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Man In His 30s Killed In North Minneapolis Shooting

Originally published May 22, 2022. Updated with the victim’s identify and cause of death. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a man was shot to death in north Minneapolis early Sunday morning. The Minneapolis Police Department said ShotSpotter notified them of gunshots on the 2200 block of Ilion Avenue North. (credit: CBS) Responding officers found a man who had been shot. He died at the scene. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Monday that the victim was 32-year-old Michael Darnell Smith, and he died from a gunshot wound to the torso. No arrests have been made. The shooting is under investigation. Police said this was the city’s 35th homicide of the year.
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An Exclusive Look At Minnesota’s First 5-Star Hotel

Originally published on May 22 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the first one ever in Minnesota. Yes, there is a list of impressive companies here, but for some reason, there’s never been a five-star hotel — until now. Four Seasons Minneapolis opens June 1. A five-star hotel sounds kind of intimidating, but the leaders say they are going to make this into a community center for all. Until now, no one has seen inside. WCCO is bringing you the very first public look. You may have seen it from the outside, but this is the first look inside. And it’s quite a sight to see. “This is...
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Barack and Michelle Obama Honor George Floyd: "Let's Recommit to the Work of Change"

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are remembering George Floyd on the two-year anniversary of his murder. On April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison for charges related to Floyd's death. On May 25, the former POTUS and FLOTUS shared tributes to Floyd on their respective Instagram accounts, taking a moment to address the activism spurred from anger that arose in the aftermath of his death — and to acknowledge the recent mass shootings that are also dominating headlines on this painful anniversary.

Watch: Umps screw Miguel Cabrera out of go-ahead walk and he was not happy

The Detroit Tigers could’ve gotten a walk-off win on a Miguel Cabrera walk but the ump had other plans and the legend was less than pleased. In a season that has already been a dream for MLB legend Miguel Cabrera in terms of his individual accomplishments, the Detroit Tigers veteran was looking to give his team a lift in a moment when they needed it on Wednesday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins.

Minneapolis unveils street sign honoring George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Minneapolis city leaders and members of the Floyd family will take part in a ceremony as the city unveils a commemorative street sign at the site where George Floyd was killed by police. The ceremony is taking place at George Floyd Square at 38th and Chicago...

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.

Candelario's homer in 10th lifts Tigers in 4-2 win vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The basics of hitting and scoring have been a persistent difficulty for Detroit this season. With a few big swings, one of the least productive lineups in baseball helped the Tigers avoid another sweep in Minnesota. Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th...

Vikings QB Cousins Holding Himself to ‘High Standard’ During OTA’s

MINNEAPOLIS — (KVRR/Nick Couzin) Since taking over from day one Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell have preached communication and collaboration. Players have said throughout the offseason the vibe has been different, fun and lighter. After the Vikings fifth practice of organized offseason...

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

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 help from our own...

Wooster community members honor George Floyd two years after death

WOOSTER, Ohio — Wednesday marked two years since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. Following the death of George Floyd, the Wayne County Racial Justice Coalition and NAACP continued to seek reforms in police policies. Significant changes were made to prevent police brutality. Protestors have been in the...

Eric Chiles Is Sole Club Pro From Minnesota At Senior PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Eric Chiles, the director of instruction at the Chaska Town Course, couldn’t believe it when he qualified for this week’s senior PGA Championship. “I was baffled because I’ve had a lot of bad things happen,” he said. His wife had a similar sentiment. “Of course she was waiting for bad news, probably. And I just looked at her and I was like, I pulled it off,” he said. Chiles graduated from Minnetonka High School. He currently lives in Excelsior. For years after playing Division II golf at Ferris State, he held on to the PGA Tour dream. But got a...

Community Members Remark On What’s Changed (And What Hasn’t) Since George Floyd’s Murder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two years after George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, WCCO-TV asked people in the community on Wednesday to reflect on what’s changed — and what hasn’t changed — since the days of protest and nights of rioting. While some think that there’s been an “awakening” on what needs to change, they said that many things have yet stayed the same. Others still said that they would like to see significant change in the city, including reparations for people of color. Watch the video above to see the responses.

Latest on push for police reform in the wake of George Floyd's death

(ABC 6 News) - On a federal and state level, the death of George Floyd has inspired different pieces of legislation to reform police and hold officers more accountable. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody after former officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death sparked a call for change in Minnesota and around the world.