Drive-by shooter aims at National Guard troops in Minneapolis, 2 injured

U.S. 04/19/21, 17:51

Officials said that several members of the Minnesota National Guard were shot at in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 18, during the riots, arson, and demonstrations following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright last week. Two people were injured, but only slightly, the CBS Minnesota reported. A national guardsman and a Minneapolis police ...

Minneapolis Council calls on police to stop using tear gas, rubber bullets and other ‘less lethal’ weapons to disperse crowds

U.S. 04/19/21, 04:09

On Friday, April 16, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution asking police to avoid using tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "less-lethal" weapons to disperse crowds. They described their resolution as a "statement of values." Following the seemingly accidental shooting death of motorist Daunte Wright, the neighboring city of Brooklyn ...

Minneapolis: After sharp rise in crime, police defunding reversed

U.S. 02/15/21, 11:47

Minneapolis reversed a plan to divest from the police force. After the Minneapolis City Council approved in December a cut of more than $8 million, giving in to left-wing demands, crime in the streets skyrocketed and neighbors demanded more police presence. As a result, the City Council approved $6.4 million ...

5 dead, 3 hurt in ‘devastating’ Minneapolis high-rise fire

U.S. 11/27/19, 22:23

Five people died and three were injured when a fire broke out on the 14th floor of a public housing high-rise in a heavily immigrant neighborhood of Minneapolis early Wednesday. While the cause of the blaze was still under investigation, Fire Chief John Fruetel told reporters that investigators believe the fire ...

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

U.S. 11/27/19, 11:59

A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights, ...

Democratic Minneapolis mayor tries to shut down Trump campaign rally

U.S. 10/08/19, 04:17

President Trump has a campaign rally scheduled for Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Mayor Jacob Frey is attempting to block it. President Donald Trump’s campaign accused Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Monday of trying to block the president’s scheduled political rally in the city, reports Breitbart. “This is an outrageous abuse ...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

Politics 10/07/19, 15:33

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married since 2018 but have been together for years. The petition, ...

Cop who shot 911 caller sentenced to 12½ years in prison

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:21

A Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 12½ years in prison for the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911, and he apologized in court for "taking the life of a perfect person." Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter ...

Parents decry actions of man who threw boy from mall balcony

U.S. 06/03/19, 12:49

The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America decried the assailant's actions as "evil" while saying they forgive him at a hearing Monday where a judge handed down a 19-year prison sentence.Emmanuel Aranda showed little emotion during his ...

Update: Mall of America attacker gets 19 years in prison

U.S. 06/03/19, 10:24

The Latest on sentencing for a man who admitted throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in April (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota has been sentenced to 19 ...

Minneapolis officer’s attorneys seek no prison for shooting

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:06

Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017 plan to ask a sentencing judge for no prison time.If that's not granted, they're seeking less prison time than state sentencing guidelines recommend.Mohamed Noor's lawyers filed a motion Thursday asking for a "dispositional departure" ...

Minneapolis exhibit shows Vikings beyond history as warriors

Football 05/25/19, 00:06

Most of our current ideas about Vikings are based on the stereotype of the warrior savage, raping and pillaging from coast to coast during the early Middle Ages.That reputation doesn't do justice to the Vikings' rich culture and accomplishments, said archaeology professor Neil Price. Yes, Vikings led many raids, and ...

Xcel Energy plans to end coal use in Upper Midwest by 2030

Enviroment 05/20/19, 15:28

Xcel Energy said Monday the Minneapolis-based utility plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled, bringing praise from environmental groups.The company also announced plans to expand wind and solar energy, use cleaner natural gas, and operate its carbon-free nuclear ...

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