Early on the morning of February 23, 16-year-old Anna Hurd's body was found in Hillside Park in Maplewood. She had been stabbed to death. After days of investigating, authorities late last week arrested Anna's boyfriend, 17-year-old Anthony Mitchell, in connection with her murder.SEE ALSO: Suicide c ... More >>
North side City Councilmember Don Samuels officially announced his bid for Minneapolis mayor at a press conference Wednesday, making him the third on the council vying for the spot. SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff announcing campaign for Minneapolis mayor Four councilmember oppose Hofstede
The homecoming dance at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, got a little rowdy this past weekend after the students refused to refrain from busting some "inappropriate" dance moves.North High School principal Jason Bull told the Sheboygan Press that the dance started out well, but a ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Shea Stremcha as the victim of a homicide in South Minneapolis.Stremcha, 25, was shot to death in his own home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. It's unclear whether Stremcha was targeted or killed at random.Police originally told KSTP that ... More >>
Hennepin County mug shotPolice have arrested 19-year-old Christopher Tarrell Clark on suspicion that he killed a man in north Minneapolis last month. When Minneapolis cops arrived in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North on June 13, they found 22-year-old Darrell Fisher lying dead in a nearby ... More >>
David Raisch-Day, an 18-year-old from Cass Lake, has been identified as the man who took a bullet in the head in last Thursday night's homicide in south Minneapolis. Police say he was standing among a group of people outside a home on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue South when shots were ... More >>
Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.
Twenty-two-year-old Darrell Fisher has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the man who died late Monday night in a shooting on Humboldt Avenue North. Police found him an adjacent alley. Another man was found shot but alive in a nearby home, but his injuries are describ ... More >>
Minneapolis police officers found a man shot dead in an alley behind the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North last night, and another man shot but alive in an adjacent home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the dead man's identity and official cause of death later, M ... More >>
Chrishaun McDonald was charged last week with stabbing Dean Schmitz to death near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, and now there may be a clue as to why. Although 23-year-old McDonald is being charged as a man, he's transgender, and he got into a fight with 47-year-old Schmitz, who taun ... More >>
Chrishaun Reed McDonald, who was taken into custody the night Dean Schmitz was stabbed to death last weekend in south Minneapolis, has now been charged with second degree murder. The 23-year-old man's booking photo hasn't been released yet. He's being held in Hennepin County jail on $500,000 ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>
One man was stabbed to death and another was arrested after a brawl that started outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2900 block of 27th Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m., where the victim was ... More >>
Guled Hashi Mohamed was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at Nicollet and 18th the night before Memorial Day when a man ran up to the window from behind and put a bullet through Mohamed's temple. Biyamin Beiti Omar was the gunman, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said this a ... More >>
Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>
Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>
It was just last week that Timothy Ayman Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Benjamin Van Handel. But the narrative of why Bakdash ran the U of M student down and killed him has changed considerably. Van Handel apparently died in a case of mistaken identity.
Edward Trondell Baker has been identified as the man who was shot early Tuesday in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the 24-year-old man died of multipl ... More >>
An unidentified man was shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis, in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, which is a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis police say the man was alice when they reached him, and ... More >>
Kristopher Miller was shot dead on May 11.Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with murdering North High School staffer Kristopher Miller, who was found shot dead in front of his home last week. Griffin, 40, was arrested l ... More >>
Kristopher Miller was a popular North High staffer.Minneapolis police have arrested 40-year-old Derreck Griffin, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church on the city's north side, in connection with Kristopher Miller's shooting death early Tuesday morning. Griffin, who is ... More >>
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Another North Minneapolis school may be in trouble.There may be more bad news for students in North Minneapolis: The Strib is reporting that The City Inc. might be closing, along with its alternative school, as early as today. That could mean another kick in the gut for a neighborhood that's ... More >>
Teen moms may lose class credit--but it's not their faultFirst, the young moms who attend Broadway High School, the city's special program for teenage parents, had to move campuses. Now they're being told that some of the classes they've taken won't count toward graduation. The exact details ar ... More >>
Bernadeia Johnson wants North High closed, sort of.Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson took a lot of heat recently for announcing that North High School had to close its doors. The move outraged North Side parents, who saw it as just another kick in the gut for an already e ... More >>
Angry over district a plan to close North High School, Minneapolis NAACP president Booker Hodges has called on city parents to abandon their public school system. But in North Minneapolis, the kids have already left: North has been targeted for closure in part because there aren't enough stu ... More >>
Photo: MPSBernadeia Johnson wants North High closed.On the same day the Minneapolis school board tackled its superintendent's call to close North High School, it approved a $35 million bid to build itself a brand spanking new headquarters. District spokeswoman Rachel Hicks pointed out today ... More >>
Photo via MPSNorth High School students in 1979It was only two years ago that acting Superintendent Bill Green was touting North High School as "the first small specialty high school in Minneapolis. That means a commitment to keeping the school strong and viable for years to come." Now we kn ... More >>
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