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Scott Wasserman joined FOX 9 News in 2003 after working at several stations across the country.

Originally from Portland, Ore., Scott attended Syracuse University and got his start in broadcast journalism in Grand Junction, Colo.

Scott lives in Chaska with his wife, daughter Samantha and two sons -- Ty and Beck. He enjoys sports, especially basketball and baseball and spending time with his family.

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  • Lakeville, Minn. man arrested in 30-year-old Texas murder

    Lakeville, Minn. man arrested in 30-year-old Texas murder

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:16:10 GMT
    A Lakeville, Minn. man who has been living in the Twin Cities with his wife and kids was arrested on Tuesday for a 30-year-old Texas murder.
    A Lakeville, Minn. man who has been living in the Twin Cities with his wife and kids was arrested on Tuesday for a 30-year-old Texas murder.
  • Man fatally shot, run over at Arden Hills gas station

    Man fatally shot, run over at Arden Hills gas station

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:04:51 GMT
    The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has interviewed a person of interest in Monday morning's deadly shooting at a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills; however, no arrests have been made and police are still looking for the car involved -- a dark-colored BMW with Minnesota license plates 004 EYY.

    The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has interviewed a person of interest in Monday morning's deadly shooting at a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills; however, no arrests have been made and police are still looking for the car involved -- a dark-colored BMW with Minnesota license plates 004 EYY.


  • Unforgettable moment of Officer Scott Patrick's funeral

    Unforgettable moment of Officer Scott Patrick's funeral

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-08 12:20:59 GMT
    One day after laying the husband, father and brother to rest, the family of Officer Scott Patrick told Fox 9 News they want to say thank you to the community that came out to support them in their time of grief.
    One day after laying the husband, father and brother to rest, the family of Officer Scott Patrick told Fox 9 News they want to say thank you to the community that came out to support them in their time of grief.
  • 9 E. coli cases linked to petting zoo at Rice County Fair

    9 E. coli cases linked to petting zoo at Rice County Fair

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:34:44 GMT
    Electron micrograph of E. coli bacteria (NIAID)Electron micrograph of E. coli bacteria (NIAID)
    The petting zoo at the Rice County Fair has been shut down after the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that several cases of E. coli had been tracked there; however, they say there is no risk to the public now.
    The petting zoo at the Rice County Fair has been shut down after the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that several cases of E. coli had been tracked there; however, they say there is no risk to the public now.
  • EBOLA SURVIVOR: Minn. missionary contracted virus in 1972

    EBOLA SURVIVOR: Minn. missionary contracted virus in 1972

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:38:23 GMT
    Sadly, most Ebola patients die from the disease -- and that's why a doctor from Bloomington, Minn., knows he's lucky to be alive because he contracted the virus before anyone knew what it was.
    Sadly, most Ebola patients die from the disease -- and that's why a doctor from Bloomington, Minn., knows he's lucky to be alive because he contracted the virus before anyone knew what it was.
  • AP MEETS AP: Fan meets football, recovery icon

    AP MEETS AP: Fan meets football, recovery icon

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-08-05 12:01:34 GMT
    When Fox 9 Interviewed a man whose name sounds an awful lot like a Minnesota MVP, he admitted Adrian Peterson inspired him to run again after a work-related accident left him an amputee. On Monday, the two met for the first time.
    When Fox 9 Interviewed a man whose name sounds an awful lot like a Minnesota MVP, he admitted Adrian Peterson inspired him to run again after a work-related accident left him an amputee. On Monday, the two met for the first time.
  • Minnesota man up-and-running on prosthetic after railroad accident

    Minnesota man up-and-running on prosthetic after railroad accident

    Fox 9 News cameras caught a first on Thursday -- a Minnesota man learning to run again with his brand new prosthetic leg after a workplace accident left him facing life as an amputee.
    Fox 9 News cameras caught a first on Thursday -- a Minnesota man learning to run again with his brand new prosthetic leg after a workplace accident left him facing life as an amputee.
  • POWERFUL VIDEO: Minnesota soldier returns to be laid to rest

    POWERFUL VIDEO: Minnesota soldier returns to be laid to rest

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:55:06 GMT
    It's an extremely emotional bit of footage that is rapidly spreading across social media, and the scene shot by a South Carolina man in the terminal has reached the soldier's grateful family.
    It's an extremely emotional bit of footage that is rapidly spreading across social media, and the scene shot by a South Carolina man in the terminal has reached the soldier's grateful family.
  • WASECA PLOT: Attempted murder charges dropped

    WASECA PLOT: Attempted murder charges dropped

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:38:04 GMT
    A judge has dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property that were leveled against a 17-year-old accused of plotting to attack a Waseca, Minn., school.
    A judge has dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property that were leveled against a 17-year-old accused of plotting to attack a Waseca, Minn., school.
  • Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health

    Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:23:37 GMT
    She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness.
    She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness.
  • Newborn dead, 14-year-old girl hospitalized in southern Minnesota

    Newborn dead, 14-year-old girl hospitalized in southern Minnesota

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:15:10 GMT
    Police in southern Minnesota are investigating the death of a newborn baby and the hospitalization of a teenage girl in the small town of Butterfield, Minn. -- but they aren't releasing many details, and many rumors are swirling in place of answers.
    Police in southern Minnesota are investigating the death of a newborn baby and the hospitalization of a teenage girl in the small town of Butterfield, Minn. -- but they aren't releasing many details, and many rumors are swirling in place of answers.
  • Charges: Finance manager stole $113K from Rosemount Area Athletic Association

    Charges: Finance manager stole $113K from Rosemount Area Athletic Association

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:06:14 GMT
    The former finance manager of the Rosemount Area Athletic Association has been charged with felony theft for using $113,532 in program funds to write himself checks and pay balances on his personal Amazon and PayPal accounts. Robert Reischauer, 62, of Apple Valley, Minn. is charged with 5 counts of felony theft in connection with the alleged embezzlement between 2011 and 2013.
    The former finance manager of the Rosemount Area Athletic Association has been charged with felony theft for using $113,532 in program funds to write himself checks and pay balances on his personal Amazon and PayPal accounts. Robert Reischauer, 62, of Apple Valley, Minn. is charged with 5 counts of felony theft in connection with the alleged embezzlement between 2011 and 2013.
  • 3 sisters rescued in BWCA after tree falls on tent

    3 sisters rescued in BWCA after tree falls on tent

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:05:09 GMT
    It's an incredible story of survival -- three women rescued in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area after a tree falls on their tent, pinning them inside in the middle of the night.
    It's an incredible story of survival -- three women rescued in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area after a tree falls on their tent, pinning them inside in the middle of the night.
  • Brynn's Smile Box helps with cleft lip, palate recovery

    Brynn's Smile Box helps with cleft lip, palate recovery

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:38:36 GMT
    A Minnesota family that struggled to find a support system after their newborn was born with a cleft lip and palate is working to make connecting a bit easier so that other families can find their smiles once more.
    A Minnesota family that struggled to find a support system after their newborn was born with a cleft lip and palate is working to make connecting a bit easier so that other families can find their smiles once more.
  • DISTRACTED DRIVING: Klobuchar seeks easier fund access

    DISTRACTED DRIVING: Klobuchar seeks easier fund access

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:09:15 GMT
    Each day, nine people die and thousands more are injured in distracted driving accidents. Now, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a new bill will allow states to access money to fund campaigns to combat the trend.
    Each day, nine people die and thousands more are injured in distracted driving accidents. Now, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a new bill will allow states to access money to fund campaigns to combat the trend.
  • Minn. family cheers step toward Alzheimer's blood test

    Minn. family cheers step toward Alzheimer's blood test

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:48:35 GMT
    Researchers at a British university have identified a set of 10 proteins that may predict the onset of Alzheimer's, which they call a big step toward creating a simple blood test that could forecast the likelihood of developing the disease.
    Researchers at a British university have identified a set of 10 proteins that may predict the onset of Alzheimer's, which they call a big step toward creating a simple blood test that could forecast the likelihood of developing the disease.
  • Chief: 'Cop on every corner' won't stop Minneapolis violence

    Chief: 'Cop on every corner' won't stop Minneapolis violence

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:38:59 GMT
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said a surge of violence in the city is not just a police issue, but also a community issue. That’s something people on the north side agree with, after 3 shootings left 2 people dead over the weekend.
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said a surge of violence in the city is not just a police issue, but also a community issue. That’s something people on the north side agree with, after 3 shootings left 2 people dead over the weekend.
  • Albertville man shoots black bear in backyard to protect daughter

    Albertville man shoots black bear in backyard to protect daughter

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:16:57 GMT
    An Albertville, Minn. father needed just one gunshot to kill a black bear he felt was a danger to his daughter, who was playing in the family’s backyard early Tuesday evening.
    An Albertville, Minn. father needed just one gunshot to kill a black bear he felt was a danger to his daughter, who was playing in the family’s backyard early Tuesday evening.
  • Sen. Klobuchar: Federal flooding funds 'never quick enough'

    Sen. Klobuchar: Federal flooding funds 'never quick enough'

    Sunday, June 29 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-06-29 21:53:17 GMT
    Flooding has taken a toll on many in the metro, and local leaders say they are in desperate need of federal funds to help with the damage. On Sunday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she's confident help will come -- just not immediately.
    Flooding has taken a toll on many in the metro, and local leaders say they are in desperate need of federal funds to help with the damage. On Sunday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she's confident help will come -- just not immediately.
  • DAY 1: President Obama in Minneapolis

    DAY 1: President Obama in Minneapolis

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:50:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama was awfully busy during the first of his two-day visit to the Twin Cities -- lunch with a Minnesota mother, a town hall meeting, a stroll around St. Paul and then a fundraiser.
    President Barack Obama was awfully busy during the first of his two-day visit to the Twin Cities -- lunch with a Minnesota mother, a town hall meeting, a stroll around St. Paul and then a fundraiser.
  • Car seat saves 15-month-old after expert inspection

    Car seat saves 15-month-old after expert inspection

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:07:56 GMT
    Many stories of children who die in vehicle accidents include interviews with sobbing family members who struggle with the guilt of a preventable mistake, but the tears in this one are different -- they're joyful.
    Many stories of children who die in vehicle accidents include interviews with sobbing family members who struggle with the guilt of a preventable mistake, but the tears in this one are different -- they're joyful.
  • WASECA PLOT: Police interview with John LaDue released

    WASECA PLOT: Police interview with John LaDue released

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:13:54 GMT
    On Tuesday, the police interview of 17-year-old John LaDue was released -- and in it, the teen made several admissions about the number of casualties he hoped for in an attack on his Waseca school.
    On Tuesday, the police interview of 17-year-old John LaDue was released -- and in it, the teen made several admissions about the number of casualties he hoped for in an attack on his Waseca school.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar tours Mankato flooding

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar tours Mankato flooding

    Sunday, June 22 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-06-22 23:33:23 GMT
    Several Minnesota communities are struggling to keep back the rising waters of swollen rivers, one of which is Mankato, where flood waters have forced nearly 100 people out of their homes.
    Several Minnesota communities are struggling to keep back the rising waters of swollen rivers, one of which is Mankato, where flood waters have forced nearly 100 people out of their homes.
  • SEWER STRAIN: 18 metro communities asked to watch basements

    SEWER STRAIN: 18 metro communities asked to watch basements

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-06-20 03:20:31 GMT
    On Thursday, the Metropolitan Council confirmed that the high volume of storm water flowing into the collection system is causing overflows and backups, and they're asking residents to monitor basements for 24 hours.
    On Thursday, the Metropolitan Council confirmed that the high volume of storm water flowing into the collection system is causing overflows and backups, and they're asking residents to monitor basements for 24 hours.
  • PHOTOS: Flash flooding in Mankato, Minn.

    PHOTOS: Flash flooding in Mankato, Minn.

