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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

Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made to school

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student's arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a si

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 12:30:12

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

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

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

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor makes first court appearance, bail set at $400,000

The Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond made his first court appearance Wednesday, where his bail was set amid a room full of supporters. Mohamed Noor, 32, remains jailed after Judge Kathryn Quaintance set his bail at

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 19:17:00

Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. "The death of any young p

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:36:16

Washington County High School To Remove Native American Emblem

COTTAGE GROVE, MN - More than 20 years ago, Park High School changed its mascot from the "Park Indians" to the "Park Wolfpack" after the Minnesota State Board of Education passed a resolution stating that "the use of mascots, emblems, or symbols depicting American Indian culture or race is unaccepta

PATCH - 2018-03-21 21:14:43

Vikings sign Josiah Price, Nick Dooley; Emmanuel Lamur leaves as free agent

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 announced the return

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

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

Unbelted Jeep driver ejected in crash that closed I-494 in Woodbury

Slick roads on the first day of spring led to trouble for a Jeep driver who was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The Jeep driver over corrected after losing traction on northbound I-494 near Valley Creek Road shortly after noon. In over correcting, he struck a box truc

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 18:48:00

Is Minneapolis Really The 3rd Most Expensive City In North America?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Minnesotans usually love ranking high in surveys. But, a new one from the Economist Magazine has people scratching their heads, calling it "nuts" and "not even close." The survey finds Minneapolis is the third most expensive city to live in the U.S. and the 26th in the world. So

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 22:51:00

Hastings day care with history of violations reopens, with husband of previous owner in charge

Hillside Childcare Center in Hastings (Michelle Wirth / Forum News Service) A Hastings child care center handed over its license this month after authorities verified serious and chronic violations, including an incident in which a teacher restrained and bit a 6-year-old boy who has autism. But Hill

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 22:57:11

With Kai Forbath unsigned, Vikings one of only two teams without a kicker under contract

For $84 million guaranteed, touchdowns will be expected of new Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. But chances are extremely good that not every purple possession in 2018 will result in six points. Someone will need to handle the three-pointers, not to mention the point-afters. That someone could be K

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 16:43:00

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


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


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


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


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