The trophy room at Jerry Hennessey’s former home in rural Dalton, Minn. Hennessey is in prison after his conviction for stealing more than $5.4 mill

Burnsville taxidermist who mounted swindler's exotic big-game animals sued for fraud

He should have known he was being paid with ill-gotten money, court documents say.
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Xcel Energy issued this scam alert recently in hopes of thwarting thieves.

Eagan sounds the alarm over surge in phone scams duping citizens

The southeast metro suburb had more reports in June-July than in the first five months of 2019.
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September 19
A fatal shooting occurred soon after passengers on this party bus exited in March 2018. Credit: Inver Grove Heights Police Department

Shooter gets 10 years for gang-related killing outside party bus in Dakota County

He is one of four teens who have pleaded guilty for their roles in the death of a 19-year-old St. Paul man.
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September 19
Andy Vig, son of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux chairman Charles Vig, and coordinator of the culture and history preservation work group, in front of Hoco

Shakopee Mdewakanton debut new exhibit sharing their history, culture

The new Hoċokata Ti cultural center includes a museum open to the public.
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September 17
Like some of his neighbors, Rosemount resident Jim Quist is looking for answers to a mysterious blue-green haze he said is damaging his property.

Rosemount residents worry that blue-green haze is toxic

Neighbors point to the nearby Spectro Alloys smelting plant as the source. Spectro officials say that they're doing nothing wrong.
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September 17
The lawsuit against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5 was filed in federal court this week by attorneys from

Union pressured Inver Hills college clerk to join, lawsuit says

The case is the first one filed in Minnesota that stems from last year's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
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Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
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September 17
Zumbro Falls Mayor Bruce Heitmann pointed out the erosion on a dike that protects his city of 207 residents from the Zumbro River. The city is seeking

Record rainfall causes erosion problems in Minn. river towns

Runoff from the summer's soaking has eaten away riverbanks, landscape.
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September 16

Babette Gross, who once met Al Capone, died at 94

Babette Joyce Gross of St. Louis Park died the way she lived, with a generally sunny disposition.Dementia began to take a toll on her nearly…
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September 14

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 15

BIRCHWOOD AUG. 4 Suspicious person. A deputy checking on a 1:45 a.m. report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue…
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September 13

Burnsville man charged in brutal stabbing of man found dead in burning Minneapolis house

The victim, Daniel M. Bradley, suffered more than 100 blunt-force and sharp-force injuries.
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September 13

South St. Paul scrambling after manager of public-housing high-rises steps away

Officials said that having another entity manage the publicly owned buildings on its own is unsustainable in the long run.
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September 12

Eagan farmer engulfed in grain bin near Belle Plaine is ID'd

The man, 74, had been unloading soybeans from the bin, the Sheriff's Office said.
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September 10

Shakopee police arrest several suspects after man was shot in the neck

A man shot in the neck was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. A number of people were arrested.
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September 9

Three injured when distracted driver hits pedal bar in Minneapolis Saturday

Two people on the party bike were injured and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
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September 7
Patrick Winter, owner of Red Barn Farm in Northfield, showed off his rebuilt event barn a year after a devastating tornado.

Family rebuilds wedding barn after devastating tornado in Northfield, Minn.

A new, 5,000-square-foot structure that's heated, air-conditioned and full of custom touches that the Winters' old barn, for all its charm, lacked.
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September 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 8

ANDOVER AUG. 13 Drunken driver. An officer responded to a report of a possible drunken driver in the 13700 block of NW. Round Lake…
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September 6

Lawsuit: Lakeville school's failure to treat student's asthma led to brain damage

The district denies responsibility for the student's injuries.
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September 6
Bruce Copenhaver Credit: Facebook

Body believed to be that of missing boater is located in river near Belle Plaine

The discovery was made not far from where the man's unoccupied boat was found several days earlier.
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September 6

Hastings fire chief resigns after investigation finds he showed poor judgment

He ordered firefighters to remove a generator from the roof of City Hall.