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A Look at Hate Groups in Minnesota

CHRISTINA PALLADINO | FOX 9

(FOX 9 KMSP) – In Minnesota, 10 different organizations considered current hate groups are in operation, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors online activities, rallies and tracks hate crime reports from police. Compared to the southeastern portion of the country, Minnesota has very few hate groups, but those that exist are actively recruiting. “You can…

Cliffs Natural Resouces to go by Old Name Again

It Will Once Again be Called Cleveland Cliffs

DULUTH, Minn.-Cliffs Natural Resources is going by its old name once again. Today they announced they will be called Cleveland Cliffs again. The name change is part of the company celebrating its 170th anniversary. “The historical name Cleveland-Cliffs is synonymous with our strong heritage, and is the perfect one for our next era of growth,” said Lourenco Goncalves, President and…

New Mountain Biking Trail Coming to Spirit Mountain

It's Expected to be Completed by October

DULUTH, Minn.-A new mountain biking trail is coming to Spirit Mountain. The Duluth City Council has approved $72,000  to help fund the project, with Spirit Mountain matching that amount. The trail will be unique in a few ways, including being able to handle all sorts of weather. “This trail will allow us to bike if there’s been a rain shower…

U.S. Bank Stadium in Consideration to Host 2026 World Cup Matches

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – U.S. Bank Stadium is one of 49 stadiums in consideration to host World Cup soccer matches as part of the United States, Mexico and Canada’s joint bid for to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The United Bid Committee of the U.S., Mexico and Canada announced Tuesday it is considering Minneapolis and the U.S. Bank Stadium as one of the…

Mom of 22-Year-Old Who Died after OD has Important Warning

ERIKA ERICKSON - FOX 2 WJBK

DETROIT (WJBK) – Desperately holding onto her daughter, Cheryl Tower, of Howell, looked out the window of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit Monday wondering how she got here. “She’s my only daughter, my best friend,” Cheryl, 49, said. “She was supposed to start her new job today, now she’s on life support. Outside the hospital is the Burger King on McNichols…

Protesters Hit Minneapolis Streets in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Protest

(FOX 9) MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Protesters in Minneapolis hit the streets to rally against hate in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protest led by white nationalists and Nazis. The group started with a rally at the Minneapolis Republican Party Office at 2200 East Franklin Avenue at 5 p.m. Hundreds of people then marched from Franklin Avenue to Cedar Avenue…

Registration Begins for UMD

Classes Begin at UMD Aug. 28

DULUTH, Minn.-Today new students for UMD’s Fine Arts Department registered for classes and got advisement from campus counselors. It’s all done with the goal of making the students feel more comfortable on campus. “It’s important because everyone gets to be in this space, meet each other, said Asher Carlson, lead student advisor. “We’re all kind of in the same boat…

Nature Classes Begin at Boulder Lake

Classes Focus on Natural History and Conservation

BOULDER LAKE, Minn.-At Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, the classroom will be outdoors this week. A 40-hour hands-on course began today at their facility that will focus on the Northland’s natural history and conservation. It’s also teaching some local educators about how they connect better with their students. “I am a special education teacher and I think it’s important to…

Itasca County Murder Trial Begins

Victim was Beheaded

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-A murder trial began today in Itasca County beheading case. Thirty-six-year-old Joseph Thoreson is facing multiple counts of first- and second-degree murder for allegedly killing 20-year-old David Haiman last June. Thoreson accused the victim of raping his girlfriend Kayleene Greniger. The girlfriend has already plead guilty for her role in the crime and will be sentenced to around…

Health Officials Unable to Identify Source in Siblings’ E. coli Infections

(KMSP) – The source of an E. coli bacterial infection that killed a young Wright County girl and seriously sickened her brother remains unclear, according to a Minnesota Department of Health investigation. As a precaution, MDH investigated A maze’n Farmyard near Eden Valley and asked the petting zoo to pull some of their animals from public viewing. The Maresh family had visited the petting zoo before their…

Great Lakes Aquarium Announces Death of Retired River Otter

Anang was 20 years old, and died of natural causes related to her age

DULUTH, Minn. – The Great Lakes Aquarium announced the death of its beloved, retired river otter, Anang. Anang was 20 years old, and the Aquarium says she died of natural causes related to her age. She was in an off-exhibit holding area, designed as her retirement quarters, where she passed away. “Anang has been with us for many years. We…

