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Minneapolis Nightclub Closes After KKK Related Political Contribution

Owner of Clubhouse Jager Gave Money To David Duke's Failed Senate Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A popular Minneapolis nightclub has closed after a controversial political contribution was uncovered. The backlash erupted last week after City Pages revealed that Clubhouse Jager owner Julius DeRoma contributed to David Duke’s failed bid for a U.S. Senate seat. Duke is a former Ku Klux Klan leader. Several employees quit, some regular performers canceled standing gigs and…

Former Minneapolis Police Chief’s Severance Proposal Released

The proposal still requires city council approval

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The severance proposal for the former Minneapolis police chief who resigned under pressure from the city’s mayor has been released. The deal for ex-Chief Janee Harteau includes $183,000 in severance pay and 12 months of health and dental benefits. The proposal still requires city council approval. The deal also states neither Harteau nor the city can…

Minneapolis Police Investigate Shooting of Bystander

One of the men shot at the other man and missed, hitting the bystander in the hip

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis police are investigating the shooting of a bystander near a downtown bus stop. Authorities said the man happened to be standing near two other men who were arguing last night around 7 o’clock. One of the men shot at the other man and missed, hitting the bystander in the hip. A police spokeswoman said the…

Arradondo Chosen as Minneapolis Police Chief

He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau's term, which runs through January of 2019

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Department has officially hired its new police chief. The city council approved interim police chief, Medaria Arradondo, to take over the role on a permanent basis. He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau’s term, which runs through January of 2019. Arradondo said he is ready to help the city heal…

Fatal Shooting at Minneapolis Storage Facility Deemed Self-Defense

The Hennepin County attorney's office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense

  MINNETONKA, Minn. — A man involved in a fatal shooting at a storage facility in a Minneapolis suburb last month won’t face charges. The Hennepin County attorney’s office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense. He was killed June 23 at Public Mini Storage in Minnetonka. Luetzow died of a gunshot wound to the head and…

Tuesday Marks 10th Anniversary of I35 W Bridge Collapse

The bridge collapse over the Mississippi River took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others

I35 BRIDGE COLLAPSE I35 BRIDGE COLLAPSE I35 BRIDGE COLLAPSE   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Governor Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday at all state and federal buildings in the state. The bridge collapse over the Mississippi River took the…

Family of Justine Damond Sets Up Memorial Fund

Damond was shot by Officer Mohamed Noor on July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault

Justine Ruszczyk Damond  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The family of an Australian woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer has set up a memorial fund in her honor. The Justine Damond Social Justice Fund will support causes that were important to Justine, including those that promote equal treatment and opportunities for everyone. Damond was shot by Officer Mohamed Noor on July…

Woman Stabbed in Parking Ramp Near Target Field Dies

The July 15 stabbing happened in Ramp B near Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A 31-year-old woman who was stabbed during a robbery in a Minneapolis parking ramp has died. The July 15 stabbing happened in Ramp B near Target Field. Forty-four-year-old Benjamin Love was arrested in the case, and charges against him were upgraded Wednesday to include second-degree murder. Love is being held in the Hennepin County Jail on $1…

Medaria “Rondo” Arrandondo: The New Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department

The mayor's pick has 28 years of experience with the force. KMSP Fox 9's Iris Perez has this Story from Minneapolis

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau out, many people are already talking about the man Mayor Betsy Hodges has nominated to become the new chief. Medaria Arrandondo, the man many know as “Rondo” is acting the part-at least for now. “This call of an unknown trouble turned into an officer-involved shooting,” said Chief Arrandondo. During a…

Castile Family Attorney Now Representing Family of Unarmed Woman Killed by Minneapolis Police

Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved in the case to "effect real change."

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The attorney who represented Philando Castile’s family after Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police officer and helped negotiate a $3 million settlement from the city is now representing the family and fiancee of the unarmed woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis Police officer. Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved…