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    Sign up to get Artscape in your inbox every Friday afternoon. When trumpeter Charles Lazarus traveled with the Minnesota Orchestra to South Africa in 2018 as part of its historic tour to that country, the first major American orchestra to go there, it was just one step along a journey. He and the orchestra’s Uptown...
    Minneapolis Public SchoolsMinneapolis Public SchoolsMara Klecker at the Star Tribune is reporting a divided Minneapolis school board on Tuesday night approved its budget for the 2022-2023 school year amid intense pushback from the teachers union, students and parents over cuts to arts education and other programs … Steep enrollment declines combined with the additional costs...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews knocked down flames inside a vacant home Saturday evening in south Minneapolis. The city fire department says that firefighters responded to a two-and-a-half story home on the 2500 block of Bloomington Avenue South, in the city’s Phillips neighborhood. The home was vacant and boarded up. READ MORE: Northern...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with fatally shooting a man in Minneapolis in April. Dajohn Cortez Ramon Yarborough faces one charge of second-degree murder and one charge of illegal firearms possession in the shooting death of 27-year-old Darrell Lamont Sims II. According to the complaint, Minneapolis police responded to 24th Street...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews knocked down a fire Saturday evening at a boarding house in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department says firefighters responded to a home on the 700 block of Franklin Avenue South, in the city’s Ventura Village neighborhood. READ MORE: Homes In Northwestern Wisconsin Briefly Evacuated Due To Large...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is fighting for his life after a shooting Friday evening in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a shooting at the intersection of East Franklin and Chicago avenues. Officers found a man in his early 30s suffering from serious gunshot wounds....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fire crews in Minneapolis knocked down a kitchen fire Friday afternoon in an apartment on the city’s south side. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews responded around 4 p.m. to a fire in a two-story apartment building on the 5400 block of 34th Avenue South, in the city’s Wenonah neighborhood....
    Sign up to get Artscape in your inbox every Friday afternoon. And just like that — May comes and spring feels more like spring. Whether you ring in the most beautiful month by marching for workers’ rights, chilling outside listening to music and socializing, breathing in the scent of flowers, or just catching some cool...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting his brother over the weekend on the city’s south side. Anthony Light, 43, is charged in Hennepin County with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and illegal gun possession. According to a criminal complaint, he fatally shot his brother, 29-year-old Darius Light,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A south Minneapolis hardware store is out thousands of dollars after thieves broke in Friday morning. It happened at Nicollet Hardware. The three-hour heist was captured on store surveillance cameras and left the family-owned store with a loss of $6,000. READ MORE: Lily Peters, Missing Wis. Girl, Found Dead; Police Investigating As...
    Originally published on April 23. Updated with victim’s identity. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people are in custody Saturday following an hours-long standoff in south Minneapolis in the wake of a fatal shooting. READ MORE: MN Senate Candidate Erin Maye Quade Spoke At Convention While In Labor, Having ContractionsThe Minneapolis Police Department says officers...
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — A man is in custody for allegedly robbing a Twin Cities credit union earlier this week. The Bloomington Police Department says that the Top Line Credit Union, located on the 5200 block of Viking Drive in the southern Minneapolis suburb, was robbed Thursday afternoon. READ MORE: Next Weather...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Michigan teenager is facing murder charges in connection to a shooting earlier this month in south Minneapolis that left one man dead and a woman gravely injured. Deaje Mayfield, 19, of Flint, Michigan, is charged via warrant in Hennepin County with with two counts of second-degree murder. He is...
    Since the murder of George Floyd and the uprising that followed, it can sometimes seem like Minneapolis has become synonymous with crime and lawlessness, at least in the mind of the people who tend to comment on local news stories or social media. What that conversation often leaves out is Minneapolis residents who know the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a 45-year-old man was shot in the head on a south Minneapolis street just after midnight Sunday. Officers were called to the 2900 block of 14th Avenue South, in the Phillips community, just after 12:30 a.m., and they arrived to find the victim laying in the street. Investigators say “at...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol is working to identify a motorist who failed to stop during an attempted traffic stop and fled authorities. According to the state patrol, troopers attempted to stop the motorist Wednesday evening for speeding, but the driver did not stop and fled. READ MORE: MN WEATHER: Wet...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One man is dead and a woman is fighting for her life after a shooting Wednesday evening inside a south Minneapolis apartment building. Police say it happened at about 8:32 p.m. on the 2400 block of 17th Avenue South, near East Phillips Park. Officers arrived to find the two gunshot victims, one...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One man is dead and a woman is fighting for her life after a shooting Wednesday evening inside a south Minneapolis apartment building. Police say it happened at about 8:32 p.m. on the 2400 block of 17th Avenue South, near East Phillips Park. Officers arrived the find the two gunshot victims, one...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One man is dead and a woman is fighting for her life after a shooting Wednesday evening in south Minneapolis. (credit: CBS) Police say it happened on the 2400 block of 17th Avenue South in the Phillips community. This is the city’s 19th homicide of the year. Check back for more details...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you’re doing some spring cleaning, you may have come across items that require several different trips to get rid of. A new program recently launched in the Twin Cities can consolidate those trips and keep items out of the landfill. The Seattle-based startup “Ridwell” launched in specific zip codes in the...
    Originally published on March 31 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Tens of thousands of basketball fans have landed in Minneapolis for the weekend ahead of the NCAA Women’s Final Four this weekend. READ MORE: St. Paul Police Investigating 2nd Shooting Death In 2 DaysThe event marks one of the largest held downtown since the onset of the COVID-19...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Minneapolis shootings in ten minutes killed a man and sent another to the hospital Monday evening. Police say the first happened at about 5:14 p.m. inside an apartment building on 2400 Elliot Avenue South. Police say someone shot a man in the head. Officers found him in the hallway, but could...
