WCCO goes inside the Minnesota Innocence Project and shares the story of a man who knows what it’s like to serve time for something he didn’t do.
A Twin Cities family starting the year in difficult circumstances is thanking a watchful community member for stepping in.
It’s been more than a year since someone killed 18-year-old Tom Bearson at North Dakota State University. He’d only left for college a month before his death.
Just a month ago, few knew of a Wisconsin city called Manitowoc. Now, a Netflix series has put it on the map. The wildly popular “Making a Murderer” documentary follows the twists and turns of two criminal cases against Steven Avery.
More than seven years after the financial collapse of one Minnesota’s most powerful businessmen, victims are still waiting for money.
For a Twin Cities couple, the holidays are a mix of hope and pain. After unspeakable loss, the Johnson’s are focused on the needs of a new member of the family.
They often promise peace and salvation, but experts warn of the dangers of cults. It’s estimated that there are dozens of cults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and as many as 5,000 in the country. Now, a new treatment center will offer a place for members to find a way out.
A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested by the FBI Friday for making threats against law enforcement on Twitter. The FBI accuses Khaalid Adam Abdulkadir of threatening FBI special agents on social media after the arrest of Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame on Wednesday.
The story garnered worldwide attention, a young Minnesota mother’s fight to get her son with HIV back.
Unemployment, a move and an unsolved arson. WCCO is taking a closer look at what was happening in the life of Danny Heinrich in the days before, and after, Jacob Wetterling went missing.
Friends and neighbors paint a dark picture of Danny Heinrich’s past. He is the man in jail on child pornography charges and a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling’s kidnapping. Born in 1963 at Paynesville Hospital, Heinrich grew up just south of town. He spent most of his childhood with his parents and two brothers in a home near Lake Koronis.
The American Civil Liberties Union will launch its “Mobile Justice App” in Minnesota Friday. The technology allows users to instantly send video of police interactions to the ACLU.
What was supposed to be a happy moment turned tragic for a champion Minnesota show dog. After giving birth to a litter of puppies, the Great Dane left the vet badly burned.
They are often the people most affected by a cruel disease, the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
A Ramsey woman faces charges after allegedly attacking a woman at an Applebee’s restaurant because the victim was speaking a foreign language. Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, faces third-degree assault charges.
A boy steps off his school bus never to be seen again. Barway Collins’ disappearance captured a community’s attention for weeks last spring. His father is now in prison after he confessed to killing his son.
For the first time since Danny Heinrich was called a “person of interest” in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, the friend who was with Wetterling the night he was kidnapped is speaking out.
Danny Heinrich, who was announced Thursday as a suspect in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, did get into quite a bit of trouble as a young man.
Next Tuesday, a record number of Minnesota school districts will ask voters to pay more taxes to cover the cost of new buildings and better technology. Some 68 school districts will vote on building bond or capitol levy requests.
It’s a difficult situation many families find themselves in: One in every 10 couples has trouble conceiving a child.
The Centers for Disease Control found excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010. The dollar figure covers everything from disease to crimes where alcohol played a role. Minnesota accounted for $3.8 billion and Wisconsin $4.4 billion.
When the Minnesota Vikings play at home, their stadium becomes one of Minnesota’s largest cities. The safety of 65,000 fans is a top priority for the team. The Vikings have paid at least 60 Minneapolis police officers in the past to work each game day, which is a separate job from their city service.
Two people are dead and two are in custody after a shooting in a south Minneapolis residence early Friday evening, according to police. The shooting was reported at about 5:12 p.m. on the 2200 block of 10th Street South.
The family of a St. Paul man, who had struggled with mental illness, say he is dead after being shot by police Thursday night. The fatal shooting happened at about 6 p.m. on the 600 block of Canton Street in St. Paul.
Writing a will before you die is a topic that can be tough to even think about. But one family learned the hard way how important it is to do it the right way.