Local
April 7
Minneapolis police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday in a South Side duplex.

Minneapolis police investigating suspicious death of woman found in South Side duplex

No arrests had been announced as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
BCA forensic scientist Breahna Giles testified Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapoli

Day 20 of Derek Chauvin trial: Scientists wrap up prosecution's witnesses for the day

Two scientists with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and a third scientist from a Pennsylvania lab rounded out the day's prosecution witnesses. Testimony concluded about 4:45 p.m., with proceedings set to resume Thursday.
Local
April 7

UW students who get vaccinated won't be tested for virus

University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy change that interim President Tommy Thompson on Wednesday called an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus.
Local
April 7

Two people killed, two others wounded in Milwaukee shooting

Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a quadruple shooting Milwaukee's north side early Wednesday that left two people dead and two people injured.
Local
April 7

EXPLAINER: Trial highlights Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Jurors in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death are hearing from investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, an agency that could be viewed as the state's equivalent of the FBI.
Local
April 7

Appeals court overturns 2016 Green Bay homicide conviction

An appeals court has overturned the homicide conviction of a man serving life in prison for a 2016 killing in Green Bay.
Local
April 7
Climate change could mean more prairie, less forest in Minnesota

Climate change could mean more prairie, less forest in Minnesota

Scientists at the U say a warming climate and shifts in precipitation threaten Minnesota's forests by altering the ability of the state's ecosystems to support tree life. According to their forecasts, Minnesotans can expect more prairie and less forest in coming decades.
Coronavirus
April 7
Ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty, above left, and Gov. Tim Walz received the J&J vaccine last week at the Vikings’ practice facility in Eagan.

Virus cases press Minnesota hospital capacity once again

COVID-19 hospitalizations rose above 500 in Minnesota for the first time since late January.
Local
April 7

Business group, DNR agree not to release PFAS tests for now

Wisconsin environmental regulators have reached an agreement with the state's largest business group and won't release results of water sampling for unregulated PFAS chemicals until the courts decide whether state law allows for testing of the manmade compounds.
Local
April 7

Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin.
St. Cloud
April 7
St. Cloud Children’s Home was damaged by a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, April 8, 2021.

Crews respond to overnight fire at St. Cloud Children's Home

The campus was sold by the Diocese of St. Cloud last fall, and is vacant and under construction.
Local
April 7

Wisconsin woman dies in crash on 35W in northeast Minneapolis

The victim was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from her vehicle.
Duluth
April 7
Levi LaVallee was filming for Red Bull Portside in Duluth in February.

Watch: Stunt snowmobiler Levi LaVallee makes Duluth his 'playground'

The X Games gold medalist filmed stunts at iconic Duluth sites, including one that accidentally landed him in Lake Superior.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
Philonise Floyd, left, and attorney Ben Crump, center, raised their fists in the air Tuesday as supporters outside the courthouse fence cheered them o

Trainers and use-of-force experts fault tactics used by Chauvin

Derek Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, pressed the claim that a hostile crowd distracted Chauvin and prevented a proper diagnosis or aid.
Local
April 7
Community organizer Joe Vital, who grew up in the East Phillips neighborhood, worries about pollution at the site.  “It is an enviromental injustice

Some on Minneapolis council say they want to cancel water facility, sell site for urban farm

More City Council members want to give neighborhood a bigger say in land use
Chauvin Trial
April 7
Morries Hall, who was with George Floyd on May 25, has invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying.

Floyd's passenger emerges as complicated figure in Chauvin trial

Though Chauvin's attorney had told jurors that they would hear from passengers in the car who saw Floyd use drugs, Morries Lester Hall is avoiding testifying.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
The Rev. Al Sharpton led members and supporters of the Floyd family in prayer outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Floyd family has faith in conviction, braces for difficult testimony ahead

Some witnesses briefly met with the family after their testimony.
Local
April 7
Local
April 7
David Haas plays the piano at St. Kate’s in 2004.

St. Catherine's inquiry backs sexual misconduct claims against composer David Hass, recommends changes

University officials said they plan to strengthen sexual behavior protocols.
Duluth
April 7
The Grand Portage Point of Entry on the U.S. border with Canada closed to nonessential travel in March of 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. ALEX KO

Minnesota, Canadian lawmakers search for border solutions

No "vaccine passport" for travelers to or from Canada yet.