Minneapolis

No Charges after Minnesota School Marked by Swastika

The vandalism happened over the weekend.

EDINA, Minn.–Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer photographed the graffiti and then washed it off. Authorities reviewed security video and identified the juvenile as a person of…

Charges: Driver admitted to using PCP before crash that killed woman, unborn child

MINNEAPOLIS – Charges show the driver in a deadly, wrong way crash in Minneapolis admitted to using PCP before getting behind the wheel. The driver crashed into five cars Thursday night, killing a pregnant woman and her baby. Authorities say an SUV hit a parked car before continuing on and hitting the other vehicles. 36-year-old Mark Franklin Junior faces criminal…

Trump Campaign Threatens Lawsuit Over Minneapolis Rally Security Costs

The Trump campaign says if the city does not agree to honor the Target Center contract, it will go to court.

MINNEAPOLIS–President Donald Trump’s campaign has threatened to sue Minneapolis for trying to force it to pay $530,000 in security costs for this week’s rally in the city. Trump’s campaign, in a statement late Monday night, said Mayor Jacob Frey is abusing the power of his office by “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security” at Thursday’s rally at the…

Minneapolis To Police: No Uniforms at Political Events

The Star Tribune reports the new policy takes effect Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS – A new policy from Minneapolis police barring officers from being in uniform at political events or advertisements has upset President Donald Trump’s supporters in the department because of his upcoming visit to the city. The head of the police’s officers’ union says the timing of the policy makes him suspect political partisanship because it came a day after…

End Of An Era: Only One Kmart Will Remain In All of Minnesota, Two In North Dakota

Stores Being Closed In Fargo, St. Paul and International Falls

FARGO, N.D. — Kmart in Minneapolis will soon be the only store in the former retail giant’s chain that is still in operation in Minnesota. The company has announced plans to close its stores in St. Paul and International falls by the end of the year. It was also announced over the weekend that Kmart on South University Drive in…

Nearly 700 Drivers Cited During First Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law

It's probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Numbers are out from the first week of enforcement of Minnesota’s new hands-free law. Deputies and troopers cited nearly 700 drivers statewide for violating the law which makes it illegal to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Minnesota. It’s probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations. The most…

Minneapolis Police Investigate 3rd Homicide This Week

Friday's homicide is the 22nd in the city this year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minneapolis police are investigating the city’s third homicide in less than a week. Officers and paramedics were sent to north Minneapolis about 1 a.m. Friday where a man was found lying on the street. Police say he was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he died. Homicide detectives spoke with a number of people…

Four Cases of Lung Injury Related To Youth Vaping In Minneapolis

The Minnesota Department of Health notes that the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS — Children’s Minnesota has reported finding four cases of lung injury in the Minneapolis area potentially related to vaping. The Minnesota Department of Health notes that the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Health Department is asking health care providers and parents to be on the lookout for vaping as a cause of…

R. Kelly charged with sexual misconduct in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced charges Monday against R&B singer R. Kelly for sexual misconduct involving an underage fan from Minnesota. The case dates back to 2001. According to prosecutors, the alleged victim was paid $200 to get naked and have sexual relations with the musician at his Minneapolis hotel. The tip came through a Chicago…

Flights cancelled, delayed at MSP Airport due to severe weather

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Over 120 flights have been delayed and another five have been cancelled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday night due to severe weather. Departing flights were delayed an average of 50 minutes Monday, according to Flight Aware. All inbound flights were grounded at their origin until 8 p.m. due to the storm. For flights already airborne…