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Police undertrained and overwhelmed by rape cases in Minnesota
Inadequate training for police who investigate sexual assaults, along with poor staffing and high turnover, plagues many police departments across the state – resulting in fewer charges against suspected offenders.
Dakota County will study bringing back the bison to county parks
Dakota County once consisted of more than 300,000 acres of prairie and savanna. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of that area remains.
Two cats take home the crown at the St. Paul Winter Carnival cat show
In another first, the annual Saintly City Cat Show crowned one queen but two kings.
Twin Cities man pulled over with 14 gallon-sized bags of THC gummies gets a month in jail
Brian Hiltner was allegedly stopped with 14 bags' worth.
Metro police blotter, Jan. 27
BLAINE JAN. 8 Suspicious vehicle. An officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Oak Ridge Point NE.…
Climate change, guns, shutdown top Rep. Angie Craig's first town hall
The doors to freshman Rep. Angie Craig’s first public town hall opened 18 hours after lawmakers voted to temporarily end the longest federal government shutdown…
Life in prison, no parole for Shakopee man for murder of girlfriend
The woman's body was badly bruised, bloody and "unrecognizable" when found by police, according to the charges.
An accident, a janitor and a Lakeville school's unexpected gift
More than two years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car crash, Myron Peterson has morphed from an average doodler into a prolific, talented artist.
Greater MSP should be transparent with details of Amazon proposal, Dakota County commissioners say
But Greater MSP has no legal obligation to share the information, a judge ruled earlier this month.
Imax closing the Minnesota Zoo theater, which has the state's largest movie screen
State of the art when it opened, the theater might have suffered from a lack of more modern amenities.
Three cars break through ice Saturday, prompting warnings
Authorities are warning people to use caution.
Dakota County to hire officer to regulate commercial trucks
As commercial vehicle traffic increases in Dakota County, so does the need for enforcement, officials say.
Metro police blotter, Jan. 20
BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP DEC. 18 Suspicious activity. The groundskeeper at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 40th St. N., reported confronting a woman he found behind…
Fresh blanket of snow covers southern Minnesota
The sun will come out Saturday across much of the state, according to the National Weather Service. But it won't bring much warmth.
Driver crosses median, dies in crash south of Twin Cities
The other motorist suffered critical injuries.
Twin Cities school superintendent reviewing display of Trump 2020 flag at basketball game
Minneapolis Roosevelt's coach was unhappy to see the banner displayed in the front row when his team played at Jordan on Tuesday. The flag's owner said it was part of a "theme night."
I-35 driver who collided with teen's pickup that rolled into his path dies
The pickup rolled over the cable barriers in the median and hit two SUVs heading the other way on New Year's Eve.
1 killed when pickup hits stopped car on Hwy. 62 in Inver Grove Heights
Drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash, the State Patrol said.
Metro police blotter, Jan. 13
ANDOVER DEC. 20 Burglary. Gifts were stolen from under a Christmas tree at a home in the 16500 block of Wintergreen Street NW. Entry…
Roseville man struck by two cars, killed in St. Paul Park
In an earlier crash, an Albert Lea man died in a crash in southern Minnesota.
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Standoff in Red Wing ends with arrest of shooting suspect
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Game of drones is Minnesota high school tourney first
Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 12
Minnesota Zoo's new director plans focus on conservation
Brooks: McCain's 'Lakeville moment' became his defining legacy
Aug. 28, 2018
Tevlin: When it comes to discussing politics, it's a zoo out there
Sep. 10, 2017
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Twin Cities man loses iPad, gains $520 in 'movie money'
Aug. 27, 2016
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