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Man who Escaped Hennepin Co. Courtroom Sentenced to 16 Years

A man who escaped from a Hennepin County courtroom after a jury found him guilty of attempted murder was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison.

Authorities say 25-year-old Michael Henderson pulled a gun on three people at a Sam's Club in Bloomington on March 25.

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Cone Zone: More Delays for the West Metro This Weekend

It's another round of lane closures for drivers along Interstate 494 this weekend.

The southbound side of I-494 will be single lane in Maple Grove from Interstate 94 to Bass Lake Road starting at 6 p.m. Friday and lasting until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mpls., St. Paul Firefighters Hand Out Coats with 'Operation Warm'

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Minneapolis and St. Paul firefighters are handing out coats to families in need Friday.

The firefighters have partnered with nonprofit Operation Warm to give out nearly 2,000 new coats. As part of the initiative, firefighters fundraise to personally fit each child, help choose their favorite color and write their name on the inside tag of the coat.

Mpls. Residents File Complaints after Damage Done During Improvement Project

People in one Minneapolis neighborhood say a sewer improvement project has them doing some improvements of their own, which they weren't anticipating.

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A Tour of the New LifeSource Headquarters in Minneapolis

The non-profit LifeSource is about to open its brand new headquarters.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS got a tour of the new building Thursday on West River Road in north Minneapolis. There is plenty of office space. It features an innovative clinical space, along with a tissue recovery suite and organ preservation room.

Protesters Plan for 'Anti-Redskins' Rally Before Nov. 2 Vikings Game

Claims of racism in professional sports are behind plans for a protest at a future Vikings game.

The Vikings will take on the Washington Redskins at TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 2. But before the noon kickoff a group of protesters will host a rally called "No Honor in Racism."

Target Offers Free Shipping Starting Wednesday to Boost Holiday Sales

After a rough year for Target, from declining sales to last year's security breach, the Minnesota-based retailer announced a new marketing strategy to get back in the black this holiday shopping season.

On Wednesday, Target announced free shipping on all online orders now through Dec. 20. It's a part of the new CEO Brian Cornell's efforts to boost holiday sales.