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Families remember 3 people killed in accident; officials still investigating

Jul 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

Three people, Thomas Plasch and Miriam Espinosa, both of Oakdale, and Cody Cook-Terhurne, of Somerset, Wisconsin, all died after a crash just east of New Richmond, Wisconsin ...

Cleanup continues in western Wisconsin after storms

Jul 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

Cleanup will continue Monday in western Wisconsin after storms caused a lot of damage. Huge trees were knocked down onto homes, cabins and power lines by incredibly strong winds ...

Resident says interstate construction project created mess at nearby condos

Jul 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

As far as he knows, Olson said none of the ground floor condos with basements have had anything like this until construction on the project started ...

Community rallies in last-ditch effort to save old St. Paul church from demolition

Jul 21, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

On Sunday, people gathered at the steps of the former St. Andrew's Church as they anxiously wait to find out if the building will be demolished ...

Dry, comfortable work week ahead

Jul 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

KSTP Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell said the majority of the week will be dry with lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures ...

Man dead after Minneapolis shooting

Jul 21, 2019 06:13 PM EDT

Authorities are investigating a homicide that took place in Minneapolis early Sunday morning ...

Milk carton boat races move to land because of poor water quality

Jul 21, 2019 07:05 PM EDT

Competitors ran their floating masterpieces for a short distance to win a speed prize. Despite the change, people said the event did not ruin the iconic race ...

Another work week filled with new ramp and road closures

Jul 21, 2019 08:49 PM EDT

It looks like your work week will be full of new ramp and road closures again ...

Hastings man found dead in his boat on Lake Mille Lacs

Jul 21, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

A man is dead after his wife reported him missing on Lake Mille Lacs ...

Disaster declared in Polk County after severe storm

Jul 21, 2019 01:25 AM EDT

Residents spent most of Saturday cleaning up downed trees and debris that came off of buildings in Polk County, Wisconsin.

Arrest made in connection with Friday night homicide in St. Paul

Jul 20, 2019 08:54 PM EDT

In a statement, St. Paul Police say they received a 911 call at about 9:25 p.m. Friday night. The caller stated that a mother had failed to pick up her child from daycare and that no one was answering the door at the mothers home ...

Challenger Learning Center of Minnesota Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Jul 20, 2019 07:23 PM EDT

Families took a step back in time with an out-of-this-world event at Mall of America to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.

Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

Jul 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, cars were backed up for miles outside the visitor complex at opening time. In Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, nearly 2,000 runners competed in "Run to the Moon" races ...

Heat, Rain should hold off until late into the week

Jul 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

The heat has finally broken, and Sunday is shaping up to be cool for this time of year ...

Severe weather moves through Minnesota, Wisconsin

Jul 19, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

Several tornado watches have been issued for more than four dozen counties across central Minnesota and into northwestern Wisconsin ...

Celebrate the moon landing with Minnesota moon rocks, Apollo movie

Jul 19, 2019 07:48 PM EDT

In addition to the moon rocks, visitors to the Science Museum can also see an IMAX movie, "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition," featuring film not seen in nearly 50 years after it was stored in vaults at NASA since the 1970s ...

So Minnesota: Largest crow statue in the world

Jul 19, 2019 08:02 PM EDT

The town of Belgrade in Stearns County has become famous for having a very large landmark...

Historic Trapper's Cabin in Wayzata vandalized

Jul 19, 2019 07:41 PM EDT

Trapper's Cabin is one of the oldest structures in the city. It was relocated to Shaver Park in 2014, after the Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board pushed to have it restored...

Community reacts as President Trump responds to Congresswoman Omar

Jul 19, 2019 07:43 PM EDT

The feud between President Donald Trump and Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is escalating ...

A cooler, less humid Saturday

Jul 19, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

The high will be 77 in the Twin Cities...

Police: Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Apple Valley

Jul 19, 2019 03:21 PM EDT

On Thursday night, the department said officers were called to a crash at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and County Road 42 at about 7 p.m.

Flashback Friday: Twins legend Rod Carew's number retired 32 years ago

Jul 19, 2019 02:27 PM EDT

On July 19, 1987, former Minnesota Twins star Rod Carew had his jersey retired by the organization ...

People try to beat the heat as Lumberjack Days gets underway in Stillwater

Jul 19, 2019 07:31 PM EDT

The event, now in its 85th year, runs through Sunday and features plenty of events, food and entertainment ...

Road, lane closures could hamper your weekend travel plans

Jul 19, 2019 07:52 PM EDT

If you're heading out of town to enjoy the nice weather this weekend, you'll want to be aware of a couple of road closures along the way ...

DOC deputy commissioner resigns

Jul 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

A spokesperson for the department confirmed that Commissioner Paul Schnell accepted Sarah Walker's resignation ...

Semi driver involved in fatal Lake Elmo crash sentenced to 1 year in jail

Jul 19, 2019 07:57 PM EDT

According to a KSTP reporter in the courtroom, Samuel Wayne Hicks was sentenced to one year in the Washington County Jail. He was also sentenced to 10 years of probation ...

