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    Hennepin County Sheriff’s OfficeBranden M. WolfeAnother sentencing. The Star Tribune’s Andy Mannix reports: “While others set a fire, [Branden Michael] Wolfe rolled a barrel into the police station with ‘the intent to accelerate’ the blaze, according to court records. He also entered the building and stole a police vest, duty belt, handcuffs, earpiece, baton, knife, riot...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Saints’ 2021 “ballpig” has a name that’s sure to please ’90s kids and Looney Tunes fans. The winner of the Saints’ Name the Pig contest was Space Ham, a play on the 1996 film “Space Jam”. A sequel, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, is set to be released later...
    After President Joe Biden introduced his infrastructure plan, which would invest about $2 trillion to rebuild infrastructure and reshape the economy, lawmakers got to work translating the plan into legislation. One bill, titled the Reconnecting Communities Act, could help revive a predominantly Black Minnesota community that was cut in half by the construction of I-94....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota father has died from COVID-19 while he was stranded abroad. About a month ago, César Cruz left his wife and three kids in St. Paul to visit family in Guatemala. A few days before his flight back, he tested positive for COVID. His family in Minnesota tried making arrangements to...
    REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiOne of the key reasons that Minneapolis’ broadband network is so much better than St. Paul’s is that it has a decade-old partnership with US Internet. That partnership allowed USI to invest in fiber optic broadband throughout much of south Minneapolis.Digital equity might have seemed a marginal topic a few years ago, a policy...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police are investigating a serious crash overnight. The crash happened in the Phalen neighborhood early Monday morning, just south of Lake Phalen. READ MORE: 7 Injured In 3 Separate Shootings In St. Paul Overnight A WCCO-TV photographer at the scene said the crash appeared to involve one car,...
    Kristi Belcamino writes in the Pioneer Press: “Seven people were injured in a string of shootings overnight in St. Paul, including a shootout between two groups and gunplay at a large house party where more than 100 shots were fired. Three separate shootings involved nearly 150 shots fired and bullets striking vehicles and buildings. One...
    All this week, WCCO This Morning is highlighting summer camps in Minnesota. The two featured Monday morning were St. Paul Urban Tennis and the Works museum camp.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular west metro bakery is heading across the river into St. Paul. Gavin Kaysen’s Bellecour Bakery will open a second location inside the Cooks of Crocus Hill on Grand Avenue this summer. (credit: Bellecour Bakery) When the Wayzata restaurant closed, the popular French pastries, cakes and other treats moved into the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Seven people were injured in three separate shootings in St. Paul overnight, according to police. The first occurred just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday on the 500 block of Central Avenue. READ MORE: Ben Crump, Black Americas Attorney General, Seems To Be Everywhere Two men in their mid-20s told police three other...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul family is asking for prayers, as a father of three is stuck abroad with a serious case of COVID-19. Ever since Tammy Krause Cruz met her husband César Cruz in Guatemala 24 years ago, music, family and faith have been the cornerstones of his life. “We met there when...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Police Department is asking the public’s help to reunite a Navy veteran with his stolen dog. The department said Ladybug, a shar-pei, pit bull and retriever mix, was inside the veteran’s car when it was stolen Tuesday. (credit: St. Paul Police Department) The vehicle is a 2008 Dodge...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police have confirmed that a suspect has been arrested in a fatal robbery at a business in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. According to police, the suspect, who is 30 years old, was arrested in St. Paul early Wednesday morning and booked in the Hennepin County Jail. Police say store clerk was shot...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul Public Schools says it will continue its current free lunch program through the summer. Any students ages 18 and under now enrolled in a school program will have access to the meals through the summer of 2021. They’ll offer home delivery and school pick up options. To learn more about...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is accused of fatally shooting a man last month in a St. Paul body shop. According to police informants, the murder was to avenge the death of a family member killed in gang violence. Mohamed Mohamud Farah, 31, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting that happened last month at an east side auto body shop. Police say 31-year-old Mohamed Farah was taken into custody Friday in connection to the death of Mohamed Samatar. Farah, from Minneapolis, has since been charged with second-degree murder. (credit: CBS)...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a man who was shot outside of a bar in St. Paul Sunday night has died. Officers responded to a shooting on the 1200 block of Jackson Street just after 11 p.m. Sunday, finding the man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Regions Hospital. Police said he died around...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police are investigating a drive-by shooting Sunday that injured a pedestrian on the city’s east side. Officers were called to the 1000 block of Payne Avenue at about 4 p.m. on a report of a man who had been shot on the street. The victim, who is said to be...
