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 ...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

U.S. 05/14/19, 13:07

Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's former ambassador to the United States.The ...

Man pleads guilty in mall attack against boy, faces 19 years

U.S. 05/14/19, 11:08

A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America "looking for someone to kill" pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April ...

Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

U.S. 05/13/19, 18:05

An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago will go to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened.Nelson Pinos, now 45, has been living in sanctuary in a church in New Haven, Connecticut, for a year ...

Minneapolis clinic offers affordable vaccines for pets

Health 05/11/19, 00:05

As Americans spend more money on their pets' health, the city of Minneapolis is trying to help dog and cat owners.Four times a year Minneapolis holds a low-cost vaccination clinic for the pets of Minneapolis residents. They offer rabies and distemper vaccines, along with microchipping. The cost for all three ...

FBI: Material found in Minneapolis apartment could be ricin

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:57

The FBI says a possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin. The bureau said Wednesday that a preliminary test of the material found in an apartment "indicated the presumptive potential presence of ricin." The FBI also ...

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