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Coverage of local and national news, weather and traffic for the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Published: 5:57 AM CDT May 16, 2022
Wake up with #Sunrisers for the latest news, weather and traffic updates for the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Published: 5:00 AM CDT May 16, 2022
Published: 4:30 AM CDT May 16, 2022
The FBI is now investigating this mass shooting as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism.
Published: 10:20 PM CDT May 15, 2022
A look at the weekend's top local and national stories, along with weather and sports for the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Published: 10:00 PM CDT May 14, 2022
Planned Parenthood leaders, legislators and speakers who support abortion rights pledged to keep abortions legal in Minnesota and help those in surrounding states.
Published: 6:23 PM CDT May 14, 2022
Authorities say they were responding to a ShotSpotter notification just after 3:45 p.m. in the area of West Broadway and Bryant Avenue North.
Published: 6:15 PM CDT May 14, 2022
All had pledged to honor the party’s endorsement and forego the right to run in the Aug. 9 GOP primary, assuming there was no deadlock.
Published: 6:08 PM CDT May 14, 2022
From boyhood, Larry Backlund always thought the steeple-less church his family attended needed one.
Published: 10:26 PM CST November 16, 2020
Terry Rodman cares for 44 old windmills he's assembled from around the world.
Published: 10:18 PM CDT August 30, 2021
Joe Hagerty traded his badge for a paraprofessional position at St. Michael Elementary School.
Published: 10:18 PM CDT March 14, 2022
Twelve-year-old Owen Lipinski has a medical condition that prevents him from playing regular youth hockey.
Published: 10:19 PM CST March 7, 2022
The letters saved by Montgomery Ward employee Verna Gregg ended up with her grandson, who has published them in a book.
Published: 10:19 PM CST February 28, 2022
Dr. Robert Bogan didn't want to leave Faribault County, Minnesota without a vet.
Published: 10:17 PM CST February 21, 2022
KARE 11's Boyd Huppert checks back in with the Montevideo teen unable to use her hands since birth.
Published: 11:01 PM CST February 14, 2022
Amy Martin says trooper Kristie Sue Hathaway saved her life.
Published: 10:45 PM CST February 10, 2022
Four days a week, Nate Johnson teaches freewriting at the Hennepin County Jail.
Published: 10:17 PM CST January 31, 2022
"She's just a magical person," says a beneficiary of Nada Peter's gifts.
Published: 10:19 PM CST January 24, 2022
KARE reporter Boyd Huppert and photojournalist Jonathan Malat were among the throngs of visitors to the Apostle Island ice caves in 2014.
Published: 10:22 PM CST January 17, 2022
Eighty-three-year-old Bill Hable started work on his Lake Superior schooner in January of 1985.
Published: 10:19 PM CST January 10, 2022
The number of weekly norovirus outbreaks rose from below 10 in early January to above 50 in early March 2022, data reported to the CDC show.
Published: 10:01 AM CDT May 13, 2022
We verify claims on if the Supreme Court can be overruled, if you need a real ID to fly, a tax for the unvaxxed in Rhode Island, and more
Published: 12:57 PM CDT May 6, 2022
VERIFY spoke to Liza Fuentes, senior research scientist at Guttmacher Institute, about what SB8 and Oklahoma’s bill could mean for women in Texas seeking abortion.
Published: 11:53 PM CDT May 3, 2022
Under a recently proposed Rhode Island Senate bill, eligible residents would have to get the COVID-19 vaccine or face a monthly fine and pay double their income tax.
Published: 11:45 AM CDT May 4, 2022
Data show nearly half of Texas women who traveled out of state for abortion care went to Oklahoma in the months after the Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect.
Published: 3:09 PM CDT April 29, 2022
If an Uber or Lyft rider feels unsafe due to the driver not wearing a mask, they can cancel and be refunded for their fee by contacting the companies' support teams.
Published: 2:38 PM CDT April 28, 2022
VERIFY spoke to Shean Huff, a staff researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory about the best ways to improve your car's gas mileage.
