Firefighters rescued three people from a two-alarm fire at a Minneapolis group home Thursday evening. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a report of a fire at 2524 Portland Ave. just after 7 p.m., where they found heavy smoke coming from the two-and-a-half-story group home. Crews extinguished fire in the attic, second floor and rear portion of the house.
Sympathizing with Nazis is something the viewer is pushed to do in “Generation War,” a four-and-a-half hour German miniseries that was originally titled “Our Mothers, Our Fathers.”
A Cambridge man was convicted Friday on charges stemming from the shooting of a man during a road-rage incident outside of the Isanti County Police Department in 2012. Joseph Duane Kadlec, 73, was convicted of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless discharge of a firearm by an Isanti County jury. According to a criminal complaint, Kadlec shot Kyle William Ronning in the chin during an argument after a road incident on southbound Highway 65 on Sept. 29, 2012.
Minnesota legislative leaders sniped at each other Friday for a lack of progress in fixing the state’s sex offender treatment program despite a federal judge’s urging for fast action to correct it. Lawmakers acknowledged that no talks on the subject have occurred in about a month.
A month after instant “scratch-off” Minnesota Lottery ticket sales went live on the Internet, the pioneering venture faces a high-powered threat at the Capitol. The Senate leaders of both parties and tax committee heads in both chambers are seeking a one-sentence change in state law to permanently turn off the new portal for gambling. Among other issues, lawmakers are upset that lottery officials introduced the games without seeking their approval through explicit legislation allowing it.
Four state councils that are meant to address minority concerns have been largely ineffective and should be reformed or eliminated, Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Friday. The audit cited “six overarching problems” including a lack of clear purpose for the councils, poor attendance at meetings and poor communications between the councils and other organizations that serve their communities.
Target Corp. has acknowledged its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a massive cyberattack was launched, but it decided not to take immediate action. The acknowledgement comes after Bloomberg Newsweek reported Thursday that Target’s security team in Bangalore received security alerts on Nov. 30 that indicated malicious software had appeared in its network.
The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013. The juvenile penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.
A teacher’s strike could be looming in the Anoka-Hennepin District. The Anoka-Hennepin District and its 2,800 teachers have been negotiating a new contract for 10 months with little results.
Police said a man is in custody early Friday morning after a pursuit ended with an SUV crashing into a house in Minneapolis. The incident took place at about 1 a.m. Friday after the owner of an SUV called 911 after seeing their vehicle get stolen from a Brooklyn Center gas station.
The 20-year-old man who was shot in the chest behind a strip mall in Sartell Thursday morning has died, according to Sartell Police. Maurice Galvin Jr. of St. Cloud passed away at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. On Friday morning, 23-year-old Demetreus Anthony McGinnis was formally charged with second-degree murder.
Authorities are looking for a suspect in northwestern Minnesota after a man was seen on surveillance throwing a brick into a business and committing a robbery, according to police. Alexandria Police said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the AllStop on the 600 block of South McKay.
Crews have placed oil-absorbing booms and sandbags along railroad tracks in southeastern Minnesota to soak up oil that leaked out of a tanker car last month. The car dribbled about 12,000 gallons between Red Wing and Winona Feb. 3.
Famed boy band Backstreet Boys hope Twin Cities fans won’t show them the meaning of being lonely when they swing through St. Paul this summer. Xcel Energy Center announced the Boys would quit playing games with your heart and bring their “In a World Like This” concert tour to the venue for a Tuesday, June 10 show.
The Archdiocese of St. Cloud has released the names of four priests who have had substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors in the past. A court order issued earlier required the release of the names of all local priests accused of abusing children since 2004.
Based on the top-rated CSI television series, CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of crime scene investigators as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.
When White House officials chose St. Paul’s Union Depot for President Barack Obama’s announcement of a $600 million competition for federal grants to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, they picked a site that received nearly $125 million in federal funds for a major renovation.
For the first time, pets were allowed at the Twin Cities Pet Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out a few photos of the event.
A relentless winter delivers another powerful storm in Minnesota where forecasters are warning of blizzard conditions. Schools in southern Minnesota closed Thursday, including Rochester, Winona and Faribault as heavy snow and strong winds moved into the state.
Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. USA faced off against Russia on Feb. 15, 2014.
More than 30,000-square-feet of Barbie’s pink palace! Check out a few of the highlights. The display is open to the public on Friday at Mall of America.
Over four days in late January, the Starkey Hearing Foundation created miracle after miracle by giving the gift of hearing to hundreds of people, young and old, living in the Dominican Republic.