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Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis are investigating a fatal shooting Thursday near Victory Memorial Park. The Minneapolis Police Department said a man shot during an apparent argument with another man later died the hospital, marking the city's 70th homicide of the year. Police said both neighbors and officers attempted life-saving measures while...
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Body of Missing Man Found in Minnesota River

The body of a rural LeSueur man was found in the Minnesota River Tuesday after authorities were asked to do a welfare check on the man on Monday. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old David Scheiber was last seen on September 26 and believed to have been canoeing on the river.
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Shak-O-Lantern Festival debuts in downtown Shakopee

Shakopee welcomed the start of fall last Saturday with the debut of its first Shak-O-Lantern Festival downtown. The festival, created by the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, brought together residents and dozens of downtown and local businesses that afternoon for “trunk or treating,” family-friendly activities, live music and shopping at local food and market vendors.

Motorist Charged With Killing 8-Year-Old Minnesota Girl

Shakopee, MN (KROC-AM News) - Felony charges and been filed against a man who recently struck and killed a young girl while driving through a residential neighborhood near Mystic Lake Casino. 47-year-old Joseph Jacobson of Shakopee is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the death...

Minneapolis officials confirm evictions, clearings of 3 homeless encampments

MINNEAPOLIS – Crews evicted several people experiencing homelessness from three encampments Thursday morning in Minneapolis.City officials confirmed that one of the camps was located at 205 Girard Avenue North in the Harrison neighborhood, located just north of the city's impound lot. Officials say the encampment, which is near an affordable housing development "set to break ground next week," had been "used as a storage area for stolen goods."RELATED: Federal judge rules that police can't destroy the property of homeless people"The City's homeless response team has made frequent visits to the site in the past two years to provide information about services and shelter options, but the majority of people living at the encampment have declined those resources as well as an opportunity to store their personal belongings through the Downtown Improvement District," officials said.The locations of the other two encampments were not confirmed by officials.Less than three weeks ago, crews cleared out an encampment near the former Lake Street Kmart store off of East 28th Street and Nicollet Avenue following the fatal shooting of a resident.

Minneapolis police investigate city's 70th homicide of 2022

MINNEAPOLIS -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis that happened on Thursday afternoon.Officers responded to the 2000 block of 30th Avenue North to find a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Police believe it stemmed from an argument with another man.Neighbors and officers attempted life-saving measures, but the man died at the hospital.This is the 70th homicide to take place in Minneapolis so far in 2022. 

Man charged in 3 shootings, 1 fatal, near downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old man in three separate shootings, one of which was fatal.The fatal shooting occurred Sept. 22 near East 19th Street and Nicollet Avenue, at about 9:30 a.m. Police arrived to find a concerned citizen attempting to perform chest compressions on the victim, but he died on the scene. Investigators said he had been shot in the back.According to the criminal complaint, surveillance from a nearby convenience store showed the person who shot the victim, who was later identified as 24-year-old Michael Green of St. Paul.An employee at the store told police that...

NEXT Drive: 4-vehicle crash backs up I-494 WB in south metro

EDINA, Minn. -- A four-car crash is causing a major backup in the south metro during the morning commute Thursday.The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the center lane of Interstate 494 westbound is closed near Highway 100, just south of Edina.No injuries were reported, but MnDOT said traffic is delayed nearly 15 minutes while crews work to clear the crash.This is a developing story. Check back with WCCO for more information.

Multi-vehicle crash involving ATV leaves two injured in Prior Lake

A multi-vehicle crash at a busy roundabout in Prior Lake late Saturday evening, Oct. 1, left two people hospitalized. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, which occurred at around 5:41 p.m. at the roundabout located at the intersection of Highway 13 and Eagle Creek Avenue. According to the...

Interchange at Highways 169 and 282 slated for completion in spring 2026

For years the city of Jordan has hoped to have something done about the interchange between U.S. Highway 169/State Highway 282 and County Highway 9. That project between the city, Scott County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is likely to soon be a reality after more than half the funds needed for the project were secured.

Jordan Police calls Sept. 26 to Oct. 3

The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls. The Independent does not include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or other factors. Sept. 28:. Suspicious caller: An officer responded to a 911 hang up...

George Floyd killing: Judge pans 'delirium' defense at ex-cops' state trial

The judge overseeing the trial of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death expressed skepticism Thursday about the concept of “excited delirium” at a hearing Thursday. It’s a controversial concept that is widely taught to first responders, including police officers. They’re instructed that people...

Ex-Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat Charged with DWI

A former longtime Hennepin County commissioner has been charged with drunken driving. Court records show Mike Opat, 61, of Robbinsdale, was arrested late Wednesday while driving in Dayton. He faces two charges, one for fourth-degree DWI, a misdemeanor, and another for a refusal to take a breathalyzer test, a gross misdemeanor.

Charges: Minneapolis shooter photographed 'lifeless' body before fleeing

Prosecutors in Hennepin County allege a 28-year-old gang member helped a gunman escape after a fatal shooting outside a Minneapolis bar in late July. Cleveland C. Longmire, of Brooklyn Center, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with first-degree riot resulting in death and aiding an offender in connection with the July 28 shooting that killed 28-year-old Chante L. Williams and injured two others.

Free Carpentry, Electrical Program Offered In St. Cloud Area

ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A new program is now available to help St. Cloud area residents learn how to be a carpenter or an electrician. Summit Academy based in Minneapolis is expanding its Construction Training Program into St. Cloud in partnership with the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, CareerForce St. Cloud, and Career Solutions.