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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: Dangerous Minneapolis Bike Routes

Minneapolis police investigated more than 200 bicyclist-motorist crashes in 2014, according to 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...


  • 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....

  • Minnesota Drinking Water Report Exposes Problems in Some City Systems

    The Minnesota Department of Health discovered 19 municipal water systems in the state with bacteriological, arsenic and radioactive elements in their drinking water during 2014. The Department of Health placed no restrictions on water consumption in any of the communities on the radioactive list but the state report said residents were advised to consult with their doctor if they have any special concerns...

  • Key Environmental Review of $2B Southwest LRT Project Released

    Concerns over cost are shifting to environmental worries for the nearly $2 billion dollar Southwest Light Rail project. On Thursday, a much-anticipated review of recent changes to the project's design found potential problems -- but nothing that looks likely to hold the project back...

  • Urgency Grows to Replace 'Risky' Oil Tank Cars on the Tracks in Minn.

    Derailments and explosions in North Dakota are fueling the drive to replace or retrofit the outdated and insufficient fleet of oil tank cars hauling crude oil through Minnesota. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS traveled to a rail yard in Texas to find out what's being done...

  • Minn. Police Agencies Return Military Footwear, First Aid Kits but Hold Fast to Firepower

    One day after President Barack Obama moved to limit the kind of equipment and weapons local police can receive from the military, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS dug deeper into the issue in Minnesota. We've found Minnesota's police departments are returning footwear and first aid kits, but holding fast to the firepower....

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Minn. Adoption System Delays

    A Minnesota annual court report found that certain regions of the state are not meeting a goal when it comes to adoption; 5 EYEWITNESS News investigated to see what those counties are doing to find kids homes...

  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: DNA Test Could be Game Changer for Athletes

    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS discovered DNA test kits for sale on the Internet that claim to tell you which type of sports your body is built to play. “Basically this gives you clear information about somebody's fast twitch muscle fibers, their muscle composition,” said Grant A. Bitter, Ph.D., of California-based Genomic Express, Inc...








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