University of Minnesota officials say the search for a suspected gunman is complete — and there is no further need for students and staff on campus to take shelter. The university released a campus alert after someone spotted a man suspected of carrying a gun in a classroom building.
A Crystal family is keeping the memory of their son alive by helping those most in need. A year ago, 18-year-old Kody Thorn died from a drug overdose. His friends and family remember him as a gentle giant who was always there for friends and family.
Friends and family of a man shot and killed by Minnetonka Police last month say they are still waiting for answers. Police shot 27-year-old Michael Tray several times on Oct. 23. They were called to Claremont Apartments around 8:30 p.m. after someone said they saw a man walking around with a gun. Police confronted Tray in the underground parking garage, where he was shot and killed. Michael Strunk met him five years ago in college. Like so many other people, Michael hit off with the man simply known as “Tray.”
People fighting the state’s controversial wolf hunt appealed to fans of a different kind of wolf in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night. As Timberwolves fans filed in for the season opener, many of them encountered advocates for real wolves inside Target Center.
Ryan Ridgley makes no secret of his love of Halloween. “I’d say this year the favorite is the guillotine,” Ridgley said. In his Richfield yard, the scary and supernatural come to life. His layout is planned months in advance, and he makes most of the eerie items by hand. His Halloween perfection takes time and money. “I can’t say the exact amount because my girlfriend will get upset,” he said. “There was a comma in it a long time ago.” But for Ridgley, the bigger the display, the bigger the turnout. And the bigger turnouts provide more opportunity to help others.
A fire ripped through a second-floor apartment above a popular coffee shop in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department says it started in an apartment above Espresso Royale on 411 14th Street Southeast, near the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, sometime around 12:30 p.m. “I was lying in my bed when I saw smoke come out,” said Phoebe Gulling, a University of Minnesota student. “I looked outside and saw fire coming out of the building.”
It has been a challenging year for Minnesota farmers. Many got their crops in late, dealt with dry conditions in August, and are now working in wet fields this fall. You may remember that some parts of the state got more than a foot of snow in early May, which is prime planting time for farmers.
Much has been publicized about the new Vikings stadium, but very little in regards to the Target Center. When lawmakers approved a new Vikings stadium last year, part of the deal allowed the City of Minneapolis to pay for Target Center renovations. But while stadium plans move forward, Target Center remains quiet. Last year, when lawmakers approved a $975 million Vikings stadium, they also approved $100 million in Target Center renovations.
She’s one of the best at making her teammates better. Megan Pekarek holds her school’s volleyball assists record. It’s one of many reasons she was our Aspire Athlete of the Week.
St. Paul Police are investigating what they call a “bizarre” case. Early Sunday morning, 32-year-old Darvez Thomas was found severely injured near the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Jackson Street. He was rushed to Regions Hospital and remains in critical condition as of Thursday night.
If you shop enough, you’ll pick up on changes at the grocery store, and some of you may have noticed a change in the way you buy eggs. More and more eggs are being sold in Styrofoam cartons.
At Westbrook-Walnut Grove Middle School, the dominant game of choice for 6th graders is lightning, and the dominant player is often 11-year-old Kate Jorgenson. “I like basketball and volleyball, but I like basketball a little bit better,” Kate said. It’s all pretty remarkable considering Kate is playing against her classmates with just one arm.
This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That’s a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children’s costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.
Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
It’s the highlight of every day for 8th-grader Aaron Salmon. After classes get done at Immanuel Lutheran, he joins Catholic students as a member of the Mankato Loyola varsity football team. The two schools are a co-op, and Aaron is the only varsity player from Immanuel Lutheran.