top of mind for a group of Wayzata teenagers. So much so, they founded a nonprofit meant to reduce school shootings and gun violence. Jun 2
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Your photos of the northern lights in Minnesota: May 10, 2024 Minnesotans were delighted by an otherworldly light show Friday night that was on a level the state hadn't seen in nearly two decades. May 11 27 photos
Notable Deaths in 2024 A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. Jun 10 30 photos
Double rainbow over Minnesota: April 11, 2024 Many Minnesotans were treated to a stunning double rainbow on Thursday. Apr 12 17 photos
Images from Nicolae Miu's Apple River stabbing trial Nicolae Miu, a 54-year-old man from Prior, Lake, Minnesota was found guilty of six criminal charges, including first-degree reckless homicide. Miu's trial lasted eight days in a Hudson, Wisconsin courtroom. Apr 11 74 photos
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Federal agents raid 4 Twin Cities homes connected to Feeding Our Future fraud trial Armed federal agents raided a string of Twin Cities homes on Wednesday in search of who tried to bribe a juror with a gift bag packed with cash. 4H ago
Fallen Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell returns home to Connecticut A plane carrying Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell landed near his hometown in Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. 4H ago
Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign seeks Twin Cities volunteers Hennepin and Ramsey counties are participating this summer in the Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign. 4H ago
Proposal in St. Paul could limit fast food drive-thrus at new developments A proposal could pump the brakes on drive-thru fast food in Minnesota's capitol city. 8H ago
Minneapolis named happiest city in the U.S. Minneapolis has been named the happiest city in the United States, according to a new ranking that considers metropolitan areas worldwide. 10H ago
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More than 90 program cuts crucial to St. Cloud State's survival, president says St. Cloud State University, one of Minnesota's largest schools, is getting ready to cut close to 90 programs and more than 50 faculty members. 8H ago
1 dead in ATV crash near Mille Lacs Lake A man is dead and a woman is injured after an ATV crash near Mille Lacs Lake. Jun 10
Photos show 148th Fighter Wing training over Duluth alongside Royal Norwegian Air Force The photos depict an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flying in formation with a F-35 Lightning II from Arizona's 62nd Fighter Squadron over various parts of the Duluth area. Jun 10
Freighter that struck object in Lake Superior safely reaches Thunder Bay The ship started taking on water after it struck something underwater in Lake Superior. Jun 9
2 dead after truck strikes SUV that ran stop sign near Spicer, sheriff says Two people are dead following a crash Thursday evening northwest of the Twin Cities. Jun 7
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Wisconsin Supreme Court keeps ban on mobile absentee voting sites in place for now The Wisconsin Supreme Court has kept a lower court's ruling banning the use of mobile voting sites in the upcoming presidential election in place for now, a win for Republicans. 11H ago
Americans celebrate Flag Day every year. The holiday started in Wisconsin. Each June, Waubeka, Wisconsin, venerates one of the nation's more enduring symbols with a holiday that escapes the notice of many Americans. 18H ago
Police update number of people injured in Madison rooftop shooting to 12 Police now say at least a dozen people were hurt in a shooting at a party in Wisconsin's capital city. More than 25 people were at the party on the roof of a high-rise apartment building in downtown Madison early Sunday when shots were fired. Jun 11
Nearly 125 years ago, the "New Richmond Cyclone" tore through Wisconsin Wednesday marks the 125th anniversary of the "New Richmond Cyclone" of 1899, which, to this day, remains the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin's history. Jun 7
Wisconsin Democrats hope for more legislative power with new district maps Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' new legislative maps have given Democrats hope of regaining the majority in the state Assembly for the first time in 14 years. Jun 4
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Proposal in St. Paul could limit fast food drive-thrus at new developments A proposal could pump the brakes on drive-thru fast food in Minnesota's capitol city. 8H ago
St. Paul considers fast food drive-thru ban A proposal could pump the brakes on drive-thru fast food in one of the Twin Cities. 8H ago 01:52
North Dakota voters approve age limit for congressional candidates Legal scholars say the law could remain on the books indefinitely because no elderly candidate might challenge the restriction they deem likely unconstitutional. 10H ago
First lady Jill Biden visiting Duluth this week First Lady Jill Biden is visiting Duluth on Thursday. After several days in court supporting her son, the first lady will join her husband's election outreach efforts. 10H ago 00:18
Republican-led IVF bill blocked as Democrats push their own legislation One Senate Democrat blocked a Republican-led effort to pass legislation aimed at protecting access to in-vitro fertilization amid disagreements over its scope and mechanism. 11H ago
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What's driving up car insurance prices? New numbers out on Wednesday show prices on all items rose about 3% year-over-year last month. But car insurance prices jumped a whopping 20%. 4H ago
Proposal in St. Paul could limit fast food drive-thrus at new developments A proposal could pump the brakes on drive-thru fast food in Minnesota's capitol city. 8H ago
Job vacancies in Minnesota decline by 24.7%, says Department of Employment and Economic Development Results from a recent survey put out by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show that job vacancies have dropped nearly 24.7% over the last year. Jun 7
Downtown Thursdays return to Minneapolis, with big slate of events to follow The windy weather may have affected turnout, but the return of Downtown Thursdays to downtown Minneapolis has given many hope for the energy needed to revitalize the corridor. Jun 6
Minneapolis businesses bearing brunt of summertime construction Orange cones and dust mark much of northeast Minneapolis along East Hennepin Avenue. Jun 6
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Federal agents raid 4 Twin Cities homes connected to Feeding Our Future fraud trial Armed federal agents raided a string of Twin Cities homes on Wednesday in search of who tried to bribe a juror with a gift bag packed with cash. 4H ago
Fallen Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell returns home to Connecticut A plane carrying Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell landed near his hometown in Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. 4H ago
South Dakota baseball player charged in rape case pleads guilty to lesser felony One of the several former players on an American Legion baseball team in South Dakota charged last year with rape has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. 11H ago
Fire at Maplewood Catholic church investigated as arson Authorities in Maplewood are conducting an arson investigation after they say someone broke into a church and set fire to part of the building. 8H ago
Man shot in downtown Minneapolis has grave injuries, police say A downtown Minneapolis shooting on Tuesday left a man fighting for his life and prompted an alert for students at a nearby college campus. 16H ago
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Minnesota family featured in new Amazon docuseries covering end-of-life A Blaine woman and her family will be featured in Amazon Prime's new six-episode docuseries, "Take Me Out Feet First." The docuseries follows individuals advocating for end-of-life options. 8H ago
Four Tops singer sues Michigan hospital for racial discrimination, says they didn't believe his identity Alexander Morris, the lead singer of the Four Tops, filed a lawsuit against a Michigan hospital, a nurse and security guard after he was treated like he was mentally ill after he told them he was in the legendary Motown group. 17H ago
How does fatherhood change men? In more ways than you might think. This weekend, Americans will celebrate the fathers in their lives. While they've likely had a big influence on their kids, they might not realize their kids influenced them early in life. Jun 11
Swim Possible teaching water safety to kids living with autism Experts are hosting a water safety event on Tuesday geared towards children who are on the autism spectrum. Jun 11
New COVID variant KP.3 climbs to 25%, now largest in CDC estimates The strain is "very, very similar" to the JN.1 variant from earlier this year. Jun 7
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Four Tops singer sues Michigan hospital for racial discrimination, says they didn't believe his identity Alexander Morris, the lead singer of the Four Tops, filed a lawsuit against a Michigan hospital, a nurse and security guard after he was treated like he was mentally ill after he told them he was in the legendary Motown group. 17H ago
Sheila E., former Prince collaborator, "heartbroken" after being turned away at Paisley Park on his birthday Sheila E. said she now wants the museum to return her old drum kit, which she said Prince personally asked to "borrow" to display there. Jun 11
What will the Explore Minnesota Film Office mean for the state's economy? Minnesota's been a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows over the years​, but the state may soon become even more of a destination for Hollywood. Jun 9
Minnesota university students give behind-the-scenes look at campus life on "The College Tour" Two Minnesota colleges are the first schools in the state to be featured in a national TV show highlighting life on campus. Jun 7
Pat Sajak takes a final spin on "Wheel of Fortune" Pat Sajak, who hosted "Wheel of Fortune" for 41 years, will hand the reins over to Ryan Seacrest. Jun 7
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How much do WCCO anchors get paid? ›