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-06-19 02:41:30 GMT
    Storms tore through Minnesota overnight, and Mankato woke up in especially rough shape Wednesday morning as flash flooding caused a mudslide forcing several roads and highways to close.
    Storms tore through Minnesota overnight, and Mankato woke up in especially rough shape Wednesday morning as flash flooding caused a mudslide forcing several roads and highways to close.
  • Hero trooper rescues Minn. woman from flood-swept car on I-90

    Hero trooper rescues Minn. woman from flood-swept car on I-90

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-18 00:29:30 GMT
    With water inching up to the windows, a Minnesota trooper rescued a woman from a flood-stranded car on Interstate 90 Monday night, moments before the flood waters flipped the car and swept it down a ditch.
    With water inching up to the windows, a Minnesota trooper rescued a woman from a flood-stranded car on Interstate 90 Monday night, moments before the flood waters flipped the car and swept it down a ditch.
  • AMERICAN IDOL: Minn. singer says late mother blessed her with audition

    AMERICAN IDOL: Minn. singer says late mother blessed her with audition

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-06-17 03:46:36 GMT
    Thousands of young people dream of going to Hollywood and being chosen to perform on "American Idol," but one from Minnesota says she knows her audition has been blessed from above.
    Thousands of young people dream of going to Hollywood and being chosen to perform on "American Idol," but one from Minnesota says she knows her audition has been blessed from above.
  • 16 seniors snubbed in Burnsville High School yearbook

    16 seniors snubbed in Burnsville High School yearbook

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-06-05 03:45:24 GMT
    When people think back to their high school days, it seems only natural to grab a yearbook and look over the photographs of time gone by -- but a mix-up at a metro school means some seniors won't be able to.
    When people think back to their high school days, it seems only natural to grab a yearbook and look over the photographs of time gone by -- but a mix-up at a metro school means some seniors won't be able to.
  • PHOTOS: Eden Prairie home on edge of washed-out hillside

    PHOTOS: Eden Prairie home on edge of washed-out hillside

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:33:32 GMT
    submitted to photos@fox9.com by Mike Williamssubmitted to photos@fox9.com by Mike Williams
    A storm sewer overwhelmed by rain water in Eden Prairie, Minn. washed out a hillside, leaving a home tinkering on the edge of a bluff. Fox 9 News was told the house will be demolished, with work beginning Monday.
    A storm sewer overwhelmed by rain water in Eden Prairie, Minn. washed out a hillside, leaving a home tinkering on the edge of a bluff. Fox 9 News was told the house will be demolished, with work beginning Monday.
  • Several homes flood along swollen Minnehaha Creek

    Several homes flood along swollen Minnehaha Creek

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:03:35 GMT
    Photo by Scott WassermanPhoto by Scott Wasserman

    Recent rains led to a rapid rise in Minnehaha Creek, leaving many nearby residents swamped as the excess water flooded homes. In Edina, that meant neighbors were out with sandbags while homeowners worked to sop up a wet mess.

    Recent rains led to a rapid rise in Minnehaha Creek, leaving many nearby residents swamped as the excess water flooded homes. In Edina, that meant neighbors were out with sandbags while homeowners worked to sop up a wet mess.


  • Hero jumps off 30 ft cliff to rescue boy from St. Croix River

    Hero jumps off 30 ft cliff to rescue boy from St. Croix River

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-05-28 03:06:14 GMT
    Ken Hawj believes God put him on a cliff overlooking the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Minn. over Memorial Day weekend. Hawj jumped 30 feet from the cliff to the cold water below to rescue 11-year-old Calvin Vang, who tripped on a rock and fell into the water while fishing at a scenic boat landing Sunday evening.
    Ken Hawj believes God put him on a cliff overlooking the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Minn. over Memorial Day weekend. Hawj jumped 30 feet from the cliff to the cold water below to rescue 11-year-old Calvin Vang, who tripped on a rock and fell into the water while fishing at a scenic boat landing Sunday evening.
  • 3 YEARS LATER: Green Homes North project rebuilds in tornado's wake

    3 YEARS LATER: Green Homes North project rebuilds in tornado's wake

    Thursday, May 22 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-05-23 02:31:18 GMT
    It's hard to believe three years have passed since a devastating tornado swept away parts of north Minneapolis, but even after all this time, neighborhoods are still struggling to rebuild what was lost.
    It's hard to believe three years have passed since a devastating tornado swept away parts of north Minneapolis, but even after all this time, neighborhoods are still struggling to rebuild what was lost.
  • MISSING PERSON: Police ask for unedited Fox 9 interview with Susan Pagnac

    MISSING PERSON: Police ask for unedited Fox 9 interview with Susan Pagnac

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:33:45 GMT
    There are still plenty of questions surrounding the search at a Maple Grove home where a 13-year-old girl lived before she went missing in 1989 -- but original police reports show conflicting stories Susan Pagnac says she can explain.
    There are still plenty of questions surrounding the search at a Maple Grove home where a 13-year-old girl lived before she went missing in 1989 -- but original police reports show conflicting stories Susan Pagnac says she can explain.
  • MISSING PERSON: Parents of Amy Pagnac say they aren't suspects

    MISSING PERSON: Parents of Amy Pagnac say they aren't suspects

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:42:42 GMT
    Susan Pagnac and Marshal Midden have ruled themselves out as suspects in the case of their missing daughter, Amy Pagnac, who went missing August of 1989 when she was 13.
    Susan Pagnac and Marshal Midden have ruled themselves out as suspects in the case of their missing daughter, Amy Pagnac, who went missing August of 1989 when she was 13.
  • Bones found in Lakeville's Ritter Farm Park

    Bones found in Lakeville's Ritter Farm Park

    Friday, May 16 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-05-16 12:11:26 GMT
    Photo by Russ WesemanPhoto by Russ Weseman
    On Thursday afternoon, Lakeville police were called to the Ritter Farm Park after what is believed to be human bones were found there. Officials expect to be at the scene for the next 24 hours.
    On Thursday afternoon, Lakeville police were called to the Ritter Farm Park after what is believed to be human bones were found there. Officials expect to be at the scene for the next 24 hours.
  • Good Samaritan, officer rescue woman from lightning-sparked car fire

    Good Samaritan, officer rescue woman from lightning-sparked car fire

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:54:21 GMT
    She was trapped in her car in the middle of a thunderstorm with lightning all around. A bolt struck her vehicle and sparked a fire, but after a whole bunch of bad luck, the best kind of fortune arrived.
    She was trapped in her car in the middle of a thunderstorm with lightning all around. A bolt struck her vehicle and sparked a fire, but after a whole bunch of bad luck, the best kind of fortune arrived.
  • TREE TUSSLE: No-show removal shocks neighbor, company owner

    TREE TUSSLE: No-show removal shocks neighbor, company owner

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:29:45 GMT

    It all began when a homeowner hired a company to chop down a tree -- but that tree wound up in a neighbor's yard and stayed there for several days until Fox 9 News made some calls.

    It all began when a homeowner hired a company to chop down a tree -- but that tree wound up in a neighbor's yard and stayed there for several days until Fox 9 News made some calls.Calls to the company went ignored after a promise to clean up the mess was broken. Now, the business owner is apologizing for what he calls a learning lesson.When Tracy Lemcke bought her Maple Grove home 12 years ago, she did it for the yard."I garden all the time," she explained. "We've done a lot of landscaping pr...
  • Columbia Heights 'officer for a day' finds long-term friend

    Columbia Heights 'officer for a day' finds long-term friend

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-05-08 03:44:57 GMT

    There's something special about helping those in need. Yet, once the good deed is done, many people will move on -- but that's not the case for a Columbia Heights police officer who helped a boy realize a dream.

    There's something special about helping those in need. Yet, once the good deed is done, many people will move on -- but that's not the case for a Columbia Heights police officer who helped a boy realize a dream.


  • 24-HOUR SAVE: Social media rallies for woman's liver transplant

    24-HOUR SAVE: Social media rallies for woman's liver transplant

    Sunday, May 4 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-05-04 21:30:01 GMT

    Imagine being told that your daughter has 24 hours to live if she does not get a life-saving liver transplant. That's the exact scenario a Hutchinson family faced before an online rally saved the day.

    Imagine being told that your daughter has 24 hours to live if she does not get a life-saving liver transplant. That's the exact scenario a Hutchinson family faced before an online rally saved the day.


  • MANDY MATULA: Memory lives on through brother's mission

    MANDY MATULA: Memory lives on through brother's mission

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-05-02 02:49:25 GMT
    The life of Mandy Matula will continue to live on even if her laugh and smile are frozen in time because of her brother Steven's efforts to find other missing persons.
    The life of Mandy Matula will continue to live on even if her laugh and smile are frozen in time because of her brother Steven's efforts to find other missing persons.
  • Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will play key role in Sterling's sale of Clippers

    Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will play key role in Sterling's sale of Clippers

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:24:34 GMT

    After the callous racial remarks of an NBA team owner sparked national outrage, the league acted quickly -- and the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves may have had something to do with that.

    After the callous racial remarks of an NBA team owner sparked national outrage, the league acted quickly -- and the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves may have had something to do with that.


  • RAIN DAMAGE: 3 ways to protect your home

    RAIN DAMAGE: 3 ways to protect your home

    Monday, April 28 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-29 00:42:04 GMT

    From sodden sports fields to flooded homes, the heavy rains washing across the metro have left many messes behind. With more on the way, proactive prevention could be key to avoiding costly clean-up.

    From sodden sports fields to flooded homes, the heavy rains washing across the metro have left many messes behind. With more on the way, proactive prevention could be key to avoiding costly clean-up.


  • RIVER SEARCH: Car plunges into Mississippi in Minneapolis

    RIVER SEARCH: Car plunges into Mississippi in Minneapolis

    Monday, April 28 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-28 14:14:00 GMT
    Rain and river currents are making recovery efforts difficult for crews trying to recover a car that went into Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue bridge in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday morning.
    Rain and river currents are making recovery efforts difficult for crews trying to recover a car that went into Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue bridge in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday morning.
  • Employment numbers show tough field for graduates

    Employment numbers show tough field for graduates

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:36:26 GMT

    Although the unemployment rate is low, getting a job in Minnesota might take a lot longer than a lot of graduates may expect according to a study that focused on those who got a degree in 2011.

    Although the unemployment rate is low, getting a job in Minnesota might take a lot longer than a lot of graduates may expect according to a study that focused on those who got a degree in 2011.


  • SELF DEFENSE VS. MURDER: Strategies at play in Little Falls

    SELF DEFENSE VS. MURDER: Strategies at play in Little Falls

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:36:35 GMT

    If someone breaks in, how far can a person go to protect self and property? That's the question at the heart of the first-degree murder trial of Byron Smith, who shot two teenagers in Little Falls.

    If someone breaks in, how far can a person go to protect self and property? That's the question at the heart of the first-degree murder trial of Byron Smith, who shot two teenagers in Little Falls.


