Watch WCCO 4 News Live: Click Here To Watch WCCO 4 News at 5

Kate Raddatz

(credit: CBS)

‘U’ Students Shaken By Apartment Shooting

Some University of Minnesota students are shaken after a gunman fired several shots at someone inside their apartment building. The shooting happened early Monday morning at The Marshall apartments near Dinkyown. One person was injured.

05/26/2015

(credit: CBS)

It’s Prime Time For Morel Mushroom Hunting

You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.

05/23/2015

(credit: Star Tribune)

Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

Boat Safety 1

Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

(credit: CBS)

Pepper Sprayed 10-Year-Old: ‘We Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

Dozens of people gathered in the rain Thursday night to protest the way police handled a rally on Wednesday. The group Black Lives Matter met at the government center in Minneapolis, then marched several blocks through downtown.

05/14/2015

(credit: CBS)

Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing Again

It was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.

05/13/2015

(credit: CBS)

St. Louis Park Considers Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The city of St. Louis Park is considering adopting a complete ban on single-use plastic bags. A majority of the city’s council members have expressed support for a ban, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

(credit: Wisconsin Department Of Corrections)

New Richmond Correctional Facility Escapee Caught

The New Richmond Police Department says one of the three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility has been captured. Kyle Peterson was arrested at around 7 a.m. Friday. Police found him in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

05/08/2015

(credit: CBS)

Son Pens Song About His Mother’s Struggle With Cancer

Jack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom’s experience with colon cancer, and he’s hoping his music will help other families heal.

“I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad,” he said.

05/07/2015

Left to right: Jesse Fairley, Andre Vance, Kyle Peterson (credit: Wisconsin Department Of Corrections)

3 Inmates Escape From Wis. Corrections Boot Camp

Officials with the New Richmond school district said that classes were canceled Thursday morning because three inmates had escaped from a nearby correctional center.

05/07/2015

(credit: CBS)

Comic Con Invades Minneapolis

If you’re in downtown Minneapolis this weekend, you’re bound to see some interesting characters. That’s because thousands are in town for Comic Con. The convention, which makes stops all over the country, is being held at the Minneapolis Convention center this weekend.

05/01/2015

(credit: CBS)

Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate Staffer

A longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.

04/30/2015

(credit: CBS)

Study: Almost Half Of U.S. Parents Don’t Have Will, Living Trust

If you’re a parent and you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a new study, only a little more than half (56 percent) of all American parents have a will or living trust document.

04/24/2015

(credit: CBS)

Friends, Family Mourn Wis. Man, 28, Hit By Drunk Driver

Family and friends are mourning the death of a man killed while walking along a rural Wisconsin highway. It happened on County Highway C in the town of Star Prairie. Jeffrey Boardman, 28, was walking home with a friend from J.J.’s Bar in Hammond.

04/24/2015

Guled Ali Omar in September 2002. (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego.

04/21/2015

(credit: Jamie Yuccas)

Twin Cities Veterinarians Preparing For Dog Flu

Twin Cities veterinarians say it’s only a matter of time before dog flu makes it way to Minnesota. At least 1,000 dogs have come down with canine influenza in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. Six of them died.

04/16/2015

(credit: CBS)

State Patrol Putting The Brakes On Distracted Drivers

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are on the lookout for drivers who are texting.

04/13/2015

(credit: Carver County Sheriff's Office)

Shakopee Teacher Charged With Solicitation Of A Minor

A 34-year-old Shakopee school teacher is facing charges for solicitation of a minor, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

04/09/2015

(credit: CBS)

Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A Twin Cities high school student has a big — and remarkable — decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She’s one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.

04/08/2015

Miniature Poodle Killed By Pit Bull

Dog Deemed ‘Dangerous’ Mauls Miniature Poodle In Front Of Owner

A Shoreview woman is mourning the loss of her dog. The miniature poodle, named Freddie, was mauled by another dog while the two were out for a walk.

04/07/2015

(credit: Dennis from Otsego)

2 Otsego Families Lose Everything In Wind-Fueled Fire

Two families are sorting through soot after fire burned their homes to the ground. Wednesday’s powerful winds and record heat fueled a fire through an Otsego development. Smoke filled the area as the fast-moving fire jumped from house to house.

04/02/2015

(credit: CBS)

Minnesotans Head Out To Patios, Rooftops On #Top10WeatherDay

The warm and sunny weather had a lot of people out on rooftops and patios for the first time this spring.

03/31/2015

(credit: CBS)

Group Of Minn. Officers Rally Around Cop Families Dealing With Cancer

A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.

03/30/2015

(credit: CBS)

Authorities Searching Mississippi Area For Missing Crystal Boy

Friends and family will be back out Thursday, spreading the word to find 10-year-old Barway Collins. He was last seen a week ago at his apartment in Crystal. A reward to bring him home is now up to $12,000.

03/26/2015

(credit: CBS)

Crystal Police: Missing Boy’s Father Is A Suspect

Crystal police say the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway CollinsCrystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance.

Crystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway Collins, failed a lie detector test, and has not been honest with police during their investigation. Hennepin County investigators spend an hour interviewing Pierre earlier Tuesday at his apartment.

03/24/2015

more