Published: 9:01 AM CDT April 27, 2022
Individual airlines can ban unruly passengers from boarding their planes, but there is not a federal no-fly list for people who have been abusive or unruly on planes
Published: 1:38 PM CDT April 25, 2022
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large collection of marine debris that can be seen floating on the ocean surface. It’s large, but you can’t see it from space.
Published: 5:26 PM CDT April 22, 2022
Ice cream “pup cups” are a popular dog treat. But some online posts warn McDonald’s ice cream has an ingredient toxic to dogs. That’s false.
Published: 3:19 PM CDT April 20, 2022
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors banned government-funded travel to Texas and Florida over LGBTQ legislation. It does not apply to personal travel.
Published: 3:58 PM CDT April 19, 2022
Experts say XE may be more contagious than omicron subvariant BA.2, though more evidence is needed.
Published: 3:08 PM CDT April 14, 2022
KARE 11 Meteorologist Laura Betker takes a look at some viewer photos to explain how shelf clouds form.
Published: 6:41 PM CDT May 12, 2022
Laura Betker and Guy Brown explain how soggy ground mixed with high winds can create conditions that contribute to downed trees.
Published: 5:48 PM CDT May 12, 2022
KARE 11's Ben Dery was in the KARE Kitchen to demonstrate the phenomena.
Published: 6:26 PM CDT May 10, 2022
KARE 11 Meteorologist Ben Dery explains all of the cool things in space that people in Minnesota will be able to see in the sky during the month of May.
Published: 5:18 PM CDT May 3, 2022
The MN DNR says ice out has only reached the central part of the state, and parts of northern Minnesota are still reporting several feet of ice.
Published: 6:36 PM CDT May 2, 2022
KARE 11 Meteorologist Ben Dery explains why this last April was so gloomy and how it stacks up in the history books.
Published: 5:17 PM CDT May 2, 2022
While Minnesota's fishing opener is only a few weeks away, KARE 11’s Ben Dery says several lakes across Minnesota are still frozen solid.
Published: 6:25 PM CDT April 26, 2022
KARE 11 Meteorologist Ben Dery explains why the Red Lake River is causing flooding in northwestern Minnesota.
Published: 5:17 PM CDT April 26, 2022
This week, four planets have lined up and are visible on the eastern horizon just before dawn. The Lyrid meteor shower will peak later this week.
Published: 6:28 PM CDT April 19, 2022
KARE 11 Meteorologist Ben Dery explains the history of tornadoes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and how common they are compared to nearby states.
Published: 5:17 PM CDT April 19, 2022
KARE 11 meteorologist Ben Dery explains when leaves begin to develop on plants in Minnesota during the spring.
Published: 5:22 PM CDT April 11, 2022
KARE 11 meteorologist Ben Dery discusses the safest places to be if a tornado is in the area.
Published: 6:25 PM CDT April 7, 2022
Two families open up about the series, A Different Cry, and experts share solutions in a special presentation.
Published: 7:27 PM CST February 1, 2022
"A Different Cry" explores the rising suicide rates among Black youth in America.
Published: 5:14 PM CST January 21, 2022
A Different Cry explores the rising suicide rates among Black youth in America. The full series will be released here on January 23.
Published: 3:31 PM CST January 19, 2022
Tami Charles said the bullying her son, Seven Bridges, encountered resulted in his death. She's sharing his story with the hopes of helping others.
Published: 4:37 PM CST January 21, 2022
In episode two of "A Different Cry," Jeffery Taylor's parents share how he died. Experts discuss suicide rates among Black children. Suicides are also undercounted.
In episode three of "A Different Cry," Gaines, as a two-time survivor, shares her purpose for helping others cope with their feelings.
Published: 4:36 PM CST January 21, 2022
Three years after the death of Seven Bridges, his mother and school officials shed light on the events that led to a 10-year-old's death.
Published: 5:10 PM CST January 21, 2022
The parents of 10-year-old Seven Bridges are blaming bullying after the 5th grader took his own life.
Published: 4:59 PM CST January 21, 2022
Lakeshia Chaney is taking the school district and one of its teachers to court. She said they contributed to the death of her son, Jeffery Taylor, in December 2019.
Published: 4:58 PM CST January 21, 2022
During a podcast appearance days before his DWI crash, Sheriff Hutchison said if officers "break policy, let's get rid of them."
Published: 6:07 PM CST January 7, 2022
Preventable deaths, falsified records, and suicides far above the national average. A KARE 11 investigation finds an unprecedented number of jail death lawsuits.
Published: 10:28 PM CDT October 29, 2020
A former Twin Cities man accused of sending letters nationwide threatening rape and child sacrifice agrees to a plea deal – after nearly three months in jail.
Published: 10:21 PM CDT October 26, 2020
Arianna Hunziker’s foster parents were convicted of murder after she was found tied to a bed with blankets. A new lawsuit says they’re not the only two to blame.
Published: 10:20 PM CDT October 19, 2020
Published: 5:56 PM CDT October 19, 2020
Department of Corrections says it will not release the results of a crucial inquiry into inmate deaths that prompted his departure.
Published: 10:18 PM CDT October 6, 2020
Records obtained by KARE 11 Investigates show state investigations have missed – or failed to ensure jails fix – failures that contributed to inmate deaths.
Published: 10:28 PM CDT September 28, 2020
Maltreatment reports dropped during the pandemic, but some families say loved ones suffered emotional and physical neglect as families were locked out for months.
Published: 10:22 PM CDT September 22, 2020
Published: 6:52 PM CDT September 22, 2020
Floyd family attorney says they are considering lawsuit after county sent letter notifiying of "multiple breaches by a number of people"
Published: 10:21 PM CDT September 9, 2020
Published: 6:18 PM CDT September 9, 2020
As leaders call for upending the MPD, KARE 11 Investigates finds open positions and limited staffing at city agencies and boards meant to provide accountability.
Published: 10:19 PM CDT September 3, 2020
The warmer weather will help mitigate the virus' spread but previous month's cold, soggy climate was unhelpful.
Published: 6:47 PM CDT May 13, 2022
"I think of it as the least of bad options." According to M Health Fairview, the kids don't belong in the hospital but have no where else to go.
Published: 6:43 PM CDT May 13, 2022
A group of community leaders are working to aggregate $2 billion in an effort to help transform the Twin Cities into an "epicenter of racial opportunity."
Published: 6:46 PM CDT May 12, 2022
Bobcat is opening a plant in the northwest suburb that will add more than 100 jobs.
Published: 6:49 PM CDT May 11, 2022
While the university is gutting many of its liberal arts undergrad majors, the associated topics will still be taught in classes to help form a rounded education.
Published: 6:59 PM CDT May 11, 2022
After going back to school, Ben Rengstorf launched a pilot program for ProStart Culinary Training, a program educating students about the entire food system.
A new World Meteorological Organization report shows global warming is accelerating, and so are the chances that we hit a dire temperature threshold soon.
Published: 6:46 PM CDT May 10, 2022
Jana sits down with Sunrise anchor Gia Vang to discuss the family's journey from the Phanat Nikhom Refugee Camp in Thailand to Minnesota.
Published: 6:58 PM CDT May 10, 2022
The first 10,000 food boxes are now being delivered to Ukrainians in war-torn regions. The program also supports local Ukrainian food producers still in operation.
Published: 6:34 PM CDT May 9, 2022
For the past three decades, birthrates have dipped for women in their 20's and jumped for women in their late 30's and early 40's, according to a new report.
Published: 7:43 PM CDT May 9, 2022
The economy’s hiring gains have been remarkably consistent in the face of the worst inflation in four decades.
Published: 6:39 PM CDT May 6, 2022
"There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into getting (Title IX) going in Minnesota," said Dorothy McIntyre.
Published: 6:55 PM CDT May 6, 2022