  • PHOTOS: 100+ gather in protest of Condoleezza Rice speech

    PHOTOS: 100+ protest Condoleezza Rice speech

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:47:17 GMT
    As promised, dozens gathered outside Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus to protest a scheduled speech from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    As promised, dozens gathered outside Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus to protest a scheduled speech from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • STUDENT DROWNING: Family attorney says horseplay a possible factor

    STUDENT DROWNING: Horseplay a possible factor

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:16:19 GMT
    The attorney representing the family of Abdullahi Charif, the seventh-grade student who drowned during gym class shared some shocking new revelations with Fox 9 News about the tragic death.
    The attorney representing the family of Abdullahi Charif, the seventh-grade student who drowned during gym class shared some shocking new revelations with Fox 9 News about the tragic death.
  • U of M faculty sign petition against Condoleezza Rice speech

    U of M faculty sign petition against Condoleezza Rice speech

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:09:55 GMT
    This week, hundreds of faculty members from the University of Minnesota signed a petition to state their opposition to the impending visit of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    This week, hundreds of faculty members from the University of Minnesota signed a petition to state their opposition to the impending visit of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • NRA member selected for murder trial of Little Falls homeowner

    3 jurors selected for murder trial of Little Falls homeowner

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:30:04 GMT
    Jury selection began Monday in the high-profile murder trial of Byron Smith, the Little Falls homeowner who is facing first-degree murder charges after he admitted fatally shooting two teens who broke in.
    Jury selection began Monday in the high-profile murder trial of Byron Smith, the Little Falls homeowner who is facing first-degree murder charges after he admitted fatally shooting two teens who broke in.
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Maplewood cops rescue man from burning car

    AMAZING VIDEO: Maplewood cops rescue man from burning car

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-04-10 04:41:51 GMT
    Amazing dash cam video from a Maplewood police squad car shows two officers rescue a man from a burning car, then put out the fire still burning on his pants.
    Amazing dash cam video from a Maplewood police squad car shows two officers rescue a man from a burning car, then put out the fire still burning on his pants.
  • Jack Jablonski to attend prom with ESPN's Michelle Beadle

    Jack Jablonski to attend prom with ESPN's Michelle Beadle

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:55:23 GMT
    In a few weeks, Jack Jablonski will bring a very special guest to his prom now that leaders at Benilde-St. Margaret have agreed to allow ESPN's Michelle Beadle, host of Sports Nation, to attend.
    In a few weeks, high school sweethearts will sway at proms across the Twin Cities -- but the big event at Benilde-St. Margaret will have some extra star power now that Michelle Beadle can attend as Jack Jablonski's "special guest."
  • A TRUE HERO: Minn. boy's report honors fallen Army Ranger

    A TRUE HERO: Minn. boy's report honors fallen Army Ranger

    Sunday, April 6 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-04-06 23:29:28 GMT
    Many Minnesota kids might say their mother, their father or maybe Joe Mauer is their hero, but one 10-year-old who was so moved by a presentation a veteran's mother gave told Fox 9 News he found a new one.
    Many Minnesota kids might say their mother, their father or maybe Joe Mauer is their hero, but one 10-year-old who was so moved by a presentation a veteran's mother gave told Fox 9 News he found a new one.
  • 3 ways to cope with winter wallop in April

    3 ways to cope with winter wallop in April

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-03 04:06:09 GMT
    Many Minnesotans hoped the melting snow would mean the end of winter, but with snow bearing down on the Twin Cities once more, Fox 9 News found a few ways to cope.
    Many Minnesotans hoped the melting snow would mean the end of winter, but with snow bearing down on the Twin Cities once more, Fox 9 News found a few ways to cope.
  • Tires stolen from car parked at Ronald McDonald House

    Thieves swipe tires from car parked at Ronald McDonald House

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-03-28 02:58:17 GMT
    A Minnesota family who would much rather focus on the health of an ailing child is now wondering who would steal from a cash-strapped family receiving help from the Ronald McDonald House.
    A Minnesota family who would much rather focus on the health of an ailing child is now wondering who would steal from a cash-strapped family receiving help from the Ronald McDonald House.
  • VIDEO: 7-year-old boy rescued from septic tank in Blue Earth, Minn.

    VIDEO: Boy, 7, rescued after tumble into septic tank

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-03-26 14:35:53 GMT
    Photo by Scott WassermanPhoto by Scott Wasserman
    A Minnesota family is warning others to secure septic tank lids after a 7-year-old boy tumbled inside a tank while playing in the yard of his home near Blue Earth, Minn., early Monday evening.
    A Minnesota family is warning others to secure septic tank lids after a 7-year-old boy tumbled inside a tank while playing in the yard of his home near Blue Earth, Minn., early Monday evening.
  • First-ever Apple retailer to shut doors in Uptown

    First-ever Apple retailer to shut doors in Uptown

    Thursday, March 20 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-03-21 01:18:26 GMT
    It's the end of an era in Uptown Minneapolis. The very first Apple retailer is shutting its doors in Uptown, and the man who bough the first computer there says it he feels the loss.
    The very first Apple retailer is shutting its doors in Uptown.
  • CLOTHING EXCHANGE: Elk River mother tries to accommodate city

    CLOTHING EXCHANGE: Elk River mother tries to accommodate city

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-03-20 03:30:19 GMT
    Seven months ago, Julie Will took on a mission to help others cut the cost of their clothing bill by hosting a free clothing exchange in her basement, but she says the city may shut her down.
    Seven months ago, Julie Will took on a mission to help others cut the cost of their clothing bill by hosting a free clothing exchange in her basement -- an idea inspired by her daughter with Down Syndrome.
  • Riverwood Centers close Monday, reasons 'purely financial'

    Riverwood Centers close Monday, reasons 'purely financial'

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:44 GMT
    Riverwood Centers has served 6 different communities for the past 50 years, but closed Monday leaving thousands without mental health services.
    Riverwood Centers has served 6 different communities for the past 50 years, but closed Monday leaving thousands without mental health services.
  • TARGET BREACH: Security warning ignored before heist

    TARGET BREACH: Security warning ignored before heist

    Thursday, March 13 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-03-14 02:52:30 GMT
    Target may have missed a chance to stop the massive data breach that hit customers during the busy holiday shopping season according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek.
    Target may have missed a chance to stop the massive data breach that hit customers during the busy holiday shopping season according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Augsburg student contracts rare, airborne fungus

    Augsburg student contracts rare, airborne fungus

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-03-13 03:24:58 GMT
    Nearly five months ago, an Augsburg University student was living the life of a normal 21-year-old. Then, he got sick with a rare airborne fungus and has been hospitalized ever since.
    Nearly five months ago, an Augsburg University student was living the life of a normal 21-year-old. Then, he got sick with a rare airborne fungus and has been hospitalized ever since.
  • FINDING A FLIGHT: Minn. woman investigates 1950 mystery

    FINDING A FLIGHT: Minn. woman investigates 1950 mystery

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-03-12 03:28:36 GMT
    The Malaysian Airline mystery has many people wondering how a whole plane could simply vanish, but one Minnesota woman has spent years searching for a different flight that did just that in 1950.
    The Malaysian Airline mystery has many people wondering how a whole plane could simply vanish, but one Minnesota woman has spent years searching for a different flight that did just that in 1950.
  • LIVER FAILURE: Acetaminophen, alcohol a dangerous mix

    LIVER FAILURE: Acetaminophen, alcohol a dangerous mix

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:13 AM EST2014-03-07 15:13:57 GMT
    For most 23-year-olds, life is just getting started, but the life of a young woman in Hutchinson, Minn., could be over in a couple of weeks unless she gets a second life-saving organ transplant in time.
    For most 23-year-olds, life is just getting started, but the life of a young woman in Hutchinson, Minn., could be over in a couple of weeks unless she gets a second life-saving organ transplant in time.
  • Minn. students, activists rally in support of anti-bullying bill

    Minn. students rally in support of anti-bullying bill

    Monday, March 3 2014 6:52 PM EST2014-03-03 23:52:16 GMT
    Anti-bullying legislation took center stage at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday as students and gay rights activists rallied in support of a bill that will require schools to adopt bullying prevention policies.
    Anti-bullying legislation took center stage at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday as students and gay rights activists rallied in support of a bill that will require schools to adopt bullying prevention policies.
  • PHOTOS: Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in the Twin Cities

    Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in the Twin Cities

    Sunday, March 2 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-03-02 23:55:24 GMT
    Photo by Scott WassermanPhoto by Scott Wasserman
    The Dalai Lama visited the Twin Cities on Sunday to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.
    The Dalai Lama visited the Twin Cities on Sunday to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.
  • Lyft launches in Minneapolis, but city plans to ticket and tow mustache cars

    Lyft launches in Minneapolis, but city to ticket and tow mustache cars

    Thursday, February 27 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-02-27 22:34:40 GMT
    In the very near future you might do a double take as a you see a car with a mustache coming down a Minneapolis street -- that mustache identifying the car as a driver in the Lyft program. Lyft, marketed
    Lyft launched it peer-to-peer taxi alternative in Minneapolis on Thursday, but the city says the Lyft model violates regulations and it plans to ticket and tow the mustachioed cars.
  • Family of teen with failing heart urges organ donations

    Family of teen with failing heart urges organ donations

    Thursday, February 27 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-02-27 17:09:45 GMT
    A boy from Mankato, Minn., has a broken heart doctors can't fix, and that means the 15-year-old is waiting for a new one while he comes to terms with the bitter reality that someone must die for him to get it.
    A boy from Mankato, Minn., has a broken heart doctors can't fix, and that means the 15-year-old is waiting for a new one while he comes to terms with the bitter reality that someone must die for him to get it.
  • ZEBRA MUSSELS: Removal product research on Lake Minnetonka

    ZEBRA MUSSELS: Removal product research on Lake Minnetonka

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:05 PM EST2014-02-26 03:05:13 GMT
    Flickr/Creative Commons/Andres MustaFlickr/Creative Commons/Andres Musta
    Many Minnesotans may not be keen to spend a lot of time on the state's 10,000 lakes during the subzero chill, but a scientist may have some good news when it comes to addressing an invasive pest.
    Many Minnesotans may not be keen to spend a lot of time on the state's 10,000 lakes during the subzero chill, but a scientist may have some good news when it comes to addressing an invasive pest.
  • VIDEO: Metrodome's remaining ring beam goes down

    VIDEO: Metrodome demolition continues Sunday

    Sunday, February 23 2014 7:02 PM EST2014-02-24 00:02:52 GMT
    After halting demolition of the Metrodome last week, work continued Sunday morning as the roof structure was demolished with controlled explosive charges.
    After halting demolition of the Metrodome last week, work continued Sunday morning as the roof structure was demolished with controlled explosive charges.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paramedic injured in head-on crash reflects on recovery

    EXCLUSIVE: Paramedic injured in head-on crash reflects

    Friday, February 21 2014 12:11 AM EST2014-02-21 05:11:28 GMT
    For the first time, the Allina paramedic who nearly died on the job is speaking exclusively with Fox 9 News about the head-on collision that killed one woman and severely injured two first responders.
    For the first time, the Allina paramedic who nearly died on the job is speaking exclusively with Fox 9 News about the head-on collision that killed one woman and severely injured two first responders.
  • FIGHTING THE FLU: Minn. family says boy saved by vaccine

    FIGHTING THE FLU: Minn. family says boy saved by vaccine

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:21 PM EST2014-02-20 04:21:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old Minnesota boy was happy and healthy until he came down with H1N1 influenza, but his parents don't believe his flu shot failed him. Instead, they believe that vaccine saved his life.
    A 6-year-old Minnesota boy was happy and healthy until he came down with H1N1 influenza, but his parents don't believe his flu shot failed him. Instead, they believe that vaccine saved his life.
  • 2nd Northstar train crash in 2 days in Elk River

    2nd Northstar train crash in 2 days in Elk River

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-02-19 15:18:18 GMT
    Photo by Paul BlumePhoto by Paul Blume
    For the second time in two days, crash investigators were in Elk River after a car was struck by a Northstar commuter train, delaying passengers for nearly an hour as replacement buses were sent in.
    For the second time in two days, crash scene investigators were in Elk River after a car was struck by a Northstar commuter train, delaying passengers for nearly an hour as replacement buses were sent in.
  • Uncle: Family overwhelmed with support after deadly Minneapolis fire

    Uncle: Family overwhelmed with support after deadly Minneapolis fire

    Monday, February 17 2014 9:12 PM EST2014-02-18 02:12:49 GMT
    The uncle of the five children who died after their Minneapolis home caught fire said his family is overwhelmed by the support they've received and it is helping them through their grief.
    The uncle of the five children who died after their Minneapolis home caught fire said his family is overwhelmed by the support they've received and it is helping them through their grief.
  • SNOW FORTS: Beware cave-ins as temperatures rise

    SNOW FORTS: Beware cave-ins as temperatures rise

    Thursday, February 13 2014 11:00 PM EST2014-02-14 04:00:16 GMT
    Photo sent in by Matthew SegalePhoto sent in by Matthew Segale
    Since higher temperatures are sure to make the snow start shrinking in the next few weeks, safety officials are urging parents to tell their kids to be cautious around any snow fort that could collapse.
    Since higher temperatures are sure to make the snow start shrinking in the next few weeks, safety officials are urging parents to tell their kids to be cautious around any snow fort that could collapse.
  • New law could ban cell phones in construction zones

