Wisconsin Election Officials Push Back Against 2020 Probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials pushed back Friday against a Republican-hired investigator’s review of the 2020 election, branding his findings as inaccurate and insisting the contest was conducted fairly and accurately. Republicans have refused to accept that President Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in Wisconsin by almost 21,000 votes, despite recounts, a state…

‘Rolling For Freedom’ Truck Caravan Travels Across I-94 In Minnesota

Originally published March 3 SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (WCCO) — Truck drivers are caravanning across Minnesota on Interstate 94 Thursday. The “Rolling For Freedom” rally has a series of stops planned for the rest of this week. Drivers will spend Thursday night in Sauk Centre, and then roll through the Twin Cities Friday. (credit: CBS) The…

MN Weather: Messy Weekend Storm Looks To Bring Snow, Sleet, Rain & Thunder

Stay Informed: WCCO Weather App | Live Radars | More More Certain — Location: Duluth to Fergus Falls and points south — Worst travel: Before sunrise and after sunset Saturday — Precipitation: A bit of everything Less Certain — Snow: Amounts depend on temperatures, changeover times — Icing: Under 1/10th of an inch likely, with higher amounts locally — Thunder:…

Woman Shot In North Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLS ( WCCO) — A woman was shot in north Minneapolis Sunday evening. The Minneapolis Police Department responded to the incident near the area of 52nd and Bryant Avenue North at about 1:32 p.m. Police say the woman was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital and is in critical but stable condition. Authorities are investigating the…

Highland Park Students Plan Walkout Against Sexual Assault In School District

MINNEAPOLIS ( WCCO) — Highland Park students plan to hold a walkout against sexual assault culture within the St. Paul Public School District. Highland Park Senior High School students said the walkout will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. to “bring awareness to and fight against how the school has handled reports of sexual violence…

Guthrie Audience Member’s Pre-Show Rant Delays Opening Night For ‘Christmas Carol’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Guthrie Theater brought back a holiday tradition this week after keeping its stage dark during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the opening night audience, the show was delayed just a little bit longer. A video posted on Twitter has gone viral overnight, showing a woman standing and screaming at other people…

Addison Perdew Charged For Allegedly Beating Infant Son To Death

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A mother faces second-degree murder charges for allegedly beating her 2-month-old baby to death in what marked Minneapolis’ 83rd homicide of the year. Addison Perdew, 23, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in Dakota County on Friday. According to the criminal complaint, police in Minneapolis responded to the 900 block of…

Fight Over U.S. Wolf Protections Goes Before Federal Judge

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. government attorney urged a federal judge Friday to uphold a decision from the waning days of the Trump administration that lifted protections for gray wolves across most of the country, as Republican-led states have sought to drive down wolf numbers through aggressive hunting and trapping. Wildlife advocates argued that…

Minnesota Weather: 1 To 3 Inches Of Snow Possible In Twin Cities Saturday

WHAT WE KNOW – Strong winds Friday of 25+ mph could lead to visibility issues, especially to the west and north – A much colder weekend is expected to follow the Friday snow. – More snow possible Saturday into Sunday morning WHAT WE DON’T KNOW – How much snow will fall Saturday evening into Sunday…

Dozens Fall Ill At Wisconsin School Due To ‘Strong Epoxy-Like Odor’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 40 students and staff members at a Wisconsin school fell ill Wednesday after a “strong epoxy-like odor” circulated through the building. Spooner Area School District officials say the incident occurred at Spooner Middle School. At least 24 students and 20 staff members sought medical attention for “physical discomfort and illness.”…

‘I’d Do It All Over Again’: A Look At The Minnesotans Who’ve Served Their Nation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On this Veterans Day, many have taken the opportunity to thank a friend, neighbor or family member for their service. Across Minnesota, there are 304,000 veterans — about 5.5% of the population. There are just less than 6,000 World War II veterans in the state. They make up 2% of our vets,…

A Brain Tumor Took Her Wedding Memories, But The Community Stepped Up To Make New Ones

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — For most of us, photos are reminders. For Jennifer Schmidt, photos are proof. “I don’t remember walking down the aisle, saying our vows, I don’t remember the details,” she said. As much as she’d like to remember her 2012 wedding day, there’s a lot over the past few years the…

Minnesota Leaders Stress Need For More Veterans Centers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minnesota political leaders toured a veterans center in St. Paul on Thursday to pay tribute to those who served in the military and call for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for veterans. Gov. Tim Walz, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips…

MN Weather: Snow To Fall Overnight, ‘Worst Commute’ Expected Friday Morning

WHAT WE KNOW – Snow to fall across Minnesota late Thursday and into the overnight hours – Worst commute across the region will be Friday morning – Strong winds Friday of 40+ mph could lead to visibility issues, especially to the west and north – Much colder weekend to follow – More snow possible Saturday…

8th Minnesota School Staffer Dies Of COVID, Matching Death Toll Of All Last School Year

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An eighth school staff member in Minnesota has died of COVID-19 since the start of the school year roughly 10 weeks ago. Minnesota Department of Health data released Thursday shows that one school staffer died of the virus in the last week. The data doesn’t show where the staffer worked. The number…

Dalvin Cook’s Ex-Girlfriend Sues Over Alleged Abuse; RB Says ‘I’m The Victim’

Content warning: The following story contains descriptions and pictures of alleged domestic violence. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -– A woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, alleging he physically abused her in a November 2020 incident at his home in Minnesota. Gracelyn Trimble, Cook’s ex-girlfriend, filed the lawsuit in Dakota County Tuesday.…

Charges: School Bus Driver Attacked 12-Year-Old Student In Fridley

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Fridley school bus driver faces an assault charge after he allegedly attacked a 12-year-old student Tuesday morning. Paul Martin, 72, of Ham Lake faces one misdemeanor count of fifth-degree assault, according to Anoka County court documents. Paul Martin (credit: Anoka County) The complaint says the incident occurred in the Fridley High…

Child Tax Credit: When Will You Get Your November Payment?

(CBS Baltimore) — The fifth Child Tax Credit payment from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be sent this coming Monday. But many parents want to know when exactly the money will be deposited in their bank account. Last month’s checks started arriving the morning of October 15 for those with direct deposit, or soon…

How Are Traffic Lights Timed?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It lasts mere seconds but can feel like minutes. Getting stuck at a red light, especially with no traffic around, is frustrating at times. We wanted to learn: How are traffic lights timed? And can drivers influence a light to change? Good Question. “There’s some weird stop lights, I don’t know why they’re…

Jason Miller, Randomly Shot While Leaving Work In Minneapolis, Faces Long Road To Recovery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — He survived a random shooting in Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Now, Jason Miller and his family are waiting to see if he will ever walk again. “I think he was excited to live in Uptown and then get a new job in Uptown,” said Scott Miller, Jason’s brother. Scott says his brother…

‘I Feel Like He’s Forgotten About’: MN Woman Seeks Answers In Husband’s COVID Death At Air Force Base

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota wife is questioning her husband’s medical care after he became the first active duty Air Force member to die of COVID-19. Technical Sergeant Michael Morris was 36 when he died in January, alone in his home on base in Aviano, Italy. Months later, questions remain. WCCO looked into what happened…

Minnesota Pollution Officials Add 15 Bodies Of Water To Impaired Waters List

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota pollution officials on Monday released a proposed impaired waters list for 2022, an update that included the addition of 15 northeastern and central Minnesota water bodies where fish have been contaminated with long-lasting chemicals. The 15 were added due to contamination with a family of widely used chemicals known as PFAS,…

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