The latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it’s 14-percent — that’s compared to 8.8 percent nationally.
The demographics of the city of St. Cloud are changing and so is the face of its police department. For the first time in the city’s history an African-American female is a part of the police force.
For many, the snow means good times on a sled or cross country skiing. For others it means big bucks. Lots of outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting for this day for quite some time as several inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities metro and southern Minnesota.
Another robbery at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota has police and neighbors on alert. A person says he was robbed early Sunday morning as he walked near 8th Street Southeast and 12th Avenue.
With the Super Bowl just over a week away, security efforts are being ramped up across the Bay Area, but Minneapolis police are already training for the 2018 Super Bowl in the Twin Cities.
Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul serves more children of color than white students. That is why Principal Scott Masini wants to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of the student population.
One of the state’s biggest community outreach organizations is spearheading a conversation on race and equity.
The Minneapolis Board of Education will meet Tuesday night with plans to discuss the search for a new superintendent. In the past week, Interim Superintendent Michael Goar requested to have his name be withdrawn from consideration for the job.
WCCO has learned that an officer on leave for allegedly threatening to break a teenager’s leg has been fired. The incident was caught on camera last March by 17-year-old Faysal Mohamed.
Police in Minneapolis are looking into at least two incidents where a driver is accused of trying to run people off the road.
A Minneapolis toddler is making a remarkable recovery in the hospital. Rae’Ana Hall, who is just 22 months old, suffered broken bones and severe damage to the right side of her brain in early January. Investigators believe her father beat her.
The former second-in-command of a Minnesota sheriff’s department says he was forced to resign for questioning his boss. He says he had concerns when Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan hired his son as a deputy.
Minnesota’s bike lobby is hoping to get state legislators to lower speed limits on city streets around the state, arguing it would make cyclists and pedestrians safer. The state’s bike lobby would like to see a speed limit of 25 mph.
Many parts of north Minneapolis sit in a food desert. For some, they have to walk or bus miles in order to find fresh fruits and veggies.
State park employees say they are prepared to show people a good time in the extreme cold, and offered a few tips on how to stay warm while doing it.
A push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.
The gun-toting criminal was looking for the safety deposit box. When he didn’t find it, he robbed the bar’s patrons.
When the temperature drops below 10 degrees, the Salvation Army opens up warming centers as a refuge from the cold. It’s what’s being done to protect the most vulnerable from the cold.
A Minneapolis father has been charged in the severe beating of his 20-month-old daughter, which left her with brain injuries. Ticortier Collins is charged with first-degree assault. Investigators say he beat his daughter so badly that she also has a lacerated spleen, rib and pelvic fractures.
Help is needed for a retired Golden Valley police officer who has fallen on hard times. Leland Wanglie was shot in the line of duty back in 1972. The incident caused him to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, years before it was recognized as an illness.
A 21-month-old girl is clinging to life after suffering injuries police say appear to be intentional. Rae’Ana Hall was left with her father while her mother went to work. Hours later, her mother says she got a call from the hospital saying her child was in critical condition.
Tips from the public helped Maplewood police catch one of three people wanted in connection with a home invasion. The crime took place Saturday afternoon at Carefree Cottages in Maplewood.
Tips from the public helped lead to an arrest following a hit-and-run that killed a north Minneapolis woman. Aisha Freels, 37, was killed as she attempted to cross Lyndale Avenue to get into a cab on New Year’s Eve.
Minneapolis police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a mother of four Thursday night. Aisha Freels, 37, was struck after leaving her home and crossing the street to get in a cab on New Year’s Eve. Police say the driver of the car sped off.
Violent crime has increased in the city of Minneapolis. Homicide and aggravated assault all saw double-digit increases in 2015. But the number of people arrested for those crimes has recently decreased.