    New law could ban cell phones in construction zones

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 7:21 PM EST2014-02-12 00:21:11 GMT
    DFL Rep. Ron Erhardt has introduced a bill that would ban motorists from using their cell phones while driving through construction zones.
    DFL Rep. Ron Erhardt has introduced a bill that would ban motorists from using their cell phones while driving through construction zones.
  • North St. Paul mother at-large after shooting daughter in leg

    North St. Paul mother at-large after shooting daughter in leg

    Monday, February 10 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-02-10 17:46:21 GMT
    North St. Paul police are searching for a mother wanted in the shooting her adult daughter during an alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance early Sunday morning, Feb. 9.
    North St. Paul police are searching for a mother wanted in the shooting her adult daughter during an alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance early Sunday morning, Feb. 9. Police have a warrant for the arrest of 35-year-old Tonya Raleigh.
  • Michigan State student from Maple Grove shot in apartment

    Michigan State student from Minn. shot in apartment

    Monday, February 3 2014 6:06 PM EST2014-02-03 23:06:30 GMT
    Former Maple Grove High School student Dominique Nolff died over the weekend after a shooting at the Cedar Village apartments near the Michigan State University campus.
    Former Maple Grove High School student Dominique Nolff died over the weekend after a shooting at the Cedar Village apartments near the Michigan State University campus.
  • Paramedic injured in ambulance crash starts walking again

    Paramedic injured in ambulance crash starts walking again

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-01-31 04:08:03 GMT
    After a horrible head-on collision between an Allina ambulance and an SUV left an EMT, a paramedic injured and a woman dead, the Nagel family is saying their loved one's survival is an absolute miracle.
    After a horrible head-on collision between an Allina ambulance and an SUV left an EMT, a paramedic injured and a woman dead, the Nagel family is saying their loved one's survival is an absolute miracle.
  • BLACK ICE 101: Driver's ed instructor offers advice

    BLACK ICE 101: Driver's ed instructor offers advice

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-01-29 03:53:08 GMT
    Anyone who had to commute in the metro on Tuesday morning found many highways were more like a skating rink than a road despite a clear appearance, and Fox 9 News got some tips on navigating black ice.
    Anyone who had to commute in the metro on Tuesday morning found many highways were more like a skating rink than a road despite a clear appearance, and Fox 9 News got some tips on navigating black ice.
  • SOUND OFF: Minnesotans share earful on winter woes

    SOUND OFF: Minnesotans share earful on winter woes

    Sunday, January 26 2014 9:27 PM EST2014-01-27 02:27:11 GMT
    Even though the beginning of winter set in just a little over a month ago, a lot of people have already had enough of the snow and the cold this season -- and they aren't holding back.
    Even though the beginning of winter set in just a little over a month ago, a lot of people have already had enough of the snow and the cold this season -- and they aren't holding back.
  • Cottage Grove comes together to support cop with cancer

    Cottage Grove comes together to support cop with cancer

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:04 AM EST2014-01-24 13:04:18 GMT
    When a police officer is need, fellow officers often step up to the plate -- but in Cottage Grove, the entire community is coming together to celebrate the legacy one local officer built over 25 years.
    When a police officer is need, fellow officers often step up to the plate -- but in Cottage Grove, the entire community is coming together to celebrate the legacy one local officer built over 25 years.
  • TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: List of Minnesota school closings

    TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: List of Minnesota school closings

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:09 AM EST2014-01-23 15:09:59 GMT
    School closings are widespread across Minnesota for Thursday, Jan. 23 with dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills that can lead to frostbite in as little as 5 to 10 minutes.
    School closings are widespread across Minnesota for Thursday, Jan. 23 with dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills that can lead to frostbite in as little as 5 to 10 minutes.
  • POTHOLE PATROL: Freeze, thaw cycle roughs up roads

    POTHOLE PATROL: Freeze, thaw cycle roughs up roads

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-01-23 00:25:27 GMT
    Minnesota motorists are well aware that potholes can be more than just a bump in the road. Hitting on can cause some serious damage, and many are beginning to pop up due to the freeze-thaw weather cycles.
    Minnesota motorists are well aware that potholes can be more than just a bump in the road. Hitting on can cause some serious damage, and many are beginning to pop up due to the freeze-thaw weather cycles.
  • Project Pay It Forward helps single moms, patients, needy

    Project Pay It Forward helps single moms, patients, needy

    Thursday, January 16 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-01-17 04:12:19 GMT
    An Edina businessman who specializes in making sports jerseys is now creating smiles all over the country to keep the memory of his friend alive via Project Pay It Forward.
    An Edina businessman who specializes in making sports jerseys is now creating smiles all over the country to keep the memory of his friend alive via Project Pay It Forward.
  • Cretin-Derham Hall student scores perfect 36 on ACT

    Cretin-Derham Hall student scores perfect 36 on ACT

    Thursday, January 16 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-01-16 17:28:37 GMT
    Cretin-Derham Hall student Maria Neuzil scored a perfect 36 on her ACT -- a feat less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the test accomplish each year. Even more impressive? She did it on the first try.
    Cretin-Derham Hall student Maria Neuzil scored a perfect 36 on her ACT -- a feat less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the test accomplish each year. Even more impressive? She did it on the first try.
  • Camouflaged theater-goer alarms Eden Prairie officers

    Camouflaged theater-goer alarms Eden Prairie officers

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-01-15 04:06:48 GMT
    A recent scare at the movie theater in Eden Prairie was a hot topic on Twitter and the talk of the local mall on Tuesday after a man wore military style clothing -- and he tells Fox 9 News why he did.
    A recent scare at the movie theater in Eden Prairie was a hot topic on Twitter and the talk of the local mall on Tuesday after a man wore military style clothing to the AMC -- and he tells Fox 9 News why he did.
  • 2 dead in Polk County hit-and-run, police seek suspect vehicle

    2 dead in Polk County hit-and-run

    Monday, January 13 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-01-13 17:14:07 GMT
    Polk County sheriff's officials are seeking the public's help in locating a pickup truck allegedly involved in a double fatal hit-and-run on Saturday evening.
    Polk County sheriff's officials are seeking the public's help in locating a pickup truck allegedly involved in a double fatal hit-and-run on Saturday evening.
  • Why police chased a suspect 12 miles down 35W

    Why police chased a suspect 12 miles down 35W

    Saturday, January 11 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-01-11 17:36:50 GMT
    A 12-mile, high-speed chase down Interstate 35W came to an end Wednesday afternoon in a quiet Blaine, Minn. neighborhood, but not before suspect driver Michael Wilson slammed head-on into a pickup.
    A 12-mile, high-speed chase down Interstate 35W came to an end Wednesday afternoon in a quiet Blaine, Minn. neighborhood, but not before suspect driver Michael Wilson slammed head-on into a pickup truck carrying a man and his young son.
  • VIDEO: 35W police chase ends with 2 arrests in Blaine

    VIDEO: 35W police chase ends with 2 arrests in Blaine

    Thursday, January 9 2014 2:31 PM EST2014-01-09 19:31:54 GMT
    Police arrested two suspects following a high-speed chase down Interstate 35W in Lino Lakes that ended near the 95th Avenue exit in Blaine.
    Police arrested two suspects following a high-speed chase down Interstate 35W in Lino Lakes that ended near the 95th Avenue exit in Blaine.
  • Ethiopia bomb shakes Minn. woman's life, but not her future

    Ethiopia bomb shakes Minn. woman's life, but not her future

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-01-08 15:18:40 GMT
    A Minnesota woman fled Ethiopia for a better life, and upon returning to visit her father for the first time in over 10 years, a bomb forever changed her life, but not her future.
    A Minnesota woman fled Ethiopia for a better life, and upon returning to visit her father for the first time in over 10 years, a bomb forever changed her life, but not her future.
  • FROSTBITE 101: Record number of cases in 2014

    FROSTBITE 101: Record number of cases in 2014

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-01-07 22:55:08 GMT
    Frostbite symptomsFrostbite symptoms
    Although many Minnesotans heeded the weather warnings about the severe cold and guarded themselves against frostbite, it's already been a record year of cases at area hospitals.
    Although many Minnesotans heeded the weather warnings about the severe cold and guarded themselves against frostbite, it's already been a record year of cases at area hospitals.
  • Somali community rallies after Cedar Avenue apartment fire

    Somali community rallies after Cedar Avenue apartment fire

    Thursday, January 2 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-01-02 21:22:43 GMT
    The devastating explosion and fire that gutted a grocery store and apartment complex on Cedar Avenue on has ignited concern for the survivors in the very tight-knit and growing Somali-American community.
    The devastating explosion and fire that gutted a grocery store and apartment complex on Cedar Avenue on has ignited concern for the survivors in the very tight-knit and growing Somali-American community.
  • St. Paul Park pastor forgives muggers, seeks to help

    St. Paul Park pastor forgives muggers, seeks to help

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 10:24 PM EST2014-01-01 03:24:29 GMT
    A local pastor is recovering after he was mugged just a half a block from his home, but while most people would be angry at the assault, the St. Paul victim is preaching a message of hope.
    A local pastor is recovering after he was mugged just a half a block from his home, but while most people would be angry at the assault, the St. Paul victim is preaching a message of hope.
  • SNOWY SAVE: Former deputy uses AED to save teen at Afton Alps

    SNOWY SAVE: Former deputy uses AED to save teen at Afton Alps

    Monday, December 30 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-12-31 02:02:54 GMT
    After a teen collapsed at Afton Alps ski area, a former deputy sprang into action to use the life-saving device that brought a pulse back to the boy long enough for him to get to an ambulance.
    After a teen collapsed at Afton Alps ski area, a former deputy sprang into action to use the life-saving device that brought a pulse back to the boy long enough for him to get to an ambulance.
  • PHOTOS: Truckload of pop tabs delivered to Ronald McDonald House

    PHOTOS: Truckload of pop tabs delivered to Ronald McDonald House

    Monday, December 23 2013 7:28 PM EST2013-12-24 00:28:01 GMT
    It is the season of giving, and a Champlin family did just that in a big way on Monday when they delivered a truckload of pop tabs as a way of saying thanks to the Ronald McDonald House.
    It is the season of giving, and a Champlin family did just that in a big way on Monday when they delivered a truckload of pop tabs as a way of saying thanks to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Champlin family seeks to fill truck with pop tabs for Ronald

    Champlin family seeks to fill truck with pop tabs for Ronald

    Monday, December 23 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-12-24 00:15:48 GMT
    The Ronald McDonald house has helped many families find comfort over the years, and one Champlin, Minn., family who is grateful for that help is now giving back by collecting as many pop tabs as they can.
    The Ronald McDonald house has helped many families find comfort over the years, and one Champlin, Minn., family who is grateful for that help is now giving back by collecting as many pop tabs as they can.
  • SCUBA SANTA SURPRISE: Soldier's aquarium reunion with family

    SCUBA SANTA SURPRISE: Soldier's aquarium reunion with family

    Sunday, December 22 2013 6:22 PM EST2013-12-22 23:22:56 GMT
    The Minnesota National Guard has pulled off surprise returns before, but nothing quite like the special plunge one father who returned from Afghanistan took to tell his children he was home for the holidays.
    The Minnesota National Guard has pulled off surprise returns before, but nothing quite like the special plunge one father who returned from Afghanistan took to tell his children he was home for the holidays.
  • MEGA MILLIONS: Jackpot soars to $636M

    MEGA MILLIONS: Jackpot soars to $636M

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-12-18 04:09:37 GMT
    Winning is still a long shot with the odds at just 1 in 259 million, but with $636 million at stake, many people are buying up tickets to see if lady luck will land them one of the largest jackpots in history.
    Winning is still a long shot with the odds at just 1 in 259 million, but with $636 million at stake, many people are buying up tickets to see if lady luck will land them one of the largest jackpots in history.
  • CREATING CLOUDS: Band members reflect on Zach Sobiech's song

    CREATING CLOUDS: Band members reflect on Zach Sobiech's song

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:57 PM EST2013-12-12 03:57:11 GMT
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of "Clouds," a song by Zach Sobiech that helped him confront the end of his battle with cancer -- and Fox 9 News talked with the artists who helped create the track.
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of "Clouds," a song by Zach Sobiech that helped him confront the end of his battle with cancer -- and Fox 9 News talked with the artists who helped create the track.
  • 1st child who survived St. Louis Park pond crash released

