Minnesota is one of the worst states for sex-trafficking of women and underage girls in the country.
The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.
North Minneapolis will soon be home to a new kind of pool. It’s one of the first public, natural filtration swimming ponds in North America. At Webber Park, they’ll use plant and natural microbes to clarify and purify the water, instead of chemicals for sterilization and disinfection.
A former Little Canada chiropractor will spend the next four years behind bars. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Thompson, of Vadnais Heights, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman who had been his patient for more than 10 years. In addition to serving four years in prison, he must also register as a sex offender.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar’s front door from outside.
One of the most recognizable buildings in Minnesota — the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud — is turning 125. Since 1889, 55 acres of property in central Minnesota has been home to the St. Cloud prison. Once you get inside the granite wall, you can see why this site was chosen.
The search continued Sunday for a missing man on Medicine Lake. Paul Myklebust, 31, and another man were kayaking on Medicine Lake early Saturday morning when the kayak flipped. The other person made to shore, but Myklebust didn’t.
Hastings Police are still searching for the gunman responsible for the first homicide in the city in a decade. Jason Reuter, 34, was found shot to death in his front yard in June. Police believe his murder is an isolated incident.
The Minneapolis Police Department just got the results of a six-year review of conduct of its officers and oversight process. The analysis was requested by Chief Janee Harteau and conducted by the Department of Justice Diagnostic Center.
New building codes in Minnesota will require sprinklers in homes over 4.500 square feet.
The chill in the air is serious, but it wasn’t cold enough to stop some people from heading outdoors for fun. A week ago Friday, the temperatures reminded us of summer. Short pants and tank tops were in order, and outside is where everyone spent their morning, afternoon and evening. It was a Top-10 Weather Day.
The number of homeless youth in Minnesota is on the rise. On any given night, homeless teens and young adults could fill half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis.
Four security lockdowns in six months: Hennepin County Medical Center is seeing violence in the community come to its front door. The latest lockdown happened Sunday night.
Minneapolis’ police chief said Thursday she’s enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.
Issues of poverty and hunger in the Somali-American Community has many searching for a food shelf that provides non-pork products. Many say there are no food shelves that provide healthy products that do not compromise their religious beliefs. Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.
An unassuming building on the east side of St. Paul is home to one of the best high schools in the nation — Twin Cities Academy. It was ranked 42 on the list of the nation’s top 500 schools by Newsweek Magazine. The rankings are based on how well they prepared students for college. TCA received a college readiness score of 97.25
Members of a Minneapolis Air Force Reserve Unit are on their way to support troops serving in the Middle East. More than 100 airmen with the 934th Air Lift wing said goodbye to their families Tuesday morning and boarded four C-130s for the two-day trip to southwest Asia.
The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it. Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete.
The superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools announced Friday that the school district will no longer suspend pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students for nonviolent behavior issues.
Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.
A St. Cloud man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of 25 different incidents involving indecent exposure and window peeking. The St. Cloud Police Department says 33-year-old Kevin James Petroske was taken into custody at noon after a month-long investigation.
Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
Questions surrounding police judgment have plagued Minnesota officers this week. On more than one occasion, calls to investigate suspicious activity have led to the use of force. Chris Lollie shot a video, that has now gone viral, as St. Paul Police arrested him in a Skyway in January.
Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.
An 11-year-old North Branch boy was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after being struck by a car. North Branch Police say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Fill Avenue near the intersection of 375th Street.