Skip to main content

3 generations of family compete in triathlon

Lifetime Fitness is sponsoring a triathlon at Lake Nokomis on Saturday, and one Twin Cities family will have three generations participating in it – six family members ages 13 to 70.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Three generations of the Wartick family – a total of six athletes, ages 13 to 70 – are taking part in the Lifetime Fitness triathlon at Lake Nokomis on Saturday, as part of the annual Aquatennial celebration. WCCO has their inspiring story:

Next Up

police lights

Man arrested after abduction attempt in Bemidji

The incident occurred in Cameron Park on June 25.

betty danger's

Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million

The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.

monkeypox

Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly

The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.

291734046_502006195017388_4346404407323115820_n

Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake

Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

hennepin county sheriff water patrol lake minnetonka

Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 11.18.35 AM

Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'

The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.

monkeypox virus

Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.

thc edibles

Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 3.19.42 PM

Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.

image

Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN

One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.

Related

Eden Prairie family loses three generations in Kandiyohi County crash

Marta Stoffers, 68, her daughter Michelle Hoffmann, 40, and her granddaughter Julia Hoffmann, 8, were all killed in a fiery crash in Kandiyohi County Friday night. Stoffers' 5-year-old grandson, Jason Hoffman survived the crash and is at Hennepin County Medical Center. Stoffers lived in Atwater and her daughter's family lived in Eden Prairie. Paul A. Wickenhuaser, 21, of Norwood, is in custody facing possible charges of criminal vehicular homicide. The State Patrol reports that alcohol was likely involved.

Afton woman one of 7 in triathlon training with CNN's Sanjay Gupta

Nancy Klinger, of Afton, lost her sister, was separated from her husband and fell into depression. Then CNN chose the 55-year-old to be one of seven people to train this year for a triathlon with the network's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Each had a different reason for wanting to change their lives with exercise. For Klinger, the results have been dramatic. "The old Nancy is gone," she said.

Shoreview cancels Turtleman Triathlon because of low water levels

Race officials scrapped the popular race this year because of low water on Turtle Lake. The water level in 2010 forced competitors to wade through mud during the swimming portion of the race, and organizers say the event can't risk another blow to its reputation. They changed it to a duathlon in 2011 but participation plunged.

Open call for local Somalis for Tom Hanks movie is generating excitement and worry

A film based on a true story about an American ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates is generating a lot of emotions in the Twin Cities, where producers are putting out an open call for actors. Some see it as a rare opportunity, but many worry it will misrepresent Somalis and distort a very complex issue.

Family members killed in motorhome crash were not wearing seatbelts

Highway patrol officials say the five members of a Minnesota family killed in a crash in Kansas were not wearing seatbelts. At least two of the other 13 people in the vehicle were wearing restraints. A 17-year-old member of the family from Jordan, Minnesota was at the wheel at the time of the crash.

Recently blinded teenager to compete in in-line marathon with help from pros

17-year-old Brooke Wright was blinded six months ago as a result of a brain tumor. But that won't stop her from competing in this weekend's Northshore Inline Marathon. Two professional skaters have made Brooke a temporary member of their team.

First lady plans to visit with families of Sikh shooting victims in Wis.

First lady Michelle Obama will be in Wisconsin this week to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting earlier this month. The administration's outreach to the Sikh community comes after a lone gunman shot and killed six members of a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee before turning the gun on himself.