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Search Continues For Missing Winona Boater, 63

Boats WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Crews have resumed their search Saturday for a 63-year-old Winona man who went missing after falling out of a boat near the Prairie Island spillway.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews have resumed their search Saturday for a 63-year-old Winona man who went missing after falling out of a boat near the Prairie Island spillway. The Winona County Sheriff’s office says several agencies reported to a distress call Friday just before 7:30 p.m. Two people on a boat had fallen into the Mississippi River. A passing boat rescued one of them, but crews searched for the second passenger until 10:30 p.m. The search continued Saturday at 6 a.m., with multiple agencies combing the area. Law enforcement are urging people to stay away from the Prairie Island boat landing while the search is in progress.'

Mpls. Police: Victim Robbed, Assaulted In Dinkytown

Law and Order WCCO | CBS Minnesota

University of Minnesota officials say someone was robbed and assaulted in Dinkytown early Saturday morning.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota officials say someone was robbed and assaulted in Dinkytown early Saturday morning. It happened at about 4 a.m. at University Avenue Southeast and 15th Avenue. Investigators say the victim, who was not connected to the school, was walking down the street when a women and a man approached them, took their backpack and punched them in the face. The attackers are described as a white woman who is about 30 years old. She has long, black hair and was wearing a long-sleeved white T-shirt and a red purse. The other suspect is a man who was wearing a black tank top and jean shorts. Minneapolis police are leading the investigation, and urge anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.'

2 People Shot On Rooftop Of Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant CRAVE

Public Protection WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Two people are recovering after being shot on the rooftop of CRAVE restaurant earlier Saturday morning in downtown Minneapolis.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO — Two people are recovering after being shot on the rooftop of CRAVE restaurant earlier Saturday morning in downtown Minneapolis. Police says it happened just after 2 a.m. on the 800 block of Hennepin Avenue. Officers arrived at what they described as a chaotic scene, with patrons fleeing the restaurant in panic. “Everybody else started running … I just kind of stood still and say, ‘Hey, it’s not me they’re shooting at, they’re shooting at someone else,’” said a witness who spoke to WCCO-TV. Officers found a woman and a man who had suffered gunshot wounds, both of whom were taken to Hennepin Healthcare. Police say they are still looking for the shooter.'

No More ‘Donut Syringes’ At State Fair Over Sustainability Concerns

Event WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The Hangar was to feature a tray of donuts customers could fill themselves using three disposable syringes filled with different confections.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Fair says that one of the announced new 2019 foods will not, in the end, make its debut at the fair this year after all. The Hangar was supposed to feature something called the Wingwalker Donut Flight, which was to be a tray of donuts customers could fill themselves using three disposable syringes filled with different confections. Fair officials said ever since the June 18 announcement of the flight, they’ve received feedback from those concerned about sustainability. The fair says they worked with The Hanger to address those concerns. Instead of syringes, the venue will now offer the flight served in a compostable tray with three separate dipping compartments containing Bavarian cream, chocolate custard and Minnesota lingonberry jam. The State Fair and The Hangar have removed the plastic syringes from the donut item and taken it off the new foods list. https://t.co/4bvV1rCs5q — DeRusha Eats (@DeRushaEats) July 12, 2019 Furthermore, the Hangar said their commitment to sustainability extends to using “eco trays” for all food products, and utensils will be made from wood instead of plastic. The Hanger also said they’re adding one further item to the State Fair’s list of new foods in 2019: the Tailspin, which will be “tangy BBQ sauce drizzled on top of french-fried onions and fresh-made coleslaw, layered over pulled porke, elote, Oaxaca cheese and peppery spices, all on a seasoned hash brown waffle.”'

Minnesotans Travel South To Help Ahead Of Tropical Storm Barry

Weather WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Hundreds of miles away, Tropical Storm Barry is moving closer to the Louisiana coastline with 10 million people in its path. Minnesotans are already stepping up to lend a helping hand.
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Twins Rally, Slow Charging Indians 5-3 To Win Series Opener

