Foul play doubted in death of pregnant northern Minn. woman

Foul play doubted in death of pregnant northern Minn. woman

Kara Blevins had been missing for more than two weeks when her body was found. The sheriff said there was "no indication at the scene of any crime."
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Edina man expected to plead guilty in UW-Madison sex assaults

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Edina man expected to plead guilty in UW-Madison sex assaults
A former student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is accused of sexually assaulting and stalking female students is expected to plead guilty Wednesday.
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300 accidents reported as ice, snow hit state

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300 accidents reported as ice, snow hit state
Rain, freezing rain and snow are combining to make Monday's commute a messy one.
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Bloody red shrimp found in Lake Superior raises worry of another invasive species

Unknown whether bloody red shrimp was alive or not.
West Metro
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Visually appealing water treatment plant in the works for Edina

Edina is looking to build a water treatment plant at Southdale Center that would improve the city’s water taste and clarity. The 10,000-square-foot facility would…
Local
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Obituary: David Zwick, a "Nader Raider" and clean water pioneer, dies

David Zwick was a student at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s when he joined a group of promising attorneys working with consumer activist Ralph Nader. He wound up heading a groundbreaking study of the nation's water pollution and launching the first grass-roots clean water movement.
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A Presidents' Day Snow-fari at the Como Park Zoo

The event, held at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, ran over Presidents' Day weekend and included stations for kids to explore the biomes of Africa.
Local
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Study: American Indian women in Mpls. disproportionately targeted in police stops

Although not stopped at higher rates than black women, American Indian women had the highest number of police detainments as a percentage of their total population, a new report found.
State + Local
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State reports sharp drop in backlog of senior home abuse complaints

Health Dept. greatly accelerated review of outstanding maltreatment allegations.
Local
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Rosemount man wins $25,000, pontoon boat with 120-foot putt at Golf Show

"I could not do that again," says first person to win Golf Show contest.
Local
5:54pm
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, shown at an event in 2012, received strong support from big-time donors at an event last week.

Pawlenty finds 'A-list' support as he mulls return to Minn. politics

A group of about 100 of Minnesota's richest, most politically engaged Republicans filed into a common room last week. The host was former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who offered them an opportunity to get in on his own potential comeback bid.
East Metro
5:29pm

After 322 police visits, parking lot gun battle, El Alamo bar is shut down by St. Paul council

Police made 322 visits over the past year to the bar, which a council member called "a public safety threat."
Local
5:15pm

Man killed in deadly McKinley neighborhood argument identified

Police said there was no cause of public alarm.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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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.
TV & Media
3:30pm

KARE's McNiff leaving 'Sunrise' for new duties at station

He's being replaced by a morning show anchor from Calgary.
North Metro
3:12pm

Driver in Hwy. 65 crash recounts fatal shooting of knife-wielding man

A driver who had stopped to help shot the knife-wielding man as he assaulted others involved in the crash, police and witnesses say.
Local
1:32pm

Watch police respond to SUV enveloped in large plastic tarp

A motorist traveling on Hwy. 55 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV.
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11:15am
Sen. Amy Klobuchar addressed the flu season last week during a news conference at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork

In their first assessment of this season's influenza vaccine, federal health officials said last week that the current vaccine is 36 percent effective overall.
Local
9:09am

Pregnant woman missing for 2-plus weeks found dead in N. Minn. woods

A 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota, authorities said Sunday.
Local
8:32am

Minnesota man's plea means no prison for fatal shooting of girlfriend

The baby's father said the rifle discharged accidentally. A judge will decide in June whether to accept the deal.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 20 hours 48 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
8:26am

Plastic tarp flies off truck on Hwy. 52, envelops SUV driving behind

A motorist traveling on Hwy. 52 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV.
Local
8:05am

Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

Immigrant plaintiff asks to testify via live video.
Local
February 19

What's open on Presidents' Day

A look at what's open and closed on the holiday.
Local
February 19

'History will tell final story,' retiring FBI chief says of big Mpls. cases

Thornton's last assignment in Mpls. is to guide agents through time of scrutiny.