    1st child who survived St. Louis Park pond crash released

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-11 04:15:21 GMT
    One of the three children who survived a crash off the ramp to Highway 100 and a frigid, 45-minute plunge into a retention pond has been released from the hospital and is now home.
    One of the three children who survived a crash off the ramp to Highway 100 and a frigid, 45-minute plunge into a retention pond has been released from the hospital and is now home.
  • 50-year-old triplets share advice for new sets

    50-year-old triplets share advice for new sets

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:18 AM EST2013-12-09 05:18:43 GMT
    It's rare to give birth to identical triplets without fertility drugs, but a Brooklyn Park welcomed a new set of three identical daughters 5 months ago and a grown trio of brothers has some advice for the young girls.
    It's rare to give birth to identical triplets without fertility drugs, but a Brooklyn Park welcomed a new set of three identical daughters 5 months ago and a grown trio of brothers has some advice for the young girls.
  • Brooklyn Park couple welcomes set of identical triplets

    Brooklyn Park couple welcomes set of identical triplets

    Friday, December 6 2013 1:21 AM EST2013-12-06 06:21:06 GMT
    The old cliché is three's a crowd, but doctors say it's a special rarity to have identical triplets -- and one Brooklyn Park, Minn., family is welcoming their own naturally conceived set.
    The old cliché is three's a crowd, but doctors say it's a special rarity to have identical triplets -- and one Brooklyn Park, Minn., family is welcoming their own naturally conceived set.
  • Lakeville North junior loses life in snowy morning commute

    Lakeville North student loses life in snowy morning commute

    Thursday, December 5 2013 12:26 AM EST2013-12-05 05:26:51 GMT
    A Lakeville North High School student lost her life during Wednesday morning's snowy commute.
    A Lakeville North High School student lost her life during Wednesday morning's snowy commute.
  • SALT 101: Best practices for safe sidewalks

    SALT 101: Best practices for safe sidewalks

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-04 03:35:54 GMT
    Snow season is about to come to the metro, and a many people are stocking up on salt -- but Fox 9 News tracked down some tips to help consumers get the right crystals and use them correctly.
    Snow season is about to come to the metro, and a many people are stocking up on salt -- but Fox 9 News tracked down some tips to help consumers get the right crystals and use them correctly.
  • DNR: Oxygen levels normal at Lake Owasso; fish kill cause unknown

    DNR: Oxygen levels normal at Lake Owasso; fish kill cause unknown

    Monday, December 2 2013 5:09 PM EST2013-12-02 22:09:05 GMT
    Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were in Shoreview, Minn., on Monday to try and determine what killed thousands of fish, including trophy-sized walleye and muskie, in Lake Owasso.
    Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were in Shoreview, Minn., on Monday to try and determine what killed thousands of fish, including trophy-sized walleye and muskie, in Lake Owasso.
  • Husband, father dead after stabbing in Richfield, Minn., home

    Richfield, Minn., husband, father dies in stabbing

    Sunday, December 1 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-01 23:15:48 GMT
    Police confirmed a husband and father is dead after an early morning stabbing in a Richfield, Minn., home on Sunday, but they won't say what led to the attack or who may be responsible.
    Police confirmed a husband and father is dead after an early morning stabbing in a Richfield, Minn., home on Sunday, but they won't say what led to the attack or who may be responsible.
  • Family of semi driver killed in crash with deer encourages hunters

    Family of semi driver killed in crash with deer encourages hunters

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-11-28 03:46:18 GMT
    A semi driver from Wisconsin was simply doing his job when a deer crossed in front of him and came careening through the front windshield. Now, his family hopes deer hunters can decrease the risks on the road.
    A semi driver from Wisconsin was simply doing his job when a deer crossed in front of him and came careening through the front windshield. Now, his family hopes deer hunters can decrease the risks on the road.
  • FOOD + DRINK: Best airport fare found at MSP International

    FOOD + DRINK: Best airport fare found at MSP International

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 12:26 AM EST2013-11-27 05:26:06 GMT
    When it comes to good eats and refreshing drinks on the go, no airport in North America beats the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to an international council.
    When it comes to good eats and refreshing drinks on the go, no airport in North America beats the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to an international council.
  • 8 burglaries worry Maple Grove residents in 5-mile impact area

    8 burglaries worry Maple Grove residents in 5-mile impact area

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:23 AM EST2013-11-26 05:23:46 GMT
    Police in Maple Grove are increasing patrols and searching for answers after a string of burglaries in the metro suburb left neighbors feeling nervous and wondering how the crooks are getting around house alarms.
    Police in Maple Grove are increasing patrols and searching for answers after a string of burglaries in the metro suburb left neighbors feeling nervous and wondering how the crooks are getting around house alarms.
  • Odyssey Academy mourns 5-year-old star student killed in pond crash

    Odyssey Academy mourns star student killed in pond crash

    Friday, November 22 2013 8:08 AM EST2013-11-22 13:08:36 GMT
    5-year-old Zenavia Rennie was pronounced dead at HCMC on Thursday after being pulled from a submerged car in St. Louis Park. She had recently been named the star student of the week at Odyssey Academy.
    5-year-old Zenavia Rennie was pronounced dead at HCMC on Thursday after being pulled from a submerged car in St. Louis Park. She had recently been named the star student of the week for her performance at the Odyssey Academy, where she attended kindergarten.
  • POLICE: Seniors are drug theft targets

    POLICE: Seniors are drug theft targets

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 9:08 AM EST2013-11-20 14:08:27 GMT
    The Hennepin County sheriff's office is warning seniors to be careful with their prescription medications amid growing reports of thieves breaking into homes and stealing drugs.
    The Hennepin County sheriff's office is warning seniors to be careful with their prescription medications amid growing reports of thieves breaking into homes and stealing drugs.
  • VIRAL VETERAN: Mich. makeover raises awareness of homelessness

    VIRAL VETERAN: Mich. makeover raises awareness of homelessness

    Thursday, November 14 2013 1:18 PM EST2013-11-14 18:18:13 GMT
    Viral videos can draw attention to important issues, and one that features a homeless veteran who got a makeover is increasing awareness of the needs of military members who live on the street.
    Viral videos can draw attention to important issues, and one that features a homeless veteran who got a makeover is increasing awareness of the needs of military members who live on the street.
  • BYE-BYE BLOCKBUSTER: Close-out sales begin Thursday

    BYE-BYE BLOCKBUSTER: Close-out sales begin Thursday

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-11-14 04:09:38 GMT
    If video killed the radio star, it seems the Internet killed the video rental store. Thursday will bring the end of an era in Minnesota as Blockbuster begins selling off its rental videos before closing for good.
    If video killed the radio star, it seems the Internet killed the video rental store. Thursday will bring the end of an era in Minnesota as Blockbuster begins selling off its rental videos before closing for good.
  • Minn. researchers to conduct MRI study of aneurysm-linked strokes

    Minn. researchers to conduct MRI study of aneurysm-linked strokes

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:40 PM EST2013-11-13 03:40:44 GMT
    Researchers in Minneapolis are conducting a first-of-its-kind study in this country in the hopes that understanding a type of stroke caused by aneurysms could yield a life-saving prevention strategy.
    Researchers in Minneapolis are conducting a first-of-its-kind study in this country in the hopes that understanding a type of stroke caused by aneurysms could yield a life-saving prevention strategy.
  • Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps Deer Creek family with twins fighting cancer

    Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps Deer Creek family with twins fighting cancer

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 12:24 AM EST2013-11-12 05:24:14 GMT
    A Minnesota family was struggling to pay the bills while both of their newborn twins battle cancer, but a local foundation lent a helping hand that is keeping the family afloat.
    A Minnesota family was struggling to pay the bills while both of their newborn twins battle cancer, but a local foundation lent a helping hand that is keeping the family afloat.
  • Vietnam POW's high school class revives search

    Vietnam POW's high school class revives search

    Monday, November 11 2013 10:31 PM EST2013-11-12 03:31:37 GMT
    On Veterans Day, all who served this nation are honored -- but for many families and friends of veterans who still wonder where their loved one is, the anguish of uncertainty is fresh.
    On Veterans Day, all who served this nation are honored -- but for many families and friends of veterans who still wonder where their loved one is, the anguish of uncertainty is fresh.
  • 16-year-old driver ejected, killed in Eagan power pole crash

    16-year-old driver killed in Eagan power pole crash

    Sunday, November 10 2013 6:33 PM EST2013-11-10 23:33:38 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy from Inver Grove Heights was killed early Sunday morning when the car he was driving went off the road and crashed into a power pole.
    A 16-year-old boy from Inver Grove Heights was killed early Sunday morning when the car he was driving went off the road and crashed into a power pole.
  • FULL CIRCLE: Former HCMC burn unit patient becomes doctor

    FULL CIRCLE: Former HCMC burn unit patient becomes doctor

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-11-08 04:33:56 GMT
    Childhood experiences are integral in determining who adults will become, and that's certainly true of a man who was sent to the burn unit in his teens and grew into a doctor who now helps others recover there.
    Childhood experiences are integral in determining who adults will become, and that's certainly true of a man who was sent to the burn unit in his teens and grew into a doctor who now helps others recover there.
  • COP FOR A DAY: Boy, 10, shaken as baby gets on-the-job training

    COP FOR A DAY: Boy, 10, shaken as baby gets on-the-job training

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 1:41 AM EST2013-11-06 06:41:32 GMT
    Police officers make arrests, write tickets and spend hours on patrol to keep communities safe, but they also make a big difference in the lives of the children who look up them.
    Police officers make arrests, write tickets and spend hours on patrol to keep communities safe, but they also make a big difference in the lives of the children who look up them.
  • Hillary Clinton delivers speech at Beth El Synagogue

    Hillary Clinton delivers speech at Beth El Synagogue

    Sunday, October 27 2013 11:01 PM EDT2013-10-28 03:01:45 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since she left office, but a Sunday night speech in the metro has some wonder if she's readying to re-enter the spotlight.
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since she left office, but a Sunday night speech in the metro has some wonder if she's readying to re-enter the spotlight.
  • Minneapolis woman loses legs, hands to kidney stone infection

    Minneapolis woman loses legs, hands to kidney stone infection

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-10-23 03:00:23 GMT
    Many media stories warn of flu season, but one woman's decision not to see a doctor became a life-changer after what she thought was a common bug turned out to be much worse.
    Many media stories warn of flu season, but one woman's decision not to see a doctor became a life-changer after what she thought was a common bug turned out to be much worse.
  • Young Americans not working or learning, but Minn. has support system

    15% of US youth out of work, school

    Monday, October 21 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-10-22 00:26:46 GMT
    Nearly 6 million young people aren't in school and they aren't employed, either, but Minnesota is among the most supportive states for youth in America, a recent study says.
    Nearly 6 million young people aren't in school and they aren't employed, either, but Minnesota is among the most supportive states for youth in America, according to a study released Monday by the Opportunity Nation.
  • Father: 'Heroin got its claws in her and wouldn't let go'

    Father: 'Heroin got its claws in her and wouldn't let go'

    Sunday, October 13 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-10-13 23:32:41 GMT
    The father of a young Hudson woman who survived a heroin overdose the same weekend "Glee" star Cory Monteith died says she tried to fight addiction, but she won't recover from her last relapse.
    The father of a young Hudson woman who survived a heroin overdose the same weekend "Glee" star Cory Monteith died says his daughter tried to fight addiction, but her relapse last week is one she won't recover from.
  • Donations help teacher who used inheritance on laptops for class continue

    Donations help teacher who used inheritance on laptops

    Monday, October 7 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-10-07 21:36:57 GMT
    Former students and even perfect strangers are helping a Minnesota teacher who used her inheritance to buy new laptops for her students by donating money to make sure each child has a machine they can use.
    Former students and even perfect strangers are helping a Minnesota teacher who used her inheritance to buy new laptops for her students by donating money to make sure each child has a machine they can use.
  • PHOTOS: Eagan officers deliver baby in bathtub