Motorsports WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Minnesota slowed Cleveland's charge in the AL Central as Jorge Polanco's two-run double in the seventh inning rallied the Twins for a 5-3 victory on Friday night, ending the Indians' six-game winning streak in the opener of a showdown series.
'CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota slowed Cleveland’s charge in the AL Central as Jorge Polanco’s two-run double in the seventh inning rallied the Twins for a 5-3 victory on Friday night, ending the Indians’ six-game winning streak in the opener of a showdown series. The Twins, who led the division by 11 ½ games last month, took advantage of an error in the seventh by reliever Nick Goody before Polanco delivered his clutch, two-out hit off Oliver Perez (2-2). Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver homered for surprising Minnesota, which saw its huge lead dwindle to 5 ½ but slowed the Indians for at least one night. Zack Littell (2-0) pitched a scoreless sixth, Ryne Harper worked the seventh and left-hander Taylor Rogers got six outs for his 13th save. Carlos Santana connected for his 20th homer for Cleveland. The Indians trimmed six games off Minnesota’s lead by going a major league-best 21-8 since June 4. Goody came in to protect a 3-1 lead and got one out in the eighth before he couldn’t cleanly field a slow roller by Miguel Sanó. The right-hander compounded his problems by walking Ehire Adrianza before getting a second out. However, Max Kepler made it 3-2 with an infield RBI single — on a call that was overturned by video replay — before Polanco followed with a drive over rookie center fielder Orlando Mercado’s head, scoring Adrianza and Kepler. Garver made it 5-3 in the eighth with his 14th homer. This young Minnesota team seemed to be showing signs of feeling pressure with the three-time defending Central champions nipping at their heels. But the Twins shook off two errors and came back to stun the Indians, who have been riding high and hoped to keep the momentum after hosting the All-Star Game. Indians starter Mike Clevinger allowed just one run — the homer to Nelson in the first — over five-plus innings and was in line to get the win before Cleveland’s bullpen had a rare meltdown. Roberto Perez’s two-run single gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the fourth. A first-time All-Star at 33, Santana led off with his homer. Santana, who was beaten in the first round of the All-Star Home Run Derby by eventual winner Pete Alonso, has reached base safely in 30 straight games — the majors’ longest current streak. In the first, Cruz guessed right and drove a 96 mph fastball from Clevinger over the wall in center and into shrubbery next to Minnesota’s bullpen. It was the Twins’ 167th homer, one more than all last season. TRAINER’S ROOM Twins: OF Eddie Rosario (left ankle sprain), who has been on the 10-day injured list since June 28, worked out with the team. Rosario said he would be activated “soon,” but manager Rocco Baldelli said it might not happen until Minnesota returns home Tuesday to play the Mets. Indians: OF Tyler Naquin was kept out of the lineup to get treatment on his back. Manager Terry Francona said Naquin tweaked it while getting out of a car following the team’s workout Thursday night. UP NEXT Twins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (10-4, 3.15 ERA) will come off the IL to start after being sidelined with a finger blister. The All-Star tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts against Cleveland on March 30. Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (8-6, 3.61 ERA) led the majors with 132 innings pitched and ranked fourth in the AL with 149 strikeouts in the season’s first half. He’s just 2-4 with a 4.96 ERA at home. (© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)'

Fowles Makes History But Williams, Dream Beat Lynx 60-53

Career and Work WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 12 rebounds, giving her 157 career double-doubles to tie the WNBA record set by Lisa Leslie (1997-2009).
'ATLANTA (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 17 points, Alex Bentley added 10, including a late 3-pointer, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Minnesota Lynx 60-53 on Friday night to spoil Sylvia Fowles’ history-making game. Fowles had 12 points and 12 rebounds, giving her 157 career double-doubles to tie the WNBA record set by Lisa Leslie (1997-2009). The Dream (5-10) never trailed and Williams scored six points during a 10-2 run that gave Atlanta a 19-8 lead with three minutes left in the first quarter. Fowles made a driving layup to trim Minnesota’s deficit to 55-51 with 2:30 remaining but Bentley’s 3 and two free throws by Monique Billings pushed the lead to nine with 44.3 seconds to play. Williams was 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. The rest of the Atlanta players shot just 18 of 62 from the field. Atlanta snapped Minnesota’s streak of road wins when holding an opponent below 40% shooting, dating to 2014, at 27. Danielle Robinson led the Lynx (9-7) with 14 points. (© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)'

