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  • HIT-AND-RUN: Robbinsdale woman struck on bus bench

    HIT-AND-RUN: Robbinsdale woman struck on bus bench

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:58:50 GMT
    She was sitting alone on a bus stop bench typing a plea for help finding her lost dog when a hit-and-run driver slammed into her, and police hope a broken mirror left at the scene will help them catch the driver.
    She was sitting alone on a bus stop bench typing a plea for help finding her lost dog when a hit-and-run driver slammed into her, and police hope a broken mirror left at the scene will help them catch the driver.
  • Monticello doctor killed in crash with motorcycle, golf cart

    Monticello doctor killed in crash with motorcycle, golf cart

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:54 GMT
    He brought hundreds of lives into the world, but the community of Monticello is now mourning the death of a popular doctor who died in a bizarre accident over the weekend.
    He brought hundreds of lives into the world, but the community of Monticello is now mourning the death of a popular doctor who died in a bizarre accident over the weekend.
  • DISTRACTED DRIVING: Klobuchar seeks easier fund access

    DISTRACTED DRIVING: Klobuchar seeks easier fund access

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:09:15 GMT
    Each day, nine people die and thousands more are injured in distracted driving accidents. Now, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a new bill will allow states to access money to fund campaigns to combat the trend.
    Each day, nine people die and thousands more are injured in distracted driving accidents. Now, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a new bill will allow states to access money to fund campaigns to combat the trend.
  • Larpenteur Ave. bridge project hits snag, I-35E to close again

    Larpenteur Ave. bridge project hits snag, I-35E to close again

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:41:10 GMT
    The Larpenteur Avenue bridge construction project hit a snag overnight and I-35E in St. Paul was not open before the 5 a.m. deadline.
    The Larpenteur Avenue bridge "slide-in" construction project hit a snag overnight and I-35E in St. Paul was not open before the 5 a.m. deadline and will need to close again Thursday night.
  • Why Interstate 494 flooded at Penn Avenue

    Why Interstate 494 flooded at Penn Avenue

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:11:29 GMT
    Flash flooding forced dozens of commuters off of Interstate 494 in Richfield, Minn., on Monday night, detouring drivers on to Penn Avenue after standing water shut down the freeway for hours.
    Flash flooding forced dozens of commuters off of Interstate 494 in Richfield, Minn., on Monday night, detouring drivers on to Penn Avenue after standing water shut down the freeway for hours.
  • PHOTOS: 2-semi fire blocks Interstate 35 south of Owatonna, Minn.

    PHOTOS: 2-semi fire blocks Interstate 35 south of Owatonna, Minn.

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:06:17 GMT
    Photos submitted to Fox 9 News and popping up on Twitter show two semi trailers consumed by flames, sending a black plume of smoke into the sky above Interstate 35 just south of Owatonna, Minn.
    Photos submitted to Fox 9 News and popping up on Twitter show two semi trailers consumed by flames, sending a black plume of smoke into the sky above Interstate 35 just south of Owatonna, Minn.
  • ARMED CHASE: Oakdale man subdued in Lino Lakes yard

    ARMED CHASE: Oakdale man subdued in Lino Lakes yard

    Friday, July 4 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-07-04 11:52:50 GMT
    Police in Wyoming, Minn., say an armed and belligerent 46-year-old man from Oakdale, Minn., led them on a chase that spanned more than 15 miles and ended near the back deck of a home in Lino Lakes, Minn.
    Police in Wyoming, Minn., say an armed and belligerent 46-year-old man from Oakdale, Minn., led them on a chase that spanned more than 15 miles and ended near the back deck of a home in Lino Lakes, Minn.
  • Stillwater Lift Bridge to reopen Wednesday afternoon

    Stillwater Lift Bridge to reopen Wednesday afternoon

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:18:05 GMT
    Photo taken June 22 by Paul BlumePhoto taken June 22 by Paul Blume
    Good news for commuters in Stillwater – the Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen the Stillwater Lift Bridge in both directions Wednesday afternoon 4 p.m. just in time for the evening commute.
    Good news for commuters in Stillwater – the Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen the Stillwater Lift Bridge in both directions Wednesday afternoon 4 p.m. just in time for the evening commute.
  • Paperwork parks world's largest plane at MSP International

    Paperwork parks world's largest plane at MSP International

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:08:09 GMT
    The massive airplane sitting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting a lot of attention. It was set to take to the skies on Monday night, but aviation enthusiasts can still spy a peek due to a paperwork delay.
    The massive airplane sitting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting a lot of attention. It was set to take to the skies on Monday night, but aviation enthusiasts can still spy a peek due to a paperwork delay.
  • I-94 EXPANSION: Extra lane to stretch from Rogers to St. Michael

    I-94 EXPANSION: Extra lane to stretch from Rogers to St. Michael

    Sunday, June 29 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-30 02:24:55 GMT
    After several bumps in the road, a major road project just northwest of the metro has gotten the green light -- and that could ease congestion for people heading up north to cabin country in a few years.
    After several bumps in the road, a major road project just northwest of the metro has gotten the green light -- and that could ease congestion for people heading up north to cabin country in a few years.
  • TRAIN TENSION: Access to flooded Hastings neighborhood blocked

    TRAIN TENSION: Access to flooded Hastings neighborhood blocked

    Thursday, June 26 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-06-26 04:18:10 GMT
    The rising water is raising tensions and safety concerns in Hastings because floodwaters have left just one road open to a residential area, and residents say trains frequently block the only route they can use.
    The rising water is raising tensions and safety concerns in Hastings because floodwaters have left just one road open to a residential area, and residents say trains frequently block the only route they can use.
  • Stillwater Lift Bridge to close due to high water Monday morning

    Stillwater Lift Bridge to close due to high water Monday morning

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-06-23 12:23:42 GMT
    Photo taken Sunday, June 22, 2014 Paul BlumePhoto taken Sunday, June 22, 2014 Paul Blume
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Sunday that it will close the Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River to all traffic starting at 10 a.m. on Monday because the water level is too high.
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Sunday that it will close the Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River to all traffic starting at 10 a.m. on Monday because the water level is too high.
  • POLICE CHASE: 2 injured in crashes with fleeing suspect on I-494

    POLICE CHASE: 2 injured in crashes with fleeing suspect on I-494

    Sunday, June 15 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-06-15 21:56:58 GMT
    A suspect in a criminal sexual conduct case is in custody after leading police on a chase that involved several crashes on Interstate 494 on Sunday afternoon, injuring two other motorists in his path.
    A suspect in a criminal sexual conduct case is in custody after leading police on a chase that involved several crashes on Interstate 494 on Sunday afternoon, injuring two other motorists in his path.
  • GREEN LINE: Businesses, developers prepare for busy future

    GREEN LINE: Businesses, developers prepare for busy future

    Thursday, June 12 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-06-12 20:58:28 GMT
    Final preparations are underway for the long-awaited commuter light rail trains that will connect Minneapolis and St. Paul along the Green Line, and that has many people looking to the future.
    Final preparations are underway for the long-awaited commuter light rail trains that will connect Minneapolis and St. Paul along the Green Line, and that has many people looking to the future.
  • Mudslide closes Highway 13 in Mendota

    Mudslide closes Highway 13 in Mendota

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:27:38 GMT
    Highway 13 between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue near Mendota closed in both directions Tuesday to repair a slope that was damaged during recent rain.
    Highway 13 between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue near Mendota closed in both directions Tuesday to repair a slope that was damaged during recent rain.
  • MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: Widow speaks out after 5 die in 1 week

    MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: Widow speaks out after 5 die in 1 week

    Sunday, June 8 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-06-09 02:29:12 GMT
    Just this past week, her husband died in in a motorcycle crash -- but although the pain of that loss is still raw, Yolanda Saxon wanted to share a simple message for anyone on the roads.
    Just this past week, her husband died in in a motorcycle crash -- but although the pain of that loss is still raw, Yolanda Saxon wanted to share a simple message for anyone on the roads.
  • Girl, 6, hit by school bus in Otsego flown to hospital

    Girl, 6, hit by school bus in Otsego flown to hospital

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-06-06 02:01:43 GMT
    It's not the way any family hopes to end the school year, but a 6-year-old girl from Otsego is now hospitalized after she was hit by the school bus that dropped her off.
    It's not the way any family hopes to end the school year, but a 6-year-old girl from Otsego is now hospitalized after she was hit by the school bus that dropped her off.
  • VIDEO: Help ID semi that nearly hit 7th grader boarding school bus

    VIDEO: Help ID semi that nearly hit 7th grader boarding school bus

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:47:15 GMT
    The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a semi that illegally passed a school bus, nearly striking a 7th grader near Paynesville, Minn.

    The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a semi that illegally passed a school bus, nearly striking a 7th grader near Paynesville, Minn.


  • Semi driver that nearly hit student boarding bus turns self in

    VIDEO: Semi nearly hits students boarding school bus; driver in custody

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:43:04 GMT
    The video is shocking on its own, but the fact that a little girl almost got run over by a semi-trailer because the driver couldn't wait makes it even worse -- but the Minnesota State Patrol says they've found the driver responsible.
    The video is shocking on its own, but the fact that a little girl almost got run over by a semi-trailer because the driver couldn't wait makes it even worse -- but the Minnesota State Patrol says they've found the driver responsible.
  • Carjacker lures Good Samaritan with bike injury ploy near Princeton, Minn.

    Carjacker lures Good Samaritan with bike injury ploy near Princeton, Minn.

    Monday, June 2 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-06-03 02:12:42 GMT
    Just north of Elk River, a woman stopped to help what she thought was a person in need -- but it turns out she was just being set up by a man who stole her car and her sense of security.
    Just north of Elk River, a woman stopped to help what she thought was a person in need -- but it turns out she was just being set up by a man who stole her car and her sense of security.
  • PHOTOS: Solar Roadways promises clean power, end to shoveling

    PHOTOS: Solar Roadways promises clean power, end to shoveling

    Monday, May 26 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-05-26 04:40:48 GMT
    Credit: Dan WaldenCredit: Dan Walden
    The plows are parked in Minnesota, but spring's prolific crop of potholes has many people feeling frustrated as orange cones appear -- but one start-up is promising a sunnier future through innovative technology.
    The plows are parked in Minnesota, but spring's prolific crop of potholes has many people feeling frustrated as orange cones appear -- but one start-up is promising a sunnier future through innovative technology.
  • Officers patrol University Avenue to raise light rail awareness

    Officers patrol University Avenue to raise light rail awareness

    Thursday, May 22 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-05-22 04:07:16 GMT
    When it comes to the light rail lines carving their way through busy cities, safety is the top priority -- and that's why police are taking to the streets to make sure drivers are looking for the trains that will start running soon.
    When it comes to the light rail lines carving their way through busy cities, safety is the top priority -- and that's why police are taking to the streets to make sure drivers are looking for the trains that will start running soon.
  • Good Samaritan, officer rescue woman from lightning-sparked car fire

    Good Samaritan, officer rescue woman from lightning-sparked car fire

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:54:21 GMT
    She was trapped in her car in the middle of a thunderstorm with lightning all around. A bolt struck her vehicle and sparked a fire, but after a whole bunch of bad luck, the best kind of fortune arrived.
    She was trapped in her car in the middle of a thunderstorm with lightning all around. A bolt struck her vehicle and sparked a fire, but after a whole bunch of bad luck, the best kind of fortune arrived.
  • MSU-Mankato student critically injured in sober bus stunt

    MSU-Mankato student critically injured in sober bus stunt

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:58:49 GMT

    A student from Minnesota State University's Mankato campus is in critical condition after he took a nasty fall off the back of the shuttle bus dedicated to offering a safe and sober ride home.

    A student from Minnesota State University's Mankato campus is in critical condition after he took a nasty fall off the back of the shuttle bus dedicated to offering a safe and sober ride home.


  • Injured riding Metro Transit? Don't expect no-fault benefits

    Injured riding Metro Transit? Don't expect no-fault benefits

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-05-07 02:55:33 GMT

    One local attorney is warning those who use Metro Transit to get around that if they are ever injured in a crash, they shouldn't expect the transportation agency to pick up any of the medical costs without a fight.

    One local attorney is warning those who use Metro Transit to get around that if they are ever injured in a crash, they shouldn't expect the transportation agency to pick up any of the medical costs without a fight.


  • CHARGES: Mother could be jailed for pond crash that killed 2 children

    CHARGES: Mother could be jailed for pond crash that killed 2 children

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:41:37 GMT

    Although prosecutors opted against filing felony charges against the 23-year-old mother who crashed her car into a retention pond in St. Louis Park, she is now facing three misdemeanors that could put her in jail.

    Although prosecutors opted against filing felony charges against the 23-year-old mother who crashed her car into a retention pond in St. Louis Park, she is now facing three misdemeanors that could put her in jail.


  • HIT IT OR TICKET? Rosemount driver cited for avoiding pothole

    HIT IT OR TICKET? Rosemount driver cited for avoiding pothole

    Sunday, May 4 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-05-05 03:38:22 GMT

    Just last week, a Minneapolis driver was sent to the hospital after he was hit in the face by his airbags after driving over a pothole. Now, a Rosemount driver is facing a ticket for trying to avoid a similar fate.

    Just last week, a Minneapolis driver was sent to the hospital after he was hit in the face by his airbags after driving over a pothole. Now, a Rosemount driver is facing a ticket for trying to avoid a similar fate.


  • Driver, passenger killed after hit head-on in Cass County

    Driver, passenger killed after hit head-on in Cass County

    Sunday, May 4 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-05-04 22:33:41 GMT
    Both the driver and a passenger were killed in Cass County when another vehicle swerved into the wrong lane and hit them head-on.A Kia Spectra was traveling southbound on County Road 75 in Cass County around noon on Saturday when a Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound swerved into the southbound lane in the no passing zone. The Chevy forced another vehicle off the road before striking the Kia that ended up in a ditch 100 feet away.Timothy Collins, 46, and Lisa Collins, 47, both of Cass Lake, were...
    Both the driver and a passenger were killed in Cass County when another vehicle swerved into the wrong lane and hit them head-on.A Kia Spectra was traveling southbound on County Road 75 in Cass County around noon on Saturday when a Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound swerved into the southbound lane in the no passing zone. The Chevy forced another vehicle off the road before striking the Kia that ended up in a ditch 100 feet away.Timothy Collins, 46, and Lisa Collins, 47, both of Cass Lake, were...
  • PHOTOS: Minneapolis pothole delivers airbag-busting punch

    PHOTOS: Minneapolis pothole delivers airbag-busting punch

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-05-01 14:49:32 GMT

    Most drivers cringe when they hit an axle-jostling pothole, but one Minnesota man came across one that was so bad, it triggered his air bags, leaving him with a damaged cornea and a concussion.

