What's On Today - Wednesday

First Asian Santa to greet children at Mall of America

By Maury Glover

PublishedNovember 29, 2022 10:03PM

Updated November 30, 2022 8:04AM

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) – For the first time in three years, children are back sitting on Santa’s lap at the Mall Of America (MOA), but that’s not the only change you may notice at The Santa Experience this year.

Five years ago, Larry Jefferson became the first African American jolly old elf at the MOA.

This year, he won’t be the only one bringing some diversity to the North Pole.… Read more

Judge to arraign ex-DA charged in Arbery killing’s aftermath

By Russ Bynum

PublishedNovember 29, 2022 5:59PM


Associated Press

Ga. – A former Georgia prosecutor charged more than a year ago with hindering the police investigation into the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery has been ordered to appear before a judge next month for her first court appearance.

Superior Court Judge John R. Turner on Tuesday scheduled a Dec. 29 arraignment for former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson, who will have a chance to enter a plea after the charges are formally presented in court.… Read more

New online tool provides updates on plow status of Minneapolis park trails, sidewalks

By Mary McGuire

PublishedNovember 29, 2022 9:47PM

Updated 10:26PM



MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minnesotans will take advantage of the weather whatever comes their way, and their wheels don’t stop spinning just because the snow is falling.

The city of Minneapolis consistently ranks as one of the best biking cities in the country, but it’s traditionally been a bit of a gamble if your trail is clear or not when it’s time to hit the road in the winter.… Read more

MSP Airport closes runways for nearly 3 hours due to ‘excessive snowfall’

By FOX 9 Staff

PublishedNovember 29, 2022 2:39PM

Updated 10:33PM

Winter Weather


MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) Airport closed its runways due to “excessive snowfall rates and low visibility,” Tuesday afternoon.

The airport said intense bands of snow that dropped up to an inch an hour forced them to close the runways for around two hours. 

The weather resulted in the cancellation of at least 116 flights and 187 delays.… Read more

Minneapolis snow emergency: About 200 cars towed

By Hannah Flood

PublishedNovember 30, 2022 8:32AM



MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – About 200 cars were towed in Minneapolis Tuesday night into Wednesday morning during what was the city’s first snow emergency of the season, according to the city’s impound lot. 

The vehicles were towed between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday And only about a dozen people had gone to pick up their vehicles as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

For those needing to pick up their vehicles, the city has launched an alternative to waiting in line to pay to get your vehicle – there’s now a QR code people can scan to pay their fee, which should help speed up the process. … Read more

Brett Favre Wants To Be Removed From Mississippi Lawsuit Seeking To Recover Misappropriated Welfare Funds

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is still looking to distance himself from his welfare fraud scandal in which $70 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare funds were given to rich people including Favre. This time, Favre has requested to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of misspent welfare funds.

From the Associated Press:

An attorney for Favre filed papers on Monday saying the Mississippi Department of Human Services “groundlessly and irresponsibly seeks to blame Favre for its own grossly improper and unlawful handling of welfare funds and its own failure to properly monitor and audit” how organizations used the money.Read more

5 Officers Charged With Reckless Endangerment After Randy Cox Is Paralyzed During Police Fan Transport

Five New Haven, Connecticut, police officers accused of ignoring a Black man’s pleas for help after he suffered injuries in a police van causing him to be paralyzed from the chest down, have finally been charged with crimes more than five months after the incident occurred.

MORE: Charges Dropped Against Randy Cox, Black Man Paralyzed From New Haven Police Van ‘Rough Ride’

On Juneteenth of this year, Richard “Randy” Cox was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, threatening and two misdemeanors, all of which were ultimately dropped.… Read more

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency

Minneapolis officials have declared a Snow Emergency beginning today, Nov. 29.

Snow Emergency parking rules

  • 9 p.m. today, Nov. 29 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 (Day 1)
    Do not park on EITHER side of a Snow Emergency route until 8 a.m., or the street is fully plowed.
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 (Day 2)
    Do not park on the EVEN numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of a parkway until 8 p.m.,
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The city of Brooklyn Park has declared a snow emergency.

This means no on-street parking beginning at 11:00 p.m. on November 29 until a street has been plowed curb to curb. Vehicles that remain on the street after 11:00 p.m. may be ticketed and towed.

Off-street parking is available at several parking lots. For a map with locations visit www.brooklynpark.org/snow.

Remember: even after streets have been plowed there is no on-street parking from 2-5 a.m.

Learn more about snow emergencies at www.brooklynpark.org/snow.

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