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'My cousin isn't a terrorist' Video included

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State Department officials say a man once known as Douglas McCain, who attended Twin Cities area high schools 15 years ago, died in Syria while fighting for the terror group ISIS over the weekend -- but his cousin tells Fox 9 News she spoke to him just last Friday via Facebook and doesn't believe it.
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EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer can't represent both sides of gang feud Video included

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There's an old saying that any lawyer can take two sides, but a judge has ended a former Hennepin County public defender's plan to represent both sides in a deadly gang feud in Minneapolis. More>>

Victim identified Wis. deputy as gunman in 911 call Video included

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On Tuesday, police revealed that a wounded Minnesota woman was able to call 911 before she died and identify the man who shot her and her sister as former Dane County Deputy Andy Steele. More>>

4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth Video included

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Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.


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Minneapolis singer impresses Michael Jackson's mom Video included

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She just 12-years-old, but a Minneapolis singer has a talent that has already caught the attention of the mother who raised the King of Pop -- and she's now traveling to perform in a 3-day tribute to the legend. More>>

Shots fired near HCMC emergency room entrance Video included

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Minneapolis police are searching for the suspects who fired shots outside of Hennepin County Medical Center on Tuesday. No one was hit by gunfire, but multiple shots hit the building. More>>

Byron Smith breaks down contesting restitution to victims' families Video included

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Byron Smith is serving life in prison right now, but he's expected to testify Tuesday morning during his restitution hearing at the Morrison County courthouse in Little Falls, Minn. at 10 a.m. More>>

VOTE: 60% of home care workers agree to unionize Video included

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The results of a small vote were met with cheers at the AFL-CIO pavilion at the Minnesota State Fair, with leaders marking the announcement as a major victory for home care workers who want to unionize. More>>

4 charged in robbery plot, brutal stabbing in Fridley, Minn. Video included

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Four people were charged Tuesday in connection with a weekend assault and stabbing that left two men in critical condition in Fridley, Minn. The victims were allegedly lured into a robbery plot by a pair of women they met at Two Stooges bar.


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SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

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When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest More>>

39 adorable photos to celebrate National Dog Day

Lacey. Photo by Monica Wierzba Lacey. Photo by Monica Wierzba
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Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by posting a picture of your furry friend on our Fox 9 Facebook page, or tweet a pic to @MyFOX9. Some of our favorites so far...VIEW PHOTOSHit the snoozesubmitted by Shauna Ann LunzA loyal companionsubmitted by Chad Betland: "My boy Chase of 12 years trucking on the road. Lost his fight to cancer on 7/23/14.... R.I.P buddy."Soaking up the sunsubmitted by Ashlee KinzelOkay, now one with serious faces?submitted by Marge Pylkka: "Katie and Muggsie."Miniature mis... More>>

Find Ty Hoffman: $25,000 reward for fugitive murder suspect

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive murder suspect Ty Hoffman has grown to $25,000, thanks to donations from the community. Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman is wanted in the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips outside of a gas station in Arden Hills, Minn. More>>

Highlights From 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Red Carpet Photos Video included

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[PHOTO GALLERY] Emmys opted for the tried and true Monday night, giving a long goodbye kiss to "Breaking Bad" and its cast, and the fifth straight award for best comedy to ABC's "Modern Family." More>>

Attempted murder charges in Bulldog Uptown hit-and-run Video included

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A 37-year-old Minneapolis woman has been charged with first-degree attempted murder after an argument spilled out of the Bulldog in Uptown and she apparently deliberately hit a man with her car. More>>

Green Line light rail train hits pedestrian in St. Paul Video included

A Green Line train was involved in an accident with a pedestrian in St. Paul (photos@fox9.com / Nathan Johnson) A Green Line train was involved in an accident with a pedestrian in St. Paul (photos@fox9.com / Nathan Johnson)
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A pedestrian was struck by a Green Line light rail train Monday afternoon in St. Paul. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on University Avenue near Chatsworth Street.
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Fridley double stabbing suspects due in court Tuesday Video included

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The two victims are still in the hospital, and Anoka County prosecutors will press formal charges against four people accused of ambushing and repeatedly stabbing two young men in Fridley on Tuesday morning. More>>

Cap gun prank costs Cannon Falls dance coach her job Video included

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After football, the dance team is the biggest program at Cannon Falls High School -- but an apparent prank gone wrong at an all-night event has the team reeling because their coach is now out of a job. More>>

Scalpers peddle discount tickets to Minnesota State Fair Video included

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Some folks are always looking for a way to save or earn a quick buck -- and that's what some scalpers are trying to do just outside the gates of the Minnesota State Fair this year. More>>

Sprinkler extinguishes fire at St. Paul nursing home Video included

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Firefighters in St. Paul say a recent fire at a nursing home should dispel rumors perpetuated by Hollywood movies that fire sprinkler systems always douse a whole building when they engage. More>>

Former BCA head named to new Archdiocese role Video included

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The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named Judge Timothy O'Malley, the former head of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, to a newly-created position as director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment. More>>

Matt Cassel will be Vikings starting QB for Week 1 Video included

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Minnesota Vikings players were informed Monday morning that Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for Week 1 at St. Louis, Fox 9 Sports Director Jim Rich confirmed


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Woman groped, struck in face near U of M's West Bank

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As students began moving in for a new semester, the University of Minnesota Police Department sent out a crime alert warning that a young woman was recently molested just off campus on the West Bank. More>>

Students invent nail polish to detect date rape drugs

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Nail polish may soon be able to make more than just a fashion statement, it may also make women safer.
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Boy, 11, hit by car during walk with dad in North Branch dies

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A 11-year-old boy from North Branch, Minn., died two days after he was hit by a car while he was on a walk with his dad -- and neighbors told Fox 9 News they feared the curve posed a threat to pedestrians. More>>

SEA LIFE deals away K-Love the octopus to Cleveland aquarium

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Now that Kevin Love has officially been sent to Cleveland in a three-team deal, SEA LIFE Minnesota felt his namesake octopus should join him. More>>

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  • Why a Minnesota man is riding his bike to Argentina

    Why a Minnesota man is riding his bike to Argentina

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-08 12:04:47 GMT

    In 12 days, Jim Rienstra will celebrate one year of being on the road for a cause -- but he's not on a car. He's pedaling from Minnesota to Argentina in a pan-American tour that's already changed his life.