    Most drivers cringe when they hit an axle-jostling pothole, but one Minnesota man came across one that was so bad, it triggered his air bags, leaving him with a damaged cornea and a concussion.

  • INVESTIGATORS: A life-saving tool

    INVESTIGATORS: A life-saving tool

    Monday, April 28 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-29 01:37:00 GMT

    Seat belts can be the difference between life and death in a crash, but what happens when it jams and leaves a person trapped in the wreckage? The Fox 9 Investigators found a small device can be a life-saver in those situations.

    Seat belts can be the difference between life and death in a crash, but what happens when it jams and leaves a person trapped in the wreckage? The Fox 9 Investigators found a small device can be a life-saver in those situations.


  • DETOUR: Southbound Highway 169 closes between Edina, Eden Prairie

    DETOUR: Southbound Highway 169 closes between Edina, Eden Prairie

    Sunday, April 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-28 03:15:13 GMT

    Those who commute on southbound Highway 169 will need to adjust their route as the is now closed for construction and will be through July 3 while crews resurface the road and reconstruct the bridge over Highway 62.

    Those who commute on southbound Highway 169 will need to adjust their route as the is now closed for construction and will be through July 3 while crews resurface the road and reconstruct the bridge over Highway 62.


  • 48 days until light rail service to St. Paul begins

    48 days until light rail service to St. Paul begins

    Sunday, April 27 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-28 02:02:03 GMT

    The noise, dust, and orange construction cones have been around a long time, but businesses along University Avenue are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel with light rail service set to start soon.

    The noise, dust, and orange construction cones have been around a long time, but businesses along University Avenue are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel with light rail service set to start soon.


  • Southbound Hwy 169 closure begins Sunday night

    Southbound Hwy 169 closure begins Sunday night

    Sunday, April 27 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-27 12:24:47 GMT
    Commuters who use southbound Highway 169 in Edina and Eden Prairie will need to change their travel plans for the next three months.
    Commuters who use southbound Highway 169 in Edina and Eden Prairie will need to change their travel plans for the next three months.
  • Police: Drunk driver crashed into West St. Paul vision store

    Police: Drunk driver crashed into West St. Paul vision store

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:12:44 GMT

    The Kent Optical building was severely damaged on Thursday night after a suspected drunk driver plowed into the store on the corner of South Robert and Bernard streets and then led officers on a chase.

    The Kent Optical building was severely damaged on Thursday night after a suspected drunk driver plowed into the store on the corner of South Robert and Bernard streets and then led officers on a chase.


  • BRIDGE SAFETY: Minnesota ranks 23rd in nation -- or 35th

    BRIDGE SAFETY: Minnesota ranks 23rd in nation -- or 35th

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:20:16 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar once said, "Bridges in America should not fall down." Yet, a new report on bridge conditions in the United States found Minnesota still has more than 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.

    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar once said, "Bridges in America should not fall down." Yet, a new report on bridge conditions in the United States found Minnesota still has more than 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.


  • BUS CRASH: Pedestrian knocked down, 10 passengers evaluated

    BUS CRASH: Pedestrian knocked down, 10 passengers evaluated

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:43:29 GMT
    Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a southbound Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.

    Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a southbound Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.
  • High-speed chase through Eden Prairie ends at Edina ER

    High-speed chase through Eden Prairie ends at Edina ER

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:01:09 GMT

    He led police on a chase all the way the emergency room. When asked why, he said his father was having a heart attack -- but police say he made it all up to avoid getting busted for driving drunk.

    James Carr told Fox 9 News he needed help exposing a difficult situation with Eden Prairie police following a high-speed chase all the way the emergency room. When asked why, he said his elderly father was having a heart attack -- but police say he made that story up to avoid getting busted for driving drunk.


  • Cab drivers concerned as Minneapolis considers legalizing Uber X, Lyft

    Cab drivers concerned as Minneapolis considers legalizing Uber X, Lyft

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:38:30 GMT
    There's a major battle brewing on the streets of Minneapolis involving who is -- and who is not -- allowed to give customers a lift around the city, and it could affect a lot of drivers.
    There's a major battle brewing on the streets of Minneapolis involving who is -- and who is not -- allowed to give customers a lift around the city, and it could affect a lot of drivers.
  • Rush-hour argument ends in shooting in St. Paul

    Rush-hour argument ends in shooting in St. Paul

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:09:07 GMT
    St. Paul police are questioning a man after a heated argument inside a vehicle during rush hour turned violent, leaving a woman in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
    St. Paul police are questioning a man after a heated argument inside a vehicle during rush hour turned violent, leaving a woman in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
  • 7 numbers that will make you stop texting and driving

    7 numbers that will make you stop texting and driving

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:45:33 GMT
    About 25 percent of car crashes have been attributed to distracted driving between 2009 and 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
    About 25 percent of car crashes have been attributed to distracted driving between 2009 and 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • SOUTHWEST LIGHTRAIL: Met Council's 14-2 vote gives green light

    SOUTHWEST LIGHTRAIL: Met Council's 14-2 vote gives green light

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:12:00 GMT
    It looks like the discussions over the Southwest Light Rail has finally reached the end of the line because the Metropolitan Council has voted approving the plan to connect Eden Prairie.
    It looks like the discussions over the Southwest Light Rail has finally reached the end of the line because the Metropolitan Council has issued its final vote approving the plan to connect Eden Prairie and Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • St. Paul hosts Metro Transit light rail accident drill

    St. Paul hosts Metro Transit light rail accident drill

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:03:38 GMT
    Metro Transit Police and Rail Operations and St. Paul police and fire are conducting a drill on Sunday to simulate light rail vehicle and car collisions with injuries.
    Metro Transit Police and Rail Operations and St. Paul police and fire are conducting a drill on Sunday to simulate light rail vehicle and car collisions with injuries.
  • MnDOT: $1.1B in 308 construction projects for 2014

    MnDOT: $1.1B in 308 construction projects for 2014

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:08:33 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled 308 projects for 2014 that will total to $1.1 billion.
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled 308 projects for 2014 that will total to $1.1 billion.
  • Southwest LRT passes committee vote

    Southwest LRT passes committee vote

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-02 18:53:04 GMT
    The Southwest LRT Green Line Extension passed a key vote on Wednesday by the Corridor management committee with only two opposing votes, one coming from Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.
    The Southwest LRT Green Line Extension passed a key vote on Wednesday by the Corridor management committee with only two opposing votes, one coming from Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.
  • POTHOLE PATROL: Minneapolis pulls $1M to speed up repairs

    POTHOLE PATROL: Minneapolis pulls $1M to speed up repairs

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:00:53 GMT
    The city of Minneapolis is pulling $1 million from the city's contingency fund just to speed up pothole repairs after a harsh winter left many municipal roads looking more suited to moon rovers than cars.
    The city of Minneapolis is pulling $1 million from the city's contingency fund just to speed up pothole repairs after a harsh winter left many municipal roads looking more suited to moon rovers than cars.
  • SURVIVAL STORY: SUV fell off I-94 bridge, landed on her car