Florida Couple Transporting Grill Injured after SUV Explodes when Woman Lights Cigarette

(Orlando Police Dept.) (FOX NEWS) – A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lite a cigarette, sparking an explosion. The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento, when the couple left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando…

Annual Jefferson Street Block Party on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – The annual Jefferson Street Block Party will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 1600 block of Jefferson Street. The party is a family friendly celebration that brings the Endion neighborhood together. The party will feature live music, including traditional Anishinaabe music and American folk; food; and a vast array…

Calumet Announces Agreement to Sell Superior Refinery

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell the ownership of its Superior refinery and various related assets to Husky Superior Refining Holding Corporation, a unit of Canadian company Husky Energy. Under the agreement Husky has agreed to pay $435 million in cash, plus additional payment for networking capital, inventories,…

Police Raise Money for Special Olympics

Fundraiser Held for Torch Run

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Police in Duluth and Superior staked out the rooftops of area Dunkin’ Donuts today, all for a good cause. It’s all part of fundraiser for Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Special Olympic torch run they have every year. That connection with those athletes, has become very deep over the years. “It’s a great experience to work with the athletes and support…

UMD Unveils Antique Computer

Only Five Remaining in World

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Computer Science Department unveiled an antique of sorts today. The department painstakingly restored a nearly 50-year-old computer called the P-D-P 12 which a retiring professor owned. This is all part of project by a students who have been researching and restoring the machine which is quite rare. Computer Science Professor Peter Peterson said…

35 Men Arrested in Brown County Human Trafficking Sting

GABRIELLE MAYS | FOX 11 NEWS

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WLUK) – Thirty-five men were arrested throughout Brown County during a national sex trafficking operation. Authorities throughout Brown County, including Green Bay, De Pere, and Ashwaubenon, arrested the men over a four-day period, July 17-20. The National Johns Suppression Initiative happened June 28 through July 31, involving 37 law enforcement agencies across 17 states. On Thursday, the…

Grand Master Chess Player Visits Superior

World Record Holder for Playing Chess Blindfolded

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A chess grand master with a an even more unique talent is hosting a camp for those ages 8 and up at the Superior Library tonight. The event, which begins at 6 p.m. features Timur Gareyev who holds the world record for playing chess blindfolded. In 2016 he competed against 48 competitors at the same time blind folded. We’ll…

Dozens of Applebee’s, IHOPs to Close

GLENDALE, Calif. (FOX 11/ CNS) – The Glendale-based parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar and IHOP announced plans Thursday to shutter as many as 135 Applebee’s, doubling its original plan to close up to 60 of the eateries, and up to 25 IHOPs, up from the previous expectation of 18. Details were not immediately announced about which locations are being targeted. “We are…

Search Warrant Issued for Minneapolis Officers’ Phone, Social Media Accounts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cell phone and social media records for Officer Mohamed Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, are being parsed as part of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s investigation into the fatal shooting of Justine Damond in south Minneapolis, according to a new search warrant released Thursday. The new document marks a key difference between the investigation into…

WANTED: Terry Pruitt

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Terry Pruitt of Chicago. Pruitt is wanted for an active warrant for 1st Degree Sale of Heroin. Anyone with information on Pruitt’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Terry Pruitt

Minnesota Timberwolves New Uniforms Unveiled

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The new Minnesota Timberwolves uniforms have been unveiled. The team released the new unis in a flurry of social media posts Thursday morning, showing off the first two of four designs. The new Wolves uniforms feature a deep navy blue and white palate, with a block stripe across the top of the chest, and a stripe and block of color above the…

Minnesota Teen Dies While Climbing Flatirons in Colorado

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Via Fox 9, photo courtesy of Family Members BOULDER, Colo. (KMSP) – A Maple Grove, Minnesota teenager fell and died while climbing by himself in the Flatirons in Colorado last weekend. The body of 17-year-old Carter Christensen was found near the First Flatiron in Boulders Chautauqua Park on Sunday, according to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. Along with a statement,…

