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San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Students dove under desks when a man walked into his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student and wounding a 9-year-old before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. Some six weeks earlier, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson was a newlywed calling his 53-year-old…

Official: Russia Knew in Advance of Syrian Chemical Attack

ROBERT BURNS - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior U.S. official says the United States has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week. The official says a Russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in Syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. Hours after the drone left, a Russian-made fighter jet bombed the hospital in…

Two Adults Dead, Two Children Wounded in Elementary School Murder-Suicide Shooting

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (FOX 11) – Four people were shot Monday in an apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, including a teacher and two students, police and school officials said. Two students were airlifted to a hospital after what’s believed to be a domestic dispute, San Bernardino City Unified School District spokeswoman Marria Garcia tells news media…

Manhunt Underway for Wisconsin Gun Thief Who Mailed Manifesto to Trump

Joseph Jakubowski prior booking photo (left) and surveillance photo (right) taken on April 4 at 1p.m. at the Mobil Gas Station, 1215 Milton Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin. JANESVILLE, Wis. – Authorities say a man suspected of stealing firearms from a Wisconsin gun store who sent an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump, and has threatened to carry out an unspecified attack…

Wisconsin Republicans Praise US Missile Strike on Syria

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Republicans are praising President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria. House Speaker Paul Ryan calls the action “appropriate and just.” Senator Ron Johnson calls the U.S. strike a “swift and appropriate action.” And Rep. Mike Gallagher says he also supports the strike as a “clear signal that the United States will not stand idly by…

Senate Confirms Trump Pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

The Senate voted 54-45 in favor of Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch speaks at his nomination hearing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washignton. (Lauren Victoria Burke for The Denver Post) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump’s nominee following a…

US Missiles Target Syria Airfield In Response To Chemical Weapons Attack

(FOX NEWS) – The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country’s bloody civil war in 2011. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United…

Panera Bought by Caribou Coffee for $7.5 Billion

Allie Johnson - FOX 9 KMSP

(KMSP) – Panera Bread Co. has agreed to sell itself to JAB Holding Co., the company that also owns Caribou Coffee. The St. Louis-based bakery and café chain is being bought out for approximately $7.5 billion, according a news release. In comparison, JAB acquired Caribou Coffee for $340 million in 2013, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reported. The sale…

Steve Bannon Removed from National Security Council

WASHINGTON (FOX NEWS) – President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. Bannon was put on the NSC’s “Principals Committee” as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC, a senior administration official…

The Latest on a Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) _ The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United Nations says it isn’t in a position to independently verify reports of a chemical attack in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province but Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “deeply disturbed” at the incident. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. chief extends “his heartfelt…

Judiciary Panel Votes 11-9 in Favor of Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch speaks at his nomination hearing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washignton. (Lauren Victoria Burke for The Denver Post)WASHINGTON (AP) – A divided Senate panel is backing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. A Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines on Monday to favorably…

Minnesota Named One of the Top 5 States to Retire

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report has named Minnesota one of the best states in the nation to retire. The report, issued by Bankrate.com, ranked all 50 states based on a list of factors, quality of health care, culture, cost of living, weather, taxes, retiree population, crime rate, and well-being. Taking into account these factors, Bankrate named Minnesota the fifth-best…

The Latest: Russians say another bomb found, deactivated

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, has told Russian television 10 people have been killed and 50 injured in a subway explosion. Video footage posted on social media website shows a train with mangled doors standing at the platform. Russian Senator Viktor Ozerov tells Interfax that the explosion looks like a terrorist attack….

Pig That Fell from Truck en Route to Slaughter to be Spared

Photo: SoulSpace Farm Sancutary SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A pig that survived falling out of a truck on Interstate 90 in South Dakota just a few miles form a hog processing facility is now being spared from slaughter. The Argus Leader reports that SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary in New Richmond, Wisconsin, is adopting Wally the pig after no owner claimed him….

