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Chilly, cloudy day expected Wednesday

Jan 22, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl said temperatures Wednesday will likely be below average for this time of year, reaching only a high of 20 degrees.


Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

Jan 22, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating ...


'Truck platoons' could become modern-day convoy

Jan 22, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

Minnesota lawmakers spent part of Tuesday getting a glimpse into a future that could one day lead to driver-less semi-trucks. We're not there yet, but the technology practically is and the state could at least take a step in that direction ...


Judge dismisses motion to dismiss charges against father accused of fatally shooting his son

Jan 22, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

Kayle Fleischauer is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Authorities say he shot and killed his 19-year-old son Chase, a college student and Tartan High School graduate ...


Bill requiring hands-free phones for drivers passes 1st test

Jan 22, 2019 08:48 PM EDT

A House transportation committee approved the bill on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday after hearing emotional testimony from several people who lost loved ones in crashes caused by drivers who were distracted by their cellphones ...


Education leaders seek support for student mental health at Capitol

Jan 22, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

On Tuesday teachers, counselors, social workers and other leaders in education addressed lawmakers on the need to prioritize issues of student mental health in Minnesota ...


St. Paul man facing murder charge in death of 3-year-old

Jan 22, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

The Ramsey County Attorney's office said Alontae Kaypre Butts was charged Tuesday, the same day he made his first court appearance ...


A few flurries expected Tuesday night in Twin Cities

Jan 22, 2019 07:07 PM EDT

On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said 24-hour snowfall totals reported less than half-an-inch of snow had fallen at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and just over half-an-inch had fallen at the National Weather Service Office in Chanhassen ...


High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

Jan 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue...


Trump proposal panned as workers face another lost paycheck

Jan 22, 2019 07:27 PM EDT

Convening the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his 1,300-page catchall spending measure - including $5.7 billion to fund Trump's wall - "would break through this stalemate and would reopen government swiftly and deliver on a number of other policy priorities." ...


McDonald's night manager faces multiple criminal sexual conduct charges

Jan 22, 2019 01:58 PM EDT

Authorities say the night manager pressured a juvenile employee at the McDonald's into a series of sexual encounters ...


Hydroponic farming is taking place in North Minneapolis

Jan 22, 2019 08:05 PM EDT

The Pillsbury United Communities hydroponic growing station is one of many programs the organization uses provide fresh hyperlocal produce throughout the year in North Minneapolis ...


In midst of shutdown, TSA staffing at MSP Airport dwindles

Jan 22, 2019 08:18 PM EDT

Growing numbers of TSA officers are refusing to work without pay during the longest government shutdown in US history...


Omar spotlights shutdown effect on airport screeners, others

Jan 22, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it's caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar...


Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

Jan 22, 2019 07:20 AM EDT

As the shutdown dragged through its fifth week, another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers...


Walz, criminal justice reform leaders to unveil new legislation regarding veterans

Jan 22, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz will join criminal justice reform leaders to unveil a new bill with the aim of helping "psychologically injured" veterans in the criminal justice system...


Police provide update on chase, crash in Minneapolis

Jan 22, 2019 01:37 PM EDT

A vehicle that had been being pursued by police crashed into another vehicle at University and 17th avenues, knocking that vehicle into a pickup truck ...


Reward offered to catch thieves targeting fish houses on lakes in multiple Minnesota counties

Jan 21, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

The owners of fishing shacks are being encouraged to take expensive gear home with them and leave only the basics behind in the ice house, after more than two dozen reports of break-ins...


Snow slows AM commute in the metro, 232 crashes statewide

Jan 22, 2019 01:44 PM EDT

The metro area was expected to see a few inches of snow Tuesday, which made for a slightly slower morning commute...


Man with Minnesota ties dies after injuries sustained from avalanche in New Mexico

Jan 21, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

Corey Borg-Massanari was raised in Brainerd, according to KOAT, an ABC affiliate in Albuquerque ...


Legendary skier, Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn considers retirement

Jan 21, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn is going to take "the next couple/few days" to decide her future...


Vehicle crashes after brief police chase in Minneapolis

Jan 21, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

A police spokesperson said officers originally began chasing the vehicle because of erratic driving. But they eventually lost sight of it and terminated the pursuit. Around one minute later, the vehicle crashed ...


First day on the job for new Minneapolis Park Board superintendent

Jan 21, 2019 05:58 PM EDT

Superintendent Al Bangoura plans to continue on the park board's path for racial equity...