    Maybe, just maybe, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter might have put an end last week to a long-running development saga that’s played out for years on a vacant lot off St. Paul’s Lexington Parkway. Diligent readers might remember when I wrote about this case back in 2019, after the aborted first attempt at developing the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fifty-one years ago, concerns about the environment launched the first Earth Day. Now it’s become more than one day for the environment. This weekend, St. Paul will hold its Citywide Spring Cleanup at Harriet Island Park. At that time a GPS-tagged bottle will be released into the Mississippi River. The bottle will help...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fire crews in St. Paul knocked down a house fire Thursday morning on the city’s east side. The St. Paul Fire Department says that firefighters responded shortly after 4 a.m. to a home on the 1200 block of Minnehaha Ave East, in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood. Crews found heavy fire...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Blue Door Pub will be closing its original St. Paul location for good. The restaurant announced Monday that after 12 years in business its location on Selby Avenue in Merriam Park will not be reopening. The location had been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While our...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in St. Paul are crediting a tow truck driver for his quick response Monday night to a dumpster fire. Not only was a nearby business saved from the flames, but a suspect was also arrested. The St. Paul Police Department says the 35-year-old tow truck driver reported the fire behind...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is accused of murder after investigators say he punched a man Saturday outside the entrance of a downtown St. Paul bar, pushing him down a flight of stairs and causing him to crack his skull on the concrete below. Ryan John Whisler, 43, of St. Paul, is...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police say a 48-year-old man is dead after an altercation outside a downtown bar Saturday night. It happened on the front steps of Herbie’s On The Park on the 300 block of Washington Street at about 11:35 p.m. Witnesses say the victim fell and struck his head. He later died...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man is dead after assaulting a woman and punching out a window, St. Paul Police say. Officers were called to the 800 block of Edmund Avenue around 12:15 Saturday morning on a report of a domestic assault. A woman, the victim, told officers she was assaulted by her boyfriend, who was armed...
    MinnPost photo by Corey AndersonDecades of disinvestment, racially discriminatory housing policy, and exclusionary practices have created a crisis for renters in St. Paul, and it’s only become worse because of the pandemic. But this spring, the city enacted much-needed local laws for rental housing that protect renters and will help reverse this trend. These new...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A stretch of Interstate 94 westbound in St. Paul reopened Thursday evening after a fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol said a person, a 38-year-old man, died in the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. The victim was involved in a separate, two-vehicle collision on southbound I-35E at eastbound I-94....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Interstate 94 westbound is closed in St. Paul Thursday night due to a traffic incident. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the highway is closed at Interstate 35E. It’s expected to remain closed until 11:45 p.m. Traffic is being diverted onto northbound 35E. Check back for more details in this developing story....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – St. Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter, announced closures of four city streets to vehicle traffic to support physically distant outdoor activities this spring and summer on Wednesday. According to a recent statement from the city of  St. Paul, the closures are created to support walking and biking in and around three City of St....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police are investigating a homicide Tuesday evening in the South of Maryland neighborhood. A woman was found dead at an apartment building on the 400 block of Front Avenue. Police are expected to give an update on the investigation later Tuesday evening.   More On WCCO.com: WCCO Full Coverage:...
