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Driver In Fatal Crash Released Without Being Charged

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The St. Paul man being held in the death of an Uber driver from Minneapolis has been released from jail without being charged with a crime. The accident happened last Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police said an SUV struck an Uber car in the intersection, sending it into a

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-21 11:30:14

Former Minneapolis cop's bail lowered in Justine Damond case

Bail has been cut from $500,000 to $400,000 for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. Mohamed Noor made his first court appearance Wednesday in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual a

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 19:39:47

Justine Damond: Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor charged over Australian woman's shooting death

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond last July has turned himself in on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Officer Mohamed Noor shot Ms Damond, a 40-year-old life coach, on July 15, minutes after she called 911 to report

ABC ONLINE - 2018-03-20 18:48:28

6 men charged in St. Paul underage sex-trafficking sting

Six men were arrested after authorities say they tried to engage in prostitution with a minor during a sex-trafficking sting conducted in St. Paul this winter. The men were charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. Each responded to an ad posted by law enforcement on Backpage.com's dating sec

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:56:58

Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at St. Paul school

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul police say a student with a loaded handgun has been arrested at Como Park High School. The 16-year-old student was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. at the start of the school day Wednesday. Police spokesman Steve Linders says it's unclear why the student had a 9 mm gun on him

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 20:10:00

Details released in Scandia murder-suicide

A Scandia man who apparently shot and killed his wife before turning the handgun on himself in November had a blood alcohol level of 0.11, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Autopsy results show Clarence Seefert, 66, died Nov. 17 as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, and Melissa Seefert,

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 17:07:45

Vikings sign TE Josiah Price, long snapper Nick Dooley

The Vikings liked what they saw last year from tight end Josiah Price, and he is back. The Vikings on Wednesday signed free agents Price and long snapper Nick Dooley and waived linebacker Shaan Washington, who spent all of last season on injured reserve with a leg injury. They also announced the ret

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 20:51:56

Multi-vehicle crash shuts down northbound I-494 in Woodbury

A multi-vehicle crash has all lanes of northbound I-494 shut down in Woodbury, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. The crash involving a tanker truck, dump truck and a handful of vehicles had all lanes blocked at Valley Creek Road occurred at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday. Traffic is being diverte

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:31:00

Minneapolis is North America's 3rd most expensive city, says The Economist

Few would discount the notion that the cost of living in Minneapolis is rising to unpleasant levels. At the same time, few would argue that we have it worse than San Francisco, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, or Boston. But oh we do. At least according to The Economist, perhaps the leading economics magazin


Uber driver dies after north Minneapolis crash, man in custody

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Uber driver who was seriously injured Friday night in north Minneapolis has died of his injuries, police announced Monday. Abdishakur Sandiko, 48, had a passenger in his car while driving on Plymouth Avenue North in Minneapolis when he was hit by an SUV driver speeding south


Juut stylist charged with groping client

MINNEAPOLIS - A hair stylist at a downtown Minneapolis salon has been charged after his client told police she was groped during her haircut. According to the criminal complaint, 30-year-old Vincent Sechi, of Bloomington, allegedly groped a woman during her visit to the Juut Salon on Nicollet Mall


Sheriff's Office: Driver Strikes Pedestrian On Highway 65

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A stretch of highway in the north metro is closed after a driver struck a pedestrian Monday night. According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred just after 8 p.m. at Highway 65 and 81st Avenue Northeast. Highway 65 southbound was closed Monday night as the c


Minneapolis Woman Sentenced on Tax Fraud

She was sentenced Monday to 34 months in prison, but that was stayed pending her completion of five years probation. She will also complete a year in the Hennepin County Workhouse. Investigators allege Hester, 70, swindled the state of Minnesota out of $1.4 million in revenue while acting as a tax p


Driver killed in rollover on I-94

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Newport, Minnesota man was killed when he rolled his truck merging onto Interstate 94 from Highway 280. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Dodge Dakota pickup truck was headed south on 280 and exited to eastbound I-94 at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday. Near the bottom of the ra


Edina schools consider later start times in middle, elementary schools

EDINA, Minn. (KMSP) - The Edina School Board listened to parents, educators and even students Monday night as they considered pushing back class start times for middle school and elementary school students. Parents are very divided over the issue and crowded the meeting room to make their voices hea


Pedestrian fatally struck in Spring Lake Park

SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. - A Forest Lake man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while walking down a busy road in the north metro Monday night. Spring Lake Park squads were dispatched to the 8100 block of Highway 65/Central Avenue just after 8 p.m. on reports of an accident between a vehicle an

KARE - 2018-03-20 14:27:00

Police: Uber driver dies after Friday crash in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder tells KARE 11 that the driver has died from his injuries. MINNEAPOLIS - An Uber driver involved in a crash in North Minneapolis on Friday night has died, according to police. On Friday, the Uber collided with an SUV in the intersection of Plymouth Avenue


Traffic headaches ahead on Hwy. 169 in Champlin as bridge project resumes this spring

In the coming weeks, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will get back to work on replacing the crumbling bridges spanning Elm Creek on Hwy. 169 in Champlin and start up a repaving project on a portion of the highway that runs through Brooklyn Park. And when when the work starts, traffic head


Authorities ID man killed in house fire in northeast Minneapolis

Authorities on Monday identified the resident who was killed late last week in a house fire in northeast Minneapolis. Thomas E. Nowak, 63, died Friday night from injuries suffered in the fire in his home in the 1100 block of 23rd Avenue NE., according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office


Charges: Man Jailed on Vehicle Theft Punches Deputy, Rips Camera from Ceiling of Jail Cell

A Brooklyn Center man jailed on charges of stealing a vehicle and leading officers on a chase in January has now been accused of assaulting a peace officer and damaging jail property. Prosecutors in Dakota County say 23-year-old Aziz Holmes, in Dakota County jail following the Jan. 28 chase that beg