Local News

By Edgar Linares in Minneapolis
Edgar Linares
February 11, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Our mix of snow and cold weather is the perfect beginning of a troubling ice dam season, according to experts. “What makes an ice dam is a lot of snow and really cold temperatures, that’s the formula,” said Mike Hilborn with Roof to Deck. Hilborn and his crew uses a hot pressure steamer that spits...
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(Photo by Mark Vancleave/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
Susie Jones
February 11, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Freshman Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar has apologized “unequivocally” after a bipartisan backlash to a Tweet she published that many regarded as antisemitic. Her apology also came via Twitter: "My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always...
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Anoka County Sheriff's Office
Sloane Martin
February 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
Blaine Police say a man called 911 Friday night to report he murdered his wife. Matthew Jansen, 46, is being held at the Anoka County Jail in the death of 46-year-old Mary Jo Jansen. The call came in before 10 p.m. from a home in the 2700 block of 95th Avenue Northeast. Matthew Jansen was arrested...
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Courtesy of Mara H. Gottfried / Pioneer Press
Edgar Linares
February 08, 2019 - 5:17 pm
A judge has ordered the man charged with shooting a school bus driver on Interstate 94 to surrender his permit to carry a firearm. The attorney representing 31-year old Kenneth Lilly, says his client is concerned for the people involved in the incident. “First thing that we’d like to do is express...
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School closings
Dreams-time
The WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee
February 08, 2019 - 6:07 am
CLOSED TODAY METRO AREA Both Minneapolis and St Paul Public Schools Annandale Ava Maria Academy Aveda Institute Belle Plain Brooklyn Center Buffalo Cedar Riverside School Columbia Heights Cretin Derham Hall Dassel Cokato DeLaSalle Fridley High School for Recording Arts Litchfield Metro Schools...
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WCCO Radio Newsroom
February 07, 2019 - 4:55 pm
While Thursday's commute has been hit by snow, heavy traffic and multiple crashes, there is good news in the forecast: most of the snow is over and travel conditions are slowly improving across the metro, according to WCCO Radio meteorologist and host Paul Douglas. But when you do get home, you may...
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Mug shot of school bus shooting suspect
Minneapolis Police Department
Edgar Linares
February 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
The man accused of shooting a Minneapolis school bus driver on Interstate 94 last Tuesday is now charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. “It appears he fired five times at the school bus striking the driver twice,” said David Brown, the...
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Photo Courtesy of MNDOT
February 07, 2019 - 11:43 am
A major story is developing on 94 near Rodgers this midday as a semi accident has the freeway closed westbound at exit 205. The road is expected to be closed for up to three hours. All traffic must exit on MN 241. The snow and blowing snow is causing issues all over the metro with a Winter Weather...
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