    SURVIVAL STORY: SUV fell off I-94 bridge, landed on her car

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:46:57 GMT
    A 37-year-old St. Paul woman survived after a car launched off an I-94 ramp and landed atop her car as she traveled under a bridge below.
    A 37-year-old St. Paul woman survived after a car launched off an I-94 ramp and landed atop her car as she traveled under a bridge below.
  • Vehicle travels off I-94 ramp, lands on another in St. Paul

    Vehicle travels off ramp, lands on another in St. Paul

    Sunday, March 30 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-03-30 16:36:15 GMT
    The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a serious crash in which a vehicle somehow left a St. Paul ramp and landed on another vehicle below on Saturday night.
    The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a serious crash in which a vehicle somehow left a St. Paul ramp and landed on another vehicle below on Saturday night.
  • MnDOT: Concrete 'scaling' on Hastings Bridge is safe

    MnDOT: Concrete 'scaling' on Hastings Bridge is safe

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:49:31 GMT
    On Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation confirmed that the concrete on the recently completed Hastings Bridge is flaking, but officials insist the bridge is safe.
    On Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation confirmed that the concrete on the recently completed Hastings Bridge is flaking, but officials insist the bridge is safe.
  • Minneapolis, St. Paul winter parking restrictions end Thursday

    Minneapolis, St. Paul winter parking restrictions end Thursday

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:44:07 GMT
    Signs of spring? Minneapolis and St. Paul are lifting winter parking restrictions at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27.
    Signs of spring? Minneapolis and St. Paul are lifting winter parking restrictions at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27.
  • State looks to put $15M toward pothole repair

    State looks to put $15M toward pothole repair

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-03-26 16:06:25 GMT
    The Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee is considering adding $10 million to its budget to repair potholes on state roads.
    The Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee is considering adding $10 million to its budget to repair potholes on state roads.
  • Can $10 million fix Hennepin-Lyndale choke point?

    Can $10 million fix Hennepin-Lyndale choke point?

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:49:12 GMT
    After years of problems, the intersection where two of the busiest streets in Minneapolis converge is about to get a multi-million-dollar facelift to ease traffic on Hennepin and Lyndale avenues.
    After years of problems, the intersection where two of the busiest streets in Minneapolis converge is about to get a multi-million-dollar facelift to ease traffic on Hennepin and Lyndale avenues.
  • Driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run that killed Army veteran

    Driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run that killed Army veteran

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:55:01 GMT
    Late Tuesday afternoon, the man accused of hitting and killing an Army veteran while driving drunk near Hinckley, Minn., last June entered a guilty plea, admitting he had 9 drinks and 4 shots before the crash.
    Late Tuesday afternoon, the man accused of hitting and killing an Army veteran while driving drunk near Hinckley, Minn., last June entered a guilty plea, admitting he had 9 drinks and 4 shots before the crash.
  • Ramsey County deputy charged with drunk driving

    Ramsey County deputy charged with drunk driving

    Thursday, March 20 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-03-21 00:56:41 GMT
    He's supposed to enforce the law, but a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy is accused of breaking it by getting behind of the wheel of his truck even though his blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit.
    He's supposed to enforce the law, but a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy is accused of breaking it by getting behind of the wheel of his truck even though his blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit.
  • Highway 169 reopens after triple fatal head-on crash

    Highway 169 reopens after triple fatal head-on crash

    Monday, March 17 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-03-17 17:00:30 GMT
    Photo by Kendall NormanPhoto by Kendall Norman
    Highway 169 was closed for several hours on Sunday between St. Peter and Mankato after a fatal crash that took the lives of at least three people, including a mother, her young daughter, and a South Dakota man.
    Highway 169 was closed for several hours on Sunday between St. Peter and Mankato after a fatal crash that took the lives of at least three people, including a mother, her young daughter, and a South Dakota man.
  • St. Paul residents cry foul over tickets, tows on Herschel Street

    St. Paul residents cry foul over tickets, tows on Herschel Street

    Sunday, March 16 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-03-17 02:10:56 GMT
    After carefully parking in a way they believed would satisfy winter parking restrictions, at least 10 St. Paul residents woke up to the sounds of their cars being ticketed and towed from Herschel Street.
    After carefully parking in a way they believed would satisfy winter parking restrictions, at least 10 St. Paul residents woke up to the sounds of their cars being ticketed and towed from Herschel Street.
  • MnDOT plow driver digs victim free by hand after rollover crash

    MnDOT plow driver digs victim free by hand after rollover crash

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-03-13 12:04:08 GMT
    Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can be what changes an ordinary person into a hero -- and that's definitely true of the plow driver who stopped to help after he saw a car flip over in front of him.
    Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can be what changes an ordinary person into a hero -- and that's definitely true of the plow driver who stopped to help after he saw a car flip over in front of him.
  • Lawmakers consider bill to ban cell phones in construction zones

    Lawmakers consider bill to ban cell phones in construction zones

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:24:49 GMT
    The snow is melting, and that means road construction season is approaching -- but before the orange cones start to appear, lawmakers are nearing a decision on a bill that would ban cell phone use in work zones.
    The snow is melting, and that means road construction season is approaching -- but before the orange cones start to appear, lawmakers are nearing a decision on a bill that would ban cell phone use in work zones.
  • POTHOLE PATROL: 3 tips to protect your pocketbook

    POTHOLE PATROL: 3 tips to protect your pocketbook

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-03-12 00:45:23 GMT
    Anyone who has ever hit a pothole knows they are jarring -- especially when the pocketbook gets hit too, but even though avoiding them is the easiest way save, Fox 9 News found out drivers might not need to pay.
    Anyone who has ever hit a pothole knows they are jarring -- especially when the pocketbook gets hit too, but even though avoiding them is the easiest way save, Fox 9 News found out drivers might not need to pay.
  • Delta flight returns to MSP after engine casing 'separates'

    Delta flight returns to MSP after engine casing 'separates'

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:45:43 GMT
    Passengers aboard Delta flight 309 to the Dominican Republic had to backtrack to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday after parts of the engine's outer casing separated.
    Passengers aboard Delta flight 309 to the Dominican Republic had to backtrack to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday after parts of the engine's outer casing separated.
  • 220 Minneapolis intersections pinned for snow clearing, draining

    220 Minneapolis intersections pinned for snow clearing

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-03-11 00:47:12 GMT
    The city of Minneapolis announced it has crews out Monday to clear snow from storm drains in problem areas where snow blocks the catch basins that drain water into the storm sewer.
    The city of Minneapolis announced it has crews out Monday to clear snow from storm drains in problem areas where snow blocks the catch basins that drain water into the storm sewer.
  • VIDEO: Bus driver saves 4 special needs students from fire

    VIDEO: Bus driver saves 4 special needs students from fire

    Friday, March 7 2014 8:12 AM EST2014-03-07 13:12:34 GMT
    Police are commending the Brooklyn Park school bus driver who safely evacuated four students -- two of whom were in wheelchairs -- after an electrical fire broke out on the vehicle on Thursday morning.
    Police are commending the Brooklyn Park school bus driver who safely evacuated four students -- two of whom were in wheelchairs -- after an electrical fire broke out on the vehicle on Thursday morning.
  • POTHOLE PATROL: Where are the worst?

    POTHOLE PATROL: Where are the worst?

