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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deadly Crash, Kills 4

It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield, Minnesota

RICHFIELD, Minn. — A wrong-way crash in the Twin Cities on I-35W late Saturday kills four people, including two from South Dakota, and injures one. It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield. The wrong-way driver identified as 21-year-old Alfredo Torres, of St. Paul, was killed. Dead in the other vehicle were the driver, 25-year-old Briana Vazquez, of Watertown,…

Police Allege Man Hid Cameras in Mall of America Dressing Rooms

Authorities allege the man targeted stores frequented by teenage girls, including Hollister and Forever 21.

MINNEAPOLIS–Police are investigating a Minnesota man who allegedly hid cameras inside dressing rooms at the Mall of America in Bloomington and another Minneapolis area shopping mall. The 41-year-old Elk River man has not been charged. Details were contained in a search warrant affidavit. The affidavit alleges the suspect used cameras that could be operated remotely using a cellphone. Authorities allege…

Bloomington Man Charged with Fatally Stabbing Wife

Fifty-six-year-old John Lawler is facing a second-degree murder charge and is expected in court Wednesday.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) _ A Bloomington man is charged with fatally stabbing his wife. Fifty-six-year-old John Lawler is facing a second-degree murder charge and is expected in court Wednesday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says prosecutors are seeking bail of $1 million. A criminal complaint says Lawler and his 47-year-old wife, Darla King, returned to their townhome about 6 p.m….

GoFundMe Raises Over $450,000 For Boy Thrown From 3rd Floor At Mall of America

A 24-year-old man is in custody

BLOOMINGTON, MN — A GoFundMe started for the boy injured at the Mall of America on Friday has raised over $472,000 in 24 hours. The 5-year-old boy is still being treated for critical injuries sustained in a fall after he was thrown from the third floor of the mall Friday morning. A 24-year-old man is in custody. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff…

Police: 5-year-old pushed or Thrown from 3rd Floor of Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A 24-year-old Minneapolis man suspected of throwing or pushing a 5-year-old boy from a balcony at the Mall of America was charged in two previous incidents at the mall. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda took off running after allegedly throwing the child onto the first floor. He was quickly arrested on attempted homicide charges at the mall’s light rail…

2,500 shoppers line up at Mall of America for Black Friday

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) – The holiday shopping season is underway. An estimated 2,500 shoppers lined up at the doors of Mall of America for the Black Friday shopping, according to mall officials. The doors officially opened at 5 a.m. Friday morning. Santa and his elves greeted people as they…

Man Who Married Woman He Didn’t Know At Mall of America Passes Away

David Weinlick Married Elizabeth Runze in June 1998 After Friends Picked Her From Hundreds of Interested Women

1998 Ceremony 1/1 2017 Vow Renewal Show Caption Hide Caption The groom who said “I do” to a woman he had just met in a well-publicized wedding at the Mall of America 20 years ago has died. David Weinlick had colon cancer. He was 48. A friend who helped arrange David’s marriage to Elizabeth Runze in June 1998, says he…

Eagles Fans Flock to Twin Cities to Support Wentz, Enjoy Super Bowl LII Festivities

Eagles fans from throughout the United States have made it to the Twin Cities to celebrate Super Bowl LII

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — There are still five days till Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Until that moment fans continue to pour into the Twin Cities. There are fans wearing all sorts of jerseys, mainly Patriots, Eagles and even Vikings. There continues to be a ton of support for Carson Wentz by Eagles fans. The biggest Wentz fans and even…

Minnesota Loses Bid to Host World’s Fair

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years

  MINNESOTA — The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in 40 years. The state was beat out by a campaign by Argentina’s capital to celebrate human creativity. The Bureau of International Expositions voted to hand the 2022-2023 specialized World Expo to Buenos Aires instead of…

Police Identify Suspect in Stabbing Attack at the Mall of America

He is 20 year old Mahad Abdirahaman of Minneapolis

  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Police have identified the man arrested after a botched robbery and stabbing last night inside the Mall of America. He is 20 year old Mahad Abdirahaman of Minneapolis. He is accused of sneaking into a men’s fitting room at Macy’s and trying to take a customer’s belongings while he was modeling clothes for his family. Abdirahaman…