This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA — the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance — as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She’s stopping people and handing out symptom cards.
Three St. Paul police officers have been exonerated after they were accused of using excessive force during the January arrest of a man in a city skyway. The union representing officers says the Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission has cleared the officers, and said they acted within the scope of their duties.
In a busy Minneapolis skyway Monday, Republican Jeff Johnson is working the lunchtime crowd. With public polls showing a tighter-than-expected race, Johnson is sprinting for last-minute votes. “Literally [in] the last couple of weeks, people have started paying attention, and I think there’s a lot of people who will decide today and tomorrow,” Johnson said. “So I’m just trying to introduce myself to anyone who is willing to talk. It’s been great.”
Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the man who attacked two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. The separate attacks happened Tuesday afternoon on the seventh floor of Ramp C, on the corner of 4th Street and 2nd Avenue North. Police say the attacks in broad daylight are cause for heightened public concern.
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.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling the video of an arrest made back in January concerning. Now he wants a review. Christopher Lollie shot a video on his cell phone when St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January.
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.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling for a review after video of an arrest was made public. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January. It was posted to YouTube this week.
A Twin Cities family’s burger chain is ready to really get cooking. My Burger started in the Minneapolis skyways almost ten years ago. Now there are three locations, with plans for even more. John Abdo, president of My Burger, says Americans have had a love affair with the hamburger for more than 100 years. “Everybody remembers burgers and fries as a kid,” Abdo said. “When you’re eating, it always harkens back to … backyard grilling.”
The flavors of different Minneapolis neighborhoods will be featured at this year’s U.S. Bank Skyway Open in downtown Minneapolis.
The New York Super Bowl was largely a success, and there’s already talk of more cold-weather cities for future Super Bowls. Michele Kelm-Helgen is part of Minnesota’s official Super Bowl bid committee, which was announced last week. She got an inside look at what a city needs to win the big game. “I think our venue is going to be able to compete with anyone,” Kelm-Helgen said.
People are already talking about the economic impact of the new Vikings stadium, as a $400 million development is in the works to tie the east end of downtown in with the new stadium. The project will include two office towers big enough for 6,000 workers.
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the framework for a $400 million redevelopment of Downtown East on Monday. According to city officials, the plan will redevelop over five blocks that are currently home to several surface parking lots. The redevelopment plan was proposed by Ryan Companies, in conjunction with the City of Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority and the Star Tribune.
Now that plans for a new Vikings stadium have been determined, what happens to the area around it is still in the works.
Many in the Twin Cities were enjoying the spring-like weather Friday. Some even opted for the sidewalks versus the Skyway.