Local
January 14

SUV hits and kills girl, 6, who was alone on dark highway near Lake Mille Lacs

The crash occurred about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, the patrol said.
Minneapolis
January 14

Minneapolis man arrested in father's killing

The man's death is the second homicide of 2022 in Minneapolis.
Coronavirus
January 14
COVID-19 hospitalizations requiring intensive care have declined over the past month even as total hospitalizations have increased. Health officials r

COVID-19 hospitalizations back above 1,600 in Minnesota

Omicron surge is taxing COVID-19 testing resources, prompting CentraCare to pause testing asymptomatic people.
Local
January 14

Police: Burger King robbery that left 1 dead was staged

A Burger King robbery that left a Milwaukee girl dead was staged, investigators allege in court documents filed Friday.
Nation
January 14
Members of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee heard testimony on a new map of state congressional districts in this file photo from Nov. 1

Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map

Ohio's Republican-drawn congressional map was rejected by the state's high court Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans.
Local
January 14
A patron received a wristband after she showed a State Theatre employee her vaccination card and ID on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Mpls. and St. Paul won't require vaccines for restaurant workers

Following public criticism, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also removed a provision that required some young children to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Business
January 14
FILE - Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attends the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washi

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

Martin Shkreli must return $64.6 million in profits he and his former company reaped from jacking up the price and monopolizing the market for a lifesaving drug, a federal judge ruled Friday while also barring the provocative, imprisoned ex-CEO from the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life.
Local
January 14

Fond du Lac officer suffers broken bones in attack

A man accused of attacking a Fond du Lac police officer who suffered broken bones was charged in the case Friday.
Nation
January 14
Hairdresser Chelsea Woody stands outside her car at a grocery store Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia. Woody, a single mother, relied on a monthly

Goodbye 'godsend': Expiration of child tax credits hits home

For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit — a program that was intended to be part of President Joe Biden's legacy but has emerged instead as a flash point over who is worthy of government support.
Sports
January 14
From Jan. 26 until Feb. 9, Gophers fans will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours to attend indoor

Updates: More on the COVID vaccine mandate and Twin Cities sports venues

The University of Minnesota announced its own guidelines for Minneapolis and outstate campuses; an outdoor World Cup qualifying soccer match at Allianz FIeld will fall under the St. Paul ordinance.
Local
January 14

Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalists

The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus were announced Friday as finalists to be president of the UW System.
Local
January 14
Dawanna Witt, a major in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, will receive the Black History Month Excellence in Law Enforcement Award in a virtual

Hennepin County sheriff's major wins national award for Black law enforcement officials

Dawanna Witt, who supervises the courts and jail, is one of eight recipients of national law enforcement award.
Local
January 14

Police: West Allis shootout ends with man shooting self

A man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a shootout with police in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, according to officials.
Minneapolis
January 14
Mayor Jacob Frey talked about his second term and what he envisions in Minneapolis housing, crime prevention and the fate of downtown.

Q&A: Mayor Frey's priorities at the helm of a city on edge

Minneapolis' Jacob Frey was re-elected to his second term in November with more power than any of his predecessors to tackle a slew of overlapping problems.
Weather
January 14
Judy Suddendorf braved the snow and cold on her day off as a professor to play with her 11-month-old puppy, Maddie, at Greenhaven Park in Burnsville.

Nearly 5 inches of snow falls on Twin Cities, hundreds of crashes reported statewide

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 377 crashes in a 12-hour span.
Nation
January 14
FILE - Roxanne Lee, manager of the Tucson Medical Center cath lab, stands with nurses and other colleagues during a ceremony to remember those who hav

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools.
North Metro
January 14
Business
January 14

Owners to get $42 million for citrus trees Florida destroyed

Sixteen years after their legal battle began, about 18,000 homeowners in central Florida will be paid more than $42 million collectively by the state of Florida for destroying their citrus trees during an effort to eradicate a harmful citrus disease.
Politics
January 14
State leaders say the I-35W bridge collapse is a reminder of the importance of funding to repair and replace hundreds of bridges across the state.

First round of infrastructure spending heading for Minnesota bridge projects

Minnesota leaders said they expect $60 million in federal funds to flow into the state this year to help plan for major bridge projects.
Local
January 14

Kaul raises $675,000 during last half of 2021

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul says he raised $675,000 over the last half of 2021 and has more than $1 million in the bank heading into his reelection campaign.