    In 12 days, Jim Rienstra will celebrate one year of being on the road for a cause -- but he's not on a car. He's pedaling from Minnesota to Argentina in a pan-American tour that's already changed his life.


  • PHOTOS: Transforming TCF Bank stadium for the Vikings

    PHOTOS: Transforming TCF Bank stadium for the Vikings

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:17:59 GMT
    The massive steel beams may be going up at the future home of the Vikings, but it'll still be a couple of years before they can stay there. In the interim, they'll be at TCF Bank stadium -- and it's changing to welcome them.
    The massive steel beams may be going up at the future home of the Vikings, but it'll still be a couple of years before they can stay there. In the interim, they'll be at TCF Bank stadium -- and it's changing to welcome them.
  • PHOTOS: National Night Out 2014

    PHOTOS: National Night Out 2014

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:38:43 GMT
    With more than 1,470 National Night Out events registered in Minneapolis alone, many Minnesotans will spend a summer night meeting their neighbors and local emergency responders on Tuesday night.
    With more than 1,470 National Night Out events registered in Minneapolis alone, many Minnesotans will spend a summer night meeting their neighbors and local emergency responders on Tuesday night.
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  • Fantasy football draft cheat sheet for 2014

    Fantasy football draft cheat sheet for 2014

    The early edition of Paul Charchian’s 2014 fantasy football cheat sheet is now available. The FantasyVictory.com cheat sheet is based on 0.5 points per reception format, with 50 percent of scoring weighted for touchdowns and 50 percent for yardage.
    The early edition of Paul Charchian’s 2014 fantasy football cheat sheet is now available. The FantasyVictory.com cheat sheet is based on 0.5 points per reception format, with 50 percent of scoring weighted for touchdowns and 50 percent for yardage.
  • 4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth

    4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:26:50 GMT

    Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.

    Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.


  • Trent Tucker: What's next for the Wolves without Kevin Love?

    Trent Tucker: What's next for the Wolves without Kevin Love?

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:46:55 GMT
    Trent Tucker joined Jim Rich on Fox 9 Sports Now to talk about what's next for the Timberwolves now that they've dealt away their All-Star power forward Kevin Love for two No. 1 overall NBA Draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and true two-way 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young.
    Trent Tucker joined Jim Rich on Fox 9 Sports Now to talk about what's next for the Timberwolves now that they've dealt away their All-Star power forward Kevin Love for two No. 1 overall NBA Draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and true two-way 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young.
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  • SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

    SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:23:35 GMT
    When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest
    When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest
  • 39 adorable photos to celebrate National Dog Day

    39 adorable photos to celebrate National Dog Day

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:00:33 GMT
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    Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by posting a picture of your furry friend on our Fox 9 Facebook page, or tweet a pic to @MyFOX9. Some of our favorites so far...VIEW PHOTOSHit the snoozesubmitted by Shauna Ann LunzA loyal companionsubmitted by Chad Betland: "My boy Chase of 12 years trucking on the road. Lost his fight to cancer on 7/23/14.... R.I.P buddy."Soaking up the sunsubmitted by Ashlee KinzelOkay, now one with serious faces?submitted by Marge Pylkka: "Katie and Muggsie."Miniature mis...
    Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by posting a picture of your furry friend on our Fox 9 Facebook page, or tweet a pic to @MyFOX9. Some of our favorites so far...VIEW PHOTOSHit the snoozesubmitted by Shauna Ann LunzA loyal companionsubmitted by Chad Betland: "My boy Chase of 12 years trucking on the road. Lost his fight to cancer on 7/23/14.... R.I.P buddy."Soaking up the sunsubmitted by Ashlee KinzelOkay, now one with serious faces?submitted by Marge Pylkka: "Katie and Muggsie."Miniature mis...
  • 28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:57:53 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
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  • THE REPORTERS: End of a long era for Rep. Phyllis Kahn?

    THE REPORTERS: End of a long era for Rep. Phyllis Kahn?

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:54:42 GMT
    Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, and local political wonks are predicting a tough contest for longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn because she's facing her toughest challenger in 42 years.
    Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, and local political wonks are predicting a tough contest for longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn because she's facing her toughest challenger in 42 years.
  • Ex Minnesota Hells Angels leader a marked man after tell-all book

    Ex Minnesota Hells Angels leader a marked man after tell-all book

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:18:29 GMT

    Pat Matter was the undisputed godfather of the Minnesota Hells Angels, ruling over the city's methamphetamine trade for decades from the Angels clubhouse on Washington Avenue. Until 10 years ago, when Matter did the unthinkable. He broke the code, and snitched on his fellow Angels.

    Pat Matter was the undisputed godfather of the Minnesota Hells Angels, ruling over the city's methamphetamine trade for decades from the Angels clubhouse on Washington Avenue. Until 10 years ago, when Matter did the unthinkable. He broke the code, and snitched on his fellow Angels.


  • THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:30:10 GMT
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

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