For example, an Anchor and Reporter at Wcco (am) is paid between $30,608 and $47,473 per year. Executives or management will also be paid more.

Who is the new WCCO meteorologist? ›

Joseph Dames joined the WCCO team during the winter of 2022. He is currently the weekend morning meteorologist.

What channel is CBS News Minnesota on? ›

WCCO-TV (channel 4), branded CBS Minnesota, is a television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, serving as the CBS outlet for the Twin Cities area.

Where did Lisa Meadows come from? ›

She grew up watching Midwest thunderstorms in her hometown in northwest Indiana. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with a minor in mathematics from Valparaiso University.

Who is the highest-paid female News Anchor on Fox? ›

However, it is widely known that Laura Ingraham is one of FOX News' highest-paid personalities, reputedly taking home $15–20 million a year from her multiple jobs there.

Who got fired at WCCO? ›

WCCO-TV morning anchor Kim Johnson has been fired. Johnson announced the news via a Monday morning Facebook post. “They told me they wanted to go in a different direction,” Johnson said Monday. “This is just part of the industry.

What meteorologist left WCCO? ›

WCCO-TV is looking for a new meteorologist.

Are WCCO anchors married? ›

Inside the marriage of power couple, Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, WCCO co-anchors and how they balance work and family here in Minneapolis.

Who owns WCCO in Minnesota? ›

WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Audacy, Inc.

What do the letters WCCO stand for? ›

WCCO (Washburn-Crosby Company) Radio.

Who were the old personalities on WCCO Radio? ›

Howard Viken, Maynard Speece, Charlie Boone and Roger Erickson, Jergen Nash, Joyce Lamont, Randy Merriman and many others were so well known and loved that when distinguished broadcaster Steve Cannon “the Iron Ranger” and his cast of charactors, including Backlash LaRue and Ma Linger arrived at WCCO in 1971, he was ...

How much do local news anchors make in Minnesota? ›

How much does a Local News Anchor make in Minnesota? As of May 17, 2024, the average annual pay for a Local News Anchor in Minnesota is $43,832 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.07 an hour. This is the equivalent of $842/week or $3,652/month.

How much does a local News Anchor make? ›

The average News Anchor salary in Los Angeles, CA is $64,407 as of May 28, 2024, but the salary range typically falls between $58,190 and $74,456.

Who is the highest paid msnbc host? ›

FAQs. Who is the highest-paid host on MSNBC? Rachel Maddow is the highest-paid television host on MSNBC with over $24 million in annual earnings.

What is Amelia Santaniello ethnicity? ›

WCCO news anchor Dennis Douda told the Minnesota Advisory Committee, In the newsroom that I'm in now, we have just lost our one African American reporter to a large market. So, we have an Asian main anchor. My co-anchor, Amelia Santaniello, her mother is Japanese.

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