St. Paul Mayor: City Employees Must Get COVID Vaccine By End Of 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Nearly 4,000 city workers in St. Paul must get the vaccine by the end of the year, Mayor Melvin Carter announced Thursday. There isn’t a routine testing alternative, making it one of the strictest policies in the state. In a video announcement, Carter said employees need to get vaccinated by…

Minneapolis Police Issue Citywide Alert Over Armed Car Robberies Targeting Uber, Lyft Drivers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department issued a citywide alert Friday warning residents to beware of an armed car robbery scheme that’s mostly targeting Uber and Lyft drivers. According to police, more than 40 ride-share drivers have been targeted in aggravated robberies and/or carjackings since mid-August. Most of them have happened in north Minneapolis,…

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MDH: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Salame Sticks Sold At Trader Joe’s

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials are warning consumers of a salmonella outbreak linked to salame sticks sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers. The Minnesota Department of Health says that Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks should not be eaten. So far, three Minnesotans have been sickened with salmonella, and all of them reported buying the…

Election Judges Test Voting Machines Before Election Day

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans are 11 days out from Election Day, which this year will be held on November 2. But early voting is well underway in Minneapolis and already expected to surpass the record for voter turnout. The election judges have put mock ballots through the city’s electronic voting system to test the machines…

MPD Officer Brian Cummings Charged In Collision That Killed Leneal Frazier

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Officer Brian Cummings now faces two felony charges in connection to the collision that killed 40-year-old Leneal Frazier earlier this year. On Friday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Cummings is charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide. RELATED: Video Shows Minneapolis Police Chase That Ended In Leneal…

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 Was Over 90% Effective In Trials, Appears Safe (CBS News)

Two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine adjusted in potency for children 5 to 11 years old proved 90.7% effective against symptomatic disease, the company said in documents filed with the government, as U.S. authorities near key decisions on whether to expand use of the shots to younger age groups. Top Featured Tags: – Minnesota NewsPress…

Burnsville Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth Out Of Hotel Rooms

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 50-year-old Burnsville man now awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to selling methamphetamine out of hotel rooms in the Twin Cities area. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, Eric Dungy was arrested in the summer of 2020 after he sold meth out of hotel rooms. He was…

Minnesota Woman Killed By Dump Truck In North Dakota Construction Zone

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the road construction worker who was struck by a dump truck and killed while on a work site in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown. The Highway Patrol said 50-year-old Melissa McMahon of Odessa, Minnesota, died in the Friday evening incident. The Highway Patrol…

Derek Chauvin Hires Lawyer For Appeal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin has hired an attorney to represent him as he appeals his murder conviction in the death of George Floyd, according to court documents made public Monday. Attorney William Mohrman filed a document with the court Friday saying he would represent Chauvin in his appeal. Chauvin was convicted in April on…

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Minnesota Weather: Gorgeous Fall Weather On #Top10WxDay

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Sunday is a #Top10WxDay, and a perfect day to see the fall colors! Temperatures will reach 68 degrees in the cities for a fall-like #Top10WxDay. In southwestern Minnesota, it will be around 70 degrees. (credit: CBS) It’ll be a great weekend to see what’s left of the fall colors. WCCO’s fall color report…

Allina WestHealth’s ER, Urgent Care Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Allina WestHealth in Plymouth is closing its emergency room and urgent care as nurses go on strike. The strike starts Sunday at 7 a.m. as nurses seek a new contract that would provide fair pay and benefits. The three-day closure will displace hundreds of people and Allina would be losing hundreds of thousands…

2 Crashes On I-35W Leave 1 Dead

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is dead after two separate car crashes on Interstate 35W Saturday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol initially said two people were killed in the crash, but later clarified that there was only one fatality. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred when a car was heading northbound near…

Art Tribute To Bob Dylan Goes Up Outside Hibbing High School

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A public art tribute to Bob Dylan was unveiled Saturday in Hibbing with the hopes of inspiring a new generation of young artists. The display of the Iron Range town’s most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the 80-year-old Dylan was a 1959 graduate. On one side of…

Nathan Hase Killed In Goodhue County Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man from Red Wing was killed in a crash on Highway 61 Sunday morning. Nathan Hase, 35, died at the scene near County 18 Boulevard, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Hase and another driver, a 70-year-old man from Iowa, crashed head-on on Highway 61 around 6:15 a.m. The 70-year-old was…

Cameron Clark Will Serve More Than 15 Years For Attempted Murder Of Unborn Child, Aiding And Abetting Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced for attempting to kill his unborn child and aiding and abetting the robbery of the child’s mother. Cameron Clark, 30, was convicted earlier this month. He was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for second-degree attempted murder of an unborn child, and six-and-a-half years for…

Gov. Walz Celebrates Pheasant Hunting Opener

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) –  Gov. Tim Walz says he bagged a pheasant on Saturday during Minnesota’s 2021 pheasant hunting opener. Walz hunted on private land in Kandiyohi County. He was hosted by Kevin Ochsendorf and Brad Hanson, both longtime pheasant hunters in the Willmar area. Also joining the hunt were George “Corky” Berg, of the Kandiyohi County…

Thomas Kahlbaugh Charged In Scuffle Over Mask Mandate At School Board Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is facing misdemeanor charges in connection to a scuffle at a school board meeting over mask mandates. Thomas Kahlbaugh, 46, of Carver, is charged via summons with one count of fifth-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct in connection to the fracas at the Eastern Carver County…

Autumn Merrick, Killed In Crash During Downtown Minneapolis Shootout, Honored By Youth-Led Bakery She Helped Found

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — So much potential, snatched away in the blink of an eye. Autumn Merrick was killed when a car involved in a downtown Minneapolis shootout drove onto the sidewalk and hit her. Now a group of her friends with Green Garden Bakery , which Merrick helped found, are taking steps to continue her…

Plymouth Hospital Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Allina WestHealth in Plymouth is closing its doors as their nurses go on strike. The strike starts Sunday at 7 a.m as nurses seek a new contract that would provide fair pay and benefits. The three-day closure will displace hundreds of people and Allina would be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in…

Double Crash On I-35W Leaves 2 Dead

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people are dead after a double car crash on Interstate I-35W Saturday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident occurred when a car was heading northbound near Lake Street. The metro transit bus station caught fire as a result of the crash and was later extinguished by the Minneapolis…

2 Pedestrians Shot And Injured In South Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people were shot Saturday evening walking in south Minneapolis. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, the unidentified victims were walking near 26th Street East and Cedar Avenue around 8 p.m. The victims said they heard gunshots and quickly realized they had both been hit. The victims both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported…

‘There Are People Who Know Who Shot Our Children’: Twin Cities Community Demand Answers

MINNESOTA (WCCO) – About half a year later and still no arrest has been made in a string of shootings that struck several children across the Twin Cities. In an effort to end gun violence, community members and activists gathered in north Minneapolis for a march. It’s a gathering all too familiar with the chants, the…

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