Minnesota firefighter to receive national honor for fire prevention efforts

6:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports on the forecast for the opening of the Twin Friday at Target Field.

Minnesota firefighter to receive national honor for fire prevention effortsBecky Booker, a Twin Cities firefighter, is set to receive a national honor for her work teaching the community about fire prevention.

Minnesota man skateboarding through New ZealandHe is on a mission to raise funds to help fight human trafficking in his native Vietnam.

Scientist Hugh McTavish running for governorThe scientist and entrepreneur wants to bring “jury democracy” to Minnesota.

Andrea Jenkins Inspired by Confirmation of Ketanji Brown JacksonMinneapolis City Council Speaker Andrea Jenkins said watching the first black woman be confirmed to the highest court in the land is something she will never forget.

Competing tax proposals at the Minnesota CapitolMinnesota lawmakers are weighing competing tax proposals to help Minnesota families struggling with rising prices.

5:00 p.m. weather reportThe sun will return on Friday and temperatures will warm into the 50s.

NHL recognizes Minnesota woman for helping diversify women’s hockeyMeredith Lang wanted her daughters and their friends to have a space to play hockey.

Bill at MN Capitol could soon allow breweries to sell 6-packs in taproomsMost breweries can only sell individual growlers or crowlers

Minnesota farms take advantage of spring rainsThe wet weather has been a toll on people who work outdoors, but if you look in the right places, there are actually some positives to take away.

WCCO Digital Update: Afternoon of April 7, 2022Here are Minnesota’s latest headlines.

Midday weather reportWCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says April lives up to its reputation for rain.

Soldiers in Ukraine reunite pets with their ownersPresident Volodymyr Zelensky criticized world leaders “who still think that war and war crimes are not something as horrible as financial loss”.

Senate set to confirm nominee SCOTUS JacksonThe Senate is about to vote on the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Senate GOP unveils $9 billion plan, including tax cutsMinnesota Senate Republicans today plan to pass a nearly $9 billion proposal.

Teen arrested and allegedly threatened to kill multiple people in high schoolA 17-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday after officials said they received a tip that a teenager was planning to kill at least eight people at a southern Minnesota high school.

More than a million birds in Minnesota are now infected with bird fluThe latest cases reported Wednesday include two commercial poultry flocks in Morrison County and one each in Big Stone, Meeker, Stearns and Waseca counties.

Summit unveils new season of Brew For TwinsSummit’s Mark Stutrud explains the new brew.

DeRusha Eats: Brother Justus, from grain to bottleBrother Justus is made with all Minnesota ingredients.

Minnesota International School launches “Seussical”Chef Ted Norris created some fun treats to celebrate the launch.

Plants that can cope with early spring temperaturesEarly spring temperatures change from day to day, but luckily many flowers and plants can withstand cooler weather, says Adam Bachman.

9:00 a.m. weather reportWCCO meteorologist Riley O’Connor says there is, in fact, a silver lining to the forecast, although there are still more below-average temperatures and chances of precipitation.

Minnesota Ranks 3rd Best State for CampingThe only states ranked higher were California and Washington.

Much of work is ‘work on work’, survey findsAsana’s Annual Work Index shows that people spend 58% of their day doing, roughly, heavy work.

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