New science and a lot of hard work helped the Hennepin County Attorney’s office close a 17-year-old cold case. In 1996, an 82-year-old woman was raped near her north Minneapolis home on the 3300 block of Aldridge Avenue North; a crime that was hard for investigators to forget.
A group of bicyclists want a protected bike lane on a busy road in Minneapolis. Minnehaha Avenue is set for reconstruction in 2015. Many in the local biking community would like to see a lane that physically separates them from both pedestrians and car traffic – a lane called a “cycle track.” For people who bike along Minnehaha, getting from point A to point B is a challenge. Nicole Nafziger knows firsthand how being so close to traffic can make for a scary experience when riding in the bike lane.
Our soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.
On Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau’s statement that “racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD.” They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community’s trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.
A number of inter-faith groups are coming together to help save the life of a five-year-old boy. Omar Ahmed was diagnosed with end stage renal disease. His family has no insurance, and they’ve traveled from Egypt to Minnesota looking for help with the cost of treatment. One look at Omar and it’s hard to tell that he’s in such dire need.
Investigators are looking for the public’s help in finding three people believed to be wedding day thieves. Video surveillance gave police a good look at the two people who invited themselves to Jesse and Jill Goembel’s special day at Edinburgh Country Club in Brooklyn Park.
In the past 2 1/2 weeks, three skyway businesses have closed and a fourth is scheduled to announce it will be closing Friday. Business owners said they had no choice but to close after losing business to the food trucks that line Marquette Avenue one story below.
Photos are a big part of any wedding, but the reception photos a newlywed Minnesota couple have are now part of a criminal investigation.
A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.
Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.
Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.
More motorcyclists have died this year on Minnesota roads compared to last year at this time, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said 26 riders have lost their lives in 2013. There were 18 motorcycle deaths at this time last year.
We’re seeing more video from a controversial St. Paul arrest and learning about how the officers involved were disciplined.
Police say they have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 24-year-old bicyclist last week. Jessica Hanson was struck and killed at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
A World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.