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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Safety of State Fair Food

If you can deep-fry it, you can find it at the Minnesota State Fair. But have you ever wondered just how all those mouth-watering morsels are prepared—and how safe they are to eat? 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS combed through the past four years of health inspections for vendors at the fair...


  • Source: Officer Under Internal Investigation after February Manhunt

    A law enforcement source close to an investigation after a manhunt in February tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS one of the responding officers tested positive for marijuana shortly after the ordeal. At 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, law enforcement responded to a report of a suspicious man with a gun in his car outside Indelco Plastics...

  • Minn. Database Indicates Senior Citizen Abuse Cases Have Increased

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS combed through data from the Minnesota Department of Human Services website that showed, in the last two years, reports of allegations of financial exploitation and caregiver neglect increased over the previous year involving residents over the age of 65....

  • Friends Struggle with Death of North Minneapolis Community Leader

    Friends of Susan Spiller are struggling to comprehend her death. Spiller was found dead Thursday morning in her home, and Minneapolis police are investigating it as a homicide. They say the back door to her home on the 5100 block of Dupont Avenue North had been forced open...

  • Mpls. Police, Officials Battle Summertime Spike in Shootings

    Minneapolis is in the midst of a summertime spike in shootings. There were 26 shootings in the two-week period ending on July 13, the highest total since at least 2011. The majority the shootings have taken place in north Minneapolis, but there have also been two in south Minneapolis, and five in downtown....

  • In this June 17, 2015 photo, Dr. Andrew Bachman holds the pill form of medical marijuana during a tour of LeafLine Labs, a medical marijuana production facility, in Cottage Grove. Medical Marijuana Sales Won't be a Cash Cow for Minnesota

    The medical cannabis industry generates an estimated $1.7 billion in sales a year, according to a report by ArcView Market Research. Based on the way Minnesota’s new law is written, the state won’t be seeing large amounts of revenue that other states collect from medical marijuana...

  • Amy Comstock, a mother of three, finished her radiation treatment back in 2014 but said the center notified her a few months ago about errors in her treatment. Sartell Mom Among Patients Dealing with Possible Errors in Radiation Treatment

    The Minnesota Department of Health is in the midst of an investigation involving the Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud concerning reports of possible errors in patient radiation treatment plans. CentraCare, which operates the center, first reached out to the Minnesota Department of Health in 2014 and continues to work with state officials...

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS INVESTIGATES: Gas Can Fire Safety

    Minnesota's OSHA, along with its federal counterpart, requires a flame arrestor on metal gas cans that are used on job sites, but there is no similar requirement for consumer plastic gas cans. The small device is intended to keep flames outside the gasoline container from passing into the container....

  • As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business as Usual

    Experts say the government faces a challenge as it investigates possible collusion in the airline industry. It'll have to prove that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Any company can limit the supply of its own products, from airline tickets to sneakers or smartphones...

  • Emails Reveal Superintendents' Frustrations in Wake of MCA Testing Glitches

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has uncovered frustration and fury coming from principals and superintendents after recent testing glitches impacted thousands of Minnesota students. School had to temporarily shut down Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment testing twice this spring, due to technical issues with the online testing system...

  • Northeast Metro School District Employee Reported Abuse of Special Needs Student on Bus

    An educational assistant in the Northeast Metro School District filed a mandatory report of student maltreatment after claiming she saw a special needs student slapped by a school bus employee…

  • Police responded at 1 p.m. to the 200 block of South Street West for a baby not breathing. 5-Month-Old Girl's Death Under Investigation in South St. Paul

    Emergency crews in South St. Paul were unable to revive a 5-month-old girl Wednesday, South St. Paul Police said. Police responded at 1 p.m. to the 200 block of South Street West for a baby not breathing...

  • Samuel Traut Fargo Police: Former Sartell Man Killed by Man Who Asked for Water

    A former Sartell man was killed Tuesday as part of a double homicide, Fargo police said. Twenty-four-year-old Samuel Traut, a graduate of Sartell High School and North Dakota State University, was found beaten with a hammer in his home, Chief David Todd said. The suspect is also accused of killing 45-year-old Clarence Flowers of Fargo...

  • Environmental Groups Request Record Amount From Legacy Fund

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS obtained through a public records request more than 40 proposals of groups vying for more than $100 million in tax-payer funded money from  the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. On Monday, staff will begin sifting through the proposals....

  • Budget Shortfall Challenges Minnesota Jobs Program

    Internal emails obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS show there is a budget shortfall in a state-run program that helps people find work through workforce centers across the state. The program is funded, in part, with federal grant money...

  • Carry-On Baggage Screening Changes Underway after Report Exposes Flaws

    Changes are being made at the Transportation Security Administration after an Inspector General Report highlighted in an ABC News investigation exposed flaws in carry-on baggage screening across the country....








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