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:58 PM EST2014-03-06 04:58:59 GMT
    Anyone who has been behind the wheel knows that metro roads have been a mess lately, but with temperatures rising, more and more potholes are cropping up too -- and Fox 9 News set out to find them.
    Anyone who has been behind the wheel knows that metro roads have been a mess lately, but with temperatures rising, more and more potholes are cropping up too -- and Fox 9 News set out to find them.
  • WINTER PARKING: Robbinsdale, Hopkins adopt one-side restrictions

    WINTER PARKING: Robbinsdale, Hopkins adopt one-side restrictions

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:22 PM EST2014-03-05 22:22:15 GMT
    The densely packed ice on the roads is beginning to melt, but tight roads have officials in the cities of Robbinsdale and Hopkins calling on drivers to limit parking to just one side on city streets.
    The densely packed ice on the roads is beginning to melt, but tight roads have officials in the cities of Robbinsdale and Hopkins calling on drivers to limit parking to just one side on city streets.
  • Traffic survey: Minneapolis 16th most congested city in U.S.

    Traffic survey: Minneapolis 16th most congested city in U.S.

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:41 PM EST2014-03-05 17:41:44 GMT
    A crowd-sourced traffic scorecard says Minneapolis is the 16th most congested city in the country.
    A crowd-sourced traffic scorecard says Minneapolis is the 16th most congested city in the country.
  • Families of Carleton College crash survivors thank community

    Families of Carleton College crash survivors thank community

    Monday, March 3 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-04 00:41:49 GMT
    As the community of Northfield, Minn., continues to mourn the loss of three Carlton College students who died in a crash, the families of the two young men who survived are saying thanks for the support.
    As the community of Northfield, Minn., continues to mourn the loss of three Carleton College students who died in a crash, the families of the two young men who survived are saying thanks for the support they are receiving.
  • Snowy winter wipes out road budgets in small Minn. towns

    Snowy winter wipes out road budgets in small Minn. towns

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-02-27 03:42:25 GMT
    Small communities across the state are struggling to deal with this winter's demanding conditions, and many local budgets are being pushed to the brink as another blast of blowing snow sweeps in.
    Small communities across the state are struggling to deal with this winter's demanding conditions, and many local budgets are being pushed to the brink as another blast of blowing snow sweeps in.
  • WINTER PARKING: Minneapolis drivers struggle to find spots

    WINTER PARKING: Minneapolis drivers struggle to find spots

    Monday, February 24 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-02-25 04:32:11 GMT
    The harsh winter has taken a toll on all Minnesotans, but newly instated parking restrictions have made enduring it even more difficult for Minneapolis residents struggling to find a place to park.
    The harsh winter has taken a toll on all Minnesotans, but newly instated parking restrictions have made enduring it even more difficult for Minneapolis residents who were already struggling to find a place to park.
  • ROUGH ROADS: Crews keep at hard-packed ice as snow looms

    ROUGH ROADS: Crews keep at hard-packed ice as snow looms

    Sunday, February 23 2014 9:35 PM EST2014-02-24 02:35:27 GMT
    Although speeds are picking up on major highways in Minnesota, many side streets and rural roads still offer a rough ride atop hard-packed ice and crews are still trying to clear the way before new snow falls.
    Although speeds are picking up on major highways in Minnesota, many side streets and rural roads still offer a rough ride atop hard-packed ice and crews are still trying to clear the way before new snow falls.
  • SNOW EMERGENCY: Parking restrictions in Minneapolis, St. Paul, more

    SNOW EMERGENCY: Parking restrictions in Minneapolis, St. Paul, more

    Friday, February 21 2014 8:09 AM EST2014-02-21 13:09:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy of WikimediaPhoto courtesy of Wikimedia
    As the snow started piling up on metro streets on Thursday afternoon, snow emergencies were declared in several communities. Click here for a comprehensive list.
    As the snow started piling up on metro streets on Thursday afternoon, snow emergencies were declared in several communities. Click here for a comprehensive list.
  • PLOW PERSPECTIVE: View from behind the blade

    PLOW PERSPECTIVE: View from behind the blade

    Thursday, February 20 2014 8:01 PM EST2014-02-21 01:01:32 GMT
    It's one thing to look at the maps of the snow-congested freeway system, but being out in the thick of it is another -- and that's especially true for the people behind the wheels of the plows.
    It's one thing to look at the maps of the snow-congested freeway system, but being out in the thick of it is another -- and that's especially true for the people behind the wheels of the plows clearing the way.
  • Driver cited in Elk River crash involving 2 Northstar trains

    Driver cited in Elk River crash involving 2 Northstar trains

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 5:19 PM EST2014-02-19 22:19:57 GMT
    Photo by Paul BlumePhoto by Paul Blume
    Elk River police have cited the driver who drove around lowered gate arms as two Northstar commuter trains approached, causing a collision that led to significant delays in the rail service on Tuesday night.
    Elk River police have cited the driver who drove around lowered gate arms as two Northstar commuter trains approached, causing a collision that led to significant delays in the rail service on Tuesday night.
  • 2nd Northstar train crash in 2 days in Elk River

    2nd Northstar train crash in 2 days in Elk River

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-02-19 15:18:18 GMT
    Photo by Paul BlumePhoto by Paul Blume
    For the second time in two days, crash investigators were in Elk River after a car was struck by a Northstar commuter train, delaying passengers for nearly an hour as replacement buses were sent in.
    For the second time in two days, crash scene investigators were in Elk River after a car was struck by a Northstar commuter train, delaying passengers for nearly an hour as replacement buses were sent in.
  • Small bus and car collide in Mounds View

    Small bus and car collide in Mounds View

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:01 AM EST2014-02-19 15:01:12 GMT
    Police are on the scene of a crash between a small bus and a car in Mounds View, Minn.
    Police are on the scene of a crash between a small bus and a car in Mounds View, Minn.
  • 4 proposals for Minnesota roads and transportation

    4 proposals for Minnesota roads and transportation

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 8:41 PM EST2014-02-19 01:41:07 GMT
    A coalition of transportation advocates is asking state lawmakers to allocate more funds toward Minnesota road and transit projects.
    A coalition of transportation advocates is asking state lawmakers to allocate more funds toward Minnesota road and transit projects.
  • Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants you to report potholes

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants you to report potholes

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 2:02 PM EST2014-02-18 19:02:11 GMT
    Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges is prepping for spring and wants you to report potholes to help build safer roads.
    Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges is prepping for spring and wants you to report potholes to help build safer roads.
  • Dozens gather to remember woman hit, killed by truck

    Dozens gather to remember woman hit, killed by truck

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 12:03 AM EST2014-02-18 05:03:36 GMT
    Photo by Maury GloverPhoto by Maury Glover
    Friends and family gathered at an intersection near Lake Calhoun on Monday night to remember a woman who died after she was struck by a truck and to call for safety improvements in the area.
    Friends and family gathered at an intersection near Lake Calhoun on Monday night to remember a woman who died after she was struck by a truck and to call for safety improvements in the area.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: 4 ways winter hits roads, budgets

    BY THE NUMBERS: 4 ways winter hits roads, budgets

    Monday, February 17 2014 8:48 PM EST2014-02-18 01:48:11 GMT
    Monday's snowy mess on the roads made for another slow commute, and it was far from the first traffic wallop this winter. So, Fox 9 News took a look at how this season stacks up by the numbers.
    Monday's snowy mess on the roads made for yet another slow commute, and it was far from the first in a winter full of traffic wallops. So, Fox 9 News took a look at how this season is stacking up by the numbers.
  • Pedestrian hit, dragged on West Lake Street identified

