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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 76-year-old Twin Cities man died last week after he was struck by a car in central Minnesota. The Alexandria Police Department says Mauno Silpala, of Golden Valley, was struck by a car Thursday morning near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Hawthorne Street in Alexandria. Emergency crews brought Silpala to Alomere Health, but he...
    No improvement in the COVID-19 numbers. The Star Tribune’s Jeremy Olson reports: “The tail end of the latest national pandemic wave continued to worsen in Minnesota, where more than 1,000 people with COVID-19 filled inpatient hospital beds and the new infection rate remained seventh worst among states. … Health officials on Monday urged more people to seek new or booster...
    COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the road construction worker who was struck by a dump truck and killed while on a work site in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown. The Highway Patrol said 50-year-old Melissa McMahon of Odessa, Minnesota, died in the Friday evening incident. The Highway Patrol says the truck was backing...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Three people were taken to the hospital Sunday night after an ambulance and another vehicle crashed in central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the ambulance driver slowed for a stop sign at the intersection of Central Avenue and 160th Street in Milaca Township. When the driver pulled into the intersection, her ambulance collided with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As Gov. Tim Walz and other state leaders make another pitch to get children vaccinated against COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,868 new cases and 29 more deaths from the virus Monday. One of those deaths was a Hennepin County resident in their late 30s. The latest figures bring the total case count to 758,252,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is facing charges after allegedly carving a runway into a field behind his home and using it as a private airport. Jeffrey Walker, 57, of Afton, is charged with five misdemeanor counts for violating city restrictions for airstrips, takeoffs and landings, court documents filed this week in Washington County show. (credit: CBS) According...
    More than 1,000 left-wing protesters gathered at the Minnesota Capitol on April 4, 1937, to support Gov. Elmer Benson as he tried to persuade the legislature to pass a $17 million aid package for the unemployed. About 200 of the protesters stayed overnight in the senate chamber after someone jimmied open the doors with a knife, and two organizers were...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An investigation is underway after an apparent murder-suicide in northern Minnesota left three people dead early Saturday morning. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call around 1 a.m. from a father asking if deputies could check on his son at a residence north of Brookston. The father had arrived at the scene before officers, and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns and Bryce Williams rushed for 127 yards and another score on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Nebraska 30-23. The Gophers dominated the first half, taking a 21-9 lead behind near-perfect passing from Morgan. But Nebraska (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) flipped the script in the second half, forcing two...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — U.S. Marshals are now wearing body cameras in Minnesota, WCCO-TV has learned. The call for change came after the shooting of Winston Smith in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood in June. The deadly confrontation sparked protests and raised questions about accountability. READ MORE: Thomas Kahlbaugh Charged In Scuffle Over Mask Mandate At School Board MeetingAt the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –A teenager whose arrest earlier this year was recorded and posted on social media has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging a Minneapolis police officer punched him in the face, and police detained him without probable cause. A video of his arrest and the subsequent outcry prompted Minneapolis police to open an internal investigation. The lawsuit seeks $75,000...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking late-season boaters to take extra precautions after a particularly fatal year on the water. Department officials say it was the deadliest boating season in 16 years, going back to 2005. According to the group, 17 people died this year in what they’re calling “boating-related drownings and crashes.” READ MORE: Child Tax...
    The state office charged with regulating medical cannabis in Minnesota is in the midst of drafting rules that will finish the work of making the biggest change in the program’s seven-year history: allowing patients to buy marijuana in plant form and smoke it — something that was explicitly banned by the 2014 legislation. The change, which could be finalized early...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new plan to mobilize the national guard to assist at local long-term care facilities and open new rapid testing sites across the state. Guard members will provide staffing support and also be part of a COVID-19 emergency staffing pool, which allows long-term care facilities to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is taking more steps to fight this latest COVID-19 surge. Hospitalizations are at another high at a time when space and staffing are low. On Friday, state health leaders will announce a number of new measures to tackle hospital capacity worries. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 25 More Deaths Reported, And Another Nearly 3,000 New CasesHospitals...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities woman was convicted Thursday of murdering her boyfriend, whom she shot several times in 2020 after he allegedly hit her during a fight. After four hours of deliberations, a jury convicted Stephanie Clark, 31, of intentional second-degree murder, the Hennepin County Attorney’s office said. READ MORE: Esports Arena Set To Open At Mall...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Most of us go to stadiums to see sports like baseball, soccer or football. Now, the booming esports industry is bringing gaming arenas to Minnesota. Wisdom Gaming plans to open an 18,000-square-foot multi-use venue early next year at Mall of America. READ MORE: Minnesota Drought: Sprinkling Restrictions Lifted In Minneapolis“This partnership with Mall of America was really...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Water restrictions in the city of Lakes have been lifted. City officials in Minneapolis say it’s OK for residents to use sprinklers on gardens and lawns now that drought conditions have improved. While water levels for the Mississippi River are still below normal, the river’s flow has been steadily recovering. That’s in part, officials...
    Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had a very personal battle with the coronavirus pandemic over the last nearly 20 months. Towns revealed last December he lost about seven family members to the deadly virus, including his mother who died in the early part of the pandemic and an uncle who died days before the start of the 2020-21 season. The...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz has asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop the deportation process to grant clemency to an Ethiopian woman who killed her husband in self defense in 2013. Amreya Rahmeto Shefa, 48, came to Richfield, Minnesota, with her two children to live with her husband, Habibi Gessese Tesema in 2012. She claims he kept her as a...
    Sure, Democrats lost political ground in rural, agricultural areas of the Midwest during the Trump era. But it’s the losses in many smaller and mid-size cities that the party should worry about. That’s the takeaway, anyway, from a new report written by the liberal groups American Family Voices and 21st Century Democrats, which details huge Republican gains in what the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 2,919 virus cases and 25 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 752,060 since the pandemic began, with 8,379 deaths attributed to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota ranks right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the safest states during the pandemic, according to a new study. WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia using the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and deaths, along with the percentage of the state’s population that is vaccinated. Minnesota...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to make an inventory of every tree in the entire state. Our forests are a treasure trove of information, but you first have to know exactly what’s going on inside to unlock it. READ MORE: 'Absolutely Gorgeous': 100-Year-Old Fire Tower Offer Tree-Top Views In Northern MinnesotaWhat was once done by...
    PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. (WCCO) — Just outside of Pequot Lakes and through a smattering of fall colors you’ll find one of the last remaining fire towers in the state. It’s 100 feet to the top, or 135 short steps. On a clear day, you can see for 20 miles or so. The first version of the tower was built...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a town in the State of Hockey where pucks and sticks are as common as stop signs and sidewalks. Eveleth is also home to the world’s largest hockey stick- which is fitting considering how much success they’ve had on the ice. READ MORE: Boys, 12 And 14, Terrorized By Armed Men In Rochester Home Invasion“I hate...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Legislature this year approved a new state office dedicating time and resources to missing and murdered Indigenous people, the first of its kind in the country that advocates hope will be replicated nationwide. The Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives stemmed from a state task force dedicated to the issue, which recommended...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Storms are moving into western Minnesota, prompting tornado warnings. On social media, users have shared photos showing funnel clouds near Graceville, which is just east of the South Dakota border in Big Stone County. A tornado warning was in effect in the area, but has since expired. Forecasters say the squall line is moving...
    A Minnesota man has been charged with fatally shooting a woman in a resort cabin last week after allegedly mistaking her for his ex-girlfriend. Cameron Moser, 29, was booked into the Crow Wing County jail on Friday on a charge of second-degree intentional murder stemming from the killing of 46-year-old Bethany Bernatsky at the Cozy Bay Resort on Lake Edward....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Wednesday reported an additional 2,388 virus cases and 24 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 749,144 since the pandemic began, with 8,354 deaths attributed to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 69-year-old man was found dead Tuesday morning in a northern Minnesota lake. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office said that William Elliot, of Deerwood, was pulled from Little Rabbit Lake in Ironton. His body was found in about 17 of water not far from the boat launch dock. The night before, deputies were called...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After nearly 80 years, the remains of a 23-year-old southern Minnesota airman killed during WWII have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Alan E. Petersen were identified over the summer. Peterson, of Brownton, is scheduled to be buried in Glencoe later this...