Vulnerable Teenager Located Safe

UPDATE 4/3: Journee was located safe in Rochester over the weekend. Journee Malone ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rochester Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 13-year-old Journee Starr Malone. She was last seen near the Gage East Apartments in Rochester, Minnesota on Monday, March 27 around 5 p.m. She was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and…

Bob Dylan’s Handwritten, Unpublished Ode to Wisconsin For Sale

Opening bid is set at $30,000

(KMSP) – Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for an unpublished song about Wisconsin is scheduled to be auctioned off in Los Angeles on Thursday. The opening bid is set for $30,000. Dylan was 20 years old when he wrote the song in November 1961, less than a year after he moved from New York from Minnesota. Just a month prior he…

Address Confidentiality Program for WI Abuse Victims Opening

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new state program designed to protect the addresses of abuse victims in Wisconsin is beginning. The Safe at Home program opens on Saturday. Advocates and a bipartisan group of supporters of the program including Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the launch of the program at a news conference Thursday. Safe at Home provides victims of…

Collection of 21,000 Vinyl Records Donated to Thrift Stores

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Platteville man has donated more than 21,000 vinyl record albums to raise money for a thrift store chain in Madison. Agrace Thrift Stores will begin selling Jerry Roh’s albums Friday morning. Genres include rock, country, religious, polka, children’s, classical, and blues music. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that most of the records will sell for…

Land O’ Lakes Acquires Vermont Creamery

WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. (AP) – Land O’ Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery, which has experienced growth and says it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. Vermont Creamery will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter, and fresh dairy in Websterville. Co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese said the company is “a good fit”for Minnesota-based butter-maker. Chris…

Wisconsin AG Sending 200 Rape Kits for Testing Monthly

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling the Legislature’s budget committee that the state Department of Justice is sending 200 untested sexual assault kits to a lab per month. Schimel appeared before the Joint Finance committee on Wednesday to answer questions about DOJ operations and how Governor Walker’s 2017-19 budget would affect the agency. More than 6,000…

Minnesota Prosecutors Charge 4 in Alleged Sex-Trafficking

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) –  Criminal charges were announced Wednesday in an international human trafficking and prostitution enterprise that prosecutors called “the Uber of sex trafficking.” The crime ring involved numerous victims and thousands of ads placed on Backpage.com in 29 different states over the past two years. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said the crime ring used phones to…

Officer Killed Along with 3 Others in Wisconsin Laid to Rest

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – Hundreds of law enforcement officers are among those who have gathered to pay respects to a Wisconsin detective killed in the line of duty along with three others in northern Wisconsin. The officers, in step, approach the open casket at D.C. Everest High School where they slowly salute Jason Weiland, killed a week ago when encountering…

Teens Wearing Leggings Barred from United Flight

DENVER (AP) – Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings. United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said the girls were not allowed onto the Sunday morning flight because they were traveling under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code. That dress code bars…

Man Accused in Death of Stout Student Pleads Not Guilty

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – The Minnesota man accused of killing a University of Wisconsin Stout Cullen Osburn student from Saudi Arabia, has pleaded not guilty to charges. Cullen Osburn is charged with felony murder and aggravated battery in the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. The 24-year-old student died from a brain injury last October following an altercation in downtown Menomonie….

Authorities Find $54K Hidden Inside Tortilla Dough

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GOP Pulls Health Care Overhaul Off House Floor

WASHINGTON (AP) – Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on track to occur in about an hour. The measure has been a…

Minnesota Marijuana Oil Sent to New York Stirs Anger

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Some top Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on a medical marijuana company whose former executives face felony charges for shipping marijuana oil to New York. County prosecutors charged two ex-executives at Minnesota Medical Solutions with felonies alleging they collaborated in late 2015 to ship $500,000 worth of marijuana oil to New York. The charges…

4 Killed, Including Officer is Rothschild, Schofield, Weston shooting

1/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WSAW) – Authorities have now confirmed an Everest Metro Police Officer was one of four killed following three shooting incidents Wednesday. Everest Metro Police Chief confirmed the fatalities…

Target Celebrates Stretch Marks in New Swimwear Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) – Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that features four models in unretouched images as it promotes a focus on inclusivity. Social media star Megan Batoon, pro skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, model and body activist Denise Bidot, and TV host and model Kamie…

Sheriff Who Investigated Wetterling Abduction Announces Retirement

Courtney Perry for MPR News ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – A central Minnesota sheriff who worked to solve the decades-old kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling is hanging up his badge. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner announced his retirement Tuesday. Sanner has worked for the sheriff’s office for nearly 33 years and has been sheriff for the last 14. Sanner was among…

Subject Identified in Polk County Officer Involved Shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened on Monday, March 20 in Polk County. The Grand Forks County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased suspect as Clarence Duane Huderle, 73, of Warren, Minnesota. Huderle died of a gunshot wound; the manner of his death…