One Dead After Vehicle Crashes into Tower Avenue Slip

Victim Hasn't Been Identified

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A 77-year-old Superior man’s body was removed from a vehicle that was found in the waters of the Tower Avenue slip Monday night. At 4:30 p.m. yesterday, authorities responded to Barko Hydraulics at 1 Banks Ave. after workers there saw a white vehicle racing around on the Barko property. The vehicle made a few passes in a…

Ashland Assault Suspect Arrested

There was Also a Felony Warrant for a Burglary on the Suspect

ASHLAND, Wis.-Ashland police made an arrest earlier today in an alleged assault that occurred Thursday at Lakeshore Drive West. A 24-year-old man is accused of fighting with another man at that residence, which eventually led to a victim lying unconscious in the street after getting kicked in the head. The suspect also had a felony warrant out for his arrest…

Disney Unveils New Streaming Services

Says goodbye to Netflix

(FOX NEWS) – Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it will launch a pair of video-streaming services in the next two years, ending a distribution deal with Netflix as it responds to the cord-cutting trend pressuring the cable industry. The company plans to an ESPN video-streaming service early next year and a Disney-brand streaming service in 2019. In making these moves,…

109 Salmonella Cases Linked to Papayas from Mexico

(KMSP) – United States health officials say several people from Minnesota and dozens of others across the country have contracted Salmonella after eating papayas grown on a farm in southern Mexico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 109 people across 16 states, including four from Minnesota, have fallen ill. One person has died and 35 people have been…

Minnesota Governor: Islamic Center IED Blast an ‘Act of Terrorism’

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) – A group of state and national politicians gathered Sunday to see for themselves the damage caused by an improvised explosive device at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington just one day earlier. The blast went off during morning prayers around 5:00 a.m., shocking those gathered with plumes of smoke coming from a window near the…

5K Tomorrow at Lake Superior Zoo

Event Begins at 8:45 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-Are you ready to run and party like an animal this weekend? Tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. hundreds of visitors are expected to take part in a 5-K that goes through the Lake Superior Zoo. Participants are encouraged to wear animal costumes. To find out more, visit this website: http://www.lszooduluth.org/visit/events/run-like-animal/

Update: Missing Couple Seen in Brookston Saturday

Whereabouts Still Unknown

Courtesy of Find Ron and Mary TarnowskiDULUTH, Minn.-New information has come forth for a missing Duluth couple last seen Saturday, July 29. Ronald and Mary Tarnowski, 82 and 78 respectively, have been seen on surveillance footage at the Country Corner Store in Brookston on Saturday at about 1 p.m., according to their daughter Bev Tarnowski. The establishment is on Highway 2….

DNR to Tag Carp

It's the First Time They've Tagged the Invasive Species

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has captured a bighead carp and they’ve decided to tag it. The data used from the tagging will increase the DNR’s ability to capture invasive carp when they go into Minnesota’s waters. “This new tool is another proactive step Minnesota is taking to prevent the spread of invasive species,” DNR invasive fish…

Tower Fire Update: One Suspect Arrested in Tower Fire that Caused Infant’s Death

Suspect is Facing Multiple Charges

TOWER, Minn.-A 24-year-old man has been arrested on multiple charges after a fire in Tower yesterday, that claimed the life of an 11-month-old boy. Due to an investigation the 24-year-old could be facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, child neglect, auto theft, possession of a controlled substance, and having drug paraphernalia. The suspect is currently in St. Louis County Jail in…

Update: Aurora Fire Victim Identified

Donald Gene Ray, 82, Died in the Fire

AURORA, Minn.-One man was killed earlier today in an Aurora Fire. Donald Gene Ray, 82, died after fire crews and police tried to get him out of his home on West Second Avenue North at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. After making multiple attempts, first responders were overcome with flames and smoke at the scene. Authorities do not believe the fire…

Iron Ore Shipping Industry Has Good Month

Shipments Increased by 15 Percent

CLEVELAND-Shipments of iron ore increased 15 percent in the month of June compared to last year at this time. Nearly six million tons of were shipped out on the Great Lakes this month. Shipments for the entire year are up about 12 percent compared to 2016. Shipments from Canadian ports in the St. Lawrence Seaway have risen 6.5 percent to…