    Sign up here to get our updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. On Tuesdays, MinnPost provides weekly updates that cover COVID-19 developments in Minnesota from the previous Wednesday to present. This week in COVID-19 news The delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, pushing hospitalizations and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials on Thursday reported an additional 7,942 virus cases and 10 more deaths due to COVID-19, as the state’s positivity rate continues to climb toward the high risk category. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s daily update, the state’s total positive cases have risen to 746,768 since the pandemic began, with 8,330 deaths attributed to...
    The members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force who fatally shot Winston Smith Jr., a Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last summer will not face criminal charges, according to a prosecutor on Monday. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said the task force members were justified in using deadly force when they shot Smith on June 3 because Smith...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Families in one of Minnesota’s Native American communities now have a new place to play. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx refurbished a basketball court for the Prairie Island Indian Community, which was unveiled Monday, coinciding with Indigenous Peoples Day. MORE: Minnesota Marks Indigenous Peoples Day With Sunrise Service In Mpls., Peace Pole Raising In St....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Monday was Indigenous Peoples Day, an opportunity to honor Native contributions and heritage. About 60,000 Native Americans call Minnesota home. Dozens of community members, including Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, attended a sunrise service at Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. Later in the day, a joyous celebration was held outside St. Paul Public Schools...
    The Minnesota Vikings had a brief shoving match that featured their head coach, Mike Zimmer, and starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, during their win Sunday. As the Minnesota Vikings were securing a 19-17 win against the Detroit Lions, Vikings starting quarterback Kirk Cousins initiated a confusing and bizarre shoving match with Mike Zimmer. The two ended up shoving each other for...
    Creative Commons/Christa R.Blame Wisconsin. The Star Tribune reports: “The threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Minnesota’s deer herd prompted ‘emergency action’ by the state Monday morning. … The Department of Natural Resources said it is temporarily banning the movement and import of farmed whitetail deer. … The action comes as the DNR investigates CWD’s known spread in Minnesota and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported Monday 3,223 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of people battling the virus in ICU beds is the highest it’s been so far this year. Per the Minnesota Department of Health’s latest update, the cumulative case count stands at 738,843 while the death toll has reached...
    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyGeorge Bonga, ca.1870Fur trader and translator George Bonga was one of the first African Americans born in what later became the state of Minnesota. His mother was Ojibwe, as were both of his wives. Through these relationships, Bonga was part of the mixed racial and cultural groups that connected trading companies and American Indians. He...
    Authorities in St. Paul, Minn., said on Sunday that three suspects had been arrested in the bar shooting that resulted in one death and 14 people being injured, with the suspects among those injured individuals. “They're in custody and in the hospital, being treated for injuries suffered during the incident,” police said according to Minnesota Public Radio. “Once they're discharged, all...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Before the Minnesota Vikings’ home game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, a battle cry took on a special, personal meaning to WCCO, and to many Minnesotans. Legendary Minnesota sportscaster Mark Rosen sounded the Gjallarhorn at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (credit: CBS) The Vikings asked Rosen to take part in their “Crucial Catch” campaign to intercept...
    Kim Kardashian channels pink Big Bird for SNL afterparty, more celeb photos from Oct. 4-9 Houston mansions you can book as vacation rentals MINNEAPOLIS — He rearranged the recorders in front of him, scratched nervously at the corner of his mouth and looked off into the distance with glassy eyes. Detroit Lions fans learning a lot about 2021 team,...
    Stay Informed: WCCO Weather App | Live Radars | Weather Page MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A tornado warning has been issued in northern Minnesota. St. Louis, Itasca and Koochiching counties are under a warning until 3 p.m. ⚠️ TORNADO WARNING for St. Louis, Itasca, Koochiching county until 10/10 3:00PM. TAKE COVER NOW in a basement, interior room or closet on the lowest level of your...
    A young woman was killed and 14 others were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire at a crowded bar in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota early Sunday morning. Police found a 'chaotic scene' after responding to the Seventh Street Truck Park bar at 12.15am. A woman in her 20s was pronounced dead and 14 others were rushed to local hospitals with...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A shootout at a busy bar in St. Paul, Minnesota, early Sunday left a woman dead and 14 other people wounded, authorities said. The shooting happened shortly after midnight at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. Police say preliminary information indicates several people fired gunshots. It’s not yet clear what led to the shootout, and...