Woman pleads guilty in Fargo murder, newborn kidnapping

Woman pleads guilty in Fargo murder, newborn kidnapping

The defendant's boyfriend is also charged in the case.

Historic State Hospital building in Anoka reopens as vet housing

Historic State Hospital building in Anoka reopens as vet housing
Some are calling it a "miracle on 4th Street" after volunteers defy odds to rehab old Anoka State Hospital into housing for veterans.

Judge denies request to block Mpls. $15 minimum wage from starting Jan. 1

December 11
Judge denies request to block Mpls. $15 minimum wage from starting Jan. 1
Minneapolis can enforce new rules, despite lawsuit.
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New app from Gasbuddy lets drivers learn where they are wasting gas

Cost conscious drivers likely search for the gas station with the lowest price to save a few pennies, but real savings begin with how you operate the pedal and brakes.

Snowmobiler falls through ice near Crosby, Minn., dies

Police heard Tony Bjerkness yell for help, but they could not get to him in time
North Metro

Crash just north of Twin Cities kills 1 driver, injures another

The highway 8 miles north of St. Francis was closed for a few hours.
East Metro

Choi to lead state county attorneys association

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has been elected president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, becoming the first person of color to take the post.The…
West Metro

Charges: Drunk driver lied to police after fatally hitting woman on Plymouth sidewalk

The victim was on her routine walk near her home with her mother.

Watch three Faribault men rescue deer stranded on ice-covered Cedar Lake

When a Cedar Lake resident noticed a doe and her fawns being terrorized by coyotes, Brad and John Standke, and Ronnie Hendrickson were called to pursue the rescue mission.
Data Drop

How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates how much students influence poverty rates.

Blue and Green line trains resume running in downtown Minneapolis

Blue Line and Green Line trains were not running for a while between late morning and early afternoon in downtown Minneapolis between U.S Bank Stadium Station and Target Field due to a mechanical issue, Metro Transit said.

Minneapolis police officers, civilians honored for outstanding actions

Dozens of cops and citizens were honored for acts of heroism in 2017.
North Metro

2 men plead guilty in drug deal murder of man in Fridley home

The two fled the scene and were arrested at a Minneapolis gas station, according to prosecutors.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 17 hours 8 mins. ago
Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.

Charges: Gunman killed man during robbery attempt in Waite Park before capture in N.D.

The victim went toward the gunman and was shot in the chest, according to authorities.

Bloomington police officer rescues owl stuck in vehicle grille

Police are called on to protect and serve, and sometimes that includes rescuing helpless animals. A Bloomington police officer recently saved a snowy owl that…
February 8, 1938 Ross Kidnaper to Be Tried March 21 -- John Henry Sead...

Son of Ironton miner morphed into 'nation's cruelest criminal' in the 1930s

He played hockey and loved hunting in northern Minnesota. That made John Henry Seadlund as unremarkable as any of the boys graduating from Crosby-Ironton High School in 1928. But within a decade, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was calling him "the nation's cruelest criminal."

Lucky Little Falls store is latest to have $1 million Powerball winner

It was the fourth $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Minnesota this year

Decision barring Southwest LRT contractors questioned

To stem possible conflicts of interest, the Metropolitan Council banned the firms from working on the construction stage because they had worked on its earlier design and engineering phases. Groups call ban 'arbitrary' and 'misguided.'
State + Local
Crews began installing rooftop solar panels on the Minnesota Senate Building at the Capitol complex.

Can Minnesota's government go green, and save big like others?

Gov. Dayton ordered all state agencies to hit aggressive and specific environmental goals in the next decade and a half.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 23 hours 30 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
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Khadar Abdullahi awaits his aunt and uncle, "a second father." They live in a Kenyan refugee camp and their resettlement in Minnesota has been repeatedly delayed.

Minnesota anticipates major drop-off in refugee arrivals

Trump administration restrictions could affect Minnesota more than other states because it's traditionally one of the country's key resettlement destinations.
State + Local
December 11

Girl sexually assaulted while on unsupervised leave from treatment facility

Treatment center failed to monitor her contact with an adult.
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Officer fires shot trying to talk down Blaine man threatening others with butcher knife

A Centennial Lakes police officer fired a single shot, but it didn't hit anyone, while trying to talk down a Blaine man threatening to slit…
December 11

3 people critically hurt on I-94 in alcohol-related wrong-way crash in Mpls.

A woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Monday struck a car head-on, leaving three people severely injured, authorities said.The crash…