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‘Our Entire Neighborhood Is A Disaster’: St. Louis Park Residents Scramble After Water Main Break Floods 50 Homes

Originally published May 25 ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) – Dozens of homeowners are still cleaning up from flooding, days after a water main break. The city of St. Louis Park said that a 12-inch water main broke early Saturday morning. More than 50 homes south of Minnetonka Boulevard had sewer water pouring into their basements. Residents are left wondering who is going to pay for the damage. Jennifer Snyder had to throw out everything in her basement. Her home on Quebec Avenue South is one of the homes that flooded on Saturday. “Our entire neighborhood is a disaster,” Snyder said. “We are still getting no...
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Popular Minneapolis clothing store closing in June

Minneapolis shoppers will have one less clothing store to purchase from as another popular fashion brand closes its doors for good. Ranjatm/Pixabay (Canva Pro license) Urban Outfitters just announced that it will be closing its store location at 3006 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. According to local reports, the store is set to close its doors for good at the end of the day on June 20, 2022.
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Vikings Camp Battles & Roster Projection Part III: Defensive Front

In Part I of this series, I looked at the offensive skill positions, and in Part II the offensive line. Part III is focused on the defensive front- both linemen and linebackers. This may be the most difficult to evaluate in many respects, as the Vikings are moving to a 3-4 front that has subtle differences in trait and skillset requirements. There are also quite a few players with not much to form an evaluation on in terms of NFL regular season experience, so that will make the roster projections for the back half of the depth chart more difficult too.

Driver Hurt After Fiery Crash On I-94 In St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A fiery crash on westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul on Wednesday left a driver hurt and led to a significant traffic backup toward the end of the evening commute. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. when a single vehicle crashed into a wall near the Highway 280 intersection. After the crash, the car began to smoke before bursting into flame. (credit: MnDOT) The driver was hurt, but troopers described the injures as not life-threatening. According to MnDOT traffic cameras, the westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for roughly 20 minutes, leading to a traffic backup. The westbound lanes in the area have since reopened.

Meet Hunter Mar, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s Fiancée

Zach LaVine’s first time in the NBA playoffs isn’t going well. The Minnesota Timberwolves star is dealing with a knee injury this season, and it is also drawing attention to his personal life. The NBA All-Star came to the league with his longtime partner, and since then, fans have been eager to know more about Hunter Mar, Zach LaVine’s girlfriend. She is low-key on social media, which further intrigues Timberwolves fans. Especially because Mar has another connection to a different professional athlete. Their engagement only drove the curiosity further. So we compiled all the details on Zach LaVine’s fiancée in this Hunter Mar wiki.

3 places to go for happy hour deals in Twin Cities

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are three spots to check out during happy hour in the Twin Cities.1. Nolo's Kitchen & BarOn weekdays from 3-5:30pm, get $2 wine shots, $5 martinis and cosmos, $5 draft beer, and discounted appetizers, including $10 lobster fried rice. Address: 515 N. Washington Ave. #100, Minneapolis. Photo: Jason Horowitz, courtesy of Nolo's Kitchen & Bar2. Punch Bowl SocialHappy hour is 4-6pm on Monday through Thursday. You can get $5 punch, liquor, draft beer, wine, and mixed drinks in addition to food specials. Address: 1691 Park Pl. Blvd., Minneapolis. Photo: ATXandchill, courtesy of Punch Bowl Social3. PajaritoGet $2 off all house cocktails and more drink specials along with $6 nachos, wings and chicken tinga tostada.Address: 605 7th St. West, St. Paul and 3910 W. 50th St., Edina. Photo courtesy of Pajarito

Early morning robbery attempt leaves woman hospitalized, two arrested

(FOX 9) - Two men have been arrested after a robbery attempt in the city of Newport that left a woman hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 7 a.m. on May 14 police received a call to an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue for an adult woman who had been shot and was bleeding from the abdomen.

Minnesota Mom Allegedly Shot Young Son Nine Times, Hid Body In Car Trunk

A Minnesota mother is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting her young son multiple times and disposing of his body in her vehicle’s trunk. Julissa Angelica Genrich Thaler, 28, was arrested after her six-year-old son, Eli Hart, was found dead in the trunk of her vehicle last week. She was charged with murder and second-degree murder with intent, online jail records show.

How Much Should You Pay For A Babysitter?

Originally published on May 24 ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The cost of a night out on the town isn’t just going up in price. You’re likely digging for more cash to find somebody to watch your kids as well. We wanted to know: How much should you pay for a babysitter? Good Question. Jeff Wagner learned a lot has changed since the start of the pandemic. Time spent with your kids at St. Paul’s Como Zoo can be priceless. But without them, that comes with a price. When we asked several parents how much they might expect pay for a sitter, almost all...

MLB rumors: Twins calling up N.J. native for spot start

Devin Smeltzer is coming back to the big leagues and taking the mound for the Minnesota Twins.’s Do-Hyoung Park reports “Joe Ryan is going to the COVID IL, (manager) Rocco (Baldelli) says. Devin Smeltzer will start (Thursday) for the #MNTwins in Ryan’s place.”. This will be...

People Gather in Bemidji on Two-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

People gathered in Bemidji on Wednesday to pray in remembrance of George Floyd two years after his death. May 25, 2020 was the day Floyd died in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. On the two-year anniversary after Floyd’s death, the group Project for Change organized an event at the Paul and Babe statues in Paul Bunyan Park.

Devon Glover Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In 2 Armed Robberies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for his role in two armed robberies in the summer of 2020, including one where he shot a restaurant owner. The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Minnesota says that 22-year-old Devon Glover pleaded guilty to one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The charges stem from two robberies in the summer of 2020. The first happened on June 16 when he and another man, 21-year-old Marshawn Davison of Columbia Heights, robbed...

Biden signs policing executive order to mark George Floyd murder anniversary

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing federal law enforcement agencies to revise policies for use of force and create a national registry to track law enforcement officers who are sacked for misconduct.Mr Biden signed the order surrounded by Democratic members of Congress, law enforcement officials, and family members of people killed by police, including George Floyd, the Minneapolis, Minnesota man whose May 2020 murder by a Minneapolis police officer sparked a wave of protests across the United States. Mr Biden praised the family members for “summon[ing] the courage to find purpose through your pain” and said...