Teach, Grow, Achieve Program Combines Sports With Life Lessons

Sports WCCO | CBS Minnesota

'And it's really appealing to parents because they love that aspect of getting them to think outside the box,' said Alex Tegels, with Central Hennepin County TGA.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Teach, Grow, Achieve program provides summer camps that keep students sharp once school’s out. The kids may be young, but they’ve figured out something important about sinking a putt. “It can make such a difference when you take a little bit deeper look at things – why we’re hitting the ball in a certain place versus right at the hole and why that is going to work a little bit better for them,” said Alex Tegels, with Central Hennepin County TGA. That’s what the Teach, Grow, Achieve camps are designed to do – combine lifelong sports like tennis and golf with academic and life lessons. “If it’s flat putting, you just aim straight at it, but sometimes it’s not,” camper Carter Christie said. Golf is an excellent teaching tool, especially for applying concepts like physics, geometry, anything else you can think of. For kids, especially, learning is a lot more fun when you don’t even know you’re doing it. “And it’s really appealing to parents because they love that aspect of getting them to think outside the box,” Tegels said. It’s never too early to develop critical thinking skills or to provide an outlet for competition. “Sometimes, you make really hard putts and you get really excited and it distracts people,” Christie said. “We do try to make it really fun by doing contests and games,” Tegels added. For more information on the program, visit TGA’s website .'

Rural Worthington Celebrates Diversity Despite Fears Over ICE Raids

Event WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The same weekend the raids will reportedly occur, Worthington is hosting its 26th annual International Festival.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – President Donald Trump announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents plan to begin raids targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants across the country on Sunday. There are no Minnesota cities mentioned on the list, but immigrants in one diverse town in the southwest part of the state are worried. The population of Worthington is comprised of people representing 80 different countries, and 20% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino. The same weekend the raids will reportedly occur, Worthington is hosting its 26th annual International Festival. “This is the perfect time for us to organize,” said Jessica Velasco, one of the volunteers helping with the festival who is also of Hispanic descent. Velasco is an immigrant advocate in Worthington for the group Unidos MN. Her group organizes raid response training and teaches undocumented immigrants their rights. “We don’t want our community to feel fear and powerless – that’s the big thing,” said Velasco. RELATED: ICE Raids Targeting Thousands Of Undocumented Migrants Will Reportedly Begin This Weekend Galdys Aldana has lived in Worthington the last eight years. Her mom moved to the United States from Mexico and started working at the pork processing plant in Worthington, where 200 workers were targeted by ICE agents back in 2006. “Even my mom being a U.S. citizen, she’s still afraid,” Aldana said. Aldana says fear of deportation could impact the festival this weekend. “I feel like some parents or anyone is taking precaution,” Aldana said. “If it wasn’t for the community that looks like this, Worthington would be like other rural cities in Minnesota that are dying out,” Valesco added. Unidos MN and the United Food and Commercial Workers of America, are hosting another raid response training session. For security reasons, they are not disclosing the location. If you’d like to participate, you can contact the organizations directly. Unidos MN: 763-301-1459 UFCW: 507-376-4234'

Antwan Cosey Gets 37.5 Years In Prison For Fatally Shooting Man, Fleeing

Law and Order WCCO | CBS Minnesota

In sentencing Cosey, Hennepin County District Court Judge Kathryn Quaintance noted the 'senseless' nature of the killing.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 37 and a half years in prison after fatally shooting a man in Minneapolis last year and fleeing to Florida. Antwan Darnell Cosey, 38, was convicted last month in a jury trial in the death of 42-year-old Frankie Golden. On Feb. 27, 2018, Minneapolis police responded to the 700 block of 18th Street East on a report of a shooting. Officers found an unresponsive man — later identified as Golden — with a bullet wound to his chest. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A witness told police Golden was waiting outside to visit with his 9-month-old child. She heard an argument and then a loud pop before Golden ran toward the apartment building and collapsed. Another witness said she saw a man walk up behind Golden on the sidewalk and tell him to move before pulling a gun from his waistband and shooting Golden. Police used footage from nearby surveillance cameras, as well as testimony from a nearby building manager and electronic key fob records, to identify the shooter as Cosey. He fled Minnesota to go to Texas, but Florida law enforcement arrested him at a Greyhound Bus station in Fort Walton Beach. Cosey faced a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison because of his extensive criminal history, which includes a number of violent offenses. In sentencing Cosey, Hennepin County District Court Judge Kathryn Quaintance noted the “senseless” nature of the killing.'

Farmer In Western Minnesota Fatally Pinned Under ATV

Agriculture WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Authorities were notified at 3 a.m. Friday that a farmer had been out spraying on an ATV and had not returned home.
'MADISON, Minn. (AP) — A farmer in western Minnesota is dead after authorities say he became pinned under an ATV. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were notified at 3 a.m. Friday that a farmer had been out spraying on an ATV and had not returned home. A search effort was being organized when the farmer was found by a relative. The sheriff’s office says the 56-year-old man had been pinned under the ATV and died at the scene. Officials are investigating. (© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)'