    Pedestrian hit, dragged on West Lake Street identified

    Thursday, February 13 2014 11:38 PM EST2014-02-14 04:38:57 GMT
    A jogger remains in critical condition after she was hit and dragged by a commercial truck on Wednesday night near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, and police say the intersection is a tough one.
    A woman remains in critical condition after she was hit and dragged by a commercial truck on Wednesday night near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, and police say the intersection is a tough one.
  • HWY 212 SHOOTING: 4 cops shot, killed 2 people after seeing knife

    HWY 212 SHOOTING: 4 cops shot, killed 2 after seeing knife

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:32 PM EST2014-02-13 22:32:17 GMT
    On Wednesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension named all four officers involved in a fatal shooting that took place on Highway 212 on Feb. 7 and left a man and a woman dead.
    On Wednesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension named all four officers involved in a fatal shooting that took place on Highway 212 on Feb. 7 and left a man and a woman dead.
  • Jogger hit, dragged near Lake Calhoun

    Jogger hit, dragged near Lake Calhoun

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:07 PM EST2014-02-13 22:07:05 GMT
    A woman was hit by a commercial box truck and dragged a short distance while jogging Wednesday night near Lake Calhoun.
    A woman was hit by a commercial box truck and dragged a short distance while jogging Wednesday night near Lake Calhoun.
  • Enraged driver threatens another with baseball bat in Eden Prairie

    Enraged driver threatens another with baseball bat in Eden Prairie

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-02-12 19:26:53 GMT
    Two cases of road rage have been reported to the Eden Prairie Police Department in the past few weeks, one involving a baseball bat and another a gun threat.
    Two cases of road rage have been reported to the Eden Prairie Police Department in the past few weeks, one involving a baseball bat and another a gun threat.
  • School bus tips over in Apple Valley, no students aboard

    School bus tips over in Apple Valley, no students aboard

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-02-12 15:26:51 GMT
    A school bus tipped on its side in Apple Valley during the slippery Wednesday morning commute but no kids were on board and the driver and attendant were unharmed.
    A school bus tipped on its side in Apple Valley during the slippery Wednesday morning commute but no kids were on board and the driver and attendant were unharmed.
  • New law could ban cell phones in construction zones

    New law could ban cell phones in construction zones

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 7:21 PM EST2014-02-12 00:21:11 GMT
    DFL Rep. Ron Erhardt has introduced a bill that would ban motorists from using their cell phones while driving through construction zones.
    DFL Rep. Ron Erhardt has introduced a bill that would ban motorists from using their cell phones while driving through construction zones.
  • Warrants detail attempted car theft prior to chase, fatal shooting

    Warrants detail attempted car theft prior to chase, fatal shooting

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:52 PM EST2014-02-11 03:52:42 GMT
    As loved ones look for answers as to why police shot and killed man and a woman who had just begun a new relationship, Fox 9 News is learning more about recent criminal charges the two faced in Olmsted County.
    As loved ones look for answers as to why police shot and killed man and a woman who had just begun a new relationship, Fox 9 News is learning more about recent criminal charges the two faced in Olmsted County.
  • EXPLAINER: Minnesota enhanced driver's licenses

    EXPLAINER: Minnesota enhanced driver's licenses

    Monday, February 10 2014 3:28 PM EST2014-02-10 20:28:14 GMT
    Minnesotans can now apply for enhanced driver's licenses or identification cards and wouldn't need a passport to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean.
    Minnesotans can now apply for enhanced driver's licenses or identification cards and wouldn't need a passport to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • WINTER GETAWAYS: A week away for under $3K

    WINTER GETAWAYS: A week away for under $3K

    Sunday, February 9 2014 10:34 PM EST2014-02-10 03:34:25 GMT
    Fort Meyers, Fla. | WikimediaFort Meyers, Fla. | Wikimedia
    Day after day of single-digit temps following sub-zero swings will make anyone want to get away, but how realistic is it to take off and fly south for a last-minute vacation?
    Day after day of single-digit temps following sub-zero swings will make anyone want to get away, but how realistic is it to take off and fly south for a last-minute vacation?
  • State Patrol squad hit in chain reaction on I-94

    State Patrol squad hit in chain reaction on I-94

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:19 PM EST2014-02-01 04:19:24 GMT
    A Minnesota State Patrol squad was hit after a vehicle lost control causing a chain reaction crash on I-94.
    A Minnesota State Patrol squad was hit after a vehicle lost control causing a chain reaction crash on I-94.
  • AMAZING RESCUE: Man saved from car fire on Highway 169

    Man saved from car fire on Highway 169

    Friday, January 31 2014 4:30 PM EST2014-01-31 21:30:08 GMT
    Firefighters had to navigate slick, snowy roads to save a man from a car fire that broke out early Thursday morning on Highway 169 and Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Park.
    Firefighters had to navigate slick, snowy roads to save a man from a car fire that broke out early Thursday morning on Highway 169 and Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Park.
  • SOUTHWEST LIGHT RAIL: Mayors critical of proposed routes

    SOUTHWEST LIGHT RAIL: Mayors critical of proposed routes

    Monday, February 3 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-02-03 21:23:13 GMT
    The Southwest Corridor promises to add almost 16 miles of light rail track between Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, but the exact route the trains will run still isn't on a track city leaders would prefer.
    The Southwest Corridor promises to add almost 16 miles of light rail track between Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, but the exact route the trains will run still isn't on a track city leaders would prefer.
  • Water main break at 100 and Cedar Lake Road

    Water main break at 100 and Cedar Lake Road

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-01-30 16:32:32 GMT
    Travelers approaching I-394 at Cedar Lake Road and Highway 100 should expect delays on Thursday due to a water main break.
    Travelers approaching I-394 at Cedar Lake Road and Highway 100 should expect delays on Thursday due to a water main break.
  • BLACK ICE 101: Driver's ed instructor offers advice

    BLACK ICE 101: Driver's ed instructor offers advice

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-01-29 03:53:08 GMT
    Anyone who had to commute in the metro on Tuesday morning found many highways were more like a skating rink than a road despite a clear appearance, and Fox 9 News got some tips on navigating black ice.
    Anyone who had to commute in the metro on Tuesday morning found many highways were more like a skating rink than a road despite a clear appearance, and Fox 9 News got some tips on navigating black ice.
  • Parking in Minneapolis? There might be an app for that

    Parking in Minneapolis? There might be an app for that

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-01-28 15:12:47 GMT
    In a City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday, the city will solicit proposals from vendors for an on-street mobile phone payment system.
    In a City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday, the city will solicit proposals from vendors for an on-street mobile phone payment system.
  • ROAD CLOSURES: Interstate 94, Hwys 10 and 210 impassable

    ROAD CLOSURES: Interstate 94, Hwys 10 and 210 impassable

    Sunday, January 26 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-01-27 03:41:44 GMT
    On Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation closed three major highways in west central Minnesota over the whiteout conditions caused by the blowing snow.
    On Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation closed three major highways in west central Minnesota over the whiteout conditions caused by the blowing snow.
  • POTHOLE PATROL: Freeze, thaw cycle roughs up roads

    POTHOLE PATROL: Freeze, thaw cycle roughs up roads

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-01-23 00:25:27 GMT
    Minnesota motorists are well aware that potholes can be more than just a bump in the road. Hitting on can cause some serious damage, and many are beginning to pop up due to the freeze-thaw weather cycles.
    Minnesota motorists are well aware that potholes can be more than just a bump in the road. Hitting on can cause some serious damage, and many are beginning to pop up due to the freeze-thaw weather cycles.
  • Man struck, killed by Northstar train in Big Lake

