Minneapolis

Federal Officials: “Slither Gang” Leader “Boogie” & Others Indicted

FARGO, N.D. — The leader of the Slither Gang is indicted by a federal grand jury. 26-year-old Abbot Aho, also known as Boogie, from Fergus Falls faces a number of charges including robbery, use of a firearm and aiding and abetting. Other members indicted include 21-year-old Josiah Aguilar of Dilworth, 21-year-old Jared Kaul of Fridley and 21-year-old Sarah Carlson of…

Gov. Walz told White House Trump visiting George Floyd memorial is ‘really bad idea’

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – President Donald Trump’s campaign team wanted to have the president visit south Minneapolis Monday during his trip to Minnesota, including the George Floyd memorial at 38th and Chicago. However, Gov. Tim Walz said he spent the weekend telling the White House why it was a “really bad idea.” South Minneapolis is where George Floyd was killed while being detained by Minneapolis police…

MN Sets New Standard For Traffic Stops Four Years After Philando Castile Shooting

Other advice for drivers include avoiding reaching around inside the vehicle and to not get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.

MINNEAPOLIS — “I pray that Minnesota can be a model for other states, the whole United States be a model and do these things we all can be better,” Valerie Castile said. Philando Castile’s mother, law enforcement and state officials discussed the new changes in traffic stops involving guns. The guideline for drivers carrying a gun is to keep their…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Marches Are “A Moment In Time Like No Other”

Klobuchar says an important piece to adressing the issue is making sure we have economic justice in the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C – Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar says this is not an issue only affecting big cities like Minneapolis or New York, but many locations across the nation, including the F-M metro, that want to see a change in policing. Klobuchar acknowledges the good police officers, but says there are also people within police departments that don’t meet the…

“Gotham City on steroids” Alexandria Republican describes law enforcement being eliminated

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria tried to amend the proposed Minnesota Police Accountability Act Thursday night to prevent cities and towns from disbanding their police departments. The Republican referenced a movement within the Minneapolis City Council to do so. Groups in other cities want to defund police by shifting some money from law enforcement’s budgets…

West Fargo Fitness Facility Honors George Floyd’s Life Through A Workout

The event took place at Rendezvous Park

WEST FARGO, N.D. – A workout put together by Strong Roots gym included 612 lunges and 46 burpees. The number of lunges represents the Minneapolis area code, which is 612,  and the 46 burpees represent Floyd’s age at the time of his death. Every five minutes, the group also did 25 air squats and 20 push ups. The 5-25-20 combination…

Walz & MN legislative leaders announce police reform priorities

State Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL) MinneapolisSAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces police reform priorities he would like to see in the legislature’s special session that begins Friday June 12th. They’re modeled on recommendations from the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus and the Police Involved Deadly Force Encounters Working Group. They include reforming a statute defining…

MN Attorney General announces additional charges in George Floyd death

Charges against all 4 Minneapolis officers in death of George Floyd Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announces criminal charges against Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng and upgraded charges against Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The charges: https://bit.ly/3eHyUs4 Posted by Fox 9 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) –…

Minneapolis Wakes Up to Clean-up after Night of Riots

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – As the curfew lifted at 6 a.m. Saturday in Minneapolis, many residents awoke to more destruction as crowds continued to riot following the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota National Guard activated 1,000 more service members in response to the violence, and the Department of Public Safety said shots were fired at law enforcement officers as units moved into control crowds that have…

Governor Walz implements temporary 8 p.m. curfew

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has placed a temporary curfew over Minneapolis and St. Paul in order to provide safety for Minnesota residents. The curfew is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Mayors across the state are capable of issuing their own curfews as well. Under the curfew, no one is permitted to travel on…