A south metro school went into lockdown briefly Wednesday morning, police say, after someone walked into the nearby woods and fired a shotgun into the ground. The Bloomington Police Department said an adult male who lives in the area of the school had taken his grandfather’s shotgun and fired it behind Life Academy, on 2201 West 108th Street.
If you’re heading out Saturday morning, start planning your detour. Some big freeway closures will likely cause backups and headaches. In the New Brighton/Shoreview area, eastbound Interstate 694 between I-35W and Lexington Avenue is closed. And in Bloomington, I-494 eastbound is closed between Highway 100 and 35W.
A 67-year-old Bloomington man has pleaded guilty to escaping from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth in March 2013, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Keeping kids safe in the classroom is a top priority for schools and students as they head back to classes. On this first day of the year for so many, we’re taking a close look at the changes that could be made in a handful of districts.
Minnesota beef producers vote in February on whether to double the state checkoff to $2 for every head sold to help elevate the image of beef. The state’s beef checkoff has been $1 a head for 28 years.
It just got a little easier to fly non-stop from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to at least four cities. In the process, it got a little cheaper too. Officials with Spirit Airlines announced Monday they’re providing non-stop service to four more cities across America, starting in early November.
Where’s the best place in the state to hone in on your short game? WCCO viewers picked The Links at Dred Scott in Bloomington as the best Minnesota has to offer for mini golf.
The demand for registered nurses is something we are seeing nationwide. Here in the Twin Cities, we’re told there are currently about 2,000 openings across the metro area. One of the reasons for the shortage of nurses is lack of enough faculty members to teach.
Bloomington Police say a missing 17-year-old girl was found safe late Sunday night. Mercedes Joann Beauchamp had last seen leaving her room Saturday evening at the Extended Stay Hotel at 7956 Lyndale Ave. S.
The Chapel of Love at the Mall of America will perform its first same-sex wedding the minute gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota. A same-sex couple is scheduled to be wed at the chapel at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
Last week on Rosen’s Sports Sunday, we brought you the first part of a special report on the search for the missing foul pole from old Metropolitan Stadium.
Dozens of people were evacuated after a fire broke out at a 40-unit apartment building in Bloomington, Minn., according to police.
When big name artists are in town, the scam artists are never too far behind. The boy band One Direction will be at Target Center July 18, and one mother from River Falls hopes to save others from the scam she fell victim to, trying to buy tickets to the sold out show.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday night in New York and next year, it’ll be at Target Field. The first Twins ballpark to host an all-star game was Metropolitan Stadium, back in 1965. The old Met is now long gone, but many pieces of it remain.
The Minnesota Wild have waived defenseman Tom Gilbert. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 30-year-old Gilbert had one season left on his contract for $3 million. If he goes unclaimed by another team, the Wild will use one of their two available compliance buyouts to keep Gilbert’s money from counting against their salary cap. He would then become an unrestricted free agent Friday, eligible to sign with any team except the Wild.