Minnesota Mayor Target of Racist Threats in Trash Dispute

An anonymous caller using racial slurs left a voicemail at Carter's office on Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota’s capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a citywide vote on organized trash collection. A St. Paul police spokesman says an anonymous caller using racial…

End Of An Era: Only One Kmart Will Remain In All of Minnesota, Two In North Dakota

Stores Being Closed In Fargo, St. Paul and International Falls

FARGO, N.D. — Kmart in Minneapolis will soon be the only store in the former retail giant’s chain that is still in operation in Minnesota. The company has announced plans to close its stores in St. Paul and International falls by the end of the year. It was also announced over the weekend that Kmart on South University Drive in…

Man Accused Of Killing His Parents In Long Prairie Returned To Minnesota From Mexico

Dylan Bennett was booked into jail pending charges of second-degree murder

TODD CO., Minn. — Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota, is back in Todd County. Bennett was booked into jail Monday morning pending charges of second-degree murder. He was arrested Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Barry and Carol Bennett were found dead in their home Tuesday by deputies…

University of St. Thomas Evacuates Building After Bomb Threat

The university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center.

ST. PAUL, M.N.–The University of St. Thomas has evacuated a building on campus after receiving a bomb threat. In a series of alerts posted to its website and social media pages, the university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center, which is a classroom building on the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues. The building…

Rep. Omar Asks Other Members Of Congress To Visit Israel After Country Bans Her

Omar says she and Rep. Tlaib are being prevented from carrying out their duties as members of Congress

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (second from left) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. “Denying a visit to duly elected members of congress is not consistent with being an ally,” said Omar. The women made…

Shooting Injures 3, Including a 12 Year Old Boy

The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – A shooting in a St. Paul suburb left three people wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, and caused a brief lockdown of an area hospital. The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood. The 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 21-year-old man were all shot in the chest. The victims were taken to Regions Hospital in…

St. Paul Police Required to have Annual Mental Health Checkup

Ellie Family Services counselors will not keep written records of the conversations with the officers.

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A new initiative in West St. Paul requires police officers to have an annual mental health wellness checkup. Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association executive director Andy Skoogman says officers’ jobs are demanding, sometimes even traumatic, yet many resist seeking therapy when they need it to avoid appearing weak. Skoogman says that may be changing….

Amy Klobuchar Points Finger at Trump Following Weekend Mass Shootings

She says Trump has played a role in the rising amount of hate in America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LEARFIELD) – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is blasting President Trump for setting a tone of hate in the country after this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. She said, “teachers and parents have to turn off the tv because they don’t want kids to hear what is coming out of the mouth of the president of…

Flights cancelled, delayed at MSP Airport due to severe weather

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Over 120 flights have been delayed and another five have been cancelled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday night due to severe weather. Departing flights were delayed an average of 50 minutes Monday, according to Flight Aware. All inbound flights were grounded at their origin until 8 p.m. due to the storm. For flights already airborne…

Police Shoot Man After He Tells 911 to Kill Him

Police fired both lethal and non-lethal rounds and hit the man.

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) _ Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb. According to a news release, the man called 911 Sunday morning and said he was “having homicidal…