Iran says it seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 19, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, sepahnews.com, said the tanker "Impero Stena" was seized Friday for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and was taken to an Iranian port. The report did not say what port ...

Neutrogena recalls light therapy masks for risk of eye damage

Jul 19, 2019 03:42 PM EDT

Neutrogena has recalled its popular Light Therapy Acne Mask citing a "theoretical risk of eye injury" ...

Local volunteers help World War II veteran with home improvements

Jul 19, 2019 07:58 PM EDT

The heat didn't stop more than 20 volunteers from helping a World War II veteran restore his home ...

Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

Jul 19, 2019 08:40 AM EDT

The freshman Democrat says she's going to "continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us."...

Hundreds gather to thank a Minnesota hero

Jul 19, 2019 06:29 AM EDT

On Thursday, friends, colleagues and multiple generals gathered at the Bloomington VFW to thank White for his service ...

A snow pile in Minnesota in July? Yes, at MSP Airport

Jul 19, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

"Isn't it pretty?," airport officials wrote in an Instagram post. "High-five to those of you (who) said it would stick around until mid-July!"...

Muggy, hot Friday kicks off cooler, stormy Saturday

Jul 19, 2019 08:05 AM EDT

After a stormy Thursday, Friday is likely to begin relatively clear in the early morning period, KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl said ...

Target launches series of adaptive Halloween costumes

Jul 19, 2019 07:42 AM EDT

The options include a pirate costume with a ship component designed for a wheelchair, a princess costume with a carriage designed for a wheelchair, and shark and unicorn costumes that are sensory-friendly...

Putting a face to the opioid epidemic

Jul 18, 2019 07:30 PM EDT

As a geographer, Lindeman wanted to create a map that humanized drug overdose statistics. Schlegel's story is posted on the site that allows families to share information on the opioid deaths ...

Dropping enrollment could mean closing schools in south metro school district

Jul 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

District 191, Burnsville Eagan Savage, is looking into closing two elementary schools and one middle school because of declining enrollment ...

DNR: West Nile virus impacting Minnesota loon population

Jul 18, 2019 06:35 PM EDT

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports a recent uptick in dead loons and test results indicate an impact from West Nile virus (WNV), according to nongame wildlife staff at the DNR ...

Minnesota companies played big role in the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago

Jul 18, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

The historic first moon landing happened 50 years ago this week. It was truly a national effort, with hundreds of companies collaborating with NASA to make it happen. That includes companies here in Minnesota that made components to help steer the spacecraft and food to nourish the astronauts ...

Dayton's building joins National Register of Historic Places

Jul 18, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

The downtown Minneapolis landmark, Dayton's Department Store building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places amid major renovation to the structure ...

Omar responds to Trump, 'send her back' chants

Jul 18, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

The Minnesota Democrat made the remark to reporters Thursday, a day after Trump accused her and other progressive Democratic lawmakers of color of disliking the U.S. ...

VIDEO: Yellow Medicine deputy blocks runaway bus, off duty firefighter jumps in to put bus in park

Jul 19, 2019 06:43 AM EDT

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls starting at roughly noon on Wednesday reporting a Renville County West School District school bus that was traveling the wrong way on Highway 212 ...

Rep. Omar hosts town hall after being welcomed back to Minnesota

Jul 19, 2019 06:34 AM EDT

After receiving a rousing welcome at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hosted a Medicare for All town hall at the Sabathani Community Center Auditorium in Minneapolis ...

Ceremony marks anniversary of Stillwater corrections officer's death

Jul 18, 2019 07:21 PM EDT

Friends, family, and state officials gathered outside the Stillwater prison to remember corrections officer Joseph Gomm one year after he was killed ...

Tornado watches for southern Minnesota cancelled

Jul 18, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

A tornado watch issued for parts of southern Minnesota, as well as parts of eastern South Dakota and northern Iowa has been cancelled ...

4 teens represent Minnesota at Diabetes Children's Congress in Washington, D.C.

Jul 18, 2019 07:55 PM EDT

Four Minnesota teens who live with diabetes are back home tonight after a trip to our nation's capitol ...

Dozens of counties affected by 2nd heat advisory this week

Jul 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Another heat advisory is expected to last Thursday through Friday...

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

Jul 18, 2019 05:51 PM EDT

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, showcasing the progress and challenge of a signature issue for the party ahead of the 2020 election ...

Trump says American warship destroyed Iranian drone

Jul 18, 2019 04:14 PM EDT

The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike ...

Babysitter charged with causing severe burns to toddler's hands sentenced

Jul 18, 2019 05:21 PM EDT

A criminal complaint said a doctor at the Midwest Children's Resource Center reviewed the injuries and concluded "they were consistent with a dipping type injury, meaning the hands were submerged into hot liquid or water."

Hail damages cars at Burnsville hotel

Jul 18, 2019 01:35 PM EDT

This morning's quick-moving storm brought hail and left damage...