As School Year Approaches, COVID Developments Cause Concern For Parents

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As we head towards the start of school there are a lot of questions for parents about COVID-19. Adding to the concern is the news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that vaccinated people can actually spread the disease. As they get ready for the start of school, parents are…

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Toddler Killed When Car Rolls Off I-94 Overpass; State Patrol Says Alcohol Involved

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 1-year-old boy is dead after the car he was in toppled over the side of a Twin Cities interstate overpass early Sunday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says a 25-year-old man was driving north on Dupont Avenue over Interstate 94 at about 2:30 a.m. when his vehicle hit the barrier and…

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Minnesota Weather: ‘Unprecedented’ Statewide Air Quality Alert Continues

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota will stay under an alert for “unprecedented” poor air quality for at least another day, as Canadian wildfire smoke continues to pour into the state. Download The WCCO Weather App The National Weather Service says there was a clearing trend in the state Sunday, leading to “greatly improved” air quality, but…

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Lake Superior Zoo’s Lilly The Lion Undergoes Root Canal

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It was a big day at the dentist for a big cat up north. Lilly, a 350-pound lioness who lives at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, had a root canal performed Sunday — an operation that took about three hours to complete. Dr. Louise Beyea, a veterinarian at the zoo, says…

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Kashkari: Delta Variant Could Slow Labor Market Recovery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The highly-contagious delta variant could complicate America’s economic recovery. Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Sunday morning on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that the spread could slow some of the labor market recovery. But he says people who are looking for jobs right now have a lot…

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Minnesota Olympians Help Boost Interest In Their Sports At Home

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Tokyo Summer Olympics feature three big name Minnesota athletes: Suni Lee from St. Paul, Grace McCallum from Isanti, and Regan Smith from Lakeville. Suni and Regan became the first Minnesota athletes to win three medals in a single Olympics. Regan’s events wrapped up Saturday night, and her dad Paul is now…

Woman Injured In Shooting In Brooklyn Park Basement

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman was shot inside a Brooklyn Park home Sunday morning, but she is expected to survive her injuries, police said. Officers from the Brooklyn Park Police Department responded to reported shots fired at a home on the 8200 block of Zane Court just after 8:30 a.m. Police found a woman in…

Duluth Man Rescued After Cellphone Directions Put Him On Remote Road

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in northern Minnesota rescued a Duluth man after cellphone map directions led him astray early Sunday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the man’s directions led him to a remote road near the Marshall Truck Trail, where his car got stuck. He left the vehicle and started walking, then…

North Minneapolis Hit-And-Run Victim ID’d As Caleb Hutchins

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials have identified the man who was killed in a hit-and-run in a north Minneapolis alley last month. A report from the Hennepin County medical examiner states 26-year-old Caleb Hutchins died of “multiple blunt force injuries due to a vehicle collision.” When police responded to the reported hit-and-run on the 3100 block…

Minneapolis Bakery Hawlo Kismayo Cooks 10,000 Pounds Of Hawlo For Eid Holiday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice. The holiday can be compared to Christmas. Minneapolis bakeries have a crucial role in this religious holiday, including Halwo Kismayo and Grill. Halwo Kismayo cooks 10,000 pounds of halwo every year for the holiday. Halwo is a…

Man Shot In Car In North Minneapolis Expected To Survive, Police Say

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a man is expected to survive after being shot in a car Tuesday afternoon in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Officers were called to the area of North Washington and 21st avenues, just east of Interstate 94, where they found the victim. Police are still searching for the shooter.   More…

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Minnesota State Fair Unveils 2021 Commemorative Poster

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Fair unveiled its official 2021 commemorative art piece ahead of this year’s get-together. Kevin Cannon’s watercolor rendition of the fairgrounds was first commissioned for last year’s fair. But when it was canceled due to the pandemic, the cartoonist and illustrator went back to the drawing board to make a…

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Minneapolis Residents Voice Crime Concerns To Police Chief, Sheriff As City Reaches 50th Homicide Of 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis families had the opportunity to take their safety concerns directly to the chief of police Monday evening. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo and Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson took part in a community conversation at the North Community YMCA. One resident asked whether there’s a plan to put more officers on…

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Minnesota’s Worst Drought In Decade To Likely Impact Produce, Gas Prices

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been nine years since drought conditions in Minnesota were this bad. More than half the state is under severe or extreme drought conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ drought monitor. That’s up from about 40% earlier this month. Pete Boulay, assistant state climatologist with the DNR, says the…

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Rep. John Thompson’s Lawyer Says He ‘Challenges The Authenticity’ Of Domestic Violence Police Reports

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In a statement posted on social media Sunday, a lawyer representing Rep. John Thompson says Thompson “challenges the authenticity of the police reports” accusing the state representative of domestic violence. Gov. Tim Walz and leaders from Minnesota’s DFL and GOP parties called for Thompson’s resignation Saturday after reports emerged of domestic assault…

Minnesota Weather: Hot, Humid Streak Starts Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s going to feel a lot like the dog days of summer this week. WCCO Director of Meteorology Mike Augustyniak says the heat and humidity will climb all week long. A streak of 90-plus degree days in the Twin Cities will start Monday, with a high of 91 expected. By Friday, it…

Victor Gallegos Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Brooklyn Park

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Brooklyn Park Friday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 45-year-old Victor Alfredo Abrego Gallegos of St. Paul died while riding his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Highway 252. The report states Gallegos was traveling at a high rate of speed when he veered onto the shoulder,…

Child Tax Credit: When Is Your First Monthly Check Coming?

(CBS Philadelphia) — The first round of advance Child Tax Credit payments will be sent out on July 15. But when will your first check actually arrive? That could depend on how your last stimulus check or tax refund arrived. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will soon start sending monthly payments to millions of parents,…

Child Tax Credit: Manage Your Monthly Checks With These IRS Tools

(CBS Philadelphia) — Advance payments for the updated Child Tax Credit start in a couple days. But a recent study from Data For Progress showed that about half of eligible parents don’t know they’re coming. When July 15 arrives, Americans with dependents will be sent the first installment of what could add up to $3,600…

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Child Tax Credit Update: Do You Qualify For A Monthly Check?

(CBS Philadelphia) — The new Child Tax Credit may change some parents’ lives. Starting on July 15, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send out up to $300 per kid per month. The payment schedule only extends through the end of 2021. But the whole Credit could come to total more than any previous stimulus…

Woman Shot Drives Self To Hospital In Maplewood

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a woman drove herself to the hospital after she was shot in the Maplewood area Thursday afternoon. According to Maplewood authorities, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Beam Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. When they arrived there, they found a woman shot inside a vehicle. Because she had…

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