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Muslim call to prayer allowed on loudspeakers in Minneapolis

(City of Minneapolis)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – This spring, Minneapolis became the first large city in the United States to allow the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast publicly on loudspeakers. So far only one mosque is doing so, three times a day. But more of the city’s two dozen mosques are getting ready to start their own broadcasts. They’re setting…

Lucky Charms Under Investigation After People Say They Got Sick

UNDATED (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms after dozens of people complained of getting sick after eating it. The FDA has received more than 100 complaints so far this year. Several hundred people have also posted on a food safety website complaining of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating Lucky Charms. General Mills, the Minneapolis-based…

Minneapolis Shooting Victim Identified as Detroit Lakes Man

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Minneapolis as 34-year-old Nate Banks of Detroit Lakes. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known A woman was also shot and seriously hurt during the incident. Banks was pronounced dead at the…

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Minneapolis teachers on strike (Fox 9)MINNEAPOLIS – Teachers have hit the picket lines at public schools across Minneapolis, calling their strike a fight to ensure “safe and stable schools” for students and for better wages for the lowest-paid support staff. Many families of the 29,000 students in the district are worried. They fear an extended walkout by the nearly 3,300 teachers…

Minneapolis didn’t follow protocols during 2020 riots

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS – A report on how Minneapolis police, fire and other agencies responded to the riots that erupted following the killing of George Floyd paints a picture of miscommunication and a lack of planning. The report by the risk management firm Hillard Heintze describes a breakdown of critical communication among government agencies that left…

Minneapolis teachers strike after failing to reach contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Teachers in the Minneapolis School District have gone on strike after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. The strike affects some 29,000 students. Meanwhile, teachers in St. Paul reached a deal late Monday to avert their own strike. The issues in the two districts were largely the same: wages, classroom sizes and mental health…

Senator Tina Smith explains her support for banning no knock warrants

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith discusses her stance on no knock warrants following the Minneapolis SWAT Team shooting and killing Amir Locke who was armed. “I always want to look at the details and understand exactly how it would work, but in principal I support banning or severely restricting no knock warrants so the tragedy like we saw…

Amir Locke’s cousin arrested in probe that led to fatal raid

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities have arrested Amir Locke’s 17-year-old cousin in connection with a St. Paul homicide investigation that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Locke while conducting a search warrant. Ramsey County Prosecutors have charged Mehki Camden Speed with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 10 killing…