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Justice Department Releases Review of Jamar Clark Shooting Aftermath

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Justice Department’s review is in on how Minneapolis handled the aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting. Clark’s death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on November included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. The review found the city didn’t have a coordinated response to the 18…

MN House Republicans Propose $45 Billion Budget

House Speaker Kurt Daudt has suggested phasing out Social Security income taxes and reducing agricultural property taxes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Republicans are looking at a roughly $45 billion two-year budget. Legislative leaders are considering cuts to some health care programs and state government agencies while drumming up nearly $1.4 billion in tax relief. House Speaker Kurt Daudt has suggested phasing out Social Security income taxes and reducing agricultural property taxes. They could have…

Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall

  MANKATO, Minn. — A tragic accident at a thrift store in Mankato, Minnesota. A 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room. Authorities say it happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More. They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall. Emergency responders took…

Minnesota Lawmakers Concerned About Salary Increase Backlash

Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is instructing staff to not issue the $14,000 salary increases recently approved by an independent body. Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council. Though lawmakers no longer have the power to set their own…

Extra DWI Patrols on the Roads for St. Patrick’s Day

To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers

  REGIONAL — If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, authorities are urging you to designate a sober driver. That could be a friend or family member, a cab or even a ride sharing service like Uber. To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers. St. Patrick’s Day…

Attorneys for Officer Charged in Killing of Philando Castile Want Change of Venue

Yanez shot Castile seven times during a July traffic stop in Falcon Heights

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Attorneys for the police officer charged with killing Philando Castile want a change of venue. They don’t think their client, St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez, can get a fair trial in Ramsey County. He has been charged with manslaughter. Yanez shot Castile seven times during a July traffic stop in Falcon Heights. Castile’s girlfriend streamed…

Minnesota Mom Fighting to Change Law that Set Her Son’s Killer Free

On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend, Samuel Christopher Jones while she went to work

  MINNESOTA — A Minnesota mom is fighting to change the law when it comes to sentencing guidelines¬†when someone kills a child. Cynthia Sweats said when it comes to¬†punishing someone for killing a child, the state is much too lenient. Samuel Christopher Jones On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend,…

Naytahwaush Man Dead After Crash in Becker County

His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen County man is dead after rolling his vehicle seven miles north of Detroit Lakes. The Becker County Sheriff says 41-year-old Marvin Tibbetts, Jr. of Naytahwaush lost control of his vehicle on Highway 21 around 10:30 this morning. His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree. Tibbetts…

Details Released in Dilworth Auto Yard Drug Bust

Clay County and Moorhead K9 Units joined Dilworth police to search all the vehicles

  DILWORTH, Minn. — New details behind a search warrant to investigate the Dilworth Auto Yard have been released. The eight page warrant explains how 217 pounds of marijuana was found inside the trunks of eight Ford Fusions. On Friday, police were called to Inter-Rail Group, Inc. at 945 Center Avenue East. When they arrived, the trunks were open to…

Perham Man Reunited with 6-Year-Old Daughter in Nashville

She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw fliers put up by Cooney's private investigators

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Perham man who spent the last month searching for his daughter was reunited with her Monday night in Nashville. Brian Cooney was granted temporary custody of his daughter Claire, who is 6 years old, but hadn’t seen her. She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw…