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Are these 8 Trails in Minnesota the Best for Hiking?

Let's just say that when Spring, Summer and Autumn roll around in Minnesota, we all want to get outside as much as possible. Yes, I do realize that many people love the Winters here in Minnesota too, but most of us like the change of seasons and getting outside to enjoy some more comfortable weather is a good thing.

Retailers Considering Paying You NOT To Bring Back Merchandise

Here is another reason to save those receipts. Some of the nation's largest retailers are reportedly considering a new policy where they would pay you to NOT bring back the merchandise to their store. KCCI reports that some of the nation's biggest retailers including Target, Walmart, Gap, American Eagle, and...

Minnesota’s ‘Coolest Secret Location’ Revealed

Minnesota is full of wonders in our great outdoors. The Mississippi Headwaters, Voyageurs National Park, The North Shore, Gooseberry Falls, 66 State Parks, 10,000+ lakes, and a whole lot more. The travel team at Reader's Digest has listed the 'Coolest Secret Locations' in each of the 50 states. Any guess...

Woman Arrested at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Slapping Husband Over Stress of Vacation

Planning a vacation can be stressful. One unfortunate husband learned that the hard way when his wife lost her cool and slapped him at Walt Disney World. According to Orange Circuit Court records, the altercation took place on June 3 at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The woman, identified as 31-year-old Westchester, Ill. resident Asia Curry, was charged with domestic violence.

Watch Aftermath Of A Flood That Hammered A Small Town In Minnesota

A small town in Minnesota got hit with severe thunderstorms and rain as flooding completely hammered the town. The flooding happened in the small town of Randall, Minnesota. The town has a population of about 600 and a slogan that says "Little city with a big heart". The last time a flood happened in this town was back in 1972. Residents reported that the small town received over 13 inches of rain in a single day back then, however official precipitation data does not exist for it.

Iowa Girl Wins World Chess Championship [WATCH]

Growing up, I played my fair share of board games. Monopoly, Scrabble, and of course, checkers. I even dabbled a bit in Chinese checkers! But one game that eluded me was chess. Learning a complex game like chess as a child takes a great teacher and a patient student. Neither of those variables was present when I was young. But a young Iowa girl has proven that you're never too young to be the best!

Lobster or Spaghetti Flavored Ice Cream Among Most Creative

The National Day Calendar claims July 1 is Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day and lists some interesting concoctions among the most creative. They list some "Weirdly creative ice cream flavors from around the world." #CreativeIceCreamFlavorsDay. The United States flavor listed is Lobster. Others include:. Spaghetti for Germany. Chicken Wing- Tokyo.

Man Charged for Armed Robberies at Rochester Gas Stations

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The man accused of carrying out armed robberies at two Rochester convenience stores last month was formally charged in Olmsted County Court Friday. The criminal complaint against 26-year-old Adrick Mims alleges on June 5 he threatened a clerk at the Casey’s General Store in the 1900...

Everything Leaving Netflix In July

While Netflix has a huge number of movies and TV that will be available for streaming soon, that also means that we'll see a few leave. It definitely seems like Netflix is trending heavily toward original programming right now, although there are also a decent amount of classic movies being added.

Which Wedding Movie Is Our Favorite Here in Minnesota?

We're in the middle of wedding season right now, but when it comes to movies about weddings, just which one is our favorite here in Minnesota?. These days, weddings can take place pretty much any time of the year, and on just about any day of the week, too. (Okay, they're usually more likely to happen on the weekend days like Friday or Saturday, but I've heard of some weddings taking place on Sundays or during the week too.)

DNR Kicks off Operation Dry Water

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)-The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be patrolling lakes and rivers across the state this weekend looking for impaired boaters. The agency’s “Operation Dry Water” started Saturday and runs through Monday. Officers anticipate the state’s waterways will be busier than usual for the Independence Day weekend and are reminding the public that boating while intoxicated is one of the leading causes of boating accidents and fatalities.

Firework Safety Tips

UNDATED -- It's time to celebrate the United States, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety reminds everyone to celebrate safely. A report issued by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission shows firework-related injuries are up over 25% since 2006, with nine deaths in 2021. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal...

4th of July Cookouts Up 11%

ST CLOUD -- If you’re grilling out this weekend, be prepared to pay more. The Wells Fargo July Fourth Food Inflation Report, which analyzed the most popular food categories, shows an 11% increase in food costs. From the national survey, Wells Fargo found. A 12% increase in the price...

Popular Travel Vlogger Does 90 Second Video Montage Of Trip To Duluth

It's interesting to see what people have to say about their trips to the Northland. The Twin Ports is a beautiful place, but sometimes we tend to forget in our busy lives just how lucky we are to live here. So many friends from out of town come to visit us because of where we live, let's be honest. We've all hosted friends or family and have shown them around.