A mentorship program for young Black men presses on this year despite the challenges of transitioning online because of COVID. For 23 years the Rites of Passage program has matched high school seniors with successful Black professionals. Dawn Stevens shows us how the program was redesigned.
Big plans are in the works to bolster business and development in North Minneapolis. The Northside Economic Opportunity Network or NEON is working to help a new generation of entrepreneurs. Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's Dylan Thomas joined the FOX 9 Morning News with more on their plans.
Brooke Thomas of FOX Soul's The Black Report joined the FOX 9 Morning News to chat about how the new streaming network is covering the Derek Chauvin trial. You can catch The Black Report on FOX Soul, weeknights at 6 p.m. CST.
If you're racing to find a fun and engaging summer camp for your child, registration is open now for dozens of camps at the YMCA of the North. Anthony Taylor, Senior Vice President of Equity in the Outdoors, joined the FOX 9 Morning News to chat about the options for kids and their families.
FOX 9 talks with St. Thomas Law Professor Rachel Paulose on the latest in the Derek Chauvin trial.
Months after being damaged by a fire during unrest, Brit's Pub is reopening in downtown Minneapolis.
The temperatures have Minnesotans thinking of spring, but Buck Hill in Burnsville will still be open for those still holding onto winter.
The Salvation Army is holding a 2 million pound food drive in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Department of Health has put out a warning Friday night as they say they are seeing clusters of cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom, particularly among young athletes in Carver County.
The Science Museum of Minnesota reopened February 27.
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has come a long way in the last few years making a commitment to inclusion. One of our own, Minnesota’s Halima Aden, was the first model featured wearing a hijab and burkini. Now, Marine on St. Croix native is hoping to be the next Minnesotan to make history in the issue. Her name is Mikayla Holmgren and if that name rings a bell it’s because she was the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA pageant entering the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2017. She won the Spirit of Miss USA and Director’s awards that night. Now she’s set her sights on the SI Swim Issue and put together her audition video which is now posted online. To follow along with her journey, you can check her out on Instagram @Mikholmgren_Inspiring_Others
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter address safety concerns in the city after a rash of business burglaries.
The extremely cold temperatures are creating extra challenges for Minnesota firefighters.
Online romance scams are more popular than you might think and often cost victims hundreds of dollars. Supervisory Special Agent Steve Eppley from the FBI joined the FOX 9 Morning News to detail the warning signs that you could be getting scammed.
Quarterback Tom Brady just won his 7th super bowl. So how did he get there? In part, good sleep. Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep expert with the U of M Medical School, joined the Buzz to chat about how the link between getting good sleep and athletic success.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art museum is now open to visitors after closing due to the pandemic.
A new hiring platform is launching this week, hoping to revolutionize diverse and equitable hiring. The People of Color Careers Social Hiring Network gives users direct access to hiring managers and recruiters. Sharon Smith-Akinsanya joined the FOX 9 Morning News with more on how the platform works.
The University of Minnesota is seeking volunteers for a new COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Hamline University Political Science Professor David Schultz discusses the options lawmakers have regarding Trump's presidency following the riots at the Capitol.
A Minnesota barbershop is holding a free haircut and toy giveaway event for the holidays.