Category: State/Region

MOA Stabber Has History of Mental Illness

Authorities say that the man who stabbed two people at the Mall of America has a background of mental illness. 20-year-old Mahad Abdiraham is being charged with two counts of assault. Abdiraham was also charged stabbing two staff members last year at an in-patient psychiatric unit. Abdiraham was acquitted due to mental illness.

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The Wait Continues for Minneapolis Mayor

Minneapolis voters are anxiously awaiting the decision on the new mayor for the city. Jacob Frey leads Tom Hoch and Betsy Hodges by a few points in the first count on Tuesday night. The crowded race is filing throw its ranked-choice voting system and is beginning the procedure of re-aligning the second and third choice preferences from the candidates that […]

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Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

Minneapolis Police to Combat Sex Trafficking during Superbowl

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- City leaders are looking to combat sex trafficking before super bowl season starts. Plans on how to crack down sex trafficking are being presented Wednesday morning at the City council by Minneapolis police, city and county official groups, and non profit groups. Authorities said the online sex trafficking market is a problem in Minnesota and many victims are […]

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Free half-bridge

The replacement of a 57 year-old bridge that crosses international borders is leaving Minnesota and Canada with half a bridge each. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is giving away their half of the bridge that spans the Rainy River between Baudette and Canada. As the Star Tribune reports, the free half-bridge has a catch. Anyone who wants it will have […]

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Activist Seeks to Present “Necessity Defense”

Activist Seeks to Present “Necessity Defense”

BISMARCK, N.D.- A Native American activist in North Dakota is seeking to present a “necessity defense” at trial. Chase Iron Eyes a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota has pleaded not guilty to felony charges and misdemeanor criminal trespass. He was accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access […]

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October 25th Delcared “Wellstone Rememberance Day”

Wednesday October 25th was proclaimed “Wellstone Remembrance Day” by Governor Mark Dayton. The day is to honor late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone who lost his life in a plane crash 15 years ago.  The Governor’s proclamation highlights the dedication to the people of Minnesota by Senator Wellstone. “Paul was an extraordinary political leader. He truly believed, and practiced, ‘Politics of the […]

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St. Cloud RiverWalk Added to 2015 Plan

A huge addition could be coming soon to the city of St. Cloud. As apart of the city’s extensive plan from 2015, the St. Cloud City Council approved the addition of the St. Cloud RiverWalk. This bold development would take place starting at Fifth Avenue North and extend all the way to Hester Park. An interactive swim area and river […]

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Minneapolis Man Charged With Murder

A Minneapolis man is being charged with intentionally setting an apartment building on fire, which resulted in a fatality. Marcus Dewayne Shanks faces second-degree murder and arson charges. When first responders reported to the scene some residents were reported hanging from the ledge of windows. A man and a woman jumped from the third story which sent both to the […]

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Minneapolis Fatal Stabbing Victim knew Attacker

Minneapolis Fatal Stabbing Victim knew Attacker

Stab Victim knew his Attacker MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – A man was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Hennepin County Medical Center who was brought in with a fatal stab wound. The Victim was stabbed near the entrance to the Lake street light rail station at night at 7:15pm. The police say portion of the crime was captured on surveillance cameras and […]

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Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

Man Charged with DWI for the 28th Time

FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota – 64-year-old Danny Lee Bettcher from New York Mills in Minnesota is facing his 28th DWI charge. Bettcher was charged last week with a felony-level drunken driving and refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test. He has been caught driving while drunk 28 times by the police which is a record in Minnesota. He was reported […]

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