Minneapolis

United Blood Services Misses Donation Goal

"Save Our Summer" Blood Drive Still Brought In Hundreds of Donors

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Services fell short of its goal at its “Save Our Summer” blood drive, but they still had a pretty good turnout. They had hoped to attract 800 donors at West Acres Mall this week during the 4-day blood drive. UBS had 516 people volunteer to donate blood. Of that total, 415 were able to donate…

Fiance of Woman Killed By Minneapolis Officer Wants Answers

Justine Damond Was Shot and Killed Saturday Night After Calling 911

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The fiance of an Australian woman who died at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer wants answers. But Don Damond says the family isn’t getting any information. Damond said, “Our hearts are broken and we are utterly devastated by the loss of Justine.  As you know it was Justine who called 911 on Saturday evening, reporting…

Minneapolis Woman Wants Police Officer Charged After the Shooting of Her Dogs

After the homeowner's daughter accidentally tripped the home burglary alarm, an officer responded nearly 30 minutes later and the shooting took place. KMSP Fox 9 reporter Iris Perez reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis woman is seeking charges against a police officer after her two dogs were shot in her own backyard. “He doesn’t want to go in the backyard to use the bathroom,” said Jennifer Lemay as she talked about her dog who was shot by a Minneapolis police officer. From inside a bloodied safety cone, with his…

Minneapolis Working to Restrict Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

San Francisco and Chicago have similar policies

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The sale of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis may soon be restricted to adult-only tobacco shops. The city has an ordinance that limits other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. Council Member Cam Gordon says restricting menthols is the next step. Anti-smoking advocates say a mint-flavored compound in the cigarettes that creates a cooling sensation makes…

Destructive Japanese Beetles Back in North Dakota

It causes about $450 million in damage each year in the U.S.

  NORTH DAKOTA — Japanese Beetles are back in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says the Japanese beetle larvae were found in nursery stock. The beetles were found in several locations, including Bismarck, that received shipments from a Minneapolis-area supplier. The bug is an enemy to front yard flower beds, backyard vegetable gardens, farmers’ crops and even golf courses. An…

Pride Parade Briefly Stopped By Anti-Police Protesters

Staged Die-In On Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Anti-police protesters disrupted the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile. “Do not say black lives matter if you’re not out here ya’ll,” said one protester.  “You are literally letting the police department that brutalizes and kills us, that literally beat my booty at the 4th Precinct, lead our gay pride parade. So,…

Twin Cities Pride Parade Organizers Say Police Presence Needs to be Minimal

The parade draws about 350,000 people

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday’s event. They say they’re trying to respect the pain many are feeling following last week’s acquittal of Officer Yanez. But Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, calls the decision disturbing. The parade, which draws about…

Nearly Two Dozen Arrests in Minnesota Sex Trafficking Ring

Authorities say the members of the ring also laundered millions of dollars in earnings

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities call a sophisticated sex trafficking ring. It brought hundreds of women from Thailand to Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities and forced them to work as prostitutes. Authorities say the members of the ring also laundered millions of dollars in earnings. The sex-trafficking ring started in 2009…

Delta Airlines Introduces New Face-Scan Bag-Check Kiosk at MSP-International

You go to the kiosk, tag your own bags, pay the fee and drop your luggage on a conveyor belt

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Delta Airlines is testing out some new technology in Minnesota in the hopes of making the bag check more efficient and twice as fast. Face-scanning kiosks are being set up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport and will use facial recognition technology to match your identity to your passport photo. You go to the kiosk, tag your…

Defense Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Want to Act Out Fatal Shooting of Castile

The state may argue against the admissibility of the exhibit

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Attorneys for the St. Anthony officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop say they want to use the victim’s driving record as evidence. Court documents show defense attorneys for Officer Jeronimo Yanez want to use Philando Castile’s driving record as well as his arrest record in the trial for their…