UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Trump Critic Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat In Minnesota

Richard Painter served as chief White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former Republican White House lawyer and prominent critic of President Donald Trump is running for former Sen. Al Franken’s seat. And he’s running as a Democrat. Richard Painter filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission late last week to run for the seat after exploring a bid for more than a month and formally announced…

Nearly 38-Hour Standoff Ends at Hotel

A man at the University of Minnesota campus has been taken into custody

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A man who holed up in a hotel room at the University of Minnesota campus and kept police at bay for more than a day has been taken into custody. The standoff at the Graduate Hotel began shortly after midnight Monday, after police said they went to do a welfare check and to arrest the man on…

Minnesota Family, Fans of the Vikings, Hoping for Their Own “Minnesota Miracle”

Now, one fan family is hoping for a miracle of their own. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Leah Beno has their story from Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s called the “Minnesota Miracle” and we’ve seen the replay two, 10, er…100 times. The Vikings win last week was done in stunning fashion after wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught an unbelievable pass from quarterback Case Keenum and cemented his place in NFL history. Now, one fan family is hoping for a miracle of their own. One that…

U of M Department Head Accused of Illegally Purchasing Guns

Investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A department head at the University of Minnesota has been accused of illegally purchasing guns. Massoud Amin is under felony indictment for providing fabricated financial documents during his divorce. The indictment bans him from buying guns. But investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer. Amin is…

President Trump Nominates Former U of M Professor to U.S. Court of Appeals

His nomination requires Senate confirmation

  WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Stras formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The 42-year-old former University of Minnesota Law School professor was on Trump’s short list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. It would give…

Missing University of Minnesota Student Found Dead

Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.– The mother of a missing University of Minnesota student confirms it is the body of her son that authorities pulled from the Mississippi River. Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday. They say his roommate says the two of them were sitting along the river at Water Power Park when a large…