    (AP) — Half of the women’s Final Four is set with two familiar faces — Stanford and South Carolina — advancing to the national semifinals. They could be joined by the other two No. 1 seeds, Louisville and N.C. State, or national semifinal stalwart UConn and newcomer Michigan. The Cardinals face the Wolverines and the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say more than 150 shots were fired at a massive gathering in south Minneapolis Sunday morning, but no one appears to have been injured. The Minneapolis Police Department said officers from all five precincts responded to the 2500 block of 24th Avenue South just after 4 a.m. Police said there was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — No one was hurt when a University of Minnesota bus crashed into a restaurant and music venue on Minneapolis’ West Bank early Tuesday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews were called to the are of 4th Street South and Cedar Avenue South at about 12:14 after a Campus Connector shuttle smashed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside a defunct business in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department said that officers responded Saturday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive person inside a building no longer open for business on the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue. Inside...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Repairing and restoring Incarnation Catholic Church in south Minneapolis will likely take upwards of six months, but church leaders say they’re committed to the process. The historic church was built at its location on Pleasant Avenue in 1909 by French architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, who also designed the St. Paul Cathedral and...
    Originally published March 8 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands drive past it every day, but it takes a bird’s eye view to see the unique construction project happening along I-35W in south Minneapolis. READ MORE: Where Does Our Gasoline Come From?The multi-year effort is to address a persistent problem that often stops traffic for hours and...
    (CNN)Thinner toilet paper rolls. Emptier snack bags. A little less shampoo in the bottle. Instead of charging buyers more to compensate for inflation, some companies are just, well, offering less. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews in south Minneapolis battled a church fire Wednesday morning. The blaze broke out around 3:45 a.m. at the Incarnation Catholic Church near West 38th Street and Pleasant Avenue, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. (credit: CBS) Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but were still working to get smoke out...
    Originally published March 6. Updated with victim’s identity. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four people were shot overnight in Minneapolis, leaving one man dead and others injured. This is the city’s 12th homicide in 2022. The Minneapolis Police Department reports that the shooting happened at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday along the 2700 block of Blaisdell Avenue South....
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. Sahan Journal reported that an FBI agent recently questioned several Somali-American residents of a highrise apartment in South Minneapolis about their voting methods during the 2020 special election in Minneapolis to fill the Ward 6 seat left open after Abdi Warsame left to run the...
    Originally published March 2 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It was a scene that shocked neighbors in this south Minneapolis neighborhood: A man lying face down in the snow, shot while breaking into a garage. The homeowner who shot him is claiming self-defense. Defense Attorney Joe Tamburino is not affiliated with this case but told WCCO-TV what...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is dead following a shooting Tuesday night in south Minneapolis. (credit: CBS) Police say it happened on the 3300 block of 25th Avenue South in the Corcoran neighborhood. This is the city’s ninth homicide of 2022. Check back for more details in this developing story.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Whoever says gardening isn’t for the winter, hasn’t met south Minneapolis resident Andrew Bentley. He’s taken his love for the cold and turned it into a heartwarming project in his yard. READ MORE: Local Church Aims To Buy Merwin Liquors In North Minneapolis“It just unlocked this creative energy in me and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman has been charged in connection to the death of a man in a shooting Saturday in south Minneapolis. Samantha Jencina Barth, 37, was charged Thursday in Hennepin County with second-degree murder and aiding an offender for the death of 27-year-old Marcellus Strickland. READ MORE: School Bus Driver Shot In Minneapolis; 3...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man was killed in south Minneapolis early Saturday morning after a shooting. Minneapolis police say officers arrived at the scene shortly after 3 a.m. on the report of a shooting. They found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. An initial investigation indicates the...
    RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday they have not established a motive in a shooting outside a suburban Minneapolis school that left one student dead and another critically injured. The students were shot Tuesday outside South Education Center in Richfield, a suburb just south of Minneapolis. Police arrested two teen suspects at separate locations...
    The amazing thing about the proposed design for Hennepin Avenue in South Minneapolis is that it looks exactly as it should. For many years now, Minneapolis leaders have passed ambitious plans declaring a new vision for city streets and public space: There’s the Climate Action Plan (2013), the 2040 Comprehensive Plan (2019),  a Vision Zero...
    Originally published Dec. 23, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was hospitalized Thursday night after he was shot during an attempted carjacking in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded to the shooting around 8:30 p.m. on the 4800 block of 5th Avenue South, in the Field neighborhood. Two men...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a car thief stole a vehicle with an infant inside in the Powderhorn neighborhood Monday evening. It happened just before 7 p.m. on the 3200 block of Chicago Avenue. Police say a mother left her vehicle running, with her sleeping 1-year-old child inside, while she ran into a store....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a car thief stole a vehicle with an infant inside in the Powderhorn neighborhood Monday evening. It happened just before 7 p.m. on the 3200 block of Chicago Avenue. Police say a mother left her vehicle running, with her sleeping 1-year-old child inside, while she ran into a store....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A bicyclist was hospitalized Monday evening after being struck by a light rail train in south Minneapolis. Metro Transit said the collision between the cyclist and the Blue Line train happened around 5:40 p.m. at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and 42nd Street East. Emergency crews found the man conscious...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver is dead after a single-vehicle crash in south Minneapolis Saturday night. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, a driver left the road near 36th Street West and Colfax Avenue South and hit a utility pole around 9:30 p.m. The aftermath of a single-vehicle crash in south Minneapolis. (credit: CBS) The...