Minneapolis Hosts Juneteenth Celebration At Bethune Park A big community event for Juneteenth balanced history with a celebration, Liz Collin reports (1:01). WCCO 4 News at 6 - June 16, 2018
Raw Video: 'Better Together' Meal-Packing Event In Minneapolis Feed My Starving Children, MN Adult & Teen Challenge and Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities are hosting a meal packing event too help Minnesotans in need -- and help fight world hunger. WCCO 4 News - June 16, 2018
ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Colle McVoy, Minneapolis, announced that Ashley Aagaard has joined the agency in the new position of talent acquisition director. … The Advertising Federation of Minnesota has added Darren Glover, Morsekode, Minneapolis, and Martha McCarthy Krueger and Carlyn Sveen of Social Lights, Minneapolis, to AdFed's 32 Under 32 List of 2018. AGRICULTURE HGA has hired Adaheid Mestad as design anthropologist and senior associate in the Rochester office. … CHS Inc., an Inver Grove Heights-based U.S. farmer-owned cooperative, has named Chris Cairo as vice president for the Eastern Region of its Country Operations division, effective June 1. ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING TKDA, St. Paul,
A driver suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash in Minneapolis killed two people in a second crash Friday evening, police said. The female driver of a van, who was possibly impaired, struck two telephone poles and a vehicle in an alley between Penn and Queen avenues in Minneapolis, killing a passenger in the van and a person in the other vehicle, according to police. The woman was arrested and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Minneapolis police originally responded to a report of a hit and run car crash about 7:52 p.m. in the area of West Broadway Avenue and Russell Avenue North. While searching the area, an officer saw two vehicles pass by him at a very high
There was no vigil for the hulking parking garage near Minneapolis City Hall and the Hennepin County Building — just a few skyway signs and advisories taped on doors. Friday was the last full weekday for commuting office workers, courthouse visitors and other drivers to use the parking garage at 501 4th Av. S. in Minneapolis before it is demolished to make way for the city's new public service building. The 10-level ramp will close Saturday with demolition beginning Monday. Deconstruction is estimated to take about three months. A new 11-story modern building will be built to consolidate 1,300 city workers and operations spread out in buildings across downtown. It is expected to open in the fall
North Minneapolis will host two Juneteenth observances Saturday to celebrate the end of slavery. The Minneapolis Park Board is hosting a community event beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Bethune Park, 1304 10th Av. N. Twin Cities Juneteenth will celebrate at Jenny Lind Elementary School, 5025 Bryant Av. N. Both events will feature food, music and activities for all ages. The events commemorate June 19, 1865, the date when slaves in Texas finally received word of the Emancipation Proclamation that made all slaves free. Minneapolis has been home to the one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. What started as a low-key gathering in north Minneapolis more than 30 years ago has become a
It was encouraging to see the rapid response from Minneapolis city and police officials to clear-cut racial disparities in downtown marijuana arrests. After learning that 46 of 47 people arrested for selling small amounts of marijuana in sting operations this year were black, Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said they would halt the stings. And the Hennepin County attorney said charges against 47 people arrested in the first five months of 2018 would be dismissed. Frey took action after the county's chief public defender alerted him to the apparent racial profiling in the arrests. Officials were right to be concerned. During these times of increased sensitivity about police-community
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A city report shows Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people with ketamine, a powerful tranquilizer known as a "date rape drug."
Northern Spark is like those former college all-night ragers who now need their eight hours of ZZZ's. After seven years as a single-night, sunset-to-sunrise outdoor arts festival, Spark is splitting its schedule over two evenings, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The thrill of staying up all night will be lost, but more sleep could mean more fun. “Two nights is an experiment,” said publicist Amy Danielson. “It's just quite unpredictable to plan one night, not knowing what would happen with the weather.” Northern Spark devotees will remember 2014, the year of torrential downpours. Last year, a big storm came through as artists were beginning to tear down their projects — a near-miss.
Minneapolis police were investigating a homicide on the city's North Side late Thursday, authorities said. Around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of Lowry and Fremont avenues N., where they found a deceased male. The victim has not yet been identified.
On a recent weekday morning, after rainy skies had cleared, a cream-colored Volkswagen pickup circled the block near the Commons park next to U.S. Bank Stadium before pulling in behind a line of food trucks. Its owner, Amy Abt, drew stares as she gingerly parked her charming vintage four-speed, Ma Jolie Marché Mobile, the city's first flower truck, its white sidewalls kissing the curb. Several young women approached with arms outstretched, aiming their phones. Abt, evoking Parisian chic in a horizontally striped top, hopped out of the cab and rolled back the truck bed's striped canopy to reveal a shop's worth of flowers tucked into buckets. “You can build your own bouquet,” she explained to curious
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A brave raccoon scaled a building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, making his way more than 20-stories up. According to CBS affiliate WCCO in Minneapolis, the raccoon was spotted in downtown St. Paul curled up under an elevated sidewalk. When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza and started climbing. The raccoon's climb quickly became a live event with twitter users in the area tracking his progress and WCCO starting a live stream. A couple people have even created a Twitter handles for the raccoon, posting updates to his journey on his behalf. Animal control officials also took to Twitter to keep the public informed of their