    Man struck, killed by Northstar train in Big Lake

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 10:10 AM EST2014-01-21 15:10:30 GMT
    The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office and Metro Transit Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a Northstar train while walking on the tracks on Monday evening.
    The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office and Metro Transit Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a Northstar train while walking on the tracks on Monday evening.
  • BLIZZARD CONDITIONS: No travel advised in wind-whipped Minnesota

    BLIZZARD CONDITIONS: No travel advised in wind-whipped Minnesota

    Thursday, January 16 2014 3:14 PM EST2014-01-16 20:14:20 GMT
    The Minnesota State Patrol is urging no travel in northwestern Minnesota all day Thursday. Winds are set to pick up, with 40 to 60 mph gusts reducing visibility to a quarter mile or less.
    The Minnesota State Patrol is urging no travel in northwestern Minnesota all day Thursday. Winds are set to pick up, with 40 to 60 mph gusts reducing visibility to a quarter mile or less.
  • Driver sentenced to 15 years in Roseville Army recruiter dragging

    Driver sentenced to 15 years in Roseville Army recruiter dragging

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-01-16 04:10:29 GMT
    Enrico Taylor, the man who plead guilty in the hit-and-run crash that left an Army sergeant severely injured, was sentenced on Wednesday to serve nearly 16 years in prison for the crime.
    Enrico Taylor, the man who plead guilty in the hit-and-run crash that left an Army sergeant severely injured, was sentenced on Wednesday to serve nearly 16 years in prison for the crime.
  • St. Paul man charged in bus kick that nearly severed victim's tongue

    St. Paul man charged in bus kick that nearly severed victim's tongue

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-01-14 23:19:45 GMT
    A 31-year-old St. Paul man is facing a felony charge of third-degree assault after he allegedly kicked another passenger in the face on a Metro Transit bus, nearly severing the man's tongue.
    A 31-year-old St. Paul man is facing a felony charge of third-degree assault after he allegedly kicked another passenger in the face on a Metro Transit bus, nearly severing the man's tongue.
  • Man hit, killed by light rail train at 42nd and Hiawatha

    Man hit, killed by light rail train at 42nd and Hiawatha

    Monday, January 13 2014 10:11 AM EST2014-01-13 15:11:03 GMT
    A Metro Transit light rail train was halted for an investigation of a crash involving a pedestrian near 42nd and Hiawatha on Sunday night.
    A Metro Transit light rail train was halted for an investigation of a crash involving a pedestrian near 42nd and Hiawatha on Sunday night.
  • Delta to improve overhead bins, seats, bathrooms on 225 aircraft

    Delta to improve overhead bins, seats, bathrooms on 225 aircraft

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:22 AM EST2014-01-09 14:22:19 GMT
    Delta Air Lines announced it will invest $770 million in improvements for 225 domestic aircraft.
    Delta Air Lines announced it will invest $770 million in improvements for 225 domestic aircraft.
  • VIDEO: Pickup slides off 35E overpass onto frozen pond

    VIDEO: Pickup slides off 35E overpass onto frozen pond

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-01-08 21:53:08 GMT
    A pickup truck slid off an overpass and into a holding pond at Interstate 35E and Interstate 694 Tuesday morning, but the driver escaped with no serious injuries.
    A pickup truck slid off an overpass and into a holding pond at Interstate 35E and Interstate 694 Tuesday morning, but the driver escaped with no serious injuries.
  • COLD CAR CARE: 6 tips to keep motorists moving

    COLD CAR CARE: 6 tips to keep motorists moving

    Monday, January 6 2014 10:19 AM EST2014-01-06 15:19:57 GMT
    With dangerous temperatures and wind chills covering the state, staying warm and safe is the main priority for man Minnesotans -- but the cold can take a toll on cars and leave motorists stranded.
    With dangerous temperatures and wind chills covering the state, staying warm and safe is the main priority for man Minnesotans -- but the cold can take a toll on cars and leave motorists stranded.
  • Body of Winona State student recovered from Wis. creek

    Body of Winona State student recovered from Wis. creek

    Thursday, January 2 2014 9:11 PM EST2014-01-03 02:11:52 GMT
    Police say the body of a driver found inside a submerged car in a creek in La Crosse, Wis., has been identified as a 21-year-old Winona State University student.
    Police say the body of a driver found inside a submerged car in a creek in La Crosse, Wis., has been identified as a 21-year-old Winona State University student.
  • SOBER RIDES: Police plan New Year's Eve crackdown on drunk driving

    Drunk driving crackdown on New Year's Eve

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 9:17 PM EST2014-01-01 02:17:56 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said extra state troopers and other law enforcement will be looking for drunk drivers Tuesday night in light of New Year's Eve festivities.
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said extra state troopers and other law enforcement will be looking for drunk drivers Tuesday night in light of New Year's Eve festivities.
  • VIDEO: 360-degree spinout on Hwy 100 ends without crash

    VIDEO: 360-degree spinout on Hwy 100

    Monday, December 30 2013 7:00 PM EST2013-12-31 00:00:54 GMT
    The bitter cold has been enough of an obstacle for many Minnesotans, but the light snow that fell across the metro made for some slick roads that saw slow traffic weaving around several spinouts and crashes.
    The bitter cold has been enough of an obstacle for many Minnesotans, but the light snow that fell across the metro made for some slick roads that saw slow traffic weaving around several spinouts and crashes.
  • Minn. man killed while trying to save dog in Iowa

    Minn. man killed while trying to save dog in Iowa

    Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally struck by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.
    Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally struck by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.
  • Grandmother, breast cancer survivor hit, killed by car

    Grandmother, breast cancer survivor hit, killed by car

    Sunday, December 22 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-23 04:24:53 GMT
    A Brooklyn Center family is asking others to be careful because a beloved grandmother, recent widow and breast cancer survivor won't be coming home for the holidays after being struck by a car.
    A Brooklyn Center family is asking others to be careful because a beloved grandmother, recent widow and breast cancer survivor won't be coming home for the holidays after being struck by a car.
  • Minneapolis hit-and-run victim speaks out

    Minneapolis hit-and-run victim speaks out

    Monday, December 16 2013 1:34 PM EST2013-12-16 18:34:59 GMT
    A Minneapolis man who was struck by a car as he tried to cross the street at the intersection of Aldrich Avenue and 26th Street is now out of the hospital and is speaking out about the crash.
    A Minneapolis man who was struck by a car as he tried to cross the street at the intersection of Aldrich Avenue and 26th Street is now out of the hospital and is speaking out about the crash.
  • 'Serious crash' closes southbound I-35W at Forest Lake fork

    'Serious crash' closes southbound I-35W at Forest Lake fork

    Monday, December 16 2013 12:28 AM EST2013-12-16 05:28:11 GMT
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that southbound Interstate 35W was closed shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday night due to a serious crash at Exit 36 in Lino Lakes.
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that southbound Interstate 35W was closed shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday night due to a serious crash at Exit 36 in Lino Lakes.
  • DWI ARRESTS: More than 1,000 in Minn. since Thanksgiving