    Twenty-six years ago, as I worked at my first high school job at a West Side steakhouse, a pair of steak-chomping St. Paul men called me to their table. “Hey kid, help me settle a bet,” the guy motioned to me, pausing his conversation. A teenage busboy, I was thrilled just to be noticed. “What’s...
    Democratic Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Minnesota, said that jail time for the police officers accused of killing George Floyd and Daunte Wright was only a start. Carter spoke at a Monday press conference, responding to both the traffic stop that resulted in the shooting death of Daunte Wright and the ongoing trial of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul family was taken to the hospital after a hidden poison filled their home. The fire department took six people, including children, to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. It happened this morning in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. READ MORE: 2 Killed In South Minneapolis Shooting; Several Reports Of Gunshots...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Fire Department says six people were taken to the hospital Sunday after a carbon monoxide poisoning call. The incident occurred on the 800 block of Edmund Avenue. The six hospitalized include both children and adults. The fire department said the cause was a ventilation problem combined with a furnace...
    WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. Ryan Weyandt commissioned the mural for his wooden fence last summer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday. The mural contains the words “Black Lives Matter”...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Police Department is offering an auto care clinic to help drivers protect a frequently stolen item: catalytic converters. Since the beginning of the year 600 catalytic converters have been stolen from St. Paul residents. Dave Peterson is working hard to keep up with demand. Since the beginning of this...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police say an 11-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her leg inside her residence in what police believe to be an accidental shooting. According to police, the incident occurred just after midnight Friday on the 600 block of Case Avenue. There, police responded to the report of someone...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in St. Paul say a person was stabbed with a machete Thursday, but is expected to survive. The stabbing occurred on the 500 block of Winona Street in St. Paul. Police found the victim in a vehicle with a stab wound to the arm. They were taken to the hospital with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul woman faces charges after police say she lied to 911, triggering an AMBER Alert. Jessica Gallagher, 41, is charged with falsely reporting a crime and making a fictitious 911 call to prompt response. Back in February, the woman told police someone stole her SUV outside a Minneapolis restaurant, with...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say a 1-year-old girl was injured when someone fired gunshots at a vehicle in which she was riding. Authorities say doctors were unable to determine whether the child had a graze wound from a bullet or was cut by glass from a broke vehicle window that...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg during what police called a “domestic-related” incident overnight in St. Paul. According to the St. Paul Police Department, officers responded to the 400 block of Thomas Avenue just before midnight Tuesday night after callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and someone screaming. The boy was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fatal crash that happened Monday night in St. Paul. The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. on the 700 block of Gorman Avenue. A number of callers reported a grass fire near the site of the crash. First responders found the vehicle fully...
    JAKE PAUL is in danger of being ragdolled and thrown 'on the floor' in his showdown with Ben Askren. The YouTuber will throw down with the former UFC star in a boxing match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta on Saturday week. 6Jake Paul (L) and Ben Askren (R) face off after their pre-fight press...
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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Bishop David Zubik held in-person masses for Good Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Friday. Bishop Zubik is allowing churches to increase capacity to 75% for Holy Week and Easter services. Parishioners will have to wear a mask and stay six feet apart. The Diocese will...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Old St. Paul Episcopal Church was founded in 1692. When you’ve been around for that long, you accumulate a lot of things. Now, they’re using those things, or treasures, to help one student in Baltimore. Dorien Russell knows the benefit of the St. Paul’s education. READ MORE: 3 Baltimore Central Booking Corrections...
    [EDITOR’S NOTE: This edition of “Good Question” originally aired in 2019.] MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When the Final Four comes to Minneapolis in April, the pinnacle of college basketball will return to where it all started: at Hamline University in a science hall that’s since been torn down. So, how has the game changed since then?...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A witness says shots were fired early Wednesday morning at a party bus in St. Paul. A WCCO-TV photographer captured video of a heavy police presence around a party bus at 2 a.m. at the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha avenues, in the city’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood. One person was...