Minnesota News

The Drive: Effort to pass hands-free cellphone bill in Minnesota picks up momentum

Feb 18, 2018

Momentum has been picking up over the past year for the measure to make Minnesota the 15th state, plus Washington, D.C., to outlaw drivers’ use of hand-held devices.

Elko New Market tops Minnesota's safest city ranking

Feb 18, 2018

In the tight-knit community of Elko New Market, just named the safest city in Minnesota, police officers are so popular that they’re invited to children’s birthday parties.

Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji

Feb 18, 2018

The planned protests are in response to gun violence in Fla., elsewhere.

Large heavy-duty plastic flies off truck, envelops SUV driving behind on Hwy. 52

Feb 19, 2018

A motorist traveling on Hwy. 52 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV

Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

Feb 19, 2018

Immigrant plaintiff asks to testify via live video.

Central Minnesota man's plea means no prison for fatal shooting of girlfriend as she held baby

Feb 19, 2018

The baby’s father said the rifle discharged accidentally. A judge will decide in June whether to accept the deal.

Man hears on scanner about fatal crash; it was his wife, a Mpls. 911 dispatcher going to work

Feb 19, 2018

A Twin Cities man heard about the crash on a police scanner. Hours later, he learned his wife was the victim.

Road conditions changing rapidly as wintry mix moves into metro

Feb 19, 2018

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday, the weather service said.

Ice, flurries and freezing rain headed toward Twin Cities

Feb 17, 2018

Along with some snow, we’ll get rain, slop and ice.