New Michigan Ad Campaign to Raise Awareness for Child Vaccinations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan health officials are launching a vaccination campaign aimed at preventing serious diseases in children. The “I Vaccinate” campaign by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Franny Strong Foundation and other health officials will use television, radio, digital, social, and outdoor advertising to stress the importance of vaccinations. A website also was launched…

Hibbing, Virginia RadioShack Set to Close

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)RadioShack has announced it will be closing hundreds of stores across the country, including seven in Minnesota. The retailer will be shutting down 552 stores, according to the Business Insider. Those that have been selected are reported to have high rent and low sales. The following stores are selected to close in Minnesota: Hibbing Marketplace – 141…

DOJ: Minneapolis Lacked Coordination, but Kept Peace in 4th Precinct Protests

(Ted Haller / Fox 9) MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on Monday released its after-action report of the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Police Department’s response to the protests and demonstrations at the MPD’s 4th Precinct following the November 2015 shooting death of Jamar Clark. The DOJ review was requested by…

Son of Alleged Nazi Wants Evidence Released

Andriy Karkoc Insists His Father is Innocent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The son of a Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in a Nazi massacre is asking that evidence against his father be released. A court in Poland recently issued an arrest warrant for Michael Karkoc, opening the way for his possible extradition on war crimes charges. Karkoc’s son, Andriy Karkoc, said Saturday that his 98-year-old father is innocent….

Secret Service Stops White House Intruder

Incident Was Second Security Breach in a Week

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds. Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the individual “jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave” but did not make it onto White House property. Spicer added, “Great response by…

Minnesota Officials Aim to End Chronic Homelessness by 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Thousands of people in the Twin Cities have been homeless for years, despite a coordinated effort by city, state, and nonprofit leaders that has cut chronic homelessness nearly in half since 2010. The Pioneer Press reports the number of chronic and “unsheltered” homeless people in Minnesota has dropped 48-percent in recent years, falling from over…

Feds Investigate Threats to Jewish Centers as Hate Crimes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Federal authorities say threats to two Jewish community centers in Minnesota are being investigated as hate crimes as part of a broader probe into similar threats made nationwide. FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Thornton said Wednesday that since January 3, more than 140 telephone threats were made to Jewish groups and facilities in 43…

Polish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Minnesota Man in Nazi Case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed…

Fat Bike Birkie Race

First Time The Fat Tire Bike Race Started at the New Location in Cable, Wis.

CABLE, Wis. – The Fat Bike Birkie race took place this morning and it’s the largest Fat Bike event in North America. This year the race drew in 1,200 riders from 18 different states and 2 different countries.   At the starting line this morning it was a cold one and a different one, as it was the first time…

Wisconsin Men Arrested in Theft of 100,000 Diapers

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) – Two Wisconsin men are accused of stealing 100,000 diapers. The Post-Crescent reports the police allege the men stole nearly 1,800 cases of diapers — valued at more than $45,000, from a charitable organization that provides goods to families in need. Authorities say the diapers were stolen during several thefts between January 3 and February 13…

Real ID Law Hits a Snag in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota officials’ efforts to upgrade driver’s licenses so they pass muster for domestic flights have hit a snag. The state Senate defeated a bill Monday to put Minnesota in compliance with federal Real ID law. Democrats concerned about blocking driver’s license access for immigrants living in Minnesota illegally united with several Republicans who call the…

Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that temporarily halts entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations, who are seeking new visas and suspends the country’s refugee program. That’s according to White House spokesman Michael Short, who says the signing was done privately. The new directive aims to address legal issues…

Diamond Reynolds, Girlfriend of Philando Castile, Arrested in St. Paul Assault

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Wisconsin Company Vies to Build Wall Along US-Mexico Border

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm bidding on the federal government’s call for designing and building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border. The Fond du Lac Reporter reports that Brownsville-based Michels Corp. is answering the government’s early call for bids to build a wall spanning the roughly 2,000 mile border with…

North Shore Businessman Hopes for Daughter’s Return

Resort GM's Daughter has been Missing Since Jan. 15th

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Brian Anderson is back at work managing a popular North Shore resort even though his daughter, Toni hasn’t been seen since January 15th. “It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Anderson.  “You hear about these things, but you don’t… you don’t understand the mental strain it puts you through and the emotions you go through.” For Anderson…

Minnesota Fears Costs of GOP Health Care Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they’re discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The Associated Press. The planning document shows that the GOP proposal, a draft of which was circulated last week, would cut…