'Suits For Soldiers' Helps Homeless Vets Get Back Into WorkforceFor hundreds of homeless veterans across the state of Minnesota, getting their hands on a nice business suit could be life changing.
Father Mourns Teen Son Who Drowned In Plymouth PoolA father is mourning the loss of his son after frantically trying to save him from drowning. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Richardson died Friday night. His father, Emmette Richardson, tells WCCO Benedict was swimming with his sister in the indoor pool at their apartment complex.
Man, 25, Dies After St. Paul House FireA 25-year-old man who was rescued from a fast-moving fire in a St. Paul home Saturday morning has died from his injuries. Firefighters received report of a fire on the 1400 block of Van Buren Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood just before 6 a.m., according to St. Paul Fire Marshall Steve Zaccard. Crews arrived within minutes, but the fire had already done extensive damage to the second floor.
Mpls. Community Helps Family Affected By Valentine’s Day FireA Minneapolis mother who lost nearly everything she owned in a deadly fire on Valentine's Day is getting back on her feet thanks to the community. The Valentine’s Day blaze destroyed Latonya Garret’s apartment, and killed five children in the apartment above it.
MN Teen Awarded For Public Service Alongside Baseball Stars, Actors and JournalistsA Minnesota eighth grader with a love for reading and a passion for helping children received a prestigious national award for her accomplishment. Maria Keller, 13, won the Jefferson Award for public service for her non-profit Read Indeed.
Safety Technicians Help Install Child Car Seats At Twin Cities Auto ShowSafety experts released information that shows child car seats often putting children in danger rather than keeping them safe. Experts said the majority of car seats aren’t put in properly or parents are making other mistakes that are putting their children in danger.
Mpls. FD: Fire Death Toll Highest In 35 YearsA growing number of deadly fires in Minneapolis have officials preaching safety. Since the beginning of the year, 10 people, including five children, have died in fires in Minneapolis. Fire Chief John Fruetel says it's been more than 35 years since the fire department has seen this many deaths.
Questions Linger After Chase, Fatal Shooting In Eden PrairieTwo days later, questions remain about why the two people led police on a high-speed chase in Eden Prairie during the Friday morning rush hour -- and whether it was a possible hostage situation.
Matthew Little, Civil Rights Legend, Remembered In Mpls.A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
Friends, Family Of Hit-And-Run Victim Hoping For AnswersFriends and family of a St. Paul woman killed in a hit-and-run say they're not giving up. They're working to help police find the driver who killed 53-year-old Tracy Klotz three months ago.
‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin EpidemicA woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.
Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. "I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years," Escobar said
Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School DayMinnesota's largest school districts aren't taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it's just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.
Fmr. Mayor Rybak Recovering After Heart AttackFormer Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is doing well and in good spirits one day after his heart attack. He looks like he's feeling much better and apparently still has his sense of humor.
Minnesotans Prepare For Brutal ColdMany people were out and about Saturday, running last-minute errands in preparation to stay at home for a few days. Grocery stores were busy with people stocking up before the winter blast. At Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, cross-country skiers and runners got out and enjoyed the brief stint of warmer temperatures. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation is closing all of its facilities Saturday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at noon because of the weather.