    DWI ARRESTS: More than 1,000 in Minn. since Thanksgiving

    Thursday, December 12 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-12-12 21:53:48 GMT
    According to the state's Office of Traffic Safety, an estimated 1,005 people have been arrested on DWI charges in Minnesota since a month-long enforcement crackdown began on Nov. 27.
    According to the state's Office of Traffic Safety, an estimated 1,005 people have been arrested on DWI charges in Minnesota since a month-long enforcement crackdown began on Nov. 27.
  • St. Paul hit-and-run victim released from hospital

    St. Paul hit-and-run victim released from hospital

    Thursday, December 12 2013 12:25 AM EST2013-12-12 05:25:46 GMT
    A St. Paul man who was struck by a vehicle and left to die in the middle of the street crossed another milestone in his road to recovery on Wednesday when he was discharged from the hospital.
    A St. Paul man who was struck by a vehicle and left to die in the middle of the street crossed another milestone in his road to recovery on Wednesday when he was discharged from the hospital.
  • 1st child who survived St. Louis Park pond crash released

    1st child who survived St. Louis Park pond crash released

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-11 04:15:21 GMT
    One of the three children who survived a crash off the ramp to Highway 100 and a frigid, 45-minute plunge into a retention pond has been released from the hospital and is now home.
    One of the three children who survived a crash off the ramp to Highway 100 and a frigid, 45-minute plunge into a retention pond has been released from the hospital and is now home.
  • Hit-and-run driver sought after crash near 26th & Lyndale

    Hit-and-run driver sought after crash near 26th & Lyndale

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:29 PM EST2013-12-10 20:29:23 GMT
    Minneapolis police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-an-run accident involving a pedestrian near 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue last Friday afternoon.
    Minneapolis police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-an-run accident involving a pedestrian near 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue last Friday afternoon.
  • 417 crashes follow slick Sunday snowfall in Minn.

    417 crashes follow slick Sunday snowfall in Minn.

    Sunday, December 8 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-12-09 03:56:05 GMT
    Since midnight on Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to more than 400 crashes statewide after fine snowflakes coated roads already covered by ice and sent at least 336 cars sliding off the road.
    Since midnight on Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to more than 400 crashes statewide after fine snowflakes coated roads already covered by ice and sent at least 336 cars sliding off the road.
  • Snow snarls Wednesday commute, ice threatens Thursday's

    Snow snarls Wednesday commute, ice threatens Thursday's

    Thursday, December 5 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-12-05 22:51:31 GMT
    Road conditions have been a big concern for metro commuters as a winter storm dropped inches of snow and freezing rain on the metro on Wednesday, but Thursday could be just as perilous.
    Road conditions have been a big concern for metro commuters as a winter storm dropped inches of snow and freezing rain on the metro on Wednesday, but Thursday could be just as perilous.
  • SNOWED IN: Duluth totals may top 38 inches

    SNOWED IN: Duluth totals may top 38 inches

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:51 PM EST2013-12-05 01:51:40 GMT
    The snow just keeps falling in the northern part of the state, and after three days of accumulation, just about everything except plows and snowblowers have come to a halt as residents hole up.
    The snow just keeps falling in the northern part of the state, and after three days of accumulation, just about everything except plows and snowblowers have come to a halt as residents hole up.
  • 4 deaths on Minnesota roads Monday

    4 deaths on Minnesota roads Monday

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 3:02 PM EST2013-12-03 20:02:31 GMT
    Four people died on Minnesota roads on Monday, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to use caution as they adapt to another winter on the road.
    Four people died on Minnesota roads on Monday, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to use caution as they adapt to another winter on the road.
  • Family of semi driver killed in crash with deer encourages hunters

    Family of semi driver killed in crash with deer encourages hunters

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-11-28 03:46:18 GMT
    A semi driver from Wisconsin was simply doing his job when a deer crossed in front of him and came careening through the front windshield. Now, his family hopes deer hunters can decrease the risks on the road.
    A semi driver from Wisconsin was simply doing his job when a deer crossed in front of him and came careening through the front windshield. Now, his family hopes deer hunters can decrease the risks on the road.
  • FOOD + DRINK: Best airport fare found at MSP International

    FOOD + DRINK: Best airport fare found at MSP International

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 12:26 AM EST2013-11-27 05:26:06 GMT
    When it comes to good eats and refreshing drinks on the go, no airport in North America beats the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to an international council.
    When it comes to good eats and refreshing drinks on the go, no airport in North America beats the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to an international council.
  • 2 St. Thomas students critically injured in St. Paul hit-and-run

    2 St. Thomas students critically injured in St. Paul hit-and-run

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:08 AM EST2013-11-26 05:08:37 GMT
    Friends and loved ones of two University of St. Thomas students who were critically injured by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning are urging the driver to come forward.
    Friends and loved ones of two University of St. Thomas students who were critically injured by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning are urging the driver to come forward.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Bullies behind the wheel

    NVESTIGATORS: Bullies behind the wheel

    Sunday, November 24 2013 10:55 PM EST2013-11-25 03:55:56 GMT
    Many motorists have encountered aggressive drivers, but one Minnesota woman who was seriously injured by one says she believes the state needs to crack down on punishments for behind-the-wheel bullies.
    Many motorists have encountered aggressive drivers, but one Minnesota woman who was seriously injured by one says she believes the state needs to crack down on punishments for behind-the-wheel bullies.
  • Odyssey Academy mourns 5-year-old star student killed in pond crash

    Odyssey Academy mourns star student killed in pond crash

    Friday, November 22 2013 8:08 AM EST2013-11-22 13:08:36 GMT
    5-year-old Zenavia Rennie was pronounced dead at HCMC on Thursday after being pulled from a submerged car in St. Louis Park. She had recently been named the star student of the week at Odyssey Academy.
    5-year-old Zenavia Rennie was pronounced dead at HCMC on Thursday after being pulled from a submerged car in St. Louis Park. She had recently been named the star student of the week for her performance at the Odyssey Academy, where she attended kindergarten.
  • PHOTOS: St. Paul police seek silver Lexus LS 430 in fatal hit-and-run

    PHOTOS: St. Paul police seek Lexus LS 430 in fatal hit-and-run

    Thursday, November 21 2013 8:02 PM EST2013-11-22 01:02:43 GMT
    St. Paul police have released several images of a vehicle similar to one they believe struck and killed a woman as she dropped off a friend on Randolph Avenue on Nov. 1.
    St. Paul police have released several images of a vehicle similar to one they believe struck and killed a woman as she dropped off a friend on Randolph Avenue on Nov. 1.
  • Witnesses rush to crash scene, attempt to rescue children

    Witnesses rush to crash scene, attempt to rescue children

    Thursday, November 21 2013 7:39 PM EST2013-11-22 00:39:37 GMT
    The crash that left 5 children submerged in a pond off the northbound exit ramp at Highway 100 quickly caught people's attention, and some who heard the screams for help didn't waste any time calling 911.
    The crash that left 5 children submerged in a pond off the northbound exit ramp at Highway 100 quickly caught people's attention, and some who heard the screams for help didn't waste any time calling 911.
  • Flashing headlights protected free speech in Minnesota?

    Flashing headlights protected free speech in Minnesota?

    Friday, February 7 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-02-07 05:20:27 GMT
    A quick flash of bight headlights is a driver-to-driver warning only some know about, but a federal trial judge has ruled it is protected free speech. In Minnesota, that's not the case.
    A quick flash of bight headlights is a driver-to-driver warning only some know about and many police officers don't like, but a federal trial judge in Missouri has ruled it is protected free speech. In Minnesota, the rules aren't so clear.

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