TWIN CITIES

Video: Accused sex offender flees police, crashes into squads

BLAINE, Minn. (FOX 9) – A man is in custody after he fled police and crashed into squads on Highway 65 in Blaine, Minnesota. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, officials responded to the 7000 block of Ivy Lane NE in Ham Lake on a report of a suspicious male in a vehicle watching…

Walz And Pawlenty Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Minnesota Hits Milestone

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Gov. Tim Walz (D) get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 VaccineST. PAUL, Minn. — A milestone in Minnesota: one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. It comes on the same day Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty each got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics…

COVID-19 Variant From Brazil Found In Minnesota, First Documented Case In U.S.

Covid-19 variant (CDC)ST. PAUL, Minn. — A variant of COVID-19 that originated in Brazil has been discovered in Minnesota, the first known case documented in the United States. Minnesota Department of Health says the variant was found in a person who had recently traveled to Brazil. It is thought to spread quicker than the original COVID-19 strain. The patient lives…

Five cases of new COVID-19 strain found in Minnesota

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Department of Health announced the new variant strain of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom was positively identified in five people of four different counties in the Twin Cities metro area. Four of the cases were identified through the MDH Public Health Laboratory, and one was identified through the CDC. The results were confirmed on…

House Minority Leader & Other Top Minnesota Republicans Test Negative for COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt reports he has tested negative for COVID-19 after his encounter with President Trump this week. Daudt was part of a group of Republican leaders who met with the president as he made a stop in the Twin Cities on Wednesday before heading north for a rally in Duluth. Senate Majority…

Mahnomen Man Speaks Out About Claims Of Discrimination Against Amtrak

He claims he was removed from an Amtrak train by police after he says he wanted to move to another seat to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol.

MAHNOMEN, Minn. –“I use to enjoy the train but now I don’t see myself ever riding the train because of this. You never know. You could be in the middle of Montana and they feel as though they gonna kick you off and then they kick you off. How are you going to get home,” Xavier Edison said. New video…

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deadly Crash, Kills 4

It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield, Minnesota

RICHFIELD, Minn. — A wrong-way crash in the Twin Cities on I-35W late Saturday kills four people, including two from South Dakota, and injures one. It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield. The wrong-way driver identified as 21-year-old Alfredo Torres, of St. Paul, was killed. Dead in the other vehicle were the driver, 25-year-old Briana Vazquez, of Watertown,…

MN health officials say what may happen if Greater MN has expanded reopening

MINNESOTA – Minnesota health officials say there may have to be additional restrictions for Greater Minnesota to reopen quicker than the Twin Cities metro area. Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says she doesn’t disagree that there are fewer coronavirus cases in rural Minnesota. She adds the governor would have to look into adding travel restrictions between regions if he…

JCPenney Closing 4 stores in Minnesota, ND stores will remain open

PLANO, TX — J.C. Penney Company announced it will close 154 stores. Four of them are in Minnesota, the Willmar store and three in the Twin Cities. No North Dakota stores are on the list to close. The closings are part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed earlier this month. This week JCPenney reopened 500 stores since government officials…