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Arrested in Minneapolis, ex-priest to face trial for alleged 1980s abuse in Wisconsin
HAYWARD, Wis. — A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial. Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges for alleged abuse between June 1982 and Apr
Charges: Student punched college teacher unconscious, attacked another staffer
One of the college instructors attacked by a student this week was punched into unconsciousness and suffered two broken bones. Charges have been brought against 21-year-old Gavin Hutson, of St. Paul, in connection to assaults on staff at Normandale Community College, Bloomington, on Wednesday.
At least 10 departments investigate bomb threats in Minnesota
WAITE PARK, Minn. - At least 10 police departments in Minnesota investigated bomb threats in their cities on Thursday, part of a nationwide wave that targeted businesses, schools, public buildings and health facilities in a matter of hours.
New Minneapolis restaurant launches Sunday gospel brunch
The new Minneapolis restaurant Prime 6 is launching a Sunday brunch complete with live performances from national and local gospel singers. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with music running from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in the RaVelle Room lounge. Admission is $40, $20 of which is applied to diner
Woman sentenced for breaking into home, killing owner's dog
A Minneapolis woman who was convicted of breaking into an acquaintance's house twice and killing her dog was sentenced Thursday. According to court records, Elizabeth Osterbauer was sentenced to 180 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse. She received credit for five days served.
Minneapolis police call for home surveillance footage to help with attempted abduction case
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The Minneapolis Police Department is hoping that home security cameras can help them find the suspect behind an attempted child abduction. Police are asking anyone in the area of 41st Street West and Chowen Avenue South to check their cameras or video doorbell services for the
Minneapolis on alert after abduction scare
MINNEAPOLIS — Parents are on high alert after a child abduction attempt outside an elementary school in the city's southwest side Monday. The Minneapolis Police Dept. is taking the case seriously and urged residents in the area of Lake Harriet Community School's lower campus to check their surveilla
Video: Minnesota Officers End Up Playing Video Game After Responding to Noise Complaint
It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an apartment. — ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an ap
Faribault Law Office Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations, No Bomb Found
Faribault Police had a feeling the bomb threat received by Braden Law Office in Faribault was not real but they had a bomb sniffing dog check the building anyway. The bomb expert came from the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport and by the time it arrived authorities had already reopened 2nd A
Fire Chief: Teen's Severe Burning At Gas Station Appears "Not Accidental"
(Shoreview, MN) -- The fire chief investigating the severe burning of a teenage girl at a Shoreview convenience store's gas pump says the incident apparently wasn't accidental. Gas-fed flames engulfed the 17-year-old Tuesday morning at the Quik Stop on the corner of Lexington and Hamline avenues. A
Police, Feds Investigating Bomb Threat Emails In Minn. & Nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating a “similar pattern” of bomb threats being made through email Thursday in Minnesota and nationwide. Authorities said the bomb threats were sent by email to multiple locations across the United States, and were quickly dismissed as a hoax.
36 convicted in largest international sex trafficking ring brought down by federal government
ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Dozens of people have been convicted for their role in a massive international sex trafficking organization based out of Thailand, which sold women in a variety of U.S. cities, including Minneapolis.
Billionaire Restaurateur Buys Mpls.-Based Bite Squad For $321 Million
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Bite Squad, the Minneapolis-based food delivery service, has been gobbled up by one of the nation’s wealthiest restaurant businessmen. The Star Tribune reports that billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the Houston Rockets and the restaurant corporation behind Bubba Gump Shr
New shelter opens for residents of Minneapolis homeless camp
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People living at a homeless encampment in Minneapolis have begun moving into a temporary shelter across the highway. Minnesota Public Radio reports that people began moving on Tuesday when the shelter opened. Construction crews hope to have it fully finished by the end of the week
Teenage girl catches on fire near gas pumps in Shoreview
A 17-year-old girl was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with critical injuries after catching on fire at a gas station. According to Lake Johanna Fire Chief Tim Boehlke, the girl was near gas pump when she caught fire at the Quik Stop store at 5910 Lexington Ave. N., in Shoreview, just after 6
Police sniper cleared in fatal 2017 shooting of armed suicidal man in Crystal
A New Hope police officer who shot an armed man in Crystal a year ago has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday that an investigation determined officer Benjamin Harty was justified in fatally shooting 62-year-old Ronald Klitzka on Nov. 11, 2017.
Community outraged after Minneapolis teen shot in crossfire
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - After recording the aftermath of a Minneapolis shooting, one woman is speaking out against gun violence on the city’s north side. The woman says she's already lost several close friends to gun violence and she thought she was going to be next. Instead, she turned around and rea
First Woman Director Appointed to US National Gallery of Art
‘I’m a feminist, and I have long advocated for gender equality’: Kaywin Feldman will succeed Earl A. Powell III in March 2019. Kaywin Feldman has been appointed as Director of The National Gallery of Art, Washington. She will be the first woman to hold the job in the museum’s 77-year history.
Minneapolis police seeking suspect in attempted child abduction
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Minneapolis police are asking for help identifying the suspect involved in an attempted child abduction Tuesday evening. According to authorities, around 5:30 p.m., a man attempted to abduct a pre-teen girl in the area of 41st Street West and Chowen Avenue South.
Viral Video: St. Paul Cops Respond To Noise Complaint, End Up Playing Super Smash Bros.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two St. Paul police officers have become internet sensations after dealing with a weekend noise complaint by playing video games with the young men inside.