One Dead After Motorcycle Crash North of Two Harbors

Motorcyle Crashes into Truck

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-Jennifer Ann White, 50, from Grand Forks, N.D., has been killed after her Harley motorcycle crashed into a truck north of Two Harbors on Highway 61 near the Loop Road. At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, a Chevy Silverado truck was traveling south on Highway 61 and was attempting to make a left turn onto a driveway near the…

One Man Killed in Aurora Fire

Fire Not Believed to be Suspicious

AURORA, Minn.-One man was killed earlier today in an Aurora Fire. An 82-year-old man died after fire crews and police tried to get him out of his home on West Second Avenue North at about 12:30 p.m. After making multiple attempts, first responders were overcome with flames and smoke at the scene. Authorities do not believe the fire was suspicious….

World War II Plane Makes its Way to Duluth

Tours and Plane Rides Are Being Offered

From www.airpowersquadron.orgDULUTH, Minn.-An iconic plane has made its way to the Duluth Airport. The B-29 Super Fortress will be in town through Sunday for tours and even rides. The bomber, known as “Fifi” is one of only two like that are still flying. This type of plane has a very distinct past, helping win World War II. “This is the…

Minneapolis Fire Department Responds to Building Collapse

Three People are Unaccounted For

Image from Fox 9FROM FOX 9 MINNEAPOLIS-Multiple people are trapped after an explosion and collapse at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Assistant Fire Chief of Bryan Tyner confirmed crews are searching for three people who are unaccounted for. Crews already rescued three people from the roof of the building. five people have been transported to the hospital,…

Escaped Bemidji Inmate Caught

Was Arrested at St. Cloud Apartment Complex

ST. CLOUD, Minn.-Escaped inmate Keanu Major, 22, of Bemidji, has been arrested after going on the run Friday. He was located at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a St. Cloud apartment complex. Major escaped from custody while being treated at a hospital in Bemidji after getting injured in some altercations in the Beltrami County Jail. Major was able to escape custody…

One Woman Attacked by Multiple Pit Bulls in Chisholm

Woman Has Been Taken to the Hospital

CHISHOLM, Minn.-One woman was taken to the hospital Saturday after being attacked by her own pit bulls in Chisholm. Police responded to a report at 9:20 p.m. to a Fifth Street residence and found three dogs surrounding Jamie Johnson, who laid bloody on the ground. One of the dogs, which was pregnant, was shot and killed at the scene. Another…

Fake Driveway Contractor Near Biwabik

Be on the Lookout

BIWABIK, Minn.-St. Louis County has received reports of someone going door-to-door around Highway 4 on the Vermilion Trail near Biwabik, claiming to be part of an asphalt company. “This individual reportedly is asking residents if they’d like their driveway redone b y his company while they are working in the area,” said St. Louis County in a prepared statement. “The…

Beach Advisory: Grand Marais Beach

E. Coli Found on Grand Marais Beach

GRAND MARAIS, Minn.-A water contact not recommended advisory has been issued by the Minnesota Department of Health today for Grand Marais downtown beach. Elevated E. coli bacteria levels identified from samples collected indicate the possible presence of fecal contamination. The beach is scheduled to be re-sampled tomorrow. Grand Marais downtown beach is located in Grand Marais.

Mendota Heights Murder Suspect Arrested

Suspect Has Northland Ties

Lucifer NguyenMENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.-Authorities in Minnesota say the man charged with killing a financial adviser in her office has been arrested. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen was taken into custody late Monday night. The sheriff’s office says he is being held at the Dakota County Jail. Earlier Monday, prosecutors charged Nguyen with murder in connection with…

Scaramucci Out from White House Communications Post after 11 Days on the Job

WASHINGTON (FOX NEWS) – President Trump’s headline-grabbing communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been shown the door, after just 11 days on the job. The decision was announced Monday afternoon as retired Gen. John Kelly took control of the White House staff, apparently moving quickly to impose order on a West Wing gripped for weeks by infighting and public trash-talk. “Anthony…

Wild Sign Niederreiter to Five-Year Deal

Photo: Minnesota Wild, NHLST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The Minnesota Wild announced Sunday it was re-signing free agent Nino Niederreiter to a five-year deal, locking up an offensive leader with more than 20 goals in each of the last three seasons. An incredibly reliable presence on the ice, the 24-year-old played in every game last season, scoring 57 points. At…