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Minnesota Primary Election results: Rep. Ilhan Omar wins close race

(FOX 9) - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, after a stiff challenge from Don Samuels. Omar secured 50.5% of the vote, while Samuels won 48% of the vote, as of 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday, with 96.8% of votes counted. The race was separated by a few thousand votes.
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Woman seriously hurt in south Minneapolis shooting

MINNEAPOLIS -- A woman was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday evening in south Minneapolis. The city's police department says the shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. near the intersection of 21st Street East and 15th Avenue South, in the city's Phillips neighborhood. Responding officers found the victim at the scene, suffering from a "potentially life-threatening gunshot wound," police say. Officers aided the woman before an ambulance brought her to a hospital for treatment. Investigators say a fight involving several people, possibly over a romantic relationship, escalated to gunfire. The suspects fled before police arrived. The shooting remains under investigation. So far, no arrests have been made. This was one of four shootings that occurred Tuesday night in the city. A 14-year-old boy was struck by a bullet in an apparent accidental shooting in north Minneapolis a half-hour earlier, and two men were hurt in a double shooting an hour after that just over a mile away. 

Sheriff Deploys Stop Stick On Stolen Dodge Charger Going 140 MPH

Controversy is swirling around an August 5 incident in St. Paul, Minnesota which involved a 16-year-old speeding in a Dodge Charger and the methods Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department used to try bringing the pursuit to an end. More specifically, the sheriff deployed a Stop Stick while the Mopar was doing 140 mph on a narrow city street.

Minneapolis double shooting leaves 2 seriously hurt

MINNEAPOLIS – Two men were seriously hurt Tuesday evening in a shooting in Minneapolis's Hawthorne neighborhood.Police say officers were called to the 2400 block of Bryant Avenue North just after 7 p.m. after gunfire was reported in the area.The victims – a man in his 20s and a man in his 50s – were found wounded at the scene.Police say "a possible suspect was seen entering a vehicle that sped from the scene." No arrests have been made.This double shooting occurred about 90 minutes after a 14-year-old boy was shot in an apparent accidental handgun discharge just over a mile southwest. A woman was also seriously hurt in a shooting in south Minneapolis an hour earlier.

Edina school officials: Student admits to hanging noose, police sent charges to county attorney

EDINA, Minn. – Officials with Edina Public Schools say a student has admitted to hanging a noose last month at the city's community center -- and police have submitted charging documents to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.The noose was discovered on the morning of July 26, dangling from the roof of one of the community center's courtyards. The incident sparked the condemnation of Edina Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley, and led to an anti-hate rally in the city."We stand against racism and condemn hate. These events are painful, not only for those targeted, but also for everyone in our community who values diversity and inclusion and is working towards change," Stanley wrote in a letter to parents.District officials announced Tuesday that the three students involved -- all minors -- were questioned by police, and one of the students admitted to making and hanging the noose. Officials will not identify the students due to their ages. "The district will always take appropriate disciplinary and other actions when there are threats to staff or student psychological or physical safety," wrote district officials. Officials also said the district has approved new student conduct and discipline standards for the student handbook.

District to discipline 2 students in connection with racist messages found at Prior Lake High School

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. -- District officials say they plan to discipline two students in connection to the racist messages found at Prior Lake High School earlier this year. In a letter to parents Tuesday, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools said that the district hired an outside law firm to investigate the incidents, which happened last February. The first racist message was found in the gym bag of one of the players on the girls basketball team. The incident led to the team forfeiting the final game of the season and the resignation of the team's coach. The second incident happened a week later,...

Boy, 14, shot in Minneapolis after "accidental discharge of gun" inside apartment

MINNEAPOLIS – Police say a 14-year-old boy is hospitalized after suffering "a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound" after a gun was accidentally fired inside a north Minneapolis apartment early Tuesday evening. It happened at about 5:27 p.m. on the 1100 block of James Avenue North. Police say there was "a gathering of people inside the apartment" at the time of the shooting. A gun was found at the scene, and police are still investigating. No arrests have been made.This was the first of four shootings that occurred Tuesday night in the city. A woman who seriously hurt by gunfire an hour later in south Minneapolis, and two men were hurt in a double shooting an hour after that in north Minneapolis.

Kevin O’Connell Says “No Thanks” to Packer Fans in Vikings Stadium

Not welcome — that’s the message from new Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell to Green Bay Packers fans in his team’s stadium. The Vikings held their annual night practice in Eagan on Monday, allowing the new skipper to speak his mind. And the new coach didn’t disappoint, using the microphone to chide the franchise’s chief rival and explaining Packers enthusiasts aren’t totally welcome at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Zaynab Mohamed moves one step closer to becoming the first Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate after winning the DFL primary.

Zaynab Mohamed was born in Somalia and grew up in south Minneapolis, where she helped provide for her family. If she beats her Republican challenger in the November general election, she would also become the youngest person to serve in the state Senate. The post Zaynab Mohamed moves one step closer to becoming the first Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate after winning the DFL primary. appeared first on Sahan Journal.

Firefighters rescue child, adult from apartment fire in north Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis firefighters rescued two people from a three-story apartment building overnight.The city's fire department said an adult and child were in a top floor unit in a building on the 3500 block of Penn Avenue North when crews arrived just before 12:30 a.m.Both were treated for smoke inhalation, and a third person needed help for a heart-related issue. All three are doing better.The Red Cross is helping about 20 residents displaced by the fire.The fire department gave no word on how it started.  

Driver hospitalized after rollover crash in Lakeville

(WJAR) — An individual was injured after a rollover crash in Lakeville Tuesday night. The Lakeville Fire Department responded to the crash around 10:00 p.m. on Precinct Street. The department says the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own. He was transported to Saint...

Former Timberwolves G Patrick Beverley rumored on the move again

The Minnesota Timberwolves were a completely different team after acquiring veteran combo guard Patrick Beverley. Before he arrived, the Timberwolves finished the 2020-21 NBA season with a rather disappointing 23-49 season. After he arrived the following season, the Timberwolves surprised everyone with a 46-36 record and a return to the NBA Playoffs, ending a three-year post-season drought.

Walz and Jensen set in Minn. governor race; Schultz advances

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen scored easy victories Tuesday in their primaries to set the stage for their fall matchup in Minnesota’s top race this fall, while business lawyer Jim Schultz won the GOP primary to take on Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison. Walz is seeking his second term under the same “One Minnesota” slogan he used four years ago, but in an ever more polarized environment where Jensen and the GOP are seeking to turn his management of the COVID-19 pandemic against him. Both men easily overcame little-known or perennial candidates to formalize a race that’s already been underway for months. In the attorney general’s race, Schultz beat Doug Wardlow, who narrowly lost to Ellison in 2018. Ellison easily beat perennial candidate Bill Dahn in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The November election is expected to turn on views about public safety and abortion. Walz came out swinging in a victory email to supporters. “Reproductive freedom, paid family leave, the funding to provide our children with the education they deserve, voting rights, the safety of our LGBTQ+ kids, and so much more all hang in the balance,” he said.

Timberwolves Land Ben Simmons In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

It’s an age-old debate in the NBA. Given the choice, what should a team prioritize – offense or defense?. An old adage says that defense wins championships. That may be true, but in the modern NBA, you’re not going to get very far if you can’t outscore the opposition. Realistically, two-way teams give themselves the best chance of success.