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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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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...

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...

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...

MDH: 58 total monkeypox cases in Minnesota, 2 hospitalized

MINNEAPOLIS -- There are now a total of 58 cases of monkeypox in Minnesota, as the national tally for the virus inches closer to 10,000 total infections.Almost all of the cases are found in men living in the Twin Cities, according to Minnesota Department of Health, who held a press briefing Wednesday morning.Health officials emphasized that the virus is not geared towards one sexual orientation, race, or gender. Most cases come from direct, prolonged skin to skin contact.Still, health officials say most cases involve instances of men having sex with other men."If you are unaware of the current health status of...

Breaking down the results of Primary 2022's biggest races

MINNEAPOLIS -- Analysts say the biggest election surprise was how close incumbent U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar came to losing her 5th District seat in Congress.Former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels came within 2 percentage points of beating Omar.Other results broke down on more predictable lines, including big wins for the establishment wing of the Minnesota Republican Party.Omar and Samuels had sharp differences on public safety, with Omar supporting a referendum to dismantle and replace the Minneapolis Police Department. Samuels helped lead the successful fight against that referendumIn Minnesota 1st Congressional District, which stretches across southern Minnesota, voters have chosen...

U of M doctor says pandemic is taking its toll on people

(Minneapolis, MN)--Though cases of COVID are down, relatively speaking, the cumulative psychological impact of two-and-a-half years of dealing with the pandemic is taking a toll. Doctor Kaz Nelson with the University of Minnesota says there’s tremendous fatigue from people taking steps to manage living in a pandemic. For that reason, she says there’s “a very strong urge” to adopt pre-pandemic patterns and behaviors.Nelson also says it's important for our health -- both physical and mental -- that we continue to follow the advice of public health officials and infectious disease experts when it comes to being vigilant about protecting from the virus.

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,...

Warrant leads to confiscation of 8 firearms in St. Paul

St. Paul police notched a small victory Monday in the battle to take guns off the city's streets after a search warrant led to the confiscation of eight firearms, one that had been converted into a fully automatic handgun. Members of the city's Gun and Criminal Intelligence Units executed the...

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...

St. Paul police recover 8 guns in search for drive-by shooting suspect

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- St. Paul police say they recovered eight guns in the course of searching for and arresting a suspect in a drive-by shooting Monday.The 22-year-old suspect was also wanted in connection with vehicle thefts, fleeing police, assault and possessing a firearm without a permit, police said. He has not yet been charged.While executing a search warrant on the 1500 block of Wilson Avenue East, police recovered seven handguns and an AR-15. One of the handguns was stolen, and another had an illegal automatic switch on it, police said.Officers also recovered "multiple boxes of ammunition," police said, as well as marijuana and keys to four rental vehicles.

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.

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.