Jayme Closs Case - Continuing Coverage

Jan 17, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

Follow KSTP's continuing coverage on the Jayme Closs case...


1 to 3 inches of snow expected in Twin Cities Tuesday

Jan 21, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

According to KSTP meteorologist Wren Clair, about an inch of snow could coat streets overnight, creating a tough morning commute Tuesday...


School where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game

Jan 21, 2019 07:36 PM EDT

The Jordan High School boys' basketball team was scheduled to play Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School on Monday in the MLK Showcase at Minneapolis Roosevelt ...


Proposed bill calls to make teacher board mandated misconduct reporters

Jan 21, 2019 07:12 PM EDT

The proposal is fueled in part by a 2017 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation that found Minnesota teachers accused of engaging in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students have not been reported to law enforcement ...


Construction company says man who fell into trench is back at work

Jan 21, 2019 05:09 PM EDT

Andy Coubal of Weiss Builders told KSTP the man - who works for Ceco Concrete Construction - was released from the hospital Friday. He suffered a broken fibula, but was back at work. Coubal said the man was wearing all his safety gear at the time ...


Gophers dance team wins another national title

Jan 21, 2019 03:29 PM EDT

During competition at the 2019 UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship this past weekend in Orlando, the Gophers captured a 19th national championship in the Jazz Division ...


What's open, closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 21, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed Monday, Jan. 21 this year...


Snow on the way in the Twin Cities, elsewhere

Jan 21, 2019 02:25 PM EDT

KSTP Meteorologist Wren Clair said light snow is expected to start Monday afternoon and become steadier overnight - especially after midnight ...


Dodge Center man charged in crash that killed woman, child

Jan 21, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

A Dodge Center man accused of distracted driving in a crash that killed a mother and daughter has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide...


Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

Jan 21, 2019 09:38 AM EDT

Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president...


Man killed in St. Louis Park officer-involved shooting had prior warrants

Jan 21, 2019 09:07 AM EDT

The man killed in an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park Saturday night had previous warrants, according to court records...


Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Jan 21, 2019 06:06 PM EDT

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise...


Events in the Twin Cities honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 21, 2019 01:41 PM EDT

People throughout Minnesota took time Monday to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at various MLK Day events...


Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of past vs future

Jan 21, 2019 07:33 AM EDT

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty...


Snow expected to begin falling Monday afternoon

Jan 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

More cold weather is expected for Monday, with snow making its way to the Twin Cities, according to KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas...


Prayer and gratitude service held to celebrate the safe return of Jayme Closs

Jan 20, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

At St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron, Wisconsin, a prayer and gratitude service was held to celebrate the safe return of Jayme Closs...


Minnesotans look up to witness total eclipse of the moon

Jan 20, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

On Sunday night, the Earth lit directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021...


US Army Corp. of Engineers creates new islands on north end of Lake Pepin to improve habitat, solve problem on south end

Jan 20, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, just announced it is going to use dredged material to improve habitat on the north end of Lake Pepin by building new islands...


Skaters take the ice in frigid weather for North American Pond Hockey Championship

Jan 20, 2019 07:34 PM EDT

Thousands of people took to the ice on Lake Minnetonka this weekend for the North American Pond Hockey Championship, braving arctic air and subzero temperatures...


Minnesota State Fair board OKs nearly $20M in improvements

Jan 20, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

The board of managers of the Minnesota State Fair has approved nearly $20 million in improvements and maintenance projects for the fairgrounds...


Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Jan 20, 2019 04:51 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony...


Deputies shoot Oregon man after he kills 4, including baby daughter

Jan 20, 2019 07:31 PM EDT

Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his girlfriend and their infant daughter Saturday night before deputies shot him, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said...


Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

Jan 20, 2019 04:03 PM EDT

Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021...


3 vehicles fall through ice in matter of hours on Madison Lake

Jan 20, 2019 03:43 PM EDT

The incidents were reported at 11:51 a.m., 9:17 p.m. and 10:13 p.m., according to the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office...


Man dies after shots fired in Minneapolis alley

Jan 20, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

A man died in a hospital following a Saturday night shooting in a Minneapolis alley...


Authorities investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park, victim identified

Jan 20, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

The shooting happened at the Louisiana Court Apartments at approximately 6:30 p.m. ...


Bitterly cold Sunday expected in the metro

Jan 20, 2019 08:51 AM EDT

A slightly colder-than-average January day is expected Sunday in the metro area...