The conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.
Minneapolis Police are helping grant the wish of a veteran who just entered hospice care. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Madison was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. He decided there were a few things he wanted to do before the terminal cancer took his life. A police ride-along was on the list.
Fans packed the new $63 million stadium in Lowertown. The season kicked off with lots of fanfare and the crazy antics fans have come to expect from the Saints.
The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an “ultimate shut down” in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country’s Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.
The mother of a teenager who says she was sexually assaulted says her daughter’s attack should have been prevented. Ashanti Lymon is charged with criminal sexual conduct in her case, and in another one. WCCO investigated and discovered Lymon previously pleaded guilty in a similar case, but was allowed to stay in a program for at-risk teens. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle investigates why parents of kids in the program weren’t warned.
Three men face charges in connection to the murder of a couple who were found dead and burned inside their southwest Minnesota home last week.
Investigators suspect a long-time Lyon County couple who died in a house fire were intentionally killed. Jim and Cathy Hively were found Thursday in their burned home. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.
Recent high-profile officer-involved shootings have raised the issue of when police should use deadly force. Minneapolis Police officers go through training, a scenario simulator and using live rounds to prepare for making split-second decisions.
A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro committed suicide Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.
It’s something many Minnesotans grew up with and many still enjoy today: hot dish.
It’s become an annual contest among the state’s congressional delegation. On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken hosted the 5th annual hot dish competition in Washington, D.C., putting partisanship aside in favor of a culinary tradition. Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hot Dish” took first place.
The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.
A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.
Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.
Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
A program that encourages troubled teens to find the best in themselves has an opportunity to reach even more people. The non-profit Urban Boatbuilders offers apprenticeships to 16- to 19-years-olds for six months.
We now know more about where a Coon Rapids teenager got a gun used to accidentally shoot his girlfriend, then take his own life. Alantae Arnold’s girlfriend told police he was playing with a .357 Magnum when he accidentally shot her on March 9. Police tell WCCO the gun was stolen from a Coon Rapids home.
A Twin Cities non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering pit bulls and Rottweilers hopes you can help.
The trailer used for the “Get Your Fix” program was stolen over the weekend and, with it, $4,000 to $6,000 worth of supplies.
Two Minnesota gymnasts are among a small elite competing against the world’s best in Italy this weekend. Maggie Nichols and Olivia Trautman train at Twin City Twisters in Champlin. They are part of Team USA competing in the City of Jesolo Trophy, along with three Gold medal Olympians.
State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.
The father of a teen who died of a synthetic drug overdose last year spoke about the dangers of drugs as part of a community forum.
The American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.
A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.
A Twin Cities fifth-grader caught the attention of the White House by raising money for childhood cancer.
Two women got DWIs on the same morning for driving the same car.
It happened just after 6 a.m. in Lino Lakes late last month. The incident was captured on dash cam video, as police pulled over the car on the side of I-35 with both women inside.
A Minnesota woman says a co-worker violated her but she was shocked to learn he didn’t commit a sex crime. We should warn you, the details of the story are disturbing.
A Totino Grace student who captured the spirit of her high school football team has been given an award after her death.