    Eagan officers deliver baby in bathtub

    Sunday, October 6 2013 7:52 PM EDT2013-10-06 23:52:04 GMT
    Two officers with the Eagan Police Department are being credited with bringing a baby safely into its family's custody by keeping their cool during a difficult bathtub delivery.
    Two officers with the Eagan Police Department are being credited with bringing a baby safely into its family's custody by keeping their cool during a difficult bathtub delivery.
  • Stroke survivor to compete in TC Marathon's 1st awareness team

    Stroke survivor to compete in TC Marathon's 1st awareness team

    Thursday, October 3 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-10-04 02:25:43 GMT
    For the first time in the history of the Twin Cities marathon, a stroke awareness team will be in the race -- and FOX 9 News spoke with a survivor who will lace up for the 10-mile jaunt.
    For the first time in the history of the Twin Cities marathon, a stroke awareness team will be in the race -- and FOX 9 News spoke with a survivor who will lace up for the 10-mile jaunt.
  • Minn. teacher uses inheritance to buy laptops for students

    Minn. teacher uses inheritance to buy laptops for students

    Thursday, October 3 2013 9:27 AM EDT2013-10-03 13:27:05 GMT
    As technology continues to grow and change, the students who are also growing, changing and learning have a growing need -- access to computers. That's why one teacher used her inheritance to buy 15.
    As technology continues to grow and change, the students who are also growing, changing and learning have a growing need -- access to computers. That's why one teacher used her inheritance to buy 15.
  • Grappling with a negative coworker

    Grappling with a negative coworker

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 12:19 AM EDT2013-10-01 04:19:02 GMT
    A recent Gallup poll found Minnesotans were the least engaged employees in the country, but even workers who like their jobs must grapple with sour grapes in the office.
    A recent Gallup poll found Minnesotans were the least engaged employees in the country, but even workers who like their jobs must grapple with sour grapes in the office.
  • Minnesota connections to Kenya mall attack

    Minnesota connections to Kenya mall attack

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-09-25 23:37:35 GMT
    The FBI and U.S intelligence officials are "aggressively" investigating whether or not Americans were among the al-Shabaab militants who attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
    The FBI and U.S intelligence officials are "aggressively" investigating whether or not Americans were among the al-Shabaab militants who attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • WATCH FOR DEER: Do's and don'ts of spotting, collisions

    WATCH FOR DEER: Do's and don'ts of spotting, collisions

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-09-25 03:50:35 GMT
    On Monday night, there were two collisions between cars and deer within hours in the city of Savage, Minn. With the most dangerous time of year fast approaching, FOX 9 News found some tips for drivers.
    On Monday night, there were two collisions between cars and deer within hours in the city of Savage, Minn. With the most dangerous time of year fast approaching, FOX 9 News found some tips for drivers.
  • 2nd Twin Cities boy injured by train; calls for education grow

    2nd Twin Cities boy injured by train; calls for education grow

    Sunday, September 22 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-09-23 03:13:29 GMT
    A boy in Minneapolis is recovering after losing part of his toe to a train, marking the second time in two months a metro youth has been injured on the tracks. Now, the call for train safety awareness is growing louder.
    A boy in Minneapolis is recovering after losing part of his toe to a train, marking the second time in two months a metro youth has been injured on the tracks. Now, the call for train safety awareness is growing louder.
  • Cancer groups, German stranger help save Minn. mother of two

    Cancer groups, German stranger help save Minn. mother

    Thursday, September 19 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-09-20 02:03:49 GMT
    A Minnesota family is sharing the story of their journey with cancer in the hopes that they can pay it forward to two local organizations they credit with saving lives.
    A Minnesota family is sharing the story of their journey with cancer in the hopes that they can pay it forward to two local organizations they credit with saving lives.
  • NICOLLET MALL MAKEOVER: Design firms unveil plans

    NICOLLET MALL MAKEOVER: Design firms unveil plans

    Thursday, September 19 2013 3:52 PM EDT2013-09-19 19:52:19 GMT
    Nicollet Mall was once considered Minnesota's Main Street -- but it's about to get a big makeover.
    Nicollet Mall was once considered Minnesota's Main Street -- but it's about to get a big makeover.
  • Charges filed in Granite Falls, Minn., double murder; mother relieved

    Charges filed in Granite Falls, Minn. double murder

    Thursday, September 19 2013 3:48 PM EDT2013-09-19 19:48:47 GMT
    Two counts of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday against Andrew Dikken for the Sept. 2 shootings of Kara Monson and Christopher Panitzke in Granite Falls, Minn.
    Two counts of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday against Andrew Dikken for the Sept. 2 shootings of Kara Monson and Christopher Panitzke in Granite Falls, Minn.
  • Dikken taken into custody in Granite Falls double homicide

    Dikken taken into custody in Granite Falls double homicide

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-09-18 16:47:47 GMT
    FOX 9 News has confirmed that Andrew Dikken, the man wanted in connection with a fatal double shooting, has been taken into custody after spending two weeks at large.
    FOX 9 News has confirmed that Andrew Dikken, the man wanted in connection with a fatal double shooting, has been taken into custody after spending two weeks at large.
  • Fear grips Granite Falls after double homicide; $1K reward offered for Dikken

    Fear grips Granite Falls after double homicide

    Friday, September 13 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-09-13 04:37:20 GMT
    Many residents of Granite Falls, Minn., say their lives are full of fear because a local man suspected in a fatal double shooting is still on the loose, but the victims' loved ones are speaking out for justice.
    Many residents of Granite Falls, Minn., say their lives are full of fear because a local man suspected in a fatal double shooting is still on the loose, but the victims' loved ones are speaking out for justice.
  • Minneapolis Police Department issues crime alert following 22 Sept. robberies

    MPD issues crime alert following 22 Sept. robberies

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-12 03:26:18 GMT
    The Minneapolis Police Department has issued a crime alert in connection with 22 robberies that have occurred since Sept. 1.
    The Minneapolis Police Department has issued a crime alert in connection with 22 robberies that have occurred since Sept. 1.
  • CDC: Graphic anti-smoking ads worked

    CDC: Graphic anti-smoking ads worked

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-09-11 03:12:30 GMT
    The "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed graphic testimony from smokes who suffered, and the agency says those ads worked better than expected.
    The "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed graphic testimony from smokes who suffered, and the agency says those ads worked better than expected.
  • Mankato girl with spinal condition gets wish, meets Taylor Swift

    Mankato girl with spinal condition meets Taylor Swift

    Monday, September 9 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-09-10 00:21:51 GMT
    Taylor Swift fans flocked to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this weekend to hear the star sing, but one first-grader from Mankato, Minn., got to meet the songstress herself.
    Taylor Swift fans flocked to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this weekend to hear the star sing, but one first-grader from Mankato, Minn., got to meet the songstress herself.
  • SAME-DAY SURGERY: Brothers lose gal bladders at St. Cloud hospital

    SAME-DAY SURGERY: Brothers lose gal bladders at St. Cloud hospital

    Friday, September 6 2013 10:10 AM EDT2013-09-06 14:10:50 GMT
    What are the odds that two members of the same family would have unscheduled surgery on the same day in the same hospital for the same condition? Not very high, but two St. Cloud brothers did.
    What are the odds that two members of the same family would have unscheduled surgery on the same day in the same hospital for the same condition? Not very high, but two St. Cloud brothers did.
  • Breakaway Academy pioneers hockey-focused schooling in Chaska

    Breakaway Academy pioneers hockey-focused schooling in Chaska

    Thursday, September 5 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-09-05 16:26:26 GMT
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    Education has evolved over the past few decades with charter schools and others that focus intensively on music, theater and the arts -- but a new school in Chaska may be the first to cater to the hockey set.
    Education has evolved over the past few decades with charter schools and others that focus intensively on music, theater and the arts -- but a new school in Chaska may be the first to cater to the hockey set.
  • Marine Corps League, Delta, nurses send Minn. family to sick soldier

    Marine Corps League, Delta, nurses send mom to sick Marine

    Thursday, August 29 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-08-29 05:04:58 GMT
    A Minnesota Marine fell severely ill while serving her country half a world away, and a metro mother's struggle to get to her daughter turned into a tale of generosity and compassion.
    A Minnesota Marine fell severely ill while serving her country half a world away, and a metro mother's struggle to get to her daughter turned into a tale of generosity and compassion.
  • COLLEGE SAFETY: 5 tips for incoming freshmen

    COLLEGE SAFETY: 5 tips for incoming freshmen

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 8:03 AM EDT2013-08-28 12:03:31 GMT
    Many college freshmen are moving into their dorms ahead of the fall semester, and a new video created by a young woman hopes to help her peers avoid potential dangers.
    Many college freshmen are moving into their dorms ahead of the fall semester, and a new video created by a young woman hopes to help her peers avoid potential dangers.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Fans, ice water brought for first day

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Fans, ice water brought for first day

    Monday, August 26 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-08-27 03:14:18 GMT
    Students in the Minneapolis Public Schools and Prior Lake-Savage School districts were back in the classroom on Monday, but record heat made for a pretty uncomfortable first day.
    Students in the Minneapolis Public Schools and Prior Lake-Savage School districts were back in the classroom on Monday, but record heat made for a pretty uncomfortable first day.
  • 3 north Minneapolis shooting victims to recover, search for suspect still on

    3 north Minneapolis shooting victims to recover, search for suspect still on

    Sunday, August 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-08-26 00:31:37 GMT
    Family members told FOX 9 two victims from Tuesday's night's shooting in north Minneapolis have been released from the hospital and the third is expected to be released Wednesday.
    Family members told FOX 9 two victims from Tuesday's night's shooting in north Minneapolis have been released from the hospital and the third is expected to be released Wednesday.
  • Death investigated in Shorewood, frustrated neighbors want answers

    Death investigated in Shorewood, neighbors want answers

    Thursday, August 22 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-08-22 18:30:00 GMT
    Police confirm a death investigation is currently under way at a home in Shorewood after a body was found on Wednesday. A person of interest was also taken into custody.
    Police confirm a death investigation is currently under way at a home in Shorewood after a body was found on Wednesday. A person of interest was also taken into custody.
  • Northfield, Minn., toddler pioneers surgery for Pfeiffer syndrome

    Minn. toddler pioneers surgery for Pfeiffer syndrome

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-08-21 03:54:27 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy from Northfield, Minn., who was born with a rare condition is pioneering a first-of-its-kind surgery that could help him look like his peers.
    A 3-year-old boy from Northfield, Minn., who was born with a rare condition is pioneering a first-of-its-kind surgery that could help him look like his peers.
  • DRUNK DRIVING: 425 motorists arrested over weekend

    DRUNK DRIVING: 425 motorists arrested over weekend

    Monday, August 19 2013 6:55 PM EDT2013-08-19 22:55:30 GMT
    A statewide crackdown on drunken driving netted hundreds of motorists in just one weekend, but not before at least one person was killed in a crash with a driver who was believed to be intoxicated.
    A statewide crackdown on drunken driving netted hundreds of motorists in just one weekend, but not before at least one person was killed in a crash with a driver who was believed to be intoxicated.
  • STATE FAIR: Security stepped up days in advance

    STATE FAIR: Security stepped up days in advance

    Sunday, August 18 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-08-18 23:30:19 GMT
    In four days, the great Minnesota get-together will get going. With nearly 2 million people expected to attend this year, organizers are already stepping up security and focusing on public health.
    In four days, the great Minnesota get-together will get going. With nearly 2 million people expected to attend this year, organizers are already stepping up security and focusing on public health.
  • Former Eagan Super America manager protests firing

    Former Eagan Super America manager protests firing

    Thursday, August 15 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-08-16 03:42:07 GMT
    A former manager of a Super America gas station in Eagan tells FOX 9 News he got the ax for not calling his bosses soon enough after a crime scene showed up at the store's front door on Tuesday morning.
    A former manager of a Super America gas station in Eagan tells FOX 9 News he got the ax for not calling his bosses soon enough after a crime scene showed up at the store's front door on Tuesday morning.
  • Running of the Bulls-style event coming to Canterbury Park?

