Fate of alleged Minnesota mosque bombing mastermind goes to jury

Attorneys gave closing arguments Tuesday in the case against Michael Hari, 49, who is accused of masterminding the bombing of Dar Al-Farooq mosque in 2017.
Local
December 8, 2020

Expert panel recommends releasing Myon Burrell from prison, more investigation

The panel did not examine guilt or innocence, but expressed concerns with authorities reliance on jailhouse informants, among other issues.
Local
December 8, 2020

Authorities ID body found in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The Bloomington man had been reported missing by family.
Local
December 7, 2020
Birthday parties were popular events at Urban Air, but the adventure park is closed at least until Dec. 18.

Shutdown leaves Plymouth adventure park in financial jeopardy

"We have everything invested … our time, money, heart and souls."
Local
December 7, 2020
St. Paul Police officers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators walk near the scene of an earlier shooting in which St. Paul Police shot a

Man shot by St. Paul police over weekend charged in assault, kidnapping

Charges filed in Dakota County say he livestreamed sexual assaults, attacks.
South Metro
December 5, 2020

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 6

CENTERVILLE NOV. 7 Fire. An officer responded to a report of a possible illegal burn at a home in the 1700 block of Center…
Local
December 4, 2020

Fatal shooting in Bloomington apartment ends with 2 suspects jailed, charged

Confrontation followed by gunfire, authorities say.
Local
December 4, 2020

Eden Prairie residents launch news site to replace shuttered local paper

Website started by residents fills a void left when community's newspaper shut down.
Local
December 4, 2020

St. Paul man expected to get nearly 50 years in prison for killing pregnant woman and baby

A St. Paul man is expected to be sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a woman who was…
Local
December 3, 2020
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, law enforcement officials investigate the site of an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomi

Defense experts question evidence linking Michael Hari to Bloomington mosque bombing

First defense witnesses called in trial of Michael Hari in 2017 bombing.
Local
December 3, 2020
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St. Paul man convicted in 1991 Minneapolis murder

DNA evidence linked Donald C. Jenkins Jr. to the crime.
Local
December 2, 2020
In an unusually swift move, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Friday afternoon announced criminal charges against former Minneapolis police off

Hennepin County prosecutor to end bail for several low-level offenses

But critics say the policy won't result in meaningful change.
Local
December 2, 2020
St. Paul Police officers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators walk near the scene of an earlier shooting in which St. Paul Police shot a

Man shot by St. Paul police over weekend charged in assault, kidnapping

Charges filed in Dakota County say he livestreamed sexual assaults, attacks.
Local
December 2, 2020

Body found at Maple Grove business heavily damaged by fire

One person was found dead Wednesday in a Maple Grove commercial building that was heavily damaged by fire the night before.The Maple Grove Fire Department…
Coronavirus
December 2, 2020
Volunteers worked through a huge pile of donated new toys, sorting them into bins marked for girls and boys of different age groups.    The Twin Citie

Twin Cities toy drives face volunteer, toy shortages due to COVID-19

While some volunteer events went virtual, toy drives still need in-person help.
Local
December 1, 2020

Fire crews battling large fire at Maple Grove commercial building

Fire crews are battling a large fire at a one-story commercial building in Maple Grove on Tuesday night.Fire Chief Tim Bush told WCCO-TV that fire…
Local
November 30, 2020
FILE - This May 31, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested f

Prosecutors challenge judge's order allowing livestreaming of Floyd trial, arguing it could harm testimony

Prosecutors ask judge in Floyd killing to rescind order allowing recording.
Local
November 30, 2020
Robert McKenzie  Credit: Hennepin County jail

Twin Cities minister charged with molesting a 17-year-old girl

A Twin Cities minister has been charged with molesting a 17-year-old girl.Robert P. McKenzie, 49, of Brooklyn Park, was charged in Hennepin County District Court…
Local
November 30, 2020

Minneapolis man acquitted in birthday killing

A Minneapolis man has been acquitted of killing another man at a birthday party in March.Jurors acquitted Christopher Brown, 24, last week of second-degree murder…
Local
November 30, 2020

Two related crime scenes in Bloomington apartment complex: 1 man dead, 2 injured

One of the injured men was later arrested, police said.
Local
November 29, 2020
Sara Weidler, left, an instructor for Inflight Pilot Training, worked with student Shea Kieren, at the Elliot Aviation building at Flying Cloud Airpor

No pandemic slowdown at suburban airports

A rising interest in flight lessons is fueling steady traffic at Flying Cloud and Blaine airports