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Sep 30,2014 at 10:29 PM
A challenger in any political race doesn't usually have many advantages over an incumbent. However, there is one exception.  An incumbent has a record in office he or she must defend.  That's the case with Senator Al Franken. So Republican Mike McFadden...
Sep 30,2014 at 10:09 PM
A railroad industry insider tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS train companies will "push the envelope" with shipping hazardous chemicals and says there are "hundreds of those types of rail cars running through the Twin Cities every day."......
Sep 30,2014 at 7:38 PM
Five weeks from Tuesday, Minnesotans will be heading to the polls. Wednesday could be a pivotal day in the two major statewide races in the 2014 campaign season. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Democratic Incumbent Senator Al Franken and Republican Challenger Mike...
Sep 30,2014 at 9:54 PM


Waiting for a bus in the winter can be cold and painful.  Now a federal grant will help bring some warmth to new bus shelters in North Minneapolis.

Metro Transit received a $3 million grant to build and enhance shelters in...
Sep 30,2014 at 10:19 PM
With megaphones and homemade signs, young adults in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood are finally getting a chance to have their say. "Our focus here is to mainly talk about lack of youth opportunities and why youth get recruited to terrorist organiza...
Sep 30,2014 at 10:13 PM
About 20 million gallons of highly flammable crude oil cruises through Minnesota every day. Most of that oil travels the same route -- right through the Twin Cities and past thousands of homes......
Sep 30,2014 at 10:07 PM
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and...
Sep 30,2014 at 8:04 PM


A Maple Lake couple walked away from a major accident. Their convertible crashed into a moose.

The accident happened on Highway 55 near a boat landing in Maple Lake Monday night Don and Terry O’Connor say the moose popped up...
Sep 30,2014 at 9:44 PM
Connor Stevenson led the East Ridge boys soccer team to a 5-2 win over Woodbury to secure the conference championship......
Sep 30,2014 at 9:26 PM
Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated...
Oct 1,2014 at 1:52 AM

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California,...
Oct 1,2014 at 1:52 AM
Lena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays Huffman hopes 'Crime' revamps 'Desperate' image McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity' Gunn shifts from 'Breaking...
Oct 1,2014 at 1:52 AM

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Eight years ago as the Ryder Cup qualifying was ending, 10 of the top 20 players in the U.S. standings were either in the same group or in a group with captain Tom Lehman. It looked as if it was rigged, though the PGA...
Oct 1,2014 at 1:52 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.
The ...
Oct 1,2014 at 1:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.
That's hardly a surprise since the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos all had byes last week. ...