(Brooklyn Park, MN) -- Several houses and a daycare are hit by gunfire in Brooklyn Park. Police say they heard gunshots late Tuesday afternoon and officers later found several damaged buildings near the 76-hundred block of Unity Avenue North. Police say witnesses told them two groups of people were shooting at each other, but no injuries have been reported. No arrest have been made.
(St. Michael, MN) -- A 62-year-old Maple Grove man dies in a semi truck crash just northwest of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi truck rear-ended an SUV, hit an off-ramp barrier, and flipped on Interstate-94 in Saint Michael Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the semi died in the crash and the driver of the SUV wasn't hurt.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A teenager's seriously hurt after a shooting on Minneapolis' south side. Police say the 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach near 40th Street East and Columbus Avenue South near Phelps Park Tuesday evening. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No arrests have been made.
(Hopkins, MN) -- Hopkins Police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment building. Officers say they were called to the three-hundred block of Blake Road North on Sunday night for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, deputies found the victim shot to death. No arrests have been made but authorities believe the shooting is an isolated incident.
(Duluth, MN) -- Police in Duluth are investigating after they say vandals targeted a soup kitchen and transitional housing site over the weekend. DPD says Union Gospel Mission was hit sometime between six p.m. Saturday and ten a.m. Sunday. According to reports, the building's exterior was defaced with graffiti, tore down signs and damaged siding. Authorities say they are looking for the suspects responsible and ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1.
(Plymouth, MN) -- After a three-day strike, the emergency room at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth will open its doors once again. Officials say despite the boycott, no deal has been reached between Allina and the Minnesota Nurses Association. According to reports, union leaders say they have been working for over a year to reach a new contract with the healthcare system but have failed to do so after seven meetings. The strike officially ends at seven a.m. this morning.
The Minnesota Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state. On Tuesday, health officials reported five-thousand-663 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's total to just over 763-thousand. Additionally, 21 more people have died due to complications from COVID-19. Minnesota's death toll currently stands at eight-thousand-457.
(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is running for office again. On Tuesday, Governor Walz announced his bid for re-election and made his response to COVID-19 the centerpiece of his campaign. In his video announcement, Walz noted his pandemic record, suggesting that he is a leader who can make "tough calls." He also spoke on his administration's efforts on the economy, education and police reform. The 2022 governor election will be held Tuesday, November 8th.
The recent Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer’s saw 417 participants from 40 teams raise more than $91,000. Funds raised provide people in the local community with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers with free care and support services. The health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remained top priorities.
UCare held its 13th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event virtually on Sept. 30, to recognize 18 clinics and care systems with top results in 2020 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Mankato Clinic was honored for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) and PMAP/MinnesotaCare plans.