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Nationally known search-and-rescue dive team works on two Minnesota cold cases

MINNEAPOLIS. -- Adventures with Purpose is an Oregon-based search-and-rescue dive team telling the stories of the untold, by finding those who've been missing for decades.The six-man team takes on cold cases across the country and has brought closure to dozens of families.Now, they're hoping to resolve two Minnesota mysteries. On Tuesday, they searched the St. Croix River by Taylors Falls looking for any sign of Georgia Smith. The 76-year-old grandmother was last seen driving her blue Mercedes to her cabin in Wisconsin back in 1999.On Wednesday, they searched in the Mississippi River just below the dam in downtown Minneapolis searching for...
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Don Samuels reflects on primary loss to Rep. Ilhan Omar

MINNEAPOLIS -- Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar narrowly defeated Don Samuels in the 5th Congressional District primary election on Tuesday night.The incumbent lawmaker had 50% of the vote, while Samuels received 48%. But Samuels says his work is far from over. The front porch of his north Minneapolis home is where Samuels sat and reflected on where he's been and where he is going."I'm not really a politician, remember I came into office in my early fifties," Samuels said. Before his run for congress he was a Minneapolis City Councilman and Minneapolis School Board member."It sends a message to the incumbent that her...
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Trendy mini golf bar opening in Minneapolis

The Puttery, an entertainment venue that pairs mini golf with drinks and food, announced it will open in downtown Minneapolis. Details: The 20,000-square-foot venue will open at 270 Hennepin Ave. — an apartment building across the street from the new Four Seasons Hotel. It will have three themed putting...

Minnesota woman is first Hmong candidate in country to win GOP primary for Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota candidate is the first Hmong Republican in the country to win a primary for a U.S. House seat.May Lor Xiong won the GOP primary on Tuesday and this fall will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District, which represents St. Paul and suburbs in Ramsey and Washington counties.This is the first try at politics for the St. Paul school teacher, who said the riots following George Floyd's murder were an inflection point in her decision to run. At age 8, Xiong came to the United States as a refugee, and...

Shooting Leads to Wild Search in Northern Twin Cities

Blaine, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities in the northern Twin Cities area are reporting a wild chase that followed a report of shots being fired from a car at several motorcyclists this afternoon. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported around 1:50 PM in the City of...

How Rep. Ilhan Omar survived a close call in Tuesday's primary

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar held her seat in Congress on Tuesday night after defeating Democratic primary challenger Don Samuels by 2,500 votes. The race wasn't close because Samuels got impressive vote totals, a FOX 9 analysis indicates. In fact, Samuels got 13,000 fewer raw votes than Omar’s 2020 challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux. Samuels lost his own precinct on Minneapolis's north side.

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng to appeal federal civil rights sentences

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng will appeal their federal sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights.Their lawyers filed their intent to appeal on Wednesday.In July, Thao was sentenced to 3.5 years and Kueng to 3 years, after a jury found them guilty of two counts of violating Floyd's civil rights in the 2020 slaying. The jury found they deprived the 46-year-old Black man of medical care and failed to stop Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes while Floyd gasped for air.Kueng held Floyd's back, former officer Thomas Lane held his feet and Thao kept back bystanders, some of whom recorded video that led to worldwide protests.Chauvin pleaded guilty in the civil rights case, and is serving a 21-year prison sentence. Lane was convicted of one count and sentenced to 2 1/2 years. Thao and Kueng await a state trial that is slated to begin on Oct. 24.

Former Minneapolis officers Thao, Kueng to appeal federal sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights

Former Minneapolis officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are planning to appeal their sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights. On Wednesday, the attorneys for the two officers filed intent to appeal their federal prison sentences -- 36 months for Kueng, 42 months for Thao -- that were handed down by Judge Paul Magnuson last month.
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​Prep Flashbacks: 1987-92

Editor’s Note: “Prep Flashbacks” is the first of a series of seven columns highlighting the boys’ teams and players that Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald has covered as a prep photojournalist since 1987. The column will run once a month. After graduating from Central State University in...

Dodgers vs Twins: Lineups, Pregame Matchups, and More for August 10

The Dodgers had nine extra-base hits last night from seven different players. The three players stuck in Singles Land might surprise you. So the offense is the most likely story coming into tonight’s series finale with the Twins, coming off a 15-hit, 10-run barrage with one of Minnesota’s best starters on the mound last night. But tonight, the Twins send their best starter, Sonny Gray, out there against Los Angeles rookie Ryan Pepiot. Will that be enough to even things up?

Shoplifter smashes out windows of Minneapolis grocery store

MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis business owner is dealing with thousands of dollars in damage after a man took a metal pole to his store windows.Security cameras were rolling when it happened Friday night near West 27th Street and Nicollet Avenue.MORE: Minneapolis police investigate fatal shooting after gun tossed onto WCCO-TV rooftop"We all thought it was a shooting, so everybody was covering," said Daniel Hernandez, owner of the Colonial Market grocery store. "They already know what to do. That's not normal."Hernandez says the man who smashed six of his windows was a shoplifter who had been kicked out 15 minutes earlier. Now,...