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Update: Minnesota Attorney General will join police shooting investigation

This video is graphic and is not suitable for young people or sensitive viewers. MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s attorney general will join in a review of the fatal shooting of a man by Minneapolis police as they served a search warrant. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday he had asked the state’s Attorney General Keith Ellison to review events surrounding…

Minneapolis, St. Paul requiring proof of COVID vaccination for restaurants, bars

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minneapolis and St. Paul officials provided an update on each cities’ response to addressing the recent increase in COVID-19 cases during a virtual press conference Wednesday. Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter announced their respective cities would institute a proof of vaccination or negative test taken within 72 hours for “customers at all places people eat…

Minneapolis mayor, police chief lay out crime fighting plan

MINNEAPOLIS – City leaders in Minneapolis have a new crime fighting plan that includes hiring dozens of police officers to fortify a department that has lost hundreds of officers since 2020 when George Floyd was murdered. Mayor Jacob Frey and incoming interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman rolled out their plan Wednesday to not only hire more officers, but expand partnerships…

Twin Cities restore mask mandate

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota’s two largest cities moved Wednesday to reimpose mask requirements in businesses and public places as the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday. Frey said it’s essential to keep the city healthy and moving,…

Kim Potter trial: ‘Outcome’ reached, will be read between 1:30-2 PM

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The jury has reached an “outcome” in the trial of Kim Potter for the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop earlier this year. The former Brooklyn Center police officer’s trial began on Nov. 30 with jury selection. The state and the defense delivered opening statements on Dec. 8, followed…

Derek Chauvin guilty plea expected in George Floyd federal case

(FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin has notified the federal court in Minnesota of a change of plea to charges that he violated George Floyd’s constitutional rights. A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the federal courthouse in St. Paul. The scheduling of the hearing signal that Chauvin intends to plead guilty to the charges. Chauvin…

Two dead, 3 hurt in Minneapolis police pursuit

MINNEAPOLIS – Authorities say a crash in Minneapolis that followed a police pursuit of an SUV that was reportedly stolen has left two juveniles dead and three others hospitalized. Police say officers in suburban Robbinsdale spotted a Mercedes SUV about 2 a.m. Thursday that was reported stolen in Minneapolis and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver sped off and…

3 trapped firefighters rescued from Minneapolis home

MINNEAPOLIS – Three firefighters were injured and had to be rescued from a burning home in Minneapolis. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. All four people in the house fled to safety. Officials say gusty winds fueled the fire and when crews were inside a portion of the house collapsed and trapped three firefighters under a…