    Running of the Bulls-style event coming to Canterbury Park?

    Thursday, August 15 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-08-15 20:51:35 GMT
    A running-of-the-bulls event could be coming to Shakopee, Minn. at Canterbury Park, according to a promotional group for the Great Bull Run series.
    A running-of-the-bulls event could be coming to Shakopee, Minn. at Canterbury Park, according to a promotional group for the Great Bull Run series.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Minn. mom urges meningitis vaccinations

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Minn. mom urges meningitis vaccinations

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-08-15 02:42:54 GMT
    A Minnesota mother who lost her daughter to a fast-acting disease that is particularly dangerous for students is teaming up with the Minnesota Department of Health to encourage meningitis vaccination.
    A Minnesota mother who lost her daughter to a fast-acting disease that is particularly dangerous for students is teaming up with the Minnesota Department of Health to encourage meningitis vaccination.
  • CHILDHOOD OBESITY: YMCA, Mayo Clinic team up, create camp

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY: YMCA, Mayo Clinic team up, create camp

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-08-14 03:18:31 GMT
    Childhood obesity is a growing problem, but the Mayo Clinic and YMCA are teaming up to help kids shed pounds and change lifestyles in a unique way in an effort to reverse the trend.
    Childhood obesity is a growing problem, but the Mayo Clinic and YMCA are teaming up to help kids shed pounds and change lifestyles in a unique way in an effort to reverse the trend.
  • Vandals spray paint Edina's South View Middle School

    Vandals spray paint Edina junior high school

    Monday, August 12 2013 5:56 PM EDT2013-08-12 21:56:01 GMT
    The community of Edina is on the lookout for vandals after a middle school was sprayed with profane graffiti targeting the school's principal and staff.
    The community of Edina is on the lookout for vandals after a middle school was sprayed with profane graffiti targeting the school's principal and staff.
  • St. Cloud Rox players return after car crash recovery

    St. Cloud Rox players return after car crash recovery

    Thursday, August 8 2013 12:40 AM EDT2013-08-08 04:40:00 GMT
    Less than two months after they were severely injured in a car accident, two of the best baseball players in the state reunited with their teammates and threw out the first pitch.
    Less than two months after they were severely injured in a car accident, two of the best baseball players in the state reunited with their teammates and threw out the first pitch.
  • Hunt for rogue Wis. police officer after burglary, car thefts ends in arrest

    Wis. police officer arrested after manhunt

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 2:39 AM EDT2013-08-07 06:39:08 GMT
    Barron County, Wis. sheriff's officials say a Waupun, Wis. police officer wanted for burglarizing a restaurant and stealing a pickup truck Monday night has apparently stolen a second car.
    Barron County, Wis. sheriff's officials say a Waupun, Wis. police officer wanted for burglarizing a restaurant and stealing a pickup truck Monday night has apparently stolen a second car.
  • Same-sex couple ready to wed at midnight

    Same-sex couple ready to wed at midnight

    Thursday, August 1 2013 12:45 AM EDT2013-08-01 04:45:16 GMT
    When the midnight hour comes, wedding bells will be ringing in Minnesota. At 12:01, same-sex marriage will be legal, and FOX 9 News spoke with a couple who will pioneer a historic first.
    When the midnight hour comes, wedding bells will be ringing in Minnesota. At 12:01, same-sex marriage will be legal, and FOX 9 News spoke with a couple who will pioneer a historic first.
  • SEX TRAFFICKING: Survivors welcome weekend FBI sweep with hope

    SEX TRAFFICKING: Survivors welcome FBI sweep with hope

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-07-31 02:20:20 GMT
    The nationwide sweep that netted 150 pimps and rescued 105 child sex victims is welcome news to survivors who were controlled by pimps in their teens, and FOX 9 News spoke with two who broke free.
    The nationwide sweep that netted 150 pimps and rescued 105 child sex victims is welcome news to survivors who were controlled by pimps in their teens, and FOX 9 News spoke with two who broke free.
  • MAKE-A-WISH: Wis. girl with cancer gets purple dream home

    MAKE-A-WISH: Wis. girl with cancer gets purple dream home

    Friday, July 26 2013 12:29 AM EDT2013-07-26 04:29:03 GMT
    Many people work toward realizing their own dream home, but one little girl from western Wisconsin suffering from cancer got to see her dream house become a reality thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
    Many people work toward realizing their own dream home, but one little girl from western Wisconsin suffering from cancer got to see her dream house become a reality thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
  • Rabid skunk bites 5-month-old child in Little Falls at day care

    Rabid skunk bites 5-month-old child in Little Falls

    Thursday, July 25 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-07-25 04:07:56 GMT
    The family of a 5-month-old baby who was bit by a skunk in Little Falls learned that the animal had rabies on Wednesday, but Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wenzel says there's no need to panic.
    The family of a 5-month-old baby who was bit by a skunk in Little Falls learned that the animal had rabies on Wednesday, but Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wenzel says there's no need to panic.
  • MONTICELLO CRASH: Father, baby seriously injured in armed robbery chase

    Monticello father, baby seriously injured in armed robbery chase

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 8:15 PM EDT2013-07-24 00:15:57 GMT
    A Monticello, Minn. man and his 1-year-old baby boy suffered serious injuries after a suspected armed robber crashed into their vehicle in Monticello, Minn., late Monday evening.
    A Monticello, Minn. man and his 1-year-old baby boy suffered serious injuries after a suspected armed robber crashed into their vehicle in Monticello, Minn., late Monday evening.
  • Minnesota bride dies in New Hampshire crash during honeymoon road trip

    Minnesota bride killed in New Hampshire crash on honeymoon road trip

    Monday, July 22 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-07-23 03:59:04 GMT
    A newlywed bride from St. Paul, Minn. was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into their car during their honeymoon in New Hampshire.
    A newlywed bride from St. Paul, Minn. was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into their car during their honeymoon in New Hampshire.
  • Lightning strikes Chaska, Minn. home

    Lightning strikes Chaska, Minn. home

    Sunday, July 21 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-07-21 23:38:03 GMT
    A lightning strike caused fire damage to a new Chaska home on Sunday morning -- and the homeowner is also the man who built it.
    A lightning strike caused fire damage to a new Chaska home on Sunday morning -- and the homeowner is also the man who built it.
  • HEAT vs. CARS: Mechanics warn against waiting

    HEAT vs. CARS: Mechanics warn against waiting

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-07-19 03:09:24 GMT
    The hot temperatures have certainly taken a toll on many Minnesotans, but it's also causing problems for their cars. FOX 9 News got some tips from mechanics on how to weather the next heat wave.
    The hot temperatures have certainly taken a toll on many Minnesotans, but it's also causing problems for their cars. FOX 9 News got some tips from mechanics on how to weather the next heat wave.
  • REHAB + RELAPSE: Overdoses common after tolerance drop

    REHAB + RELAPSE: Overdoses common after tolerance drop

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-07-18 02:41:42 GMT
    Heroin and alcohol were what killed "Glee" star Cory Monteith months after he entered rehab. His fatal relapse this past weekend serves as a warning of how dangerous it is to start using after staying sober.
    Heroin and alcohol were what killed "Glee" star Cory Monteith months after he entered rehab. His fatal relapse this past weekend serves as a warning of how dangerous it is to start using after staying sober.
  • Aaron Schaffhausen's mother speaks out after sentencing

    Aaron Schaffhausen's mother speaks out after sentencing

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 12:52 AM EDT2013-07-17 04:52:54 GMT
    For the first time since her son was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in prison without parole for killing his three daughters, the mother of Aaron Schaffhausen is speaking out.
    For the first time since her son was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in prison without parole for killing his three daughters, the mother of Aaron Schaffhausen is speaking out.
  • Aaron Schaffhausen: 3 life sentences, no parole

    Aaron Schaffhausen: 3 life sentences, no parole

    Monday, July 15 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-07-16 02:50:56 GMT
    On Monday, a judge sentenced Aaron Schaffhausen, the father who admitted to killing his three daughters in a River Falls, Wis. home last July, to serve three consecutive life sentences for his crimes.
    On Monday, a judge sentenced Aaron Schaffhausen, the father who admitted to killing his three daughters in a River Falls, Wis. home last July, to serve three consecutive life sentences for his crimes.
  • MANDY MATULA: Sunday search focuses on St. Cloud

    MANDY MATULA: Sunday search focuses on St. Cloud

    Sunday, July 14 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-07-14 22:56:05 GMT
    About 40 volunteer searchers headed to St. Cloud on Sunday to continue looking for Mandy Matula, the 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman who has been missing since May 1.
    About 40 volunteer searchers headed to St. Cloud on Sunday to continue looking for Mandy Matula, the 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman who has been missing since May 1.
  • Ex-Minneapolis cop sentenced for knockout punch at Andover bar

    Ex-Minneapolis cop sentenced for knockout punch at Andover bar

    Friday, July 12 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-07-12 04:16:29 GMT
    Former Minneapolis police Sgt. David Clifford will be sentenced Thursday for punching-out an Andover, Minn. bar patron last summer.
    Former Minneapolis police Sgt. David Clifford will be sentenced Thursday for punching-out an Andover, Minn. bar patron last summer.
  • Crystal Police Department swears in 1st K-9 officer

    Crystal Police Department swears in 1st K-9 officer

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:58:40 GMT
    Tuesday's ceremony to swear in the city of Crystal's first K-9 officer transformed a dream that was 50 years in the making into reality.
    Tuesday's ceremony to swear in the city of Crystal's first K-9 officer transformed a dream that was 50 years in the making into reality.
  • BOAT SAFETY: Prepare for sudden weather switch

    BOAT SAFETY: Prepare for sudden weather switch

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:23 GMT
    Sunday's sudden, severe wind gusts caught a lot of people off guard, especially those who were out on the water. Now, water specialists are sharing tips to help boaters weather surprising squalls safely.
    Sunday's sudden, severe wind gusts caught a lot of people off guard, especially those who were out on the water. Now, water specialists are sharing tips to help boaters weather surprising squalls safely.
  • BIRDIES FOR BRAINS: Metro group to golf for injury awareness

    BIRDIES FOR BRAINS: Metro group to golf for injury awareness

    Thursday, June 13 2013 10:13 PM EDT2013-06-14 02:13:15 GMT
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    Brian Eder nearly lost his sister to an aneurysm, and the experience compelled him to do something to raise awareness about brain injuries -- but that doesn't mean he can't have fun along the way.
    Brian Eder nearly lost his sister to an aneurysm, and the experience compelled him to do something to raise awareness about brain injuries -- but that doesn't mean he can't have fun along the way.
  • Canine cancer study helps human brain tumor patients

    Canine cancer study helps human brain tumor patients

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-06-12 11:38:12 GMT
    Dogs are often referred to as man's best friend, but they're more than loyal companions. In fact, they could be life-savers for people diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors.
    Dogs are often referred to as man's best friend, but they're more than loyal companions. In fact, they could be life-savers for people diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors.
  • Family: Owner of Malina's Sports Bar killed in shooting

    Family: Owner of Malina's Sports Bar killed in shooting

    Sunday, June 9 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-10 02:54:05 GMT
    Just hours after St Paul police confirmed a triple shooting took place inside Malina's Sports Bar within an hour of closing time, family members told FOX 9 News the owner, Vone Moua, was killed.
    Just hours after St Paul police confirmed they are investigating a triple shooting that took place inside Malina's Sports Bar within an hour of closing time, family members identified the owner of the business as the man who was killed.
  • ELDERLY EXPLOITATION: Duo warns of high-cost driveway dud

    ELDERLY EXPLOITATION: Duo warns of high-cost driveway dud

    Thursday, June 6 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-06-06 04:14:27 GMT
    Summer is the season for scammers in Minnesota, and a St. Paul couple says they narrowly avoided being taken for a ride by a door-to-door driveway sealer.
    Summer is the season for scammers in Minnesota, and a St. Paul couple says they narrowly avoided being taken for a ride by a door-to-door driveway sealer.
  • Ham Lake toddler struggles with rare, paralyzing syndrome

    Ham Lake toddler struggles with rare, paralyzing syndrome

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-06-05 03:45:24 GMT
    Imagine having a typical toddler running around your house one minute and then watching as he reverts back to an infant the next, unable to walk or feed himself. That's life for one Ham Lake boy.
    Imagine having a typical toddler running around your house one minute and then watching as he reverts back to an infant the next, unable to walk or feed himself. That's life for one Ham Lake boy.
  • Eau Claire toddler rescued from sinking van in Chippewa River

    Toddler rescued from sinking van near Eau Claire, Wis.

