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Man Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say they’re investigating another shooting on the heels of an already violent weekend. It was reported just after 2 p.m. Monday near the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and North Dupont Avenue. (credit: CBS) Few other details were immediately available. No one is currently in custody.
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Victim In Saturday’s Double Homicide Was Brother Of 11-Year-Old Killed In 2000

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A double homicide on the city’s north side has ties to a murder 20 years ago. McConda Deon Robinson, 53, is being called a hero for pushing two young men out of the way of gunfire Saturday just before 4 a.m. near North Bryant Avenue and West Broadway Avenue. The sound of automatic gunfire could be heard for blocks before EMS crews arrived to carry away the city’s 33rd and 34th homicide victims of the year. “He was just there trying to save the younger guys from getting shot,” Monique Flowers, with A Mother’s Love, said. A Mother’s Love was first...
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Mental health workers announce one-day walkout strike

MINNEAPOLIS — Mental health workers from MHealth Fairview and Allina Health announced plans to hold a one-day strike over alleged unfair labor practices. At a press conference Monday, members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa said they'll be on the picket line Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 6 a.m. outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and the Allina Health Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus in Fridley.

U of M student returns to graduate – at 78 years old

(FOX 9) - The Carlson School of Management is about to send a new set of students into their careers. They are the latest graduates from the University of Minnesota who are ready to change the world… And then, there’s Kay Lacher who already has. "I had a...

111-year-old Minnesotan dies just before turning 112

(FOX 9) - The woman known as "Grandma Ruth" – one of the oldest living Minnesotans and Americans – has died. Ruth Adler Knelman died at her home in Minneapolis on May 16, five days before her 112 birthday, according to an announcement from her family. "Ruth's zest...

Northwest Notes: Cousins, Nuggets, Mitchell, Timberwolves

The Nuggets have a strong interest in re-signing backup center DeMarcus Cousins, according to Harrison Wind of Cousins began the season in Milwaukee and finished it in Denver, averaging 8.9 PPG and 5.5 RPG in 31 regular-season contests and 10.6 PPG and 3.4 RPG in five postseason outings. Whether Denver makes that move depends upon the market for Cousins, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

New Sculpture Coming To Minneapolis’s Lake Of The Isles: A Giant No. 2 Pencil

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis is known for some iconic landmarks. Things like the Spoonbridge and Cherry fountain and the Lake Harriet Band Shell. Now, another is in the works near Lake of the Isles. A giant no. 2 pencil is be sculpted out of a dead tree in John Higgins’s front yard. He’s calling it the “Loti Tree,” using an acronym for Lake of the Isles, where you can find it surrounded by scaffolding on the east side of the lake right now. It was originally a giant bur oak tree that was heavily damaged in a storm back in June 2017. “A...

Fight Breaks Out On Ferris Wheel At Minnesota Carnival

One Minnesota carnival wasn't all fun and games over the weekend after a fight broke out on a ferris wheel, causing a major frenzy among attendees. It's been a strange month for crime stories. Recently, a Minnesota couple was injured when a vehicle smashed into their motel room. The elderly couple were in Detroit Lakes relaxing in the room when a pickup drove into their room and drove away.

City, Park Board and community partners highlight $1M investment for Minneapolis tree canopy

Today, Mayor Jacob Frey joined Council Vice President Linea Palmisano, Council Member Jamal Osman, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Superintendent Al Bangoura and President Meg Forney, as well as community partners like Green Minneapolis to highlight $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding dedicated to programming to expand the urban tree canopy as part of the Green Minneapolis Climate Resiliency Initiative.

'Nature Boy' Ric Flair announces last wrestling bout at 73

MINNEAPOLIS — Former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher and professional wrestling great, Ric 'The Nature Boy' Flair, announced he'll enter the ring for his last bout in July. Seventy-three-year-old Flair posted to Twitter Monday, saying, "The Rumors Are True!" and he'll appear "One Last Time" in Nashville on July...

A Minneapolis Street Has Been Proposed To Be Named After Prince

Six years after Prince suddenly passed away the city of Minneapolis is stepping up to honor him in a way that in my opinion is long overdue. On the corner of 7th Street and First Avenue is the famous music club, First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry. Prince made the club famous worldwide through the movie Purple Rain but music fans not only in the Twin Cities but all over the midwest knew what an amazing venue this is to this day.