GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Minneapolis readies for Trump rally, protests
After days of emotional buildup, conflict over costs and social media battles, President Donald Trump will arrive in Minneapolis Thursday night to rally his supporters in an attempt to win the state in 2020. The rally will take place at Target Center at 7 p.m., which has been at the center of the debate over security costs and who should pay the bill for keeping political events safe. The president will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence and what the campaign says is a sellout crowd. A number of groups, both for and against the President and his agenda, have promised to demonstrate outside the arena.
Bloomington Police have identified a suspect they say placed hidden cameras in dressing rooms at popular teen clothing stores at the Mall of America. A search warrant spells out the allegations against the 41-year-old Elk River man, who allegedly told investigators he did it for "the thrill." On two other occasions police say the suspect mounted the cameras underneath fake shelves and attached them to dressing room walls at waist level so the victims, mostly young women and children, wouldn't see them. The warrant says he also confessed to filming his live-in girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter in the shower without their knowledge. Charges are pending against the suspect, who police say is not currently in custody.
The Minneapolis VA Medical Center may be 4,000 miles from Germany, but there was just no chance John Lee would miss his daughter's moment on the world stage this week. Sunisa Lee, the 16-year-old gymnastics star from St. Paul, helped the U.S. earn another gold medal in the team competition at the World Championships this Tuesday. Her dad, partially paralyzed after falling from a ladder in August, watched from his hospital room in Minneapolis bright and early at 7:30 a.m. local time. When Sunisa takes the mat again Thursday for the All-Around competition, however, John will no longer have to watch from a hospital bed. He was discharged Wednesday morning and arrived back at his house, surrounded by family, for the first time in two months.