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Longtime Activist KG Wilson Leaves Minneapolis After Death Of 6-Year-Old Granddaughter

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A longtime peace activist is calling it quits in Minneapolis. For more than 18 years, KG Wilson has offered his time, energy and talents to help those impacted by violence. Two months ago, that violence took his 6-year-old granddaughter, Aniya Allen’s life. Wilson says he’s given Minneapolis everything he had. His path to activism began on a park bench in Loring Park. Eighteen years ago, he decided to dedicate his life to serving others. Credit: CBS He gave up gangs, drugs and violence and focused on peace and healing of a community. “No more Minneapolis,” he said. Now he is giving it all up, but only...
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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash On Highway 52 In St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol said it is investigating a fatal crash in St. Paul Tuesday evening. The agency said the crash occurred on northbound Highway 52 near Plato Boulevard. Few other details were immediately available. Drivers should expect delays, the state patrol said. State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on northbound Highway 52, near Plato Blvd, in St. Paul. They are warning drivers to expect delays. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/k5ZYzkayQd — Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) August 3, 2021 Check back for more in this developing story.
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5 Most Dangerous Areas in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the most populous city in Minnesota and the county headquarters of Hennepin County in the United States. As of 2019, it is the 46th most populated city in the United States, with a population of 429,606 people. The Twin Cities are made up of seven counties that comprise Minneapolis and its neighbor Saint Paul. In 2019, those counties are part of the sixteen-county Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington MN-WI metropolitan area, which has a population of 3.6 million people, and the twenty-two-county combined statistical area, which has a population of 4.0 million people, making it the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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'We've had enough': Law enforcement frustrated by continued speeding

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank was cruising on westbound Interstate 94 outside of downtown St. Paul when he spotted someone to pull over. “This driver’s speeding,” he said. “And not only speeding — they’re on their cell phone as well.”. Shank’s radar began wailing. The faster the speeder moved,...
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A beloved South Minneapolis cafe closes — "for now"

The Riverview Coffee Shop and Wine Bar in Longfellow closed its doors over the weekend. What's happening: A letter taped to the door Sunday morning said the owners were shutting down "for now … so that we can takes some time to reassess the future" following a challenging year. "We love this corner and believe whatever the future holds it will be great," the letter reads. Why it matters: The cafe, kitty-corner from The Riverview Theater, has been a staple in the South Minneapolis neighborhood for decades. What they're saying: Regulars left messages of support in sidewalk chalk outside the red-brick building."You are the reason we moved a block away!" one read. "We hope you'll be back soon."
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The March 23, 1912 Brutal Murder of Twenty-Year-Old Alice Matthews

Details of the Alice Matthews' MurderMinneapolis Morning Tribune, Pub. March 25, 1912. The murder of Alice Matthews on March 23, 1912 shocked Minneapolis. Only a few doors away from her home, Alice was attacked by a dark, threatening figure. While she fought valiantly, her neighbor's did not respond to her cries for help, and she was killed. Alice's case dominated the newspapers for a few weeks; however, her murder ended up being old news, and police failed to find her attacker.
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Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

Customers and employees inside the Bloomington Walmart were sent fleeing after kids lit firecrackers inside the store Sunday night. The incident happened at the Walmart located at 700 American Boulevard East, just south of Interstate 494 along the city's border with Richfield. A post in a community group asked: "Does anyone know about shots fired at Bloomington Walmart??"
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Arrest Made In Attack That Killed Awwal Ladipo

BROOKYLN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — An arrest has been made in an attack that claimed the life of a Brooklyn Park man. Twenty-five-year-old Awwal Ladipo died after he was punched and hit his head on the ground outside a northside Minneapolis night spot a week ago. The arrest is an answer to his family’s prayers. “All we need is justice for our son, that is all we need,” said Atdebayo Ladipo. Awwal Ladipo’s father, mother, brother, sister and wife have been praying for justice ever since they got the call that he was injured in a fight. “Even in death, Awwal is a large person,”...
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‘I Went From Homeless To Happy’: St. Paul Man Named Nation’s Top Small Hotel Manager

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul man is officially the best of the best in his business, and the story behind his success makes it all the more impressive. Michael Porter is the manager at the Motel 6 on the east side of St. Paul. Paris Denton is his co-worker. “He don’t leave no one out. I mean, he always have that kind heart, helping hand,” Denton said. “And if anybody deserves that award, it was him.” That award was a big one. He was named top small hotel manager in the United States, out of 55,000 properties. He just got back from...