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Noah Kelley, 21, ID’d As Man Fatally Shot By Police In Mounds View; Officers Named

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials have identified the man fatally shot by police officers Sunday in a Mounds View liquor store. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 21-year-old Noah Kelley of St. Paul. According to the report, Kelley died at Hennepin Healthcare of multiple gunshot wounds. Mounds View police say the fatal shooting happened Sunday evening after officers responded to a shopping area on a report of shots fired. While searching the area, there was a report of an armed robbery nearby. Not long after, a man told officers that someone pointed a gun at him and then drove...
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Video shows Minneapolis officer's forceful arrest of Black man, 64

A video recently posted to Instagram shows a Minneapolis police officer forcefully arresting a 64-year-old Black man Wednesday night at an Aldi grocery store. The nearly five-minute video at the Aldi at E. Franklin Avenue and 14th Avenue S. begins after the incident is already underway, with officer Christopher Lange questioning Troy Lee Billups of Minneapolis near the checkout area while in uniform.
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12th juror seated Thursday in Kimberly Potter trial, 2 to go

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu pressed ahead Thursday, Dec. 2, on the work to pick a jury of 12 and two alternates in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer charged in the Daunte Wright killing. Twelve jurors have now...

All he wants for Christmas is a Home

I met an old, brown-skinned man. His head had charcoal-colored eyebrows, silver-colored hair, and a white, scruffy beard. A half-smoked cigar smoldered in one hand, and he held a shot of tequila in the other. A red, blue, and green shawl wrapped over his shoulders.

Minnesota National Guard prepares for nursing home deployment

ANOKA, Minn. (FOX 9) - Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard took turns practicing bedside care on mannequins and each other Thursday in two Anoka Technical College classrooms, preparing for their deployment to severely short-staffed nursing homes to deal with the latest COVID-19 surge. About 300 Guardsmen are participating in...

‘A Boost At The Right Time’: Federal Teams Help Minnesota Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVID

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday a third federal emergency medical team is on its way to Minnesota. A staff of 14 doctors and nurses from the Department of Human Services will arrive at M Health Fairview Southdale in Edina on Friday. The medical teams are providing support during the surge of COVID-19 cases and ongoing hospital staffing shortages. A group from the U.S. Air Force started their work this week at St. Cloud Hospital. WCCO went along for one of their shifts. On the fifth floor of St. Cloud Hospital, Jim James is close to going home after a stay that began...

Saint Paul parents react to school board's decision to close six schools

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Many Saint Paul parents are still in shock after the Saint Paul School District board voted to close six schools over the next two years. “Oh, I was upset. I was really upset,” Parkway Montessori Middle School parent Terri Thao said. “I mean, we knew the situation. This was the worst-case scenario, what came out.”

St. Paul Hospice That Opened On Pearl Harbor Day In 1941 Marks 80 Years

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — This coming Tuesday will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II. That infamous date also has an interesting connection to a hospice home in St. Paul. “We are all inclusive. We include people of any faiths or no faiths,” said Lisa Sweeney. When a group of Catholic Dominican Hawthorne nuns opened the place now known as Our Lady of Peace, they worked in wards. Only curtains separated patients. But as the years passed, the amenities got better and so did the care. “It’s the hospice...

The Return of the Stay-at-Home Dad

My daughter's mother, my ex, died. The news stopped the flow of blood to my head. The funeral was to happen in 48 hours. I scrambled to find the quickest way back to Minnesota from Bali, Indonesia. I told my daughter to do the best she could with the funeral arrangements until I got there.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

St. Paul firefighters sue city over vaccine mandate

The union representing St. Paul firefighters filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Mayor Melvin Carter's mandate that city employees get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. In an argument mirroring a complaint filed by the St. Paul Police Federation last week, the firefighters union is arguing that the...