Fourth Of July

Man, 18, Charged In Fatal Shooting In Downtown MinneapolisAn 18-year-old man has been charged in a Fourth of July weekend shooting in downtown Minneapolis that killed a teenager and injured another man.
Burnsville Man Charged With Murder In Fourth Of July ShootingA Burnsville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen over the Fourth of July holiday. Dejon Frazier, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
Good Question: Why Are There Sales On Holidays Like Labor Day?All week long, television ads have declared “incredible Labor Day weekend events,” otherwise known as sales.
Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th PartyA Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Officials: Confederate Flag Fire Truck Incident Still Under InvestigationRemember the southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter who was suspended for flying a Confederate flag during a parade? Hartland city leaders say the issue remains under investigation, basically because officials have met just one time about it since it happened.
Minnesota State Parks Draw Record Holiday Weekend CrowdsMinnesota state parks drew record crowds on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and park officials say there are still great recreational opportunities ahead for the rest of the summer. Department of Natural Resources figures show occupancy at state parks hit 84 percent.
After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday WeekendMinnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year's record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.
Extra Water Patrols Out On Lake Minnetonka For 4th Of July WeekendThe Fourth of July is the busiest day out on metro area lakes. And it makes for a hectic weekend for water patrols. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office have extra patrols out on Lake Minnetonka this weekend.
Crews Battle Eden Prairie House FireEveryone is OK after a house fire in Eden Prairie early Saturday morning. Officials say the fire call came in around midnight on the 10000 block of Laurel Drive.
St. Louis Park Man's Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their DangerVictor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.
Beef Prices Continue Rise Ahead Of Fourth Of July WeekendAround this time last year, the price per pound for ground beef stood at $3.88. Just two months ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics increased the price to $4.13. Now, it's topping five dollars at local meat markets.
The Dos And Don'ts Of Fireworks In MinnesotaIt's time to celebrate our independence in the best way we Americans know how: lighting fireworks! Ahead of the July 4 weekend, it's important to keep in mind a few safety tips and legal restrictions on fireworks in Minnesota.