TWIN CITIES

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…

WATCH LIVE: MN Governor Walz talks about additional charges in George Floyd death

Livestream: Governor Tim Walz responds to Attorney General Keith Ellison's announcement and provides an update on tonight's curfew extension | June 3, 2020 Posted by TPT – Twin Cities PBS on Wednesday, June 3, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN — Today, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Governor Tim Walz will respond to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s charging decision and provide an…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…

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….