Minneapolis

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…

Minnesotans Helped Pay For Super Bowl Special Broadcast Of “The Tonight Show”

Information obtained through a public records request shows the state paid the show $267,000

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota taxpayers helped foot the bill for that Jimmy Fallon broadcast of “The Tonight Show” from Minneapolis last year as part of Super Bowl festivities. Information obtained through a public records request shows the state paid the show $267,000. The state’s Snowbate program is aimed at luring productions and fostering local industry talent. Talk shows are…

Hundreds March to Protest Immigration Policies

Demonstrators waved flags and banners and temporarily stopped traffic during the 15-block march to protest federal immigration raids.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Hundreds of people protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies during a march through south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations promoted Sunday afternoon’s march as a protest “to demand justice for separated families.” Demonstrators waved flags and banners and temporarily stopped traffic during the 15-block march to…

Judge Dismisses Former Football Players’ Lawsuit Against University

No criminal charges were filed in the alleged sexual assault.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to claims that the men were subjected to…

Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Remains in Intensive Care

The parents say it has been a challenging road to recovery and they are not sure when Landen will be able to come home. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America say their son remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the April attack. In an update on their GoFundMe page Tuesday, the parents of the victim, identified only as Landen, say he has had more than…