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SCOTUS decision turns Minnesota into Midwest island of abortion access

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A woman's choice to terminate a pregnancy is no longer a right granted in all 50 states. "Today is an absolutely devastating and horrible day," Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States lamented in a news conference. "Because the right to abortion is no longer constitutionally protected by federal law it now depends on where you live as to whether or not you can have an abortion or whether you have to travel to another state." Indeed, data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows roughly 10% of patients seeking abortions in Minnesota...
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What Should We Make of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Draft Class?

On today’s show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to recap the Minnesota Timberwolves’ whirlwind 2022 NBA Draft night and the swirling rumors about D’Angelo Russell’s future. Dane and Britt start by discussing the approach President of Basketball Operation Tim Connelly and the revamped...
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Timberwolves, Phillip Wheeler Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Timberwolves are signing Phillip Wheeler to an Exhibit 10 deal, his agent Jerry Dianis tells ESPN’s Jonathan Givony (via Twitter). Wheeler will play for the Puerto Rican national team next week and plans to join Minnesota for Summer League action next month, tweets Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Guide to Pride: What to expect at the Twin Cities Pride Festival

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - This year's Pride celebrations promise to be among the most meaningful in recent memory, as the LGBTQ+ community gathers to celebrate their achievements and each other, while also rallying against Friday’s historic Supreme Court decision and a nationwide uptick of attacks against their rights and identity.

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters march in downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hundreds of abortion rights supporters are marching in downtown Minneapolis Friday night in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  WCCO reporter Adam Duxter was alongside the demonstrators as they walked down Washington Avenue, at one point crossing the bridge over Interstate 35W. Earlier, a large crowd had gathered for a protest at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphry School for Public Affairs. The demonstration was organized by Students for a Democratic Society and Women Against Military Madness. This is a developing story. Check back for more. 
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Vikings WR Justin Jefferson: 'I want to be a Hall of Famer'

Minnesota Vikings superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson is already eyeing a gold jacket and a bronze bust with just two NFL seasons under his belt. While the former first-round pick has already made a name for himself in the league, he said he won't be satisfied until his name is in the record books, more specifically, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Minnesota United, Inter Miami hook up for first meeting

Minnesota United continue their three-game cross-country road trip on Saturday night with their first-ever meeting against Inter Miami CF at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Loons (5-7-3, 18 points), who conclude the trip on the west coast against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night, began the excursion with a 2-1 loss against defending Supporters’ Shield winner New England on Sunday at Foxborough, Mass.

Colorado Rockies: Injury updates on Kris Bryant, Tyler Kinley

MINNEAPOLIS – The Colorado Rockies were hoping to activate outfielder Kris Bryant (back) off of the 10-day injured list during the series against the Minnesota Twins. However, he was not activated on Friday before the series opener. During his pre-game press conference with the media, manager Bud Black revealed that Bryant would not be activated during the series at all. But Bryant has not had a setback, though.
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One woman’s seven-year journey to make Minneapolis ‘shine purple’

As the entire world mourned the death of Prince, so did Sharon Smith-Akinsanya. She also lamented the fact that he’d never get the chance to see Minneapolis “shine purple.” But through all the tears and sorrow, she remembered something Prince often told her: “Keep moving forward. Never lose your momentum. Be bold!”

Fringe Festival announces return after three-year hiatus

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Often seen as a staple of eclectic artistic expression, the Minnesota Fringe festival will once again return to Minneapolis this summer. The annual festival will host 595 live performances in 11 days in as many locations around the city from Aug. 4-14. The "artistic disruptor for...

Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of Columbia Heights girl

ANOKA, Minn. — A juvenile has admitted to pulling the trigger in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights last March. The Anoka County Attorney's Office says the teen, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, entered a guilty plea to a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Derryanna Deashia Davis. He will be sentenced as a juvenile and spend time in a correctional facility, but will serve a 57-month adult prison sentence if he fails to complete the terms set down by probation and court officials.