TWIN CITIES

Waseca Police Officer and Suspect Are Shot

WASECA, MINN. – A police officer and a suspect have been shot and wounded in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the officer was taken by air to a Twin Cities hospital following the shooting Monday night in Waseca. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the same hospital. There’s no immediate word on their conditions. The…

“All Aboard Minnesota” Exploring Expanded Rail Transportation to/from Moorhead

Their proposal would use existing railroad lines connected to the Twin Cities.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–All Aboard Minnesota, a non-profit, has identified the F-M area as an ideal location for additional daytime rail services to the Twin Cities. All Aboard Minnesota focuses on expanding and developing intercity rail transportation options for growing cities. The organization says rail transportation options often bring economic development opportunities and can improve mobility options for residents. Their proposal would…

‘Vikings Table’ Will Roll Out to Serve Hungry Kids

The Minnesota Vikings Foundation wants to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings roll out a new food truck to serve free, healthy meals to children. The custom-built purple truck called ‘Vikings Table’ is part of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s attempt to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities. The food truck will be partnered up with nonprofits to serve meals through October….

Minnesota Gov. Walz Unveils Massive Public Construction Borrowing Bill

Republican leaders have shown little enthusiasm for a big bonding package

FORT SNELLING, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has unveiled his first capital spending proposal, a $1.27 billion public construction borrowing bill. $150 million would go to housing. “This proposal will fund a full range of housing choices including supporting housing for people experiencing homelessness, senior housing, family housing and new home ownership opportunities,” said Walz. The package also includes $330…

Toddler Hit By Driver Trying To Park At Chippewa Park

the 23-month-old girl was walking across the parking lot with her siblings

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A toddler was run over by a vehicle Saturday afternoon at Chippewa Park near Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the 23-month-old girl was walking across the parking lot with her siblings when she was struck by a vehicle attempting to park. People were able to pull the girl out from under the vehicle. She…

U of M Crookston Considers Tuition Freeze While Other MN College Have Theirs

MINNESOTA – University of Crookston students could soon see a tuition freeze, as Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota State Community and Technical College already has theirs in place. The University of Minnesota has proposed a tuition freeze at its Crookston, Duluth and Rochester campuses. The plan would also raise in–state tuition by up to two percent at its Twin Cities…

Minnesota Snowfall Was Historic

The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there.

MINNEAPOLIS – Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest. The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It’s also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it’s the snowiest start to a calendar year there, with 70.3…

Judge Lowers Bail But Refuses To Release Former Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor

Noor Is Charged With The Murder Of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017 After She Called 911

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Bail has been cut from $500,000 to $400,000 for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. Mohamed Noor made his first court appearance in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk (ROOS’-chehk) Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor’s…

Grand Forks Man Sentenced For Role In Massive And Deadly Meth Conspiracy

Investigation Began After Murder of Austin Forsman

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another man has been sentenced in a deadly and massive methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in the Red River Valley. 39-year-old Ryan Franklin of Grand Forks was sentenced to 16 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. According to testimony, Franklin was involved with Modesto Torrez and others to bring large quantities of the drug from…

Tainted Pet Food Sickens Two Children

Raws for Paws Issued A Product Recall on Monday

Two children in the Twin Cities area got sick from salmonella poisoning after coming in contact with tainted pet food. One of the children was hospitalized last month with a painful bone condition. An investigation found the children’s home contained Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food, and that the pet food was contaminated. The product was recalled Monday by the…