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Man on the lam charged in fatal south Minneapolis shooting

MINNEAPOLIS -- A 31-year-old Twin Cities man who remains on the lam is now charged in a fatal shooting earlier this week in south Minneapolis.  Jashon Johnson, of Edina, is charged via warrant with second-degree murder in connection to the Monday killing on Stevens Avenue South, court documents filed in Hennepin County show. His girlfriend, Australia Washington, is also charged in the shooting death of 31-year-old Marcus Saunders. According to a criminal complaint, Johnson gunned down Saunders shortly after 1 p.m. as Saunders' two young children waited for him nearby. The mother of Saunders' children was with him, and told...
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Look: Tom Brady Says 1 NBA Star Is Playing The Wrong Sport

Anthony Edwards' talent isn't contained to the basketball court. The Minnesota Timberwolves star posted a video where he shows off his strong arm and pass-catching skills on the gridiron. Edwards earned praise from NFL icon Tom Brady, who encouraged the 20-year-old to reconsider his calling. "Ant I know the money...

Tom Barnard to leave KQRS after 36 years as host

MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the longest-running radio hosts in the Twin Cities metro area will be leaving his post at the end of the year.KQRS, a classic rock station based in Golden Valley, announced that Tom Barnard would be retiring from the station, with his final show being scheduled for Dec. 23.He's been with the station for 36 years, since 1986."You're the best in the business, Tom," the station tweeted Thursday. "We wish you all the best in your next chapter!"While Barnard has largely shied away from interviews, WCCO's Frank Vascellaro did manage to talk with Barnard on a few occasions, when he launched a podcast and, when he signed a fresh five-year contract in 2015, spoke frankly about his family history and upbringing in Minnesota.Barnard's tenure on KQRS was not without controversy. He has been accused of insensitivity to minorities with some of his off-the-cuff comments made on the highly-rated morning show, particularly toward the newly-naturalized Somali and Hmong communities.Barnard was inducted into Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2018.

Bears QB Plans to ‘Take Over’ NFL

In 2021, Chicago Bears passer Justin Fields became only the second 1st-Round quarterback in the last 35 years to throw fewer than eight touchdowns in his rookie season while starting at least 10 games. The other man was Mitchell Trubisky, who also played for the Bears for four seasons. Still,...

Hourslong standoff ends in St. Paul, 1 in custody

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A standoff that began early Thursday morning in St. Paul ended with a man in custody. St. Paul police say officers responded to the 400 block of Maryland Avenue West around 6:50 a.m. A 51-year-old suspect allegedly shot at his 50-year-old girlfriend. He missed his shot and she made it to safety, but he barricaded himself inside his apartment. He was taken into custody without incident around 11 a.m., after a SWAT team entered the apartment. There was a handgun and a shotgun at the...

Vikings Offensive Pairing faces Age Concerns ahead of 2022

The Minnesota Vikings are a relatively young team in the grand scheme of things. They sprinkled youth around in positions of need in the 2022 NFL Draft, including Andrew Booth and Lewis Cine on the defensive side of the ball. At the top of the roster, many players sit on the wrong side of 30.
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Orioles aim to break 4-game road slide, play the Twins

Baltimore Orioles (35-44, fifth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (45-36, first in the AL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Tyler Wells (6-4, 3.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Twins: Devin Smeltzer (4-1, 2.86 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 31 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -169, Orioles +145; over/under is 8 1/2...

Timberwolves reportedly looking to trade former All-Star

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to build on the momentum of their first playoff season in four years, and they believe they can do so without D’Angelo Russell. Russell has been mentioned as a potential trade piece since the offseason began, and the Timberwolves are reportedly still trying to move him. Matt Moore of Action Network reported on Wednesday that Minnesota is “actively” shopping Russell in trade talks.

The Kids are alright: City Academy clear out

Successful campaigns and winning titles at all levels; Manchester City start them young. The City Academy is known for producing top quality talent. However, as talented as the City academy prospects are, not all of them make it into the senior squad. Stockport superstar, Phil Foden, set the benchmark for young academy players when Pep Guardiola plucked him out of the youth team to train with the seniors.

Homeless woman dies in abandoned trailer after giving birth

She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs, but people knew that she loved eating at Burger King. Dedria Hurley had beautiful jet-black hair and the prettiest smile, said JoDonna Hall Ward. And she was a slender young woman, proud and opaque. "She never talked much," said Ward, the owner...

Why are Minneapolis and St. Paul going another year without 4th of July fireworks?

MINNEAPOLIS - It's like Halloween with no candy, or Thanksgiving without a turkey.For another year, both Minneapolis and St. Paul have scrapped plans for large Fourth of July fireworks displays.The summer tradition used to draw thousands to the cities.Before the booms above the Stone Arch Bridge, relaxing tunes flow from the hands of Michael Sawyer has he strums his banjo. The musician, who goes by Clawhammer Mike, always performs at the Fourth of July festivities downtown."Fireworks, so colorful, so loud, just a way that we can all come together and kind of celebrate," he said.There won't be as much of...

Attack ad blames Rep. Angie Craig for high gas prices as battle over swing district heats up

MINNEAPOLIS -- A conservative group has already spent $620,000 on an advertisement targeting Rep. Angie Craig in what's likely just the beginning of a battle by both parties to win a critical district.The 2nd Congressional District is just south of the Twin Cities and includes Le Sueur, Scott, Dakota, and part of Washington Counties. It's a true swing district, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.Political scientist Larry Jacobs called it "ground zero for Republicans" to win back control of Congress. This year, Craig, a Democrat, will face off against Tyler Kistner, who she defeated by four points in 2020.The American Action...

Iconic Minnesota restaurant closed this week after 40 years

A historic Minnesota restaurant that has been a staple of the community for decades closed its doors for the last time this week. Iconic Minnesota eatery, Canton Restaurant, closed this week after 40 years. The Burnsville restaurant has been a local favorite for decades, serving delicious traditional Chinese food and memories for generations of customers.

Bloomington begins phasing out tobacco licenses for businesses

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The city of Bloomington is taking more steps to end tobacco sales. Starting Thursday, the city will begin phasing out tobacco licenses.It means when a store with a tobacco license closes, the license will expire and not be replaced. It's the first such ordinance in the state.Eventually, the city expects there will be no tobacco retailers.The move is one of two the city has taken to curb tobacco sales in 2022. At the year's start, the city banned the sale of all flavored tobacco products.Public health leaders say the moves are in attempt to reduce the number...

Video: Twins announcer has hilarious reaction to walk-off loss

The Minnesota Twins lost three of their five games with Cleveland this week, and Thursday’s 5-3 loss was especially hard to take for the Twins’ broadcast booth. Cleveland was down 3-1 heading into the ninth inning and ended up staging an epic comeback capped off by a two-run walk-off home run from Andres Gimenez. The loss marked the second time the Twins lost via walk-off in as many days. Twins TV play-by-play man Dick Bremer delivered a funny call on the broadcast after the ball sailed over the center field fence.