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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: Dangerous Minneapolis Bike Routes

Minneapolis police investigated more than 200 bicyclist-motorist crashes in 2014, according crash reports obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS through a public records request. To help protect you and your family, we dug through the reports looking for cycling trouble spots in Minneapolis...


  • Sun County Pilots Want Agreement or End to Mediation

    Sun Country Airlines pilots want a contract agreement or to be released from bargaining talks. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents the 250 pilots at Sun Country, sent a letter to the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C., asking the board to schedule a final mediation session as soon as possible...

  • BCA Trace Evidence Lab Unlocks Unseen Clues in Cases

    Months after fire ravaged a set of historic apartments and businesses in North Minneapolis in May, investigators now believe the blaze may have been the result of arson. This was determined after pieces of the building and rubble were analyzed at a BCA laboratory. They were able to determine that there were ignitable liquids present at the scene...

  • Mille Lacs, Brainerd Lakes Might Get Special Session Help

    It's a one-two punch that could threaten the future viability of several Minnesota resorts and businesses. First, severe storms swept through the Brainerd Lakes area in mid-July forcing some resorts to close for several days. Now, it's likely the walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs will be halted soon...

  • Questions Regarding Misuse of Public Funding for Popular St. Paul Nonprofit

    After an anonymous letter sent by former employees of Breaking Free, the Minnesota Attorney General's office is notifying state and federal agencies about a possible misuse of public funding. Breaking Free is an organization that helps young girls and women who have been victims of sex trafficking....

  • Pelican Rapids Doctor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Prescription Drugs

    A Pelican Rapids doctor has pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to stealing prescription drugs by writing fraudulent prescriptions, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said 43-year-old Blair A. Nelson obtained Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs...

  • Thirty-year-old Alec Erling Neal of Minneapolis Mpls. Man Who Raped Ex at Knifepoint Sentenced to 12 Years

    A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to raping his former girlfriend has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and 10 years of supervised probation. St. Paul police were called to Summit Avenue at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, after a caller said her neighbor had been stabbed...

  • File Photo: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Review Team Recommends 50 Food and Retail Concepts for MSP Airport

    After weeks of poring through proposals, a review team is recommending 50 new food and retail concepts for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Concepts include a music venue, a full-service craft beer bar and restaurant, and a food truck-style food court...

  • Forty-seven-year-old David Scott Henderson of Rogers Rogers Man Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl Worked in District 287

    School officials have confirmed that a special education counselor and substitute teacher accused of rape worked at Intermediate District 287, which is a consortium of 12 west metro school districts. The district says 47-year-old David Scott Henderson of Rogers has been employed with the district since 1993...

  • Mpls. Blocks Demolition of Grain Elevator, Deems it 'Historic Resource'

    It's a battle that pits Minneapolis history against the safety of some of its citizens. A property owner wants to knock down a large grain elevator complex in the city, which now sits empty, on prime real estate. But the city is trying to keep the bulldozers at bay....

  • FAA Investigators looking over the scene of the fatal plane crash. Family, Friends Mourn 4 Killed in Wis. Plane Crash

    The four people killed after a plane crash Monday near Amery, Wisconsin, have been identified. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the pilot has been identified as 44-year-old Daniel Ortner of North Hudson, Wisconsin. The passengers have been identified as 47-year-old Eric Larson of Hudson and his two sons 20-year-old Michael Larson and 18-year-old Matthew Larson...

  • Work crews repair a large pothole that opened on Interstate 94 west near St. Michael. I-94 Near St. Michael Reopens after Repairs Caused Delays

    Interstate 94 westbound near St. Michael has reopened seven hours after pavement buckled, requiring crews to make repairs. The road had been closed most of the day, causing backups and delays...

  • Dayton Says Minnesota Will Net Extra $650M in Health Care Savings

    Governor Mark Dayton says the first year of statewide competitive bidding for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare contracts will save the state $650 million.  That's on top of another 1 billion dollars in savings since 2011, when the governor and GOP lawmakers who controlled the House and Senate passed a bill authorizing the bidding process....

  • Christopher Besser is charged with second-degree murder. St. Michael Man Who Allegedly Killed Father, Brother Appears in Court

    The man accused of killing his father and brother in May appeared in Wright County court on Tuesday. Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Besser is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly killing his father, Todd Besser, who was a former Elk River police officer and his brother, Blake Besser, on May 9...

  • Paddlefish and lake sturgeon at Lake Pepin Commercial Fishing on Lake Pepin Temporarily Suspended

    Some commercial fishing operations in Lake Pepin have been suspended after the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources found almost four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon...

  • Minn. Dentist 'Deeply Regrets' Killing Well-Known Lion in Zimbabwe

    An American tourist who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe said he didn’t know the lion was a local favorite and that he believed everything about the hunting trip was legal and properly conducted. The hunter, identified as 55-year-old Walter Palmer of Eden Prairie, has a dental practice in Bloomington...







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