    Monday, June 3 2013 5:37 PM EDT2013-06-03 21:37:18 GMT
    Three bystanders plunged into the Chippewa River near Eau Claire, Wis. to rescue a toddler from a sinking van. Three-year-old Logan Buchli is in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Rochester, Minn.
    Three bystanders plunged into the Chippewa River near Eau Claire, Wis. to rescue a toddler from a sinking van. Three-year-old Logan Buchli is in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Rochester, Minn. following the accident Saturday evening.
  • Paynesville unveils plans for new ballpark, storm shelter

    Paynesville unveils plans for new ballpark, storm shelter

    Thursday, May 30 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-31 02:08:13 GMT
    Communities in Minnesota are taking action to make sure they can keep people safe when tornadoes touch down, and Paynesville is among them. On Thursday, plans for a new ballpark and storm shelter were unveiled.
    Communities in Minnesota are taking action to make sure they can keep people safe when tornadoes touch down, and Paynesville is among them. On Thursday, plans for a new ballpark and storm shelter were unveiled.
  • Diet soda could have same effect on teeth as crack, meth

    Diet soda could have same effect on teeth as crack, meth

    Thursday, May 30 2013 9:14 AM EDT2013-05-30 13:14:04 GMT
    A 30-year-old’s mouth that Dr. Marlot says looks like the mouth of a typical 80-year-old.A 30-year-old’s mouth that Dr. Marlot says looks like the mouth of a typical 80-year-old.
    A new study showed consuming diet drinks is as bad on your teeth as using meth or crack cocaine.
    A new study showed consuming diet drinks is as bad on your teeth as using meth or crack cocaine.
  • Wayzata gas stations report spike in drive-offs

    Wayzata gas stations report spike in drive-offs

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-29 01:45:32 GMT
    As gas prices rise, so do drive-offs. While most stations say it's a common problem to have people leave the pump without paying, one metro city saw an extraordinary increase in the past two weeks.
    As gas prices rise, so do drive-offs. While most stations say it's a common problem to have people leave the pump without paying, one metro city saw an extraordinary increase in the past two weeks.
  • Downtown foot patrols step up as Safe Zone project continues

    Downtown foot patrols step up as Safe Zone project continues

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-05-28 04:15:23 GMT
    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but it's also the kick-off for increased patrols in downtown as Hennepin County's Safe Zone project continues.
    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but it's also the kick-off for increased patrols in downtown as Hennepin County's Safe Zone project continues.
  • Minn. 'Mom on Wheels' finalist shares family's first bike ride

    Minn. 'Mom on Wheels' finalist shares family's first bike ride

    Monday, May 27 2013 7:49 AM EDT2013-05-27 11:49:24 GMT
    One Minnesota mother who is a finalist competing for the title of "Best Mom on Wheels" says her wheelchair never slows her down. In fact, she and her family just enjoyed a fast-paced first with FOX 9.
    One Minnesota mother who is a finalist competing for the title of "Best Mom on Wheels" says her wheelchair never slows her down. In fact, she and her family just enjoyed a fast-paced first with FOX 9.
  • LILYDALE LANDSLIDE: Gov. Dayton gives heartfelt honor

    LILYDALE LANDSLIDE: How you can help

    Sunday, May 26 2013 10:05 AM EDT2013-05-26 14:05:37 GMT
    Funerals were held Friday afternoon for Mohamed Fofana and Haysem Sani, the two fourth grade students who died in Wednesday's landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul.
    Funerals were held Friday afternoon for Mohamed Fofana and Haysem Sani, the two fourth grade students who died in Wednesday's landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul.
  • American Cancer Society seeks 300,000 for 20-year study

    American Cancer Society seeks 300,000 for 20-year study

    Sunday, May 26 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-05-26 12:40:45 GMT
    This week will mark the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, but while survival rates are getting better, cancer is still the No. 1 killer in Minnesota -- but an ambitious new study could help.
    This week will mark the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, but while survival rates are getting better, cancer is still the No. 1 killer in Minnesota -- but an ambitious new study could help.
  • LAWNMOWER SAFETY: Young victim warns of preventable injuries

    LAWNMOWER SAFETY: Young victim warns of preventable injuries

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:35:09 GMT
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    Many Minnesotans will need to bring lawnmowers back out soon, but young boy who was injured by one as a toddler says he wants to make sure everyone does so safely.
    Many Minnesotans will need to bring lawnmowers back out soon, but young boy who was injured by one as a toddler says he wants to make sure everyone does so safely.
  • GOODWILL GOLD: Forest Lake man finds poster worth thousands

    GOODWILL GOLD: Forest Lake man finds poster worth thousands

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:29:52 GMT
    It's often said that one person's trash is another's treasure, and a Forest Lake man sure found a gem during a recent visit to Goodwill.
    It's often said that one person's trash is another's treasure, and a Forest Lake man sure found a gem during a recent visit to Goodwill.
  • Body found in car at Minneapolis impound lot near Farmers Market

    Body found in car at Minneapolis impound lot

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:19 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:19:31 GMT
    Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found in the trunk of a car at an impound lot near the Minneapolis Farmers Market.
    Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found in the trunk of a car at an impound lot near the Minneapolis Farmers Market.
  • Cottage Grove teen's CPR saves dad during heart attack

    Cottage Grove teen's CPR saves dad during heart attack

    Friday, May 17 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-17 13:03:46 GMT
    You never know who you might save by learning CPR. For 14-year-old Jesse Galloway of Cottage Grove, Minn., it just happened to be his best friend. His dad.
    You never know who you might save by learning CPR. For 14-year-old Jesse Galloway of Cottage Grove, Minn., it just happened to be his best friend. His dad.
  • Gas prices hit $4.19 in Twin Cities, state average nears record high

    Gas prices hit $4.19 in Twin Cities, state average nears record high

    Thursday, May 16 2013 8:58 AM EDT2013-05-16 12:58:09 GMT
    Gas prices are up nearly a quarter from a week ago in the Twin Cities, with prices hitting $4.19 per gallon at stations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs. The Twin Cities average is $3.97.
    Gas prices are up nearly a quarter from a week ago in the Twin Cities, with prices hitting $4.19 per gallon at stations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs. The Twin Cities average is $3.97.
  • NTSB wants .05 drunk driving limit in all 50 states

    NTSB wants .05 drunk driving limit in all 50 states

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:27:20 GMT
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, from the legal limit from the current .08 to .05 or lower.
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half. Cutting the legal limit from the current .08 to .05 or lower would match a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.
  • BUDGET BILL: Dayton, DFL leaders say agreement keeps promises

    BUDGET BILL: Dayton, DFL leaders say agreement keeps promises

    Sunday, May 12 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-12 20:42:37 GMT
    At a Sunday afternoon press conference, Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers announced a budget agreement that they claim will make good on campaign promises by creating a fair tax system for all.
    At a Sunday afternoon press conference, Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers announced a budget agreement that they claim will make good on campaign promises by creating a fair tax system for all.
  • KIRA TREVINO: Closure, grief for family after body recovered

    KIRA TREVINO: Closure, grief for family after body recovered

    Friday, May 10 2013 9:12 AM EDT2013-05-10 13:12:58 GMT
    With the body of Kira Trevino finally found and recovered from the Mississippi River in St. Paul, her family and friends are starting to find closure as they grieve the now-final loss.
    With the body of Kira Trevino finally found and recovered from the Mississippi River in St. Paul, her family and friends are starting to find closure as they grieve the now-final loss.
  • Stillwater's Lily Lake to remain closed to swimmers this summer

    Stillwater's Lily Lake to remain closed to swimmers this summer

    Thursday, May 9 2013 12:45 AM EDT2013-05-09 04:45:34 GMT
    A popular lake in Stillwater, Minn., will not be open to swimmers this season, and city leaders say it's for good reason: Two children died of rare amoeba infections after swimming there.
    A popular lake in Stillwater, Minn., will not be open to swimmers this season, and city leaders say it's for good reason: Two children died of rare amoeba infections after swimming there.
  • Minn. families of missing kids say Cleveland reaffirms hope

    Minn. families of missing kids say Cleveland reaffirms hope

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-08 11:41:43 GMT
    The rescue of three abducted women in Cleveland is bringing hope to thousands of families waiting for the same news about a loved one, including two Minnesota families who say their hope is reaffirmed.
    The rescue of three abducted women in Cleveland is bringing hope to thousands of families waiting for the same news about a loved one, including two Minnesota families who say their hope is reaffirmed.
  • Ham Lake boy, 9, recovers from rare stroke

    Ham Lake boy, 9, recovers from rare stroke

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-01 02:08:11 GMT
    When most people think of strokes, they don't think of children, but a 9-year-old Ham Lake boy survived a rare stroke and will soon be a featured guest at the Strides for Stroke walk.
    When most people think of strokes, they think of aging parents or grandparents and not a child, but a 9-year-old Ham Lake boy survived a rare stroke and will soon be a featured guest at the Strides for Stroke walk.
  • ZIPPER MERGE: MnDOT reminds drivers as construction begins

    ZIPPER MERGE: MnDOT reminds drivers as construction begins

    Monday, April 29 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-04-29 21:47:25 GMT
    A decade ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation introduced the "zipper merge" to encourage traffic flow in construction zones, but the term continues to baffle motorists.
    A decade ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation introduced the "zipper merge" to encourage traffic flow in construction zones, but the term continues to baffle motorists.
  • Local runners send support to Boston Marathon victims

    Local runners, Wiggle Your Toes, help Boston Marathon victims

    Monday, April 29 2013 9:48 AM EDT2013-04-29 13:48:43 GMT
    The Twin Cities running community came to Veterans Park in Richfield, Minn. on Sunday to raise money and show support for Boston.
    The Twin Cities running community came to Veterans Park in Richfield, Minn. on Sunday to raise money and show support for Boston.
  • Inver Grove Heights trash hauler rescues jewelry from tossed suitcase

    Inver Grove Heights trash hauler rescues jewelry

    Thursday, April 25 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-04-26 03:50:22 GMT
    Many people have accidentally tossed something valuable in the trash, and a woman who lost a suitcase containing sentimental jewelry made a frantic phone call when she realized she did just that.
    Many people have accidentally tossed something valuable in the trash, and an Inver Grove Heights woman who lost a suitcase containing sentimental jewelry made a frantic phone call when she realized she did just that.
  • What does wearing a prosthetic limb feel like?

    What does wearing a prosthetic limb feel like?

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-04-25 02:08:48 GMT
    Since Boston Marathon bombings, many people have been thinking about those who lost limbs and how their lives will change -- but a 6-year-old boy is teaching others that there isn't much change at all.
    Since Boston Marathon bombings, many people have been thinking about those who lost limbs and how their lives will change -- but a 6-year-old boy is teaching others that there isn't much change at all.
  • Driver in deadly Franklin Ave. bike accident released from jail

    Driver in deadly Franklin Ave. bike accident released from jail

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-02-06 03:29:57 GMT
    The driver involved in a crash that killed a bicyclist late Monday night on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis has been released from jail with no charges filed.
    The driver involved in a crash that killed a bicyclist late Monday night on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis has been released from jail with no charges filed.
  • 30 evaluated for carbon monoxide poisoning at Springfield, Minn. school

    30 evaluated for carbon monoxide poisoning at Springfield, Minn. school

    Friday, February 7 2014 8:30 AM EST2014-02-07 13:30:45 GMT
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    30 students in Springfield, Minn. were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after a suspected gas leak forced the evacuation of the school Thursday morning.
    30 students in Springfield, Minn. were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after a suspected gas leak forced the evacuation of the school Thursday morning.
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