• NBC NEWS Nov 25, 2019

    Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony ‘Now Walking Perfectly'

    The young boy who was nearly killed when he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota is back in school and “walking perfectly” without a limp, his family says. The boy, who NBC News is identifying by his first name only, Landen, underwent surgery on both arms, a leg, his lungs, his stomach, his...

  • Minnesota Sep 4, 2019

    Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Returns Home

    A 5-year-old boy has returned home nearly five months after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The boy’s family said Tuesday on a gofundme.com site that their son has completed inpatient treatment and has returned home. KSTP-TV reports the boy, identified only as Landen, will continue to receive outpatient rehabilitation for multiple...

  • AMERICA Jun 3, 2019

    Man Who Threw Boy From Mall of America Balcony Gets 19 Years

    The “evil and selfish” Minneapolis man who threw a child over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Monday, NBC News reported. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, looked straight ahead or down throughout most of the short sentencing hearing and declined to address the court when Hennepin County District Judge Jeannice Reding...

  • AMERICA May 24, 2019

    Child Who Survived Mall of America Plunge Undergoing Further Procedures

    The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota says he will undergo further medical procedures. The Woodbury family posted Thursday evening on a GoFundMe page that the procedures are “non-life threatening complications” related to the fall. The boy, named Landen, plunged 40 feet when he was...

  • ATTORNEY May 14, 2019

    Mall of America Attack Case: Man Pleads Guilty to Throwing 5-Year-Old From Balcony

    A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple...

  • AMERICA Apr 26, 2019

    Family: Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Could Be Home by June

    The family of a 5-year-old boy who was thrown by a stranger off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota this month says he’s alert and conscious and no longer in critical condition. The family issued a statement Friday saying Jesus has “saved our son’s life and is healing him in the most miraculous ways.” They say...

  • ATTORNEY Apr 24, 2019

    Family of 5-Year-Old Mall of America Victim: ‘Prayers Are Working'

    The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America earlier this month says he remains in intensive care but that the public’s “prayers are working.” A short statement Tuesday said the boy remains under sedation. The family, which has asked for privacy, says the child “has an important week ahead with more milestones...

  • Mall of America Apr 20, 2019

    Boy Injured in Mall of America Fall Is ‘Showing Real Signs of Recovery'

    The family of a 5-year old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony by a man at the Mall of America last Friday say their son is “showing real signs of recovery,” despite remaining in intensive care for over a week, NBC News reported. “We have good news to share with you on this good Friday. Our miracle child...

  • ATTORNEY Apr 17, 2019

    Suspect in Attack on Boy at Mall of America Held on $2M Bail

    A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court’s directions. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, is charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in Friday’s attack. The child plunged almost 40 feet and is fighting for his life...

  • AMERICA Apr 15, 2019

    Complaint: Man Went to Mall of America Intending to Kill

    The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the Minnesota mall and was “looking for someone to kill” when he went there last week, according to a criminal complaint Monday.

  • Minneapolis Apr 14, 2019

    Chief: Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Being Treated

    A 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized with serious injuries, authorities said Saturday. Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said during a news conference that the boy fell nearly 40 feet after a man who apparently didn’t know the boy or his family threw him off the balcony Friday....

  • Minneapolis Apr 13, 2019

    Child Hurt, Suspect Arrested in Mall of America Incident

    A 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday after being pushed or thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America, according to witnesses, and a 24-year-old man with a history of causing disturbances at the mall was in custody. Bloomington Police Chief Jeffrey Potts said police don’t think there is any relationship between the man and the family of the...

  • AMERICA Nov 22, 2018

    These Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving

    Retailers are rolling out their plans for the holiday shopping season, including when they’ll be opening doors for shoppers. Though holiday deals seem to be creeping earlier and earlier ahead of Black Friday — turning the entire week into a shopping extravaganza — many stores are staying closed on Thanksgiving to let workers spend the day with their families. The...

  • AMERICA May 23, 2018

    Man Who Married Stranger at Mall of America Dies of Cancer

    David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn’t know who his bride would be. Friends came to his aid and picked Elizabeth Runze from among hundreds of interested women. After knowing each other for only a few minutes, Weinlick and Runze said “I do” at a well-publicized wedding at the Mall of America in...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Feb 1, 2018

    Super Bowl Security Includes Off-Site Screening

    Fans attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis will have the chance to go through security screening off-site, and out of the elements.

  • Mayor Jan 17, 2018

    Minneapolis Improves Connectivity to Prepare for Super Bowl

    Minneapolis has the signal strength, data speed and reliability to handle the onslaught of service demands that come with hosting a Super Bowl, according to a wireless coverage mapping company. OpenSignal said the metro area has been performing well in similar studies for years, KSTP-TV reported. “Our city is the Midwest’s premier tech hub and quickly becoming a serious player...

  • The Associated Press Aug 20, 2017

    Couple Renews Vows as Arranged Marriage Enters Final Chapter

    A Minnesota couple who gained fame through a very public arranged marriage have renewed their vows as their 19-year love story enters its final chapter. David and Elizabeth “Bethy” Weinlick had known each other for just five minutes when they got married before thousands of shoppers at the Mall of America in 1998 — right after his friends chose her...

  • Jennifer Millman Nov 17, 2016

    Macy's to Open an Hour Earlier on Thanksgiving Day

    Macy’s is staying committed to Thanksgiving Day shopping, saying it’ll open an hour earlier this year.

  • AMERICA Oct 6, 2016

    Mall of America Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

    The nation’s largest shopping mall has officially taken a stand against Thanksgiving Day shopping, as Mall of America announced Wednesday it will be closed for the holiday.

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