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Wisconsin’s 1st Monkeypox Case Identified, State Health Officials Say

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified on Thursday, June 30 the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Dane County. A news release says the patient is currently isolating and the risk remains low for the general public. As of June 30, there have been 396 confirmed monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases in the United…

Don’t Put Gas Down The Sewer, Met Council Warns After U Of M Sewer Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Don’t flush gas or other flammable materials down the toilet. This is the message from the Metropolitan Council on Friday after sewer explosions forced evacuations at the University of Minnesota on Thursday. The Met Council says it is monitoring conditions across the sanitary sewer system and at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday after the explosion on campus….

Duluth Man In Custody With Alleged Child Pornography Charges

DULUTH, Minn. — On Friday, Duluth Police reported a 50 year-old man is in custody after an investigation involving pornography. A search warrant was obtained after a Cybertip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. More than 20 electronic devices were seized during the search at the suspects residence in the 800 North block of 57th…

UPDATE: Hibbing Man Charged With Murder For Death of Girlfriend

UPDATE (July 1, 5 p.m.) – St. Louis County prosecutors have charged a Hibbing man with murder in the second degree for the death of his girlfriend. Police arrested 46-year-old Eric James Jarvis after he called 911 early Tuesday morning. When police arrived, his girlfriend, 43-year-old Kari Jo Petrich was on the floor of the apartment. Officers said they could tell right…

Surprise January 6th Committee Hearing

In this surprise hearing on Tuesday Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a special assistant and aide to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, provided her testimony. Hutchinson stated Meadows said, “things might get real real bad.” Giuliani also told her it was going to be “a great day” and “we’re going to the Capitol.” This was the 6th hearing and…

Minnesota Red Cross Offering Flood Recovery Help

DULUTH, Minn. — Those up north around the International Falls area and Kabetogama Lake are still dealing with massive issues from the Rainy River Basin flooding. The Minnesota Red Cross is reminding residents that the organization is there to help and they are just a text or phone call away. Red Cross says besides cleanup, it can help residents in…

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor Released From Prison

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was released from prison on Monday morning after serving just over three years for the death of 911 caller Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Noor shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017 after she had called police to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. When Damond approached the squad in the alleyway…

Minnesota Reports First Case Of Monkeypox

(FOX 9) – Minnesota has reported its first case of monkeypox, and state health officials are investigating. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Monday reported a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in the Twin Cities, a news release said. Initial testing was done on Saturday at MDH’s lab and confirmatory testing is being done at the U.S. Centers…

Rhubarb Fest Returns For 2022

DULUTH, Minn.– Saturday saw the 17th annual Rhubarb Festival takes place in Duluth. Thousands flocked to the Holy Rosary Campus of Stella Maris Academy to get their yearly fix of everything rhubarb. Muffins, burritos, jellies, brats, lemonade, and pies were all served up. The festival is put on by chum to raise money for the work they do fighting homelessness,…

Ex-Minneapolis Cop Charged In George Floyd’s Murder Seeks Further Trial Delay

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The State of Minnesota is demanding a speedy trial for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd’s murder, while one officer is asking for the trial to be delayed further. The state trial of Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter in Floyd’s…

Child Dies In Fire At Central Minnesota Home

(FOX 9) – A child died in a fire at a home in Pine County, Minnesota, early Monday morning. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a 911 call of a house fire in the Sturgeon Lake area at 1:36 a.m. on June 20, with a boy still in the house. Fire departments from neighboring communities responded and “quickly” located…

St. Mark AME Church Hosts Juneteenth Gospel Worship

DULUTH, Minn. — The St. Mark AME Church held a gospel worship service in celebration of Juneteenth on Sunday. People from many different backgrounds and denominations all turned out to eat, sing, and listen to a message from Reverend Anthony Galloway. This was the first time St. Mark has put on this event, but organizers say it’s far from the…

NAACP’s Duluth Chapter Hosts Juneteenth Jubilee

DULUTH, Minn. — June 19th is recognized as Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday last year, and for the second year, the Twin Ports hosted multiple celebrations recognizing it. One event was put on by the local chapter of the NAACP at the Central Hillside Community Center on Sunday. The Juneteenth Jubilee featured music, activities, food, and local businesses, all…

Two Found Dead From Drug Overdose In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth police say two people were found dead in their home on Wednesday after overdosing. The call to police came in just after noon. Duluth police arrived at the home on Industrial Avenue and found a 38-year-old woman and a 35-year-old-man dead inside. Out of respect for the families, Duluth police will not release their names until…

Two People Arrested After Drugs Found In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — Two people were arrested on alleged drugs charges on Tuesday in Duluth. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Investigators executed a search warrant at Tri-Towers in Duluth around 5:30 Tuesday night. Upon arrival, a 44-year old man was found flushing drugs down the toilet. During the search police found 114 grams of methamphetamine, 40…

Baby Tigers Born At The Minnesota Zoo

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Zoo announced their Amur tiger gave birth to a litter of cubs on Mother’s Day this year. The three surviving cubs are said to be in good health and successfully bonding with their mother Sundari. The fourth cub did not survive. “Dari has proven to be an incredible mother to these cubs,” said Dr….

Cloquet Police In Search Of Burglary Suspect

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Cloquet Police Department responded to a burglary on Boulder Drive in Cloquet on Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. The residents said the intruder physically assaulted one of them, but another person intervened causing the intruder to run. The Minnesota State Patrol assisted police officers but were unable to find the suspect. The burglar is described as a…

Target Is Cutting Prices To Get Rid Of Excess Inventory

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Retail giant Target is cutting prices in an effort to get rid of excess inventory, the company said Tuesday. The Minneapolis-based retailer is taking a set of actions to “right-size its inventory for the balance of the year and create additional flexibility to focus on serving guests in a rapidly changing environment,” a news release said. Those actions include canceling…

59-Year-Old Eveleth Man Transported To Duluth Hospital After Stabbing

EVELETH, Minn. — The Eveleth Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in Eveleth occurring around 5 a.m. Sunday. Officers located a 59-year-old male victim on the 200 block of Cleveland Street. The victim had multiple stab wounds and was immediately taken to Essentia Health in Virginia, but later taken to a Duluth hospital where he is now being…

Gas Prices In Minnesota Jump 35 Cents In A Week

(FOX 9) – Prices at the pump in Minnesota saw the largest hike in nearly a decade this week as gas prices continue to push above record highs. The average gas price increased 35 cents since week-to-week, one of the highest increases in the country. The average cost for regular gas in Minnesota is now $4.58 per gallon. Compared to just a…

Where Minnesota’s Federal Lawmakers Stand On President Biden’s Proposed Gun Restrictions

(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)(FOX 9) – Ahead of President Joe Biden’s primetime speech on addressing gun violence, FOX 9 asked all nine of Minnesota’s members of Congress for interviews on what they would like to see done. Only one federal lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, agreed to an interview Thursday. “There are just so many solutions out there, and we can’t continue to…

Grand Rapids Student In Custody After Firearm Found In Vehicle

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — On Thursday afternoon a student from Grand Rapids High School was taken into custody after a search of their vehicle. The search was originally to find a vaping device, but the vehicle search by the Grand Rapids Police Department found a firearm and ammunition inside. After finding the firearm and ammunition the search was immediately isolated…

2 New Lawsuits Allege Excessive Force, Discrimination By Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Two new lawsuits were filed Tuesday against the City of Minneapolis for alleged cases of police brutality committed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin before he murdered George Floyd. The lawsuits, filed on behalf of Minneapolis residents John Pope and Zoya Code, allege police misconduct, use of excessive force, and racial discrimination from incidents that occurred in 2017 in…

Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Garage and Book Sale Fundraiser

CARLTON, Minn.- The annual Garage and Book sale fundraiser for the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary took place in Carlton Wednesday. With the funds from selling books and items donated from the community, the Auxiliary is able to provide equipment for different hospital departments, as well as scholarships for Carlton County students going into the health care field. The volunteer coordinator,…

Coffee and Conversation with Women in Construction

DULUTH, Minn.- The National Association of Women in Construction has started a local chapter in Duluth. The NAWIC organization gives women the opportunity in construction to gather, learn, and feel welcome in various trades. From operations, electricians, and plumbers, the organization helps train women into jobs that are often male dominated. Duluth Workforce Development Technician, Betsy Hill, says it is…

Proctor HS Football Player Accused Of Sodomizing Victim Pleads Guilty

PROCTOR, Minn. — The Proctor High School football player charged with sexually assaulting his teammate in September pleaded guilty in the case on Tuesday. FOX21 is not naming the suspect because he was 17 at the time of the incident, and it is an extended jurisdiction juvenile case in court. The defendant will eventually receive an adult sentencing, but the…

SOAR Career Solutions Starts Short-Term Job Training Programs

DULUTH, Minn. — If you’re looking for a career change SOAR Career Solutions is starting short-term training sessions this week. The health and construction trainings provide instruction from Duluth Adult Education and Lake Superior College. These courses help individuals who need help getting a foot in the door to these industries. For those who are eligible, there is no cost….

Minn. House Votes To Lift Growler Gap, Allow More Taprooms; Senate Uncertain

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved what would be the biggest changes in the state’s liquor laws since Sunday alcohol sales became legal five years ago. The measure, which passed 85-48, allows smaller brewers to sell six-packs and lets distillers open taprooms that sell larger bottles. Large brewers could sell 64-ounce growlers. Under current law, taproom sales…