Jaime DeLage / St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS—As enthusiasm for the Minnesota Vikings grows, so do reports of people getting stuck with worthless tickets bought through unofficial channels. More than 100 people lost money buying fake tickets for the Vikings' final regular-season game Dec. 31 against the Chicago Bears, according to Minneapolis police. Most bought the bogus tickets through online connections, but more and more are falling victim to unscrupulous sellers outside U.S. Bank Stadium on game day. The number of fake-ticket reports has been growing all season.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — Fifteen months after a St. Anthony police officer shot and killed a black motorist in their city, the Falcon Heights City Council voted Wednesday night, Oct. 25, to enter into a contract with Ramsey County to provide police services beginning Jan. 1.
MINNEAPOLIS— A Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman late Saturday after responding to a 911 call.
ST. PAUL — The defense team for the St. Anthony police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile is making another attempt to have his trial moved outside the Twin Cities. A Ramsey County judge and the Minnesota Court of Appeals already have turned down officer Jeronimo Yanez's bid for a change of venue. On Wednesday, May 3, Yanez's lawyers submitted a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the failed appeal.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota carpet cleaner that sued the U.S. Olympic Committee over its trademark guidelines concedes it lost that battle, "but the war over free speech is not over." Zerorez, based in St. Louis Park, filed suit shortly before the Summer Olympics hoping to clarify whether the USOC could prohibit it from cheering for Minnesota athletes on social media. The company said it wanted to tweet "Congrats to the 11 Minnesotans competing in 10 different sports at the Rio 2016 Olympics!" but could not for fear of a lawsuit by the USOC.