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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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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng to appeal federal civil rights sentences

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng will appeal their federal sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights.Their lawyers filed their intent to appeal on Wednesday.In July, Thao was sentenced to 3.5 years and Kueng to 3 years, after a jury found them guilty of two counts of violating Floyd's civil rights in the 2020 slaying. The jury found they deprived the 46-year-old Black man of medical care and failed to stop Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes while Floyd gasped for air.Kueng held Floyd's back, former officer Thomas Lane held his feet and Thao kept back bystanders, some of whom recorded video that led to worldwide protests.Chauvin pleaded guilty in the civil rights case, and is serving a 21-year prison sentence. Lane was convicted of one count and sentenced to 2 1/2 years. Thao and Kueng await a state trial that is slated to begin on Oct. 24.

Minneapolis double shooting leaves 2 seriously hurt

MINNEAPOLIS – Two men were seriously hurt Tuesday evening in a shooting in Minneapolis's Hawthorne neighborhood.Police say officers were called to the 2400 block of Bryant Avenue North just after 7 p.m. after gunfire was reported in the area.The victims – a man in his 20s and a man in his 50s – were found wounded at the scene.Police say "a possible suspect was seen entering a vehicle that sped from the scene." No arrests have been made.This double shooting occurred about 90 minutes after a 14-year-old boy was shot in an apparent accidental handgun discharge just over a mile southwest. A woman was also seriously hurt in a shooting in south Minneapolis an hour earlier.

Edina school officials: Student admits to hanging noose, police sent charges to county attorney

EDINA, Minn. – Officials with Edina Public Schools say a student has admitted to hanging a noose last month at the city's community center -- and police have submitted charging documents to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.The noose was discovered on the morning of July 26, dangling from the roof of one of the community center's courtyards. The incident sparked the condemnation of Edina Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley, and led to an anti-hate rally in the city."We stand against racism and condemn hate. These events are painful, not only for those targeted, but also for everyone in our community who values diversity and inclusion and is working towards change," Stanley wrote in a letter to parents.District officials announced Tuesday that the three students involved -- all minors -- were questioned by police, and one of the students admitted to making and hanging the noose. Officials will not identify the students due to their ages. "The district will always take appropriate disciplinary and other actions when there are threats to staff or student psychological or physical safety," wrote district officials. Officials also said the district has approved new student conduct and discipline standards for the student handbook.

Woman seriously hurt in south Minneapolis shooting

MINNEAPOLIS -- A woman was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday evening in south Minneapolis. The city's police department says the shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. near the intersection of 21st Street East and 15th Avenue South, in the city's Phillips neighborhood. Responding officers found the victim at the scene, suffering from a "potentially life-threatening gunshot wound," police say. Officers aided the woman before an ambulance brought her to a hospital for treatment. Investigators say a fight involving several people, possibly over a romantic relationship, escalated to gunfire. The suspects fled before police arrived. The shooting remains under investigation. So far, no arrests have been made. This was one of four shootings that occurred Tuesday night in the city. A 14-year-old boy was struck by a bullet in an apparent accidental shooting in north Minneapolis a half-hour earlier, and two men were hurt in a double shooting an hour after that just over a mile away. 

Former Minneapolis officers Thao, Kueng to appeal federal sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights

Former Minneapolis officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are planning to appeal their sentences for violating George Floyd's civil rights. On Wednesday, the attorneys for the two officers filed intent to appeal their federal prison sentences -- 36 months for Kueng, 42 months for Thao -- that were handed down by Judge Paul Magnuson last month.

Zaynab Mohamed moves one step closer to becoming the first Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate after winning the DFL primary.

Zaynab Mohamed was born in Somalia and grew up in south Minneapolis, where she helped provide for her family. If she beats her Republican challenger in the November general election, she would also become the youngest person to serve in the state Senate. The post Zaynab Mohamed moves one step closer to becoming the first Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate after winning the DFL primary. appeared first on Sahan Journal.

4 people seriously hurt in 3 separate shootings in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Three separate shootings across Minneapolis on Tuesday evening left four people seriously hurt, police say. Police say a 14-year-old boy suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after he was hurt in an apparently accidental shooting Tuesday evening. Officers responded around 5:30 p.m. to James Avenue North near 11th...