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Brooklyn Center Residents Stepping Up During Crisis: ‘There’s An Energy Around This Community’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Brooklyn Center is being put in a national spotlight, and that’s bringing out the best in many who live there. Longkee Vang is a youth program coordinator at Brooklyn Center High School. “There’s an energy around this community,” Vang said. Vang, along with Tashawna Williams, is helping organize a community resource center…

Minnesota Clinics Report Majority Of COVID Hospitalizations Are Under 65 Years Old Now

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is growing concern over the number of young people in some Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the CentraCare health care system in Central Minnesota says 70% of their hospitalizations are patients are under the age of 65. WCCO went inside St. Cloud…

Overnight ‘Hot Rodders’ Backed Up I-94 Tunnel Last Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Like a steady stream, traffic flows in and out of the Lowry Hill Tunnel near downtown Minneapolis. But around 1:35 a.m. Sunday, when few cars are typically on Interstate 94, a traffic jam reminiscent of rush hour brought drivers to a complete stop in the westbound lanes. Near the front of the…

George Floyd’s Girlfriend Once Taught Daunte Wright In High School (CBS News)

Daunte Wright and George Floyd share a lot in common, though the two men never met. Top Featured Tags: – Minnesota NewsPress Release Distribution Service

For Third Night After Daunte Wright’s Killing, Protesters Rally Outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the third night in a row, people gathered outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday to protest the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. People are passing out hand warmers, PPE and snacks to the crowd at the #JusticeForDaunteWright rally/march pic.twitter.com/saWLkNT4nw — Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) April 13, 2021 The…

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Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13: Defense’s Expert Witness Says Use Of Force Against George Floyd ‘Justified’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time since the start of the murder trial for Derek Chauvin, jurors heard witnesses say Tuesday the former police officer did the right thing. The prosecution rested Tuesday after calling 38 witnesses over 11 days. Six people then testified for the defense, including use-of-force expert Barry Brodd, who says…

Daunte Wright Shooting: Minneapolis, St. Paul Among Metro Cities Voluntarily Extending Curfew

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will not be mandating an extension of the curfew that was put in place Monday following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. On Tuesday morning, Walz says that the state will not be mandating a curfew, but local governments can make that call on their…

‘She Is Devastated Over This’: Former Co-Worker Of Officer Who Killed Duante Wright Speaks Out

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright has resigned. Kim Potter’s resignation comes two days after she shot the 20-year-old during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. Potter’s resignation from the Brooklyn Center Police Department comes after a 26-year career with the force. “She is devastated over this,” longtime co-worker Brian…

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Wisconsin Suspends Use Of Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Amid Blood Clot Investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin joined other states Tuesday in suspending the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine while federal agencies investigate six cases in which women who received the single-dose drug later developed blood clots. State health officials made the move after the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration…

Hundreds Gather At Brooklyn Center Police Dept. For 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of protesters gathered for a second night outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, one day after one of the city’s officers shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. A curfew took effect Monday at 7 p.m. in Hennepin County, as well as Anoka, Dakota and Ramsey counties.…

Daunte Wright Killing: How Does An Officer Confuse Their Taser For A Gun?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The body camera video of the Daunte Wright shooting shows the officer firing her gun after yelling Taser three times. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon says he believes she intended to use her Taser. Dr. Shawn Williams, a criminal justice professor at St. Cloud State who trained officers in use of…

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‘He Just Made You Feel Better’: Daunte Wright’s Loved Ones Gather With Hundreds For Vigil

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds attended a vigil Monday night at the place where 20-year-old Daunte Wright died. A replica of the statue that held space at George Floyd Square now sits in Brooklyn Center. It has become a place of mourning for everyone impacted by Wright’s shooting death on Sunday afternoon during a traffic stop…

Minneapolis Girl Among Inaugural Class Of Female Eagle Scouts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Growing up in Minneapolis, Isabella Tunney followed the progress of her older brother with admiration and occasional envy as he worked toward earning the Boy Scouts’ prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. This weekend, at age 16, Tunney will be one of nearly 1,000 girls and young women honored by the Boy Scouts…

COVID In Minnesota: 884 New Cases, 11 Deaths Reported Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota health officials on Saturday reported 884 additional COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths, as the total number of vaccines administered topped 1,059,000. The new update from the Minnesota Department of Health brings the state’s total case count to 478,157, and total fatalities to 6,423. The majority of those deaths — 63 % —…

MN Homeowners, Solar Groups Back Solar Panel Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jonathan Edmonson had plans to put a 16-kilowatt solar array on the roof of his suburban Minneapolis home, covering its dark blue roof with sleek black panels. In October, though, the homeowners association for his Blaine community rejected his proposal, citing aesthetic concerns and the lack of established guidelines for…

Flu Numbers Are The Lowest They’ve Been In The Last Five Seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Pairing the pandemic with the start of flu season was a frightening prospect earlier this year. A couple months in, the flu hasn’t been as bad as some feared. “We haven’t been filling medications specifically to treat influenza yet, like Tamaflu,” said Jenna Bednar, a pharmacist at Setzer Pharmacy in Roseville. “Maybe a…

Two Young Minnesota Friends Killed In Car Accident In Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two young friends from Minnesota were killed in a tragic car accident over the weekend. Kyra Winslow, 20, and Molly Young, 20, were killed Saturday when authorities say their vehicle went off I-94 in Wisconsin about 45 minutes west of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where Young was a student. Family members…

Man Dies After Skid Steer Rolls Into Manure Pit

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man in died on Saturday morning near Richmond after he was trapped in a skid steer which rolled into a manure pit. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call at 6:39 a.m. on Saturday about a farm accident at 18726 State Highway 22. The caller said a man…

Unable To Donate To Her Brother, Elk River Woman Saves Man’s Life With Kidney Donation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When Katie Shatusky’s brother Chad received a life-saving kidney, she decided to pay it forward in an inspiring way. “It wasn’t really up until about two years ago that the doctors said, ‘You know, you got about a year, year and a half,’ which was actually kind of a shock to our…

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Crews Battle Blaze At Northfield’s 143-Year-Old Archer House River Inn

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews from several agencies are battling a fire Thursday night at Northfield’s historic Archer House River Inn. (credit: Chuck Benson) Northfield police say the fire was first reported in the kitchen of the Smoqehouse restaurant, located in the same building, at about 3:35 p.m. It then spread rapidly throughout the 143-year-old hotel.…

9 Sent To Hospital, Multiple Semi Fires After 29-Vehicle Crash On I-94 Near Monticello

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pileup involving 29 vehicles — half of which were semi trucks — shut Interstate 94 down for hours in both directions near Monticello after a band of snow moved into the area Thursday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just after 9 a.m. near Flenning Avenue Northeast, soon after…

The Minnesota Races In Play On Election Day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Minnesota are deciding whether to make President Donald Trump the first Republican to carry the state since Richard Nixon in 1972 — or to hold to their usual line and back former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. Other top races on Tuesday’s ballot include a U.S. Senate race, all eight…

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