Riots

$2.4 million to be paid to man shot during Floyd riots

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man who lost an eye when he was hit by a projectile fired by police during riots that followed George Floyd’s killing will get a $2.4 million settlement. Soren Stevenson was in a large group of people standing in a grassy area near an interstate on-ramp when he was hit by a 40 mm projectile on…

Two agencies recommend removal of Minnesota Capitol fence

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota officials say the security fence that has surrounded the state Capitol for nearly one year should come down soon. The departments of Public Safety and Administration are recommending removal of the fence after the legislative session ends. The Legislature adjourns its regular session May 17. “Absent any credible threat to the building, the…

Business owners ruined by riots plead for rebuilding bill

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Owners of Twin Cities businesses that were raided and burned during the violent protests over the death of George Floyd are appealing to lawmakers for help with rebuilding. Several store owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul told members of the House Capital Investment Committee about the need for a proposed…

Man given 5 years for firebombing in George Floyd aftermath

Dakota Co. SheriffMINNEAPOLIS – A suburban Minneapolis man has been sentenced to five years in prison for firebombing a Dakota County courthouse in the riots that followed the death of George Floyd last year. Twenty-five-year-old Garrett Ziegler, of Long Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding and abetting arson. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised…

Heitkamp: Remove Trump now

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says President Trump needs to be removed from office. “Absolutely” Heitkamp said in an interview with KVRR News. “This is not a normal time. Anyone who thinks this is a normal time, recalculate your thinking and think about whether that person should be allowed to sit behind the resolute…

Brainerd man pleads guilty in precinct fire during Floyd riots

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS – A Brainerd, Minn. man has pleaded guilty for his role in helping to set fire to a Minneapolis police station during rioting in the days following the death of George Floyd. A federal complaint accuses 23-year-old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw toward the Third Precinct…

LIVE: President Trump Talks About Unrest in the Nation

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks in the Rose Garden amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Posted by Fox News on Monday, June 1, 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump holds a news conference from the Rose Garden